The list author says: "This is a list of books that have broad appeal. Though they are designed for children, the books contain important messages / lessons for tween, teens, and adults. Many of them offer some of the finest book art! "How The Stars Fell into the Sky" is a perfect example of this amazing imagery. These enriching books are appropriate for reading lists, reading circles, summer school, after-school programs / activities, family time, naptime stories, bedtime stories, rainy days, beginning readers and writers, even homeschool literary efforts. Educationally, they can enhance teachers' lessons plans and study units--on many levels. They are brilliant examples of storytelling, design, and communicating--worthy of critical analysis and discussion beyond entertainment. Speech instructors, performance trainers, and acting coaches might find some of the books useful in teaching voice control, emoting, rhythm, timing, delivery, narration, etc. [These are marked in comments with a * ] College Professors who are training elementary educators may find this diverse resource list useful in offering examples of multiculturalism.
Star-gazers and astronomy fans (and their children!) should enjoy some of the selections included here--such as "Dot to Dot Sky: Stories in the Stars." And books like "The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet" are simply beautiful--in word and illustration."