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.
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.
Good teachers are always looking for ways to help beginning readers and writers to understand what literacy is, how it works, who uses it, and what it is used for. This work offers useful means of helping children appreciate literacy through pictures, postcards and posters.
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?
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.
By offering a posthuman approach to literacy research and pedagogy, Affect, Embodiment, and Place in Critical Literacy re-works the theory-practice divide in literacy education, while emphasizing the ways in which learning is an affective and embodied process merging in a particular environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
You, Me and Diversity offers teachers and student teachers approaches for teaching children about development education and promoting intercultural understanding through carefully selected picturebooks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.