Children's Literature, Briefly

Children's Literature, Briefly

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For Introduction to Children's Literature courses.Based on the assumption that a children's literature course should focus on children's literature, this compact, conversationally-written text offers an overview of children's literature genres, guidelines for using children's books with a diverse population of young readers, and four highly-personal book lists for each genre chapter: 1) the authors' ten favorite titles; 2) the authors' "second choices"; 3) ten easier-to-read titles ideal for struggling readers; and 4) ten picture books, many of which are appropriate for readers in upper elementary grades. An interactive database on an included CD-ROM lists more than 15,000 titles searchable by author, title, illustrator, publisher, copyright, grade level, genre, topics, description, awards, or user more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 861.82g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130499242
  • 9780130499240
  • 2,034,684

Table of contents

PART ONE: THE BOOK. 1. Why Read? 2. What Is a Good Book? 3. What Is a Good Book? The Words. 4. What Is a Good Book? The Pictures. 5. Children's Books: History and Trends. PART TWO: THE CONTENT. 6. Categories of Children's Literature. 7. Traditional Fantasy. 8. Modern Fantasy. 9. Contemporary Realistic Fiction. 10. Historical Fiction. 11. Biography. 12. Informational Books. 13. Picture Books. 14. Poetry. 15. Multicultural and International Books. 16. Controversial Books. PART THREE: THE CLASSROOM. 17. Teaching Reading with Children's Literature. 18. The Teacher as Reader. 19. Motivating Students to Read. 20. Building a Classroom Library. 21. Evaluating Children's Reading. 22. Teaching the Curriculum with Children's Literature. Appendix A: Book Selection Aids. Appendix B: Magazines for Children. Appendix C: Publishing Children's Books. Appendix D: Audiovisual Media and Children's Books. Appendix E: Author and Illustrator Visits. Appendix F: Children's Book Awards. Appendix G: Publishers' Addresses. Name Index. Subject more

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