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    DescriptionA Critical Handbook of Children's Literature, Ninth Edition,gives future teachers, practicing teachers, librarians, and parents many examples of quality children's literature to guide them in choosing the best books for the classroom, library, or home. The Handbook analyzes children's books that showcase positive examples of the literary elements, formats, and genres that are the focus in the field of children's literature. The books are noteworthy children's books, from classics to favorites to just-published titles, all selected as thought-provoking, important, or motivating choices. The authors suggest that readers examine the Handbook and then apply the literary concepts to additional reading from today's ever-expanding selection of children's books.


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    Title
    A Critical Handbook of Children's Literature
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rebecca J. Lukens, By (author) Jacquelin J. Smith, By (author) Cynthia Miller Coffel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 187 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780137056385
    ISBN 10: 0137056389
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27240
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BISAC V2.8: EDU029000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    B&T General Subject: 495
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    B&T Approval Code: A23307600
    BISAC V2.8: EDU029020, LIT009000
    DC22: 809.89282, 809/.89282
    DC23: 809.89282
    LC classification: PN1009.A1 L84 2013
    Edition
    9, Revised
    Edition statement
    9th Revised edition
    Publisher
    Pearson Education (US)
    Imprint name
    ALLYN & BACON
    Publication date
    17 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Old Tappan
    Author Information
    Rebecca J. Lukens graduated with honors from Concordia College in Minnesota, earned an M.A. from Syracuse University, and next worked on the editorial staff of a children's encyclopedia in New York. After a year on the faculty of St. Olaf College followed by her marriage, she taught at New York State College, Albany, and later at Ohio University, Chillicothe. After publication of a few children's stories, Miami University Department of English hired Lukens to teach Children's Literature-not "Kiddy Lit"-as well as technical and expository writing. The first edition of A Critical Handbook of Children's Literature was published by Scott Foresman in 1976, and A Critical Handbook of Literature for Young Adults by Harper Collins in 1994. Lukens also co-edited a literature anthology, Woman: An Affirmation, published by D. C. Heath in 1979. Her latest publication, It's Been Great, is a memoir dedicated "to my children and theirs." Lukens's retirement teaching has been with Miami University's Institute for Learning in Retirement; her favorite class she called "Laughter for Health and Sanity." Jacquelin J. Smith is a career educator whose experience spans grades 2-8 through pre-service teaching. Children's Literature has been a passion throughout her career, from literacy learning to connections across the curriculum. She has shared many cross-curricular teaching and learning strategies for science, social studies and math with children's books at numerous professional conferences and in publications with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. A lifelong learner and Children's Literature instructor at the University of Northern Iowa, her studies continually confirm both her appreciation for and belief in the power of critically examining children's literature. Cynthia Miller Coffel is the author of Thinking Themselves Free: Research on the Literacy of Teen Mothers. Her research in children's and young adult literature has appeared in journals such asThe ALAN Review, Reader, and QSE. Her work won the Jeffrey E. Smith award for nonfiction from The Missouri Review in 2007, and her literary essays have twice been listed among the notable essays of the year in The Best American Essays series. Her PhD in literacy education is from the University of Iowa.
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    This highly regarded resource gives future teachers, practicing teachers, librarians, and parents numerous examples of quality children's literature to help them select the best books for the classroom, library, or home. The "Handbook" analyzes children's books that the authors recommend as positive examples of the literary elements, formats, and genres that are the focus in the field of children's literature. The children's books are noteworthy titles, from classics to favorites to those just published, all selected because they are thought-provoking, important, or motivating choices. The authors suggest that readers examine the "Handbook" and then apply the literary concepts to additional reading from today's ever-expanding selection of children's books. This Ninth Edition includes some outstanding new features, among them: - Chapter 2, "Issues and Fundamental Change in Children's Literature," shares research on effects ofthe digital age on children's books, ways children interact with wordless picturebooks, graphic and verse novels, blended genres and postmodern picturebooks. - Inquiry Points in every chapterengage and motivate readers to examine important concepts, clarify literary understandings, and become actively involved with critically examining children's books. - Textsets of children's books, frequently annotated and grouped by theme, topic, genre, or perspective, are included in every chapter. These sets of related books deepen readers' understandings of the chapter content and help them learn how to construct text sets for their own professional needs. - Many more current, culturally varied, and just-published children's books are discussed throughout each chapter; a bibliography of the recommended children's books appears at the end of each chapter. - Chapter 14," Literature and Readers," discusses the benefits of interactions between books and readers. It expands the section, "A Lifetime of Reading" to include creating communities of readers by reading aloud, using textsets, and encouraging talk between readers.