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Leonard Marcus and a new kind of children's book

Author and historian Leonard Marcus talks about how in the 1930s, progressive educators from Bank Street College of Education encouraged a new kind of picture book for children, one that focused on a child’s real life and surroundings. A famous example is Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight, Moon.

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Leonard Marcus

Nonfiction, History of Children’s Books and Authors

Leonard Marcus

Leonard Marcus is one of the most respected writers and historians of children’s literature. His critically acclaimed books have looked at Caldecott winners, the history and impact of Golden Books, fantasy writers, and the lives of other children’s authors including the influential Margaret Wise Brown.