Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> Here's a topic: what is "children's literature", and why?
Lee, this is a gooood question. I will confess here, I still read "children's literature" on occasion. The Newbery award series is terrific. Some of these books I read as a child. This gave me the idea that they might have been some of my most important influences. This and the sci-fi: Danny Dunn, Encyclopedia Brown to name two of the more memorable examples. There are some excellent stories among the Newbery winners. I can name most of the characters in "A Wrinkle in Time" after 27 years. spike