Children s Literature

Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Barbara Stoodt
Publisher: Macmillan Education AU
ISBN: 9780732940126
Category : Children
Languages : en
Pages : 510

Book Description

Children s Literature

Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Seth Lerer
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226473023
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 396

Book Description
Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children’s literature. Children’s Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop’s fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. The only single-volume work to capture the rich and diverse history of children’s literature in its full panorama, this extraordinary book reveals why J. R. R. Tolkien, Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, and many others, despite their divergent styles and subject matter, have all resonated with generations of readers. Children’s Literature is an exhilarating quest across centuries, continents, and genres to discover how, and why, we first fall in love with the written word. “Lerer has accomplished something magical. Unlike the many handbooks to children’s literature that synopsize, evaluate, or otherwise guide adults in the selection of materials for children, this work presents a true critical history of the genre. . . . Scholarly, erudite, and all but exhaustive, it is also entertaining and accessible. Lerer takes his subject seriously without making it dull.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Lerer’s history reminds us of the wealth of literature written during the past 2,600 years. . . . With his vast and multidimensional knowledge of literature, he underscores the vital role it plays in forming a child’s imagination. We are made, he suggests, by the books we read.”—San Francisco Chronicle “There are dazzling chapters on John Locke and Empire, and nonsense, and Darwin, but Lerer’s most interesting chapter focuses on girls’ fiction. . . . A brilliant series of readings.”—Diane Purkiss, Times Literary Supplement

Families in Children s Literature

Families in Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Nancy Lee Cecil
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563083132
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 148

Book Description
Lists and describes children's literature that portrays family life

Children s Literature Studies

Children s Literature Studies PDF Book Detail Author: Linda C. Salem
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1591580897
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 153

Book Description
This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help instructors discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help them discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. Guides for possible resources for help in researching situations will be included. This will prove a very valuable resource in teaching children's literature courses in schools of education and library schools, and useful to practicing teachers and librarians as well. Though the book is slanted toward the use of books as classroom materials, it will be a valuable asset to a school library's professional collection and certainly valuable to the training of pre-service teachers and school librarians. Each chapter begins with a bibliographic essay that introduces the topic to the reader. The essay is designed as a starting point for further discussion and research. A list of references for each chapter is provided at the end of the chapter. These references represent sources teachers can use to conduct further research to find multiple perspectives about books.

Art Through Children s Literature

Art Through Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563081547
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 199

Book Description
The award-winning illustrations of 57 Caldecott Books (1938-1994) have inspired a multitude of lessons that guide students in creating art with similar qualities. Focusing on such principles and elements as line, color, texture, shape, value, and space, these classroom-tested projects have step-by-step instructions, materials lists, and detailed illustrations for teachers who have little or no art training. Various art media are explored, including pencil, crayon, marker, colored pencil, chalk, stencils, collage, watercolor, tempera, color mixing, and printmaking. These projects use limited materials so they're great for the classroom as well as the art room.

Understanding Children s Literature

Understanding Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Peter Hunt
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415195462
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 188

Book Description
This book provides an introduction to some of the critical theories useful in the study of children's literature. The 14 chapters examine the context, application and relevance to this area of concepts such as feminism, ideology, psychoanalysis and literacy studies.

Children s Literature

Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Margaret W. Denman-West
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563084485
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 187

Book Description
Lists works of fiction, juvenile series, poetry, and drama suitable for children's libraries

Poetics of Children s Literature

Poetics of Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Zohar Shavit
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820334812
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 216

Book Description
Since its emergence in the seventeenth century as a distinctive cultural system, children's literature has had a culturally inferior status resulting from its existence in a netherworld between the literary system and the educational system. In addition to its official readership—children—it has to be approved of by adults. Writers for children, explains Zohar Shavit, are constrained to respond to these multiple systems of often mutually contradictory demands. Most writers do not try to bypass these constraints, but accept them as a framework for their work. In the most extreme cases an author may ignore one segment of the readership. If the adult reader is ignored, the writer risks rejection, as is the case of popular literature. If the writer utilizes the child as a pseudo addressee in order to appeal to an adult audience, the result can be what Shavit terms an ambivalent work. Shavit analyzes the conventions and the moral aims that have structured children's literature, from the fairy tales collected and reworked by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm—in particular, “Little Red Riding Hood”—through the complex manipulations of Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, to the subversion of the genre's canonical requirements in the chapbooks of the eighteenth century, and in the formulaic Nancy Drew books of the twentieth century. Throughout her study Shavit, explores not only how society has shaped children's literature, but also how society has been reflected in the literary works it produces for its children.

