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Now in its 2nd edition, Charlotte Huck’s Children’s Literature: A Brief Guide provides essential information for designing pre-K-to-8 literature programs. Expertly designed in a vibrant, full-color format, this streamlined text has a strong emphasis on researching, evaluating, and implementing quality books in the classroom, the critical skills needed to search for and select literature. Kiefer’s guide gives readers the tools they need to evaluate books, create curriculum, and foster a lifelong love of reading for students.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: Learning About Books and Children
Chapter 1: Knowing Children’s Literature
Chapter 2: Understanding Children’s Responses to Literature
PART TWO: Exploring Genres in Children’s Books
Chapter 3: Picturebooks
Chapter 4: Traditional Literature
Chapter 5: Modern Fantasy
Chapter 6: Poetry
Chapter 7: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Chapter 8: Historical Fiction
Chapter 9: Nonfiction
Chapter 10: Biography
PART THREE: The Literature Program Across the Curriculum