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Children s Literature Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends

Author : Heather Montgomery and Nicola J. Watson
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Children s Literature Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends

Author : Heather Montgomery
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Children’s Literature: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends provides students with high quality critical material on a selection of important classic and contemporary children’s books. From Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women to J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to Melvin Burgess’s Junk, each has been selected because they still find a favoured place on the bookshelves of today’s children and because they are widely studied on university courses. These case studies explore children’s literature across a variety of genres and ages, bringing together lively and accessible scholarly essays by leading scholars, some reprinted and others newly commissioned. The collection is supported by detailed introductory material, suggestions for further reading and a colour plate section reproducing covers and illustrations.

Children s Literature in Primary Schools

Author : David Waugh
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How can you help children to develop a love of reading and books? Which books are the best ones to use in primary teaching? How do you make the most of children's literature in teaching across the curriculum? Trainee and experienced primary school teachers need an advanced knowledge of children's literature. This is your guide to the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom. Through the exploration of different genres it covers a wide range of literature and helps you to consider what we mean by literature. Case studies that model good practice are included with suggestions for practical activities using literature to enhance teaching across the curriculum. Throughout, book recommendations show how specific texts can be used for teaching in exciting and innovative ways. What's new to this edition? - updated in line with the new Primary National Curriculum - includes new content on supporting children for whom English is an Additional Language - an extensive list of book recommendations for primary teaching - how to get more out of classic texts - introduces new texts and new children's authors

Experiencing Environment and Place through Children s Literature

Author : Amy Cutter-Mackenzie
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Recent scholarship on children’s literature displays a wide variety of interests in classic and contemporary children’s books. While environmental and ecological concerns have led to an interest in ‘ecocriticism’, as yet there is little on the significance of the ecological imagination and experience to both the authors and readers – young and old – of these texts. This edited collection brings together a set of original international research-based chapters to explore the role of children’s literature in learning about environments and places, with a focus on how children’s literature may inform and enrich our imagination, experiences and responses to environmental challenges and injustice. Contributions from Australia, Canada, USA and UK explore the diverse ways in which children’s literature can provide what are arguably some of the first and possibly most formative engagements that some children might have with ‘nature’. Chapters examine classic and new storybooks, mythic tales, and image-based and/or written texts read at home, in school and in the field. Contributors focus on exploring how children’s literature mediates and informs our imagination and understandings of diverse environments and places, and how it might open our eyes and lives to other presences, understandings and priorities through stories, their telling and re-telling, and their analysis. This book was originally published as a special issue of Environmental Education Research.

Children s Literature Approaches and Territories

Author : Janet Maybin
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How has children’s literature been defined? In what ways has it changed over time? How are the classics of children’s literature established? What is the impact of digital media and globalization on books for children? Children’s Literature: Approaches and Territories provides a social and literary overview of the field of Anglophone children’s literature: its history and genres, its current concerns and its possible future directions. Emphasising how children’s literature is embedded in the social life of children and adults, the collection brings together lively and accessible scholarly essays by leading scholars, some reprinted and others newly commissioned. It includes sections on poetry, drama and picture books and is supported by detailed introductory material, suggestions for further reading and a colour plate section reproducing illustrations from key children’s texts.

Contemporary Trends in Children s and Young Adults Literature

Author : Wanda Gale Breedlove
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The Pleasures of Children s Literature

Author : Perry Nodelman
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Canadian Children s Literature

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The Oxford Handbook of Children s Literature

Author : Julia Mickenberg
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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature is an ambitious new resource that provides a thorough grounding in the field through a selection of original interdisciplinary essays on canonical and popular works in the Anglo American tradition. Twenty-six essays by top scholars from varied disciplines address theoretical, historical, sociological, and critical issues through analyses of classic novels such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, and The Swiss Family Robinson; early educational and religious works such as The New England Primer and Froggy's Little Brother; picture books, comics and graphic novels such as Millions of Cats, Peanuts and American Born Chinese; early readers, including The Cat in the Hat and the Frog and Toad books; newer children's classics such as Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials trilogy; and works of poetry and drama, including The Dream Keeper and Peter Pan. Other media such as the classic album Free to Be .. You and Me and the generation-defining cartoon film Dumbo are also addressed. An editors' introduction sets the stage by reviewing the field's history, foundational scholarship, and current critical trends. The handbook is geared toward graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and scholars new to the study of children's literature, as well as teachers, librarians and others wishing to immerse themselves in the most vital new research in this vibrant and growing field.

Children s Literature Review

Author : Tom Burns
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Presents full-text literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.

Literature for Today s Young Adults

Author : Alleen Pace Nilsen
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Introduction to young adult literature to help motivate teenagers become life-long readers. Reader friendly and comphrehensive.

The Book Review

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Discovering Children s Literature

Author : Judith Hillman
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A concise introduction to the world of literature for infants, children, and adolescents, this popular book taps the work of well-known scholars to provide its foundation in genre theory while clearly relating the books it recommends to practical teaching applications. After first defining literature and literacy, and examining relevant aspects of children's development, the author explores each of the traditional literature genres in turn; and provides a firm structure for evaluation that will serve future teachers well as they approach any form of literature. Each chapter asks the student for reflections, opinions, and participation through suggested projects and activities. For elementary and high school teachers of English and Language Arts.

Queer CanLit

Author : Scott Rayter
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Recording for the Blind Dyslexic Catalog of Books

Author : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
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The Theory of Iconic Realism

Author : Jeanne I. Lakatos
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This study of iconic realism examines semiotic theory and iconic structures within the arts.

Indian Book Industry

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Children s Literature a Guide to the Criticism

Author : Linnea Hendrickson
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Presents the full text of the book "Children's Literature: A Guide to the Criticism" by Linnea Hendrickson. Includes a preface, acknowledgments, a guide to the book, and information about the author. Examines authors and their works, subjects, themes, and genres. Contains an index of authors, titles, and subjects; a list of periodical tittle abbreviations; a site search engine; and a list of books of criticism indexed.

Free Speech Yearbook

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Relentless Progress

Author : Jack Zipes
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Can fairy tales subvert consumerism? Can fantasy and children's literature counter the homogenizing influence of globalization? Can storytellers retain their authenticity in the age of consumerism? These are some of the critical questions raised by Jack Zipes, the celebrated scholar of fairy tales and children's literature. In this book, Zipes argues that, despite a dangerous reconfiguration of children as consumers in the civilizing process, children's literature, fairy tales, and storytelling possess a uniquely powerful (even fantastic)capacity to resist the "relentless progress" of negative trends in culture. He also argues that these tales and stories may lose their power if they are too diluted by commercialism and merchandising. Stories have been used for centuries as a way to teach children (and adults) how to see the world, as well as their place within it. In Relentless Progress, Zipes looks at the surprising ways that stories have influenced people within contemporary culture and vice versa. Among the many topics explored here are the dumbing down of books for children, the marketing of childhood, the changing shape of feminist fairy tales, and why American and British children aren’t exposed to more non-western fairy tales. From picture books to graphic novels, from children’s films to video games, from Grimm’s fairy tales to the multimedia Harry Potter phenomenon, Zipes demonstrates that while children’s stories have changed greatly in recent years, much about these stories have remained the same—despite their contemporary, high-tech repackaging. Relentless Progress offers remarkable insight into why classic folklore and fairy tales should remain an important part of the lives of children in today’s digital culture.