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Modern Children's Literature

Paperback, 22/11/2004, £17.99
£16.19
Organised to show development in children's literature over time and across genres, this attractively illustrated intorductory guide looks at key British, American and Australian works, from picture books and texts for younger children, through to graphic novels and young adult fiction.

New Grade 9-1 GCSE English Language and Literature Complete Revision & Practice (with Online EDN)

Paperback, 08/03/2016, £10.99
£9.89
New GCSE English Language and Literature Complete Revision & Practice - for the Grade 9-1 Courses

Continuum encyclopedia of children's literature

7, 01/11/2005, £19.99
£17.99
With 1,200 biographical-critical entries and nearly 100 topical articles all written by experts in the field, this single-volume reference covers 150 years of children's literature in many cultures. Biographical-critical entries include authors as well as illustrators.

Ultimate Teen Book Guide

Paperback, 01/02/2010, £12.99
£11.69
A fully revised and updated edition of the best-selling Ultimate Teen Book Guide, this is the only reference you'll ever need. Covering everything that might interest those starting secondary school through to readers looking for something more adult and challenging.

Children's Literature and National Identity

7, 07/12/2000, £16.99
£15.29
This is a collection of views on children's literature and national identity answering question such as: how do young readers see themselves and "others" in the texts they are encouraged to read?; How are their sympathies recruited in tales of war and conflict? Where do their loyalties lie?

Family Fictions

Paperback, 05/07/2001, £22.99
£20.69
This text analyzes the fictional portrayal of the child in the family. It examines the literary representation of the modern family in its different forms and includes critiques of the work of Morris Gleitzman, Jacqueline Wilson and Anne Fine.

Where texts and children meet

Paperback, 02/12/1999, £28.99
£26.09
This book explores the ways in which children make meaning of the various texts they meet both in and out of school, and shows teachers how they can build imaginative learning experiences for their pupils from a whole range of published materials.

Coming of Age in Children's Literature

7, 27/11/2003, £24.99
£22.49
Continuum has repackaged some of its key academic backlist titles to make them available at a more affordable price. These reissues will have new ISBNs, distinctive jackets and strong branding. They cover a range of subject areas that have a continuing student sale and make great supplementary reading more accessible.

Poetics of Childhood

7, 24/08/2006, £18.99
£17.09
Winner of the 2005 International Research Society for Children's Literature Award, this work offers an investigation of the elusive sensibility of childhood and the ways writers have tried to capture it over time. It traces the development of a distinct poetics from the earliest conceptions of childhood innocence in the Romantic Age.

Psychoanalytic responses to children's literature

Paperback, 15/05/2008, £28.50
£25.65
Explores the psychological subtexts of a number of children's books, including Carlo Collodi's "Pinocchio", Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach", Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows", Louise Fitzhugh's "Harriet the Spy", Mark Twain's "The Prince and the Pauper", and EB White's "Charlotte's Web".

Children's Literature and the Politics of Equality

Paperback, 26/06/1997, £21.99
£19.79
This work aims to help teachers ensure that children develop an awareness of the prejudice expressed in books and other reading material they encounter. It reviews recent work which aims to counter prejudice in children's literature, and traces the historical and theoretical basis of this work.

Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Paperback, 23/03/2017, £12.99
£11.69
This Companion is the first place to look for information on authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, and others involved in children's literature, and on the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, it is a reference work that no-one interested in the world of children's books should be without

Reading Reconsidered

Paperback, 12/04/2016, £21.99
£19.79
TEACH YOUR STUDENTS TO READ LIKE CHAMPIONS WITH RIGOR, INDEPENDENCE, PRECISION, AND INSIGHT The world we are preparing our students to succeed in is one bound together by words and phrases. Our students learn their literature, history, math, science, or art via a firm foundation of strong reading skills.

Teaching Literature 11-18

Paperback, 01/06/2000, £24.99
£22.49
Written for in-service teachers, this volume covers techniques for teaching literature to 11-18 years olds as well as covering the works and authors taught throughout the syllabus.

You, Me, and Diversity: Picturebooks for Teaching Development and Intercultural Education

Paperback, 30/09/2013, £24.99
£22.49
You, Me and Diversity offers teachers and student teachers approaches for teaching children about development education and promoting intercultural understanding through carefully selected picturebooks.

