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Books and the People Who Make Them

Stéphanie Vernet, Camille de Cussac
Books and the People Who Make Them
The world of authors, editors, illustrators, graphic designers, sales representatives, printers, book sellers, critics, librarians, and readers
With illustrations by Camille de Cussac

This unique, fun and informative introduction to the publishing world shows young readers how a book makes its journey from the writer’s notebook to the reader’s hands.
What’s missing from the world of children’s books? A book about how a book gets made! This behind-the-scenes exploration features colorful and quirky double page spreads that depict every stage in the life of a book. Young readers will learn why an editor’s to-do list is so long; what’s important to a book designer; how a book gets sold to libraries and stores; and what a printing press looks like. They’ll discover jobs they might not have known about, including literary critics, librarians, and sales representatives. And they’ll learn about topics beyond publishing, such as fan fiction, ebooks and audiobooks, and book collecting. Most of all, they’ll realize how the book they are reading actually came to be made.

Perfect for readers to peruse on their own or with their favorite grown up, this book is the first of its kind — a perfect complement to every young booklover’s library.

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Books and the People Who Make Them Reviews

Product Tested By Emily Shepperson – Alyssa, Harvey & Sienna – 16, 13 & 10 Years

Emily Awarded The Books and the People Who Make Them 4.6/5

I thought that it looked really educational and that it was going to be an interesting book. Has a really good feel to it like it has been made with the idea that it will last for ages. Sienna was keen to get involved in reading it. She opened it up and was immediately impressed with how it has been bound. “Swiss binding” – she had never seen that before when reading her usual books. Sienna did enjoy it but found some of the writing really small. She thought that it could do with a little quiz at the end of the book to see what you had learnt throughout it. She enjoyed reading about how a book is made and how there are so many different people involved in it too. She was very surprised about what people have to do in their day to day jobs. She doesn’t think she would like to be an editor when she grows up. She loved finding out about various things and would often come to me to tell me things she had found out. She found it amazing to find out about a printing press and how a book is put together, she said it wasn’t what she imagined at all. Sienna liked the idea of all the different genres and how reading doesn’t always have to be a traditional book. She was very surprised at how much work goes into a book and promoting it. She was amazed about the journey that a book takes. Sienna was very interested in some of these jobs. ” I didn’t even know that existed!” The thing is as well, I didn’t even know those jobs existed either! She did enjoy it but found it to be a book that she could dip in and out of more than just sitting and reading from cover to cover. She found some of the illustrations a little dull for her yet my older children liked how they were and how they complemented the text. It’s certainly one that we will keep and that all of them will go back to in the future. My eldest has a strong love of literature and she really enjoyed looking at the various jobs in particular as she is coming up to that age where she will be looking for a career. This is a good informative and educational book. All of my children found it to be informative and educational. I did as well. Sienna read it over a course of a few weeks before she was going to bed. Probably not really the time as then she had to keep getting out of bed to let me know what she had discovered. Sienna most liked the part about the editor and also finding out facts through it like the owner of the most expensive books. I liked how there were many different facts in it and how it was broken down in to small sections. Amazing quality. The thickness of the paper and the binding make it something to stand out on the bookcase. I thought the illustrations were pretty basic but I did like how they broke up all of the text and made it less like some kind of text book. Sienna is 10 and she really enjoyed the content. She said she would have preferred it to be a bit more interactive though with perhaps some quizzes or lift up panels maybe. I thought it was really well written. I liked how some of the text wasn’t always horizontal and I really liked the tone in how it was written. It was very easy to understand. Great value for money! I think it was a good length and it had so much information in it. I liked all the little facts throughout it. I actually think it’s worth the price tag as it created many conversations in the household about reading and the importance of always learning new things. I would recommend as a very interesting read that can keep the whole family entertained for hours. A really informative book with a quality feel. A little pricey but then it is the quality and longevity that you are paying for in my opinion. Emily Shepperson – Alyssa, Harvey & Sienna – 16, 13 & 10 Years

