Thursday, June 26, 2008

Intergenerational Children's Book Reviews

Picture books offer a palette to explore topics of all kinds for children and audiences of all ages. Within these artful expressions of intergenerational and multigenerational relationships emerges the essence of culture passed from one generation to another and a breadth of culture providing an opportunity for readers to dialogue about their own culture.

In friendships between younger and older readers, cultural exchanges play a vital role in imparting ideas, skills, insights and experiences and generates an opportunity for discussion among readers about their own cultures. The following picture books for young children describes an intergenerational relationship within a specific culture. Each in its own way models to children the intergenerational experience and shows the value these connections can have in their lives.

Look for these books and others to add to both personal and professional collections.

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