Acts of Reading : Teachers, Text and Childhood

Paperback, 03/03/2009, £20.99
£18.89
Looks at the history of reading and texts for children from an educational perspective. This book explores the act of reading itself, whether oral, silent or performative, whether for pleasure or instruction. It also considers the changing representations of childhood over three centuries and the influence of the visual on the acts of reading.

Children's Literature Tour of Great Britain

Paperback, 27/09/2003, £24.99
£22.49
This work provides detailed information on 49 important sites with a strong connection to children's literature. Each chapter begins with background information about the author (or, in the cases of King Arthur and Robin Hood, the character), in particular his or her writings for children.

Teaching Character Education Through Literature

Paperback, 05/05/2005, £18.99
£17.09
This book offers guidance for teachers looking to include character education within their lessons. It demonstrates how teachers can provide an encounter with literature that enables students to be more responsive to ethical themes and questions.

Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Paperback, 25/02/1999, £28.99
£26.09
This reference is for anyone concerned with children's books. Over 900 biographical entries deal with authors, illustrators, publishers, educationalists and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, providing plot summaries, character sketches and historical background.

Children's Literature in Primary Schools 2ed

Paperback, 15/07/2016, £21.99
£19.79
Updated in line with the new National Curriculum and content on supporting EAL students, this new edition guides trainee teachers on the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom with case studies that model good practice.

From the Garden to the Street: Three Hundred Years of Poetry for Children

7, 01/06/1997, £15.99
£14.39
Traces the changes and developments in children's poetry from the late 17th century to the late 20th century. The text makes reference to different genres within poetry, changing constructions of childhood, the role of women in developing children's poetry and the influence of anthologists.

GCSE English Text Guide - Animal Farm

Paperback, 12/03/2011, £5.95
£5.36
GCSE English Text Guide - Animal Farm

Exploring Children's Literature 3ed

Paperback, 24/06/2013, £24.99
£22.49
This incredibly popular book on children's literature helps trainee teachers develop in-depth knowledge of children's literature, providing practical ideas and activities for class use, and coverage of recently published fiction.

Children's Literature in Multilingual Classrooms: From Multiliteracy to Multimodality

Paperback, 08/10/2014, £25.99
£23.39
Studies from seven countries model how our inappropriately monolingual classrooms can be transformed into spaces where numerous languages thrive. Classroom-based research into the teaching of literacy and the role of children's literature in primary schools offers new conceptualizations of multilingual literacies and their pedagogical implications.

Picture Book Maker: The Art of the Children's Picture Book Writer and Illustrator

Paperback, 30/09/2013, £24.99
£22.49
This comprehensive, hands-on guide to writing and illustrating picture books for young children presents up-to-date critical scholarship in literacy, visual and textual studies, then describes in detail the creative and practical approaches entailed and the appropriate formats and materials to use in making a picture book and getting it published.

Reading Contemporary Picture Books: Picturing Text

Paperback, 12/04/2001, £27.99
£25.19
This book analyses how picture books work - the role of picture books in learning to read, how children make meaning from pictures, and how teachers can make best use of picture books in the classroom.

Reading Visual Narratives

Paperback, 15/04/2014, £19.99
£17.99
This book offers new descriptions of the visual strand of meaning in picture book narratives as a way of furthering the project of 'multimodal' discourse analysis and of explaining the literacy demands and apprenticing techniques of children's earliest literature.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read: Culture, Cognition and Pedagogy

Paperback, 09/03/2010, £27.99
£25.19
Brings together different disciplinary perspectives and studies on learning to read with a view to extending and enriching debate, practice, research and policy on the development of reading.

Lessons in Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools

Paperback, 13/07/2015, £18.99
£17.09
This book provides exemplar lessons in reading for more able pupils in KS2 and uses them as a starting point for learning. It explores the theory behind good lessons, what makes them good and how they can be adapted to suit different classes and different schools.

Children's Literature About Refugees: A Catalyst in the Classroom

Paperback, 17/04/2017, £19.99
£17.99
Julia Hope describes her study on how primary school teachers use certain picturebooks and storybooks that relate refugee children's experiences, so that young refugees feel validated and their classmates can understand something of what they've been through. It gives teachers both pedagogical support and the resources to tackle this urgent topic.

 

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