Product Tested By Catherine Egleton – Liberty 8 Years

Catherine Awarded The Books and the People Who Make Them 4.5/5

I was bigger than I expected, I liked the bright colours on the front. The pastel colours were pretty and they did pick it up upon seeing it. She did enjoy reading the book but said she would have liked some photographs in it. She did enjoy finding out about the journey of a book. It was good there were lots of facts, it reminded me of a Guinness world records book. She said she never really thought of an editor before, only the author. She did find it interesting how important design of book is when being prepared for a launch. We liked how all aspects were explained with anecdotes. She was interested in finding out about printing press and how a book is put together. She has had ideas of writing a book herself, it was good to see the process behind it. Finding our more about publishing was of interest for my daughter. She wants to be an author and listens to books on audiobook so was interesting to hear that side of it. She said she didn’t realise how long the process would be to put a book together and promote. This book definitely opened her eyes to the literary world, I think it would be an interesting read for all schools to see behind the scenes. It did keep her interest but she would have liked some photos in the book. I personally liked the style of the book. We read it in chunks together and it was a very easy reading process. The colourful illustrations were great and it looked very aesthetic. I’m not sure my daughter would reread this again but it is something she could pass on to others. Definitely worthy of a read. This book is very informative and educational and was eye opening for my daughter. We finished the book once over a couple of weeks. My daughter enjoyed finding out behind the scenes what goes into writing and publishing a book. I enjoyed the short anecdotes and stories. Good quality and I liked the size and durability. The illustrations are very whimsical ad colourful. This was an ideal age book for my daughter. Useful for anyone who likes books. I think £10 would be more suitable price point. I would buy this as a gift for a book lover. I would recommend as it is an interesting read. I really enjoyed this book and the ease of reading it along with the illustrations. I also liked the side of it as it was easy to read the text and wasn’t boring, the illustrations were engaging. It is an interesting read for any book lover or anyone who likes facts books. It goes behind the scenes and is informative as well as having beautiful illustrations. Catherine Egleton – Liberty 8 Years

Product Tested By Hannah Gregory – Billy 8 Years

Hannah Awarded The Books and the People Who Make Them 3.5/5

Looks nice, inviting front cover. The front cover did inspire him to want to read the book. My son did find the writing in this book was so small. He was interested in the different aspect of making the book. He was slightly interested in the editor’s role but this part did not captivate his attention. He found it long winded and soon got bored. He liked finding out how a book is designed. He enjoyed finding out about a printing press and how a book is put together and made. He was not so interested in finding out more about publishing, eBooks, audiobooks and book collecting. He was not really captivated by the section on how a book is promoted etc. I feel the literary field is not something my son would be interested in the future. Parts of this book were interesting for my son, but other aspects he was not so hooked on and lost interest. I feel this book is informative and educational but the subject matter was not one my son was really interested in as the book did not hold his attention. He did like viewing the pictures in the book. I liked how the book explained the whole process of writing, printing a book and getting it into stores. Illustrations are really lovely. This is suitable for 8 years plus, any younger they would not relate to the book in my opinion. The quality of this book is really nice. I feel this book is educational but a little bit too long winded and didn’t get straight to the point. As this was not a book that my son enjoyed I would not recommend or buy. Overall a lovely concept and good quality design however the tiny writing and too much to waffle made it hard to understand. I think they tried to pack too much into it and my son quickly lost interest. The illustrations whilst nice where too colourful and distracting and it was hard to follow. Hannah Gregory – Billy 8 Years

I actually think it’s worth the price tag as it created many conversations in the household about reading and the importance of always learning new things. I would recommend as a very interesting read that can keep the whole family entertained for hours. A really informative book with a quality feel. A little pricey but then it is the quality and longevity that you are paying for in my opinion.

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Emily Awarded The Books and the People Who Make Them 4.6/5

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