The 2009 Childrens Fiction Conference

Venue: TS Education Hall

Location: New York, United States

Event Date/Time: May 05, 2009 End Date/Time: May 08, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 11, 2009
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Because of the difficulty in defining children's literature, it is also difficult to trace its history to a precise starting point. Children's books are often illustrated, sometimes lavishly, in a way that is rarely used for adult literature. Generally, the artwork plays a greater role in books intended for the youngest readers (especially pre-literate children). Children's picture books can be a cognitively accessible source of high quality art for young children.
Many authors work with a preferred artist who illustrates their words; others create books together, and some illustrators write their own books. Even after children attain sufficient levels of literacy to enjoy the story without illustrations, they continue to appreciate the occasional drawings found in chapter books