For many years, I studied and taught Children's Literature. The importance of this literature is many times undervalued--"They are just kid's books." The truth is that the stories we tell our children are some of the most important stories in the world. We try to prepare children for what is ahead--both in the world they will inhabit and in themselves. We share the most important life lessons with them as we help them grow and develop.
Children's Literature ranges from picture books for the youngest readers, to chapter books for middle readers, to full-length novels for more advanced readers. Most definitions give a range of birth to adolescence for Children's Literature, with YA (Young Adult) Literature to follow as the readers mature.
I recently have become interested in the depictions of quilts and quiltmakers in Children's Literature. I have amassed a collection of books that I would like to share. I'm planning to feature them one (or two) at a time on my blog. I will tag them with the Children's Literature label, so they will be easy to find. You can find the list of labels on the right-hand pane of the blog.
The first books I would like to address are from an older post I wrote. I would like to start with them, since they were my impetus to begin this project. They are also two of my very favorites. I often give copies of them as baby shower gifts (usually with a baby quilt I made). 👶
It is never too early to read to children--and it is never too late!