This title examines the remarkable life of John Newbery and his work in children's literature. Readers will learn about Newbery's background and education, as well as his innovations in children's book publishing. Also covered is the Newbery Medal. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Publishing Pioneers is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.