Children's Literature, Briefly / Edition 3

Children's Literature, Briefly / Edition 3

by James S. Jacobs
     
 

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,

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130499240
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/11/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Why Read?3
Ch. 2What Is a Good Book?13
Ch. 3What Is a Good Book? The Words21
Ch. 4What Is a Good Book? The Pictures33
Ch. 5Children's Books: History and Trends45
Ch. 6Categories of Children's Literature59
Ch. 7Traditional Fantasy65
Ch. 8Modern Fantasy79
Ch. 9Contemporary Realistic Fiction89
Ch. 10Historical Fiction101
Ch. 11Biography113
Ch. 12Informational Books123
Ch. 13Picture Books145
Ch. 14Poetry159
Ch. 15Multicultural and International Books177
Ch. 16Controversial Books189
Ch. 17The Teacher as Reader201
Ch. 18Motivating Students to Read209
Ch. 19Building a Classroom Library221
Ch. 20Teaching Reading with Children's Literature233
Ch. 21Evaluating Children's Reading247
Ch. 22Teaching the Curriculum with Children's Literature263
Appendix A: Book Selection Aids275
Appendix B: Magazines for Children283
Appendix C: Publishing Children's Books289
Appendix D: Audiovisual Media and Children's Books295
Appendix E: Author and Illustrator Visits299
Appendix F: Children's Book Awards303
Appendix G: Publisher's Addresses337
Name Index343
Subject Index361

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