Popular Children s Literature in Britain

Popular Children s Literature in Britain PDF Book Detail Author: Julia Briggs
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781840142426
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 342

Book Description
Responding to the astonishing success of J. K. Rowling and other contemporary authors, the editors of this timely volume take up the challenge of assessing the complex interplay of forces that have generated, and sometimes sustained, the popularity of children's books. Ranging from eighteenth-century chapbooks to the stories of Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl, and from science schoolbooks to Harry Potter, these essays show how authorial talent operates within its cultural context to make a children's classic.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children s Literature

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Bernice E. Cullinan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826417787
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 863

Book Description
Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.

Children s Literature

Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Hannah Nuba
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815323952
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 191

Book Description
Offers advice for parents and teachers on what books children should be reading based on their reading level and developmental stage.

Change and Renewal in Children s Literature

Change and Renewal in Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Thomas Van der Walt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275981853
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 208

Book Description
A collection of scholarly essays on the topics of change and renewal in children's literature.

Teaching Problem Solving Through Children s Literature

Teaching Problem Solving Through Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: James W. Forgan
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563089815
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 197

Book Description
Contains 40 ready-to-use plans promote cooperation and shared problem-solving. Each lesson focuses on a children's literature character that is faced with a problem-solving situation. Through discussion questions and other activities, students will learn problem-solving strategies that can be applied to any situation.

Kipling s Children s Literature

Kipling s Children s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Sue Walsh
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754655961
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 174

Book Description
Despite Kipling's popularity as an author and his standing as a politically controversial figure, much of his work has remained relatively unexamined due to its categorization as 'children's literature.' Sue Walsh challenges the apparently clear division between 'children's' and 'adult' literature, suggesting new directions for postcolonial and childhood studies and interrogating the way biographical criticism on children's literature in particular has tended to supersede and obstruct other kinds of readings.

Psychoanalytic Responses to Children s Literature

Psychoanalytic Responses to Children  s Literature PDF Book Detail Author: Lucy Rollin
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786437642
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 190

Book Description
With the growing emphasis on theory in literary studies, psychoanalytic criticism is making notable contributions to literary interpretation. Sixteen chapters in this work explore the psychological subtexts of such important children's books as Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, Louise Fitzhugh's Harriet the Spy, Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, and E.B. White's Charlotte's Web. Drawing on the ideas of such psychoanalytic theorists as Sigmund Freud, Alice Miller, D.W. Winnicott and Jacques Lacan, it analyzes the psychological development of characters, examines reader responses, and studies the lives of authors and illustrators such as Beatrix Potter and Jessie Willcox Smith.

Children s Literature for All God s Children

Children s Literature for All God s Children PDF Book Detail Author: Virginia Thomas
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780804216906
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 107

Book Description
The themes, words, and concepts in children's literature speak to the whole Christian community. Virginia Thomas and Betty Miller have examined children's literature and designed an extensive annotated list of children's stories, poems, folk tales, and fiction that express faith, belief, theology, and Christian principles. This unique resource/reference handbook gives the church the opportunity to function as a united community of believers. Children and adults have the chance to study and learn together -- grow as a whole community.Thomas and Miller offer a practical approach to children's literature that gives background and theory, an evaluation of techniques, "how-to" guidelines, suggestions for use, lists of books, two annotated bibliographies, and indices: subject and themes, genre, and book awards. Explains: why children's literature is a good resource for Christians where to find good stories how significant themes are adapted for different age levels how to evaluate stories how to use them Parents, teachers, and ministers will delight with children in this new approach to sharing, learning, teaching, and worship. The bibliography of books for all ages is a treasure-house of information. Features basic book information, summary, and themes values. This is an educational tool that provides a new avenue to understanding our faith.

Children s Literature Gems

Children s Literature Gems PDF Book Detail Author: Elizabeth Bird
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838997201
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 137

Book Description
Master the huge array of quality children's books from the past and the present with this must-have resource from children's librarian Elizabeth Bird.