A Picture Book Primer Understanding and Using Picture Books

A Picture Book Primer  Understanding and Using Picture Books PDF Book Detail Author: Denise I. Matulka
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313363560
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 328

Book Description
Everything you want to know about picture books can be found in this simple and straightforward guide. After defining the picture book and describing its history and technological evolution, the author helps you better understand and appreciate picture books by describing how they're made-their anatomy, types of illustration, layouts, design elements, and typography-various types of picture books (genres, formats, styles), how picture books work (the art of the story), and how they relate to child development and literacy. Picture book reviews, building a collection, using picture books with various age groups, and issues such as multicultural literature, classics, and controversial titles are some of the other topics covered.

Literature and the Child

Literature and the Child PDF Book Detail Author: Lee Galda
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305854985
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 560

Book Description
LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Picture Books for Children

Picture Books for Children PDF Book Detail Author: Mary Northrup
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838911447
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 188

Book Description
Revised edition of: Picture books for children / Patricia J. Cianciolo. Fourth edition. 1997.

Thinking and Learning through Children s Literature

Thinking and Learning through Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Miriam G. Martinez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475821522
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 230

Book Description
Much of teachers’ attention these days is focused on having students read closely to ferret out the author’s intended meaning and the devices used to convey that meaning. But we cannot forget to guide students to have moving engagements with literature, because they need to make strong personal connections to books of merit if they are to become the next generation of readers: literate people with awareness of and concern for the diversity of human beings around them and in different times and places. Fortunately, guiding both students’ personal engagement with literature and their close reading to appreciate the author’s message and craft are not incompatible goals. This book enthusiastically and intelligently addresses both imperatives, first surveying what is gained when students are immersed in literature; then celebrating and explicating the main features of literature students need to understand to broaden their tastes and deepen their engagement, at the same time they meet external standards; then presenting a host of active methods for exploring all major genres of children’s books; and finally presenting suggestions for interdisciplinary teaching units grounded in literature. Created by noted leaders in the fields of children’s literature and literacy, the book is enlivened by recurring features such as suggested reading lists, issues for discussion, links to technology, and annotations of exemplary books.

The Big Smallness

The Big Smallness PDF Book Detail Author: Michelle Ann Abate
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317362411
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 230

Book Description
Michelle Ann Abate is Associate Professor of Literature for Children and Young Adults at The Ohio State University, USA.

Reading Children s Literature A Critical Introduction Second Edition

Reading Children   s Literature  A Critical Introduction   Second Edition PDF Book Detail Author: Carrie Hintz
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770487131
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
Reading Children’s Literature offers insights into the major discussions and debates currently animating the field of children’s literature. Informed by recent scholarship and interest in cultural studies and critical theory, it is a compact core text that introduces students to the historical contexts, genres, and issues of children’s literature. A beautifully designed and illustrated supplement to individual literary works assigned, it also provides apparatus that makes it a complete resource for working with children’s literature during and after the course. The second edition includes a new chapter on children’s literature and popular culture (including film, television, and merchandising) and has been updated throughout to reflect recent scholarship and new offerings in children’s media.

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books PDF Book Detail Author: Gail D. Nordstrom
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442239247
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 280

Book Description
Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books is a practical and easy-to-use reference handbook explaining what makes the art in Caldecott Medal and Honor books distinguished. It is a useful manual for librarians, teachers, and others who want to better understand picture book illustration.

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults PDF Book Detail Author: Michelle Ann Abate
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496811682
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 372

Book Description
With contributions by: Eti Berland, Rebecca A. Brown, Christiane Buuck, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Karly Marie Grice, Mary Beth Hines, Krystal Howard, Aaron Kashtan, Michael L. Kersulov, Catherine Kyle, David E. Low, Anuja Madan, Meghann Meeusen, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, Rebecca Rupert, Cathy Ryan, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joseph Michael Sommers, Marni Stanley, Gwen Athene Tarbox, Sarah Thaller, Annette Wannamaker, and Lance Weldy One of the most significant transformations in literature for children and young adults during the last twenty years has been the resurgence of comics. Educators and librarians extol the benefits of comics reading, and increasingly, children's and YA comics and comics hybrids have won major prizes, including the Printz Award and the National Book Award. Despite the popularity and influence of children's and YA graphic novels, the genre has not received adequate scholarly attention. Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults is the first book to offer a critical examination of children's and YA comics. The anthology is divided into five sections, structure and narration; transmedia; pedagogy; gender and sexuality; and identity, that reflect crucial issues and recurring topics in comics scholarship during the twenty-first century. The contributors are likewise drawn from a diverse array of disciplines--English, education, library science, and fine arts. Collectively, they analyze a variety of contemporary comics, including such highly popular series as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Lumberjanes; Eisner award-winning graphic novels by Gene Luen Yang, Nate Powell, Mariko Tamaki, and Jillian Tamaki; as well as volumes frequently challenged for use in secondary classrooms, such as Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Asian Children s Literature and Film in a Global Age

