Children's Literature, Briefly / Edition 3by James S. Jacobs
Pub. Date: 07/11/2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This compact and conversationally-written book focuses on children's literature genres. Excellent for those encouraging young readers, it includes four highly personal booklists for each genre chapter. An accompanying CD-ROM with user-friendly programming lists more than 15,000 titles searchable by author, title, illustrator, publisher, copyright, grade level,
This compact and conversationally-written book focuses on children's literature genres. Excellent for those encouraging young readers, it includes four highly personal booklists for each genre chapter. An accompanying CD-ROM with user-friendly programming lists more than 15,000 titles searchable by author, title, illustrator, publisher, copyright, grade level, genre, topics, description, awards, or user comments. This exceptional resource for choosing children's literature allows readers to create their own library of children's book titles. The 4-color illustration guide gives readers a variety of illustrative styles, and helpful appendices provide additional resources for exploring magazines and audiovisuals.
This book highlights the authors' “best picks,” letting readers know what literature children particularly enjoy. It comprehensively covers books and their content, describing the meaning of a “good” book, categories of children's literature, fantasy, fiction, biography, informational books, picture books, poetry, multicultural and international books, and controversial books. In section three, the classroom is explored; it shows the best ways to build a children's library.
An excellent resource for educators of young children, this book can also serve as a personal guide for parents who wish to build a child-friendly collection of books.
- Prentice Hall
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- Edition description:
- Older Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 7.40(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.00(d)
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.
12. Informational Books.
13. Picture Books.
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.
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