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Overview

KEY BENEFT: This book presents a comprehensive discussion of international children's books and their use in K-8 classrooms. KEY TOPICS Global Perspectives in Children's Literature reviews the status of children's literature around the world and elaborates on the benefits of international children's literature for children's development and the curriculum. The book presents various genres such as picture books, fiction, informational books, and poetry. Issues in the field and criteria for selecting books to be used in the classroom are provided, as well as a discussion of history and contemporary trends worldwide. Specific ways to share international books are also presented, as they relate to theme studies, specific content areas, visual literacy, and language arts. Useful for anyone interested in global education, specifically that of Children's Literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205308620
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/11/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1.Introduction.

The Status of Children's Literature around the World.

The Historical Context of International Children's Literature.

Defining International Children's Literature.

2.The Value and Importance of International Children's Literature.

Introduction.

Benefits to Children.

Curricular and Instructional Benefits.

Conclusion.

3.Issues in International Children's Literature.

Availability of Global Children's Literature.

Authenticity in Global Children's Literature.

Translation of International Children's Books.

Publishing and Distributing International Children's Books.

Selecting and Evaluating Global Children's Literature.

4.Trends in Global Children's Literature: Focus on Genre.

Picture Books.

Fiction.

Informational Books.

Biography.

Poetry.

Folklore.

5.Sharing International Books across the Curriculum.

Theme Studies.

The Beauty and Power of Language.

Content Connections.

Genre Study.

Visual Literacy.

Conclusion.

References.

Children's Books Cited.

Appendix A: Hans Christian Andersen Award Recipients.

Appendix B: Mildred L. Batchelder Award Recipients.

Appendix C: Publishers of International Books.

Appendix D: Professional Resources for International Children's Literature.

Index of Subjects.

Index of Authors.

Index of Children's Books.

Six Profiles.

Mildred Batchelder.

Anthea Bell.

Niki Daly.

Uri Orlev.

Jella Lepman.

Tololwa Mollel.

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