Literature for Children (with Book Links Journal)

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This succinct yet comprehensive introduction to children's literature focuses on genres and concepts rather than on particular authors. This completely updated edition provides students with a clear literary perspective for understanding the foundations and contexts of literature, including the various genres of children's literature, from picture to informational books. The Fifth Edition continues to be approachable and inviting with its clear and logical organization and its simple and direct prose. Arguing that students need to love literature, appreciate its beauty, explore its complexity, and enjoy its magic, the Fifth Edition stresses the need for students to first appreciate literature in order to later use it in the classroom. Well known for its booklists, this text will prepare students for using and evaluating literature in any classroom. This text is unique from others on the market because it is flexible for use in both English and Education departments. It focuses on the traditional genres of children's literature, and the discussions within the chapters are organized according to themes.

Table of Contents

Most chapter concludes
ldquo;Works Cited,rdquo;
ldquo;Recommended Readings.rdquo;
The Contexts Of Children'S Literature
The History of Children's Literature
The Classical World
The Middle Ages
The World Renaissance
The Eighteenth and Early Ninteenth Centuries
The Victorians: The Golden Age
The United States
Between the Wars: 1920-1940
From World War II to the Present
Children's Literature from Around the World
The Study of Childhood
The Discovery of Childhood
Language Acquisition
Modern Theories of Child Development
The Study of Literature
The Elements of Literature
Literacy Criticism
The Literature Experience
Literature-Based Learning
Children's Literature and Film
Children's Books and Censorship
Cultural and Social Diversity
Cultural Diversity
Social Diversity
A Selected Bibliography of Culturally Diverse Children's Books
The Kinds Of Children'S Literature
Books of Early Childhood
Mother Goose Books
Wordless Picture Books
Toy Books
Alphabet Books
Counting Books
Concept Books
Sharing Books with the Very Young
A Selected Bibliography of Books for the Very Young
Picture Storybooks
Storytelling Elements
The Conventions of Picture Book Art
Design and Meaning in Picture Books
Artistic Media
Artistic Styles
Appreciating the Picture Book
Selected Bibliography of Picture Storybooks
Folk Literature
Definition of Folk Literature
Types of Folk Literature
Folktale Conventions
Issues in Folk Literature
Collectors, Retellers, and Adapters
Selected Bibliography of Folk Literature, Myths, and Legends
Definitions of Poetry
Realistic and Historical Fiction
Biography and Informational Books
Appendix: Children's Book Awards
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