Children's Literature, Briefly / Edition 2

Children's Literature, Briefly / Edition 2

by Michael O. Tunnell, Michael O. Tunnell, James S. Jacobs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130962147

ISBN-13: 9780130962140

Pub. Date: 08/16/1999

Publisher: Pearson

Are you looking for a brief introduction to children's literature genres that leaves time to read actual works of children's literature? This new, significantly revised, and streamlined edition of Children's Literature, Briefly introduces the reader to the essential foundations of each children's literature genre, supported by practical features and tools to suggest…  See more details below

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Are you looking for a brief introduction to children's literature genres that leaves time to read actual works of children's literature? This new, significantly revised, and streamlined edition of Children's Literature, Briefly introduces the reader to the essential foundations of each children's literature genre, supported by practical features and tools to suggest quality books and activities to advance literacy in the classroom. As new teachers build their classroom libraries, the brevity of this affordable new edition ensures that readers have the resources to purchase and time to read actual children's literature. New! Briefer chapters provide essential information on genres, text quality, and censorship, ensuring that new teachers are prepared to teach and read children's literature. Learn to address issues of children's motivation through the use of children's literature in the classroom in Chapter 17. Read descriptions of how children's literature can be used to advance literacy in the classroom in Chapter 18. A unique, colorful illustration guide identifies the visual elements children's literature illustrators use and explains how to evaluate a book by its pictures. Top 10 Favorites as end-of-chapter features provide new teachers with the latest in quick-reference booklists that name the best of the best in children's literature. Notable authors and illustrators features help new teachers get a head start on choosing quality literature. New! Searchable database of 20,000 children's literature titles has been reprogrammed for faster search capabilities, including: Searching for a specific book, Customized searching for award winners or for books by grade level, Tailoring abooklist for a specific child or classroom activity. New! A CD tutorial supports readers in the use of the CD database for the first time. Tech Notes throughout the text suggest where and when to engage the use of the searchable database in coursework and in the classroom.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130962140
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/16/1999
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
7.51(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.80(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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