Children's Literature in the Elementary School with Student CD and Litlinks Activity Book

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-03-13
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This classic text shows readers how children’s literature can capture the attention of K-8 students and foster a lifelong love of reading. The standard text in the field, it covers learning about children’s literature, understanding children’s responses to literature, the history of children’s literature, beginning books, picture books, the genres of children's literature, planning the literature program, and extending and evaluating children’s understanding of literature. The eighth edition’s cover illustration and interior details were created specifically for this text by children’s book illustrator Karen Barbour.

Table of Contents

Part I: Learning About Books and Children

Chapter 1: Knowing Childrens Literature

Chapter 2: Understanding Childrens Responses to Literature

Chapter 3: The Changing World of Childrens Books

Part II: Exploring Childrens Literature

Chapter 4: Books to Begin On

Chapter 5: Picture Books

Chapter 6: Traditional Literature

Chapter 7: Modern Fantasy

Chapter 8: Poetry

Chapter 9: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Chapter 10: Historical Fiction

Chapter 11: Nonfiction Books

Chapter 12: Biography

Part III: Developing a Literature Program

Chapter 13: Planning the Literature Program


A: Children's Book Awards

B: Book Selection Aids

C: Publishers' Addresses

Name Index

Subject Index

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