The author writes as if she were speaking to each reader in this user-friendly book. She guides pre-service teachers, media specialists, and parents of children aged infancy through 13 in an incisive, comprehensive look at children’s literature in general, along with information about hundreds of current exemplary books in children’s literature. The book is organized around genres, including a complete chapter on each major genre plus the four subgenres of fiction. , Readers will find numerous teaching strategies, technology applications, authoritative coverage of multicultural literature, and instructional tie-ins to help themguide children as they grow in their language and reading abilities.
In this new edition, you will . . .
Differentiate between books more appropriate for primary or intermediate grade students, with the inclusion of page counts in the bibliographies. The page numbers also help readers differentiate between picture books and storybooks.
Stay up to date on the fastest growing genre in children’s literature, fantasy, with an expanded and updated Chapter 6, complete with annotations of many new books.
Increase your global awareness through an integrated discussion of international literature in chapters, 5-13.
Increase your awareness of the Middle Eastern cultures through the addition of books with Middle Eastern characters, settings, and authors/illustrators in all genre chapters.
Enhance your learning with recommended websites in a new box, “Extending Learning through the Internet” at the end of each chapter.
Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)
Meet the Author
Nancy A. Anderson received her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi, home of the extensive de Grummond collection of children’s books. It was there she fell in love with children’s literature. Her degrees were in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in reading and a cognate in children’s literature. She spent more than 26 years as a university professor, teaching courses in children’s literature and reading. In addition to publishing numerous articles in scholarly journals, she is author of What Should I Read Aloud? A guide to 200 best-selling picture books (International Reading Association, 2007). She is now a full time author.