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Quotations for kids
Senn, J. A.
Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
256 pages : color illustrations, map ; 27 cm
An illustrated reference work offering more than 2000 quotations ranging from the Bible to folklore to children's literature.
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Subject Term:
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Material Type
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Central Library PN6081 .Q595 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
Clarence Library PN6081 .Q595 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Lancaster Library PN6081 .Q595 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Williamsville Library PN6081 .Q595 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library PN6081 .Q595 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
City of Tonawanda Library PN6081 .Q595 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Young people can use this book as a source of quotations for reports, as a source of opinions about important matters, as a basis for journal writing, as a sampler of books to be read, & as a window to the world. Not only a wonderful reference tool, this work is also a delightful browsing book & a great source of entertainment.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-up. Two thousand quotations "to educate, entertain and inspire young readers." That's what the words on the jacket proclaim, and that's exactly what this wonderful collection of quotations delivers. Drawing her material from children's literature, the Bible, songs, historical documents, folklore, speeches, and more, editor Senn has gathered a selection of relevant quotes of special interest to young people and arranged them alphabetically by topic, beginning with "accomplishment" and ending with "zoos." The selections deal with a variety of subjects--from dreams, friendship, and God to animals, space exploration, and women's rights. All quotes are sourced. For example, in the section entitled "Equality," Susan B. Anthony, James Baldwin, Brown vs. Board of Ed., Chief Joseph, and Abraham Lincoln are quoted. So is Yertle the Turtle: "I know up on top you are seeing great heights / But down at the bottom we, too, should have some rights." Dr. Seuss is but one of the authors quoted through their characters, and children will easily recognize their favorite books throughout. Lively cartoonlike illustrations by Steve Pica and excellent cross-references enhance the volume. Also included are two useful indexes--one arranged by subject, the other by the person who either said or wrote the quote. The compendium will have enormous appeal to all ages: it will be useful for reports, creative writing, and discussion, as well as being a delightfully entertaining book to browse. --Helen Rosenberg

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-8-This accessible and attractive compilation of over 2,000 quotations is a winner. The selections, arranged alphabetically by subject, will have particular appeal to youngsters. They were gleaned from a variety of sources including works of children's literature, proverbs, the Bible, advertising slogans, poems, song lyrics, speeches, interviews, and biographical works. Among the book's pluses are the easy availability of the sources; citations that include the author's name, nationality, occupation, and, if fiction, the character to whom the words are attributed; definitions for difficult words; extensive subject and source indexes; and humorous full-color cartoons. The book will satisfy students as a reference tool and it's an entertaining volume to browse.-Connie Tyrrell Burns, Mahoney Middle School, South Portland, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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