Asian Children   s Literature and Film in a Global Age PDF Book Detail Author: Bernard Wilson
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 9811526311
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 398

Book Description
This volume provides a key analysis of Asian children’s literature and film and creates a dialogue between East and West and between the cultures from which they emerge, within the complex symbiosis of their local, national and transnational frameworks. In terms of location and content the book embraces a broad scope, including contributions related to the Asian-American diaspora, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. Individually and collectively, these essays broach crucial questions: What elements of Asian literature and film make them distinctive, both within their own specific culture and within the broader Asian area? What aspects link them to these genres in other parts of the world? How have they represented and shaped the societies and cultures they inhabit? What moral codes do they address, underpin, or contest? The volume provides further voice to the increasingly diverse and fascinating output of the region and emphasises the importance of Asian art forms as depictions of specific cultures but also of their connection to broader themes in children’s texts, and scholarship within this field.

Reading Contemporary Picturebooks

Reading Contemporary Picturebooks PDF Book Detail Author: David Lewis
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415208866
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 184

Book Description
Reading Contemporary Picturebooks takes a look at one of the most vibrant branches of children's literature - the modern picturebook. This exciting new book takes a sample of contemporary picturebooks and closely examines the features that make them distinctive and then suggests a way of characterising the 'interanimation' of words and pictures that is the essence of the form. The reasons for the picturebook's vitality and flexibility are also explored and the close bond between the picturebook and its readers is analyzed. Advances in our understanding of how visual images are organized are examined and the book concludes with an attempt to redescribe the picturebook in such a way that pictures, readers and text may be drawn together. Picturing Text will be of interest to students, teachers and researchers interested in reading, children's literature and media studies.

The Convergence of the Performing and Creative Arts

The Convergence of the Performing and Creative Arts PDF Book Detail Author: Sooi Beng Tan
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Cultural industries
Languages : en
Pages : 366

Book Description
"This edited volume forms a compilation of new works on architecture, fine arts, crafts, film, music, dance, theatre, new media, design, advertising, publishing, research and development software, television and radio, which look at the dynamics and impact of the convergence of the arts within the context of the creative industries. They debate issues of engaging audiences through convergence, participation, collaboration and agency in the transformation of traditions, creation of alternative methodologies, education, digital media and design, as well as representation in the creative arts. This book promotes dialogue between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural and technological settings in different parts of the world in which convergence is located. The proceedings describe some of the ways that convergence is restructuring culture and society and the relationship between audiences, producers and content in Asia. Convergence involves changes in the methods culture is created and consumed."--Preface and acknowledgements.

The Art of Children s Picture Books

The Art of Children s Picture Books PDF Book Detail Author: Sylvia S. Marantz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135531587
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Book Description
First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Picturebooks

Picturebooks PDF Book Detail Author: Evelyn Arizpe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317850300
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 176

Book Description
The picturebook is now recognized as a sophisticated art form that has provided a space for some of the most exciting innovations in the field of children’s literature. This book brings together the work of expert scholars from the UK, the USA and Europe to present original theoretical perspectives and new research on picturebooks and their readers. The authors draw on a variety of disciplines such as art and cultural history, semiotics, philosophy, cultural geography, visual literacy, education and literary theory in order to revisit the question of what a picturebook is, and how the best authors and illustrators meet and exceed artistic, narrative and cultural expectations. The book looks at the socio-historical conditions of different times and countries in which a range of picturebooks have been created, pointing out variations but also highlighting commonalities. It also discusses what the stretching of borders may mean for new generations of readers, and what contemporary children themselves have to say about picturebooks. This book was originally published as a special issue of the New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship.