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Children's Literature

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Publisher : Macmillan Education AU
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ISBN 13 : 9780732940126
Pages : 510 pages
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Children's Literature

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 13 : 0226473023
Pages : 396 pages
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Download Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Seth Lerer and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2009-04-01 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever since children have learned to read, there has been children’s literature. Children’s Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop’s fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. The only single-volume work to capture the rich and diverse history of children’s literature in its full panorama, this extraordinary book reveals why J. R. R. Tolkien, Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, and many others, despite their divergent styles and subject matter, have all resonated with generations of readers. Children’s Literature is an exhilarating quest across centuries, continents, and genres to discover how, and why, we first fall in love with the written word. “Lerer has accomplished something magical. Unlike the many handbooks to children’s literature that synopsize, evaluate, or otherwise guide adults in the selection of materials for children, this work presents a true critical history of the genre. . . . Scholarly, erudite, and all but exhaustive, it is also entertaining and accessible. Lerer takes his subject seriously without making it dull.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Lerer’s history reminds us of the wealth of literature written during the past 2,600 years. . . . With his vast and multidimensional knowledge of literature, he underscores the vital role it plays in forming a child’s imagination. We are made, he suggests, by the books we read.”—San Francisco Chronicle “There are dazzling chapters on John Locke and Empire, and nonsense, and Darwin, but Lerer’s most interesting chapter focuses on girls’ fiction. . . . A brilliant series of readings.”—Diane Purkiss, Times Literary Supplement


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Families in Children's Literature

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Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN 13 : 1563083132
Pages : 148 pages
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Download Families in Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Nancy Lee Cecil and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 1998 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lists and describes children's literature that portrays family life


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The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN 13 : 9780826417787
Pages : 863 pages
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Download The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Bernice E. Cullinan and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 863 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.


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Children's Literature Studies

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ISBN 13 : 1591580897
Pages : 153 pages
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Download Children's Literature Studies PDF Format Full Free by Linda C. Salem and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2006 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help instructors discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help them discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. Guides for possible resources for help in researching situations will be included. This will prove a very valuable resource in teaching children's literature courses in schools of education and library schools, and useful to practicing teachers and librarians as well. Though the book is slanted toward the use of books as classroom materials, it will be a valuable asset to a school library's professional collection and certainly valuable to the training of pre-service teachers and school librarians. Each chapter begins with a bibliographic essay that introduces the topic to the reader. The essay is designed as a starting point for further discussion and research. A list of references for each chapter is provided at the end of the chapter. These references represent sources teachers can use to conduct further research to find multiple perspectives about books.


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Understanding Children's Literature

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 0415195462
Pages : 188 pages
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Download Understanding Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Peter Hunt and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1999 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an introduction to some of the critical theories useful in the study of children's literature. The 14 chapters examine the context, application and relevance to this area of concepts such as feminism, ideology, psychoanalysis and literacy studies.


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Children's Literature

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ISBN 13 : 9781563084485
Pages : 187 pages
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Download Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Margaret W. Denman-West and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 1998 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lists works of fiction, juvenile series, poetry, and drama suitable for children's libraries


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Poetics of Children's Literature

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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN 13 : 0820334812
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Poetics of Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Zohar Shavit and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2009-11-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since its emergence in the seventeenth century as a distinctive cultural system, children's literature has had a culturally inferior status resulting from its existence in a netherworld between the literary system and the educational system. In addition to its official readership—children—it has to be approved of by adults. Writers for children, explains Zohar Shavit, are constrained to respond to these multiple systems of often mutually contradictory demands. Most writers do not try to bypass these constraints, but accept them as a framework for their work. In the most extreme cases an author may ignore one segment of the readership. If the adult reader is ignored, the writer risks rejection, as is the case of popular literature. If the writer utilizes the child as a pseudo addressee in order to appeal to an adult audience, the result can be what Shavit terms an ambivalent work. Shavit analyzes the conventions and the moral aims that have structured children's literature, from the fairy tales collected and reworked by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm—in particular, “Little Red Riding Hood”—through the complex manipulations of Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, to the subversion of the genre's canonical requirements in the chapbooks of the eighteenth century, and in the formulaic Nancy Drew books of the twentieth century. Throughout her study Shavit, explores not only how society has shaped children's literature, but also how society has been reflected in the literary works it produces for its children.


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Popular Children's Literature in Britain

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Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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ISBN 13 : 9781840142426
Pages : 342 pages
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Download Popular Children's Literature in Britain PDF Format Full Free by Julia Briggs and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2008 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Responding to the astonishing success of J. K. Rowling and other contemporary authors, the editors of this timely volume take up the challenge of assessing the complex interplay of forces that have generated, and sometimes sustained, the popularity of children's books. Ranging from eighteenth-century chapbooks to the stories of Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl, and from science schoolbooks to Harry Potter, these essays show how authorial talent operates within its cultural context to make a children's classic.


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Children's Literature and the Fin de Siècle

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13 : 9780313321207
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Children's Literature and the Fin de Siècle PDF Format Full Free by International Research Society for Children's Literature Congress 1999 and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2003 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The close of a century invites both retrospection and prognostication. As a period of transition, it also brings a sense of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. This volume examines fin de siecle tensions in 19th- and 20th-century children's literature from around the world. The contributors look back at children's literature of the past and ahead toward children's literature of the future, while probing such issues as literary nonsense and the breakdown of language, the image of the child as redeemer, social engineering in children's literature, the Holocaust in children's fiction, fear in contemporary fantasy, and changing notions of masculinity.


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Change and Renewal in Children's Literature

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13 : 9780275981853
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Change and Renewal in Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Thomas Van der Walt and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of scholarly essays on the topics of change and renewal in children's literature.


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Teaching Problem Solving Through Children's Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1563089815
Pages : 197 pages
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Download Teaching Problem Solving Through Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by James W. Forgan and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2003 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains 40 ready-to-use plans promote cooperation and shared problem-solving. Each lesson focuses on a children's literature character that is faced with a problem-solving situation. Through discussion questions and other activities, students will learn problem-solving strategies that can be applied to any situation.


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Kipling's Children's Literature

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ISBN 13 : 9780754655961
Pages : 190 pages
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Download Kipling's Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Sue Walsh and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2010 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite Kipling's popularity as an author and his standing as a politically controversial figure, much of his work has remained relatively unexamined due to its categorization as 'children's literature.' Sue Walsh challenges the apparently clear division between 'children's' and 'adult' literature, suggesting new directions for postcolonial and childhood studies and interrogating the way biographical criticism on children's literature in particular has tended to supersede and obstruct other kinds of readings.


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Children's Literature for All God's Children

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Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780804216906
Pages : 107 pages
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Download Children's Literature for All God's Children PDF Format Full Free by Virginia Thomas and published by Westminster John Knox Press. This book was released on 1986-01-01 with total page 107 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The themes, words, and concepts in children's literature speak to the whole Christian community. Virginia Thomas and Betty Miller have examined children's literature and designed an extensive annotated list of children's stories, poems, folk tales, and fiction that express faith, belief, theology, and Christian principles. This unique resource/reference handbook gives the church the opportunity to function as a united community of believers. Children and adults have the chance to study and learn together -- grow as a whole community.Thomas and Miller offer a practical approach to children's literature that gives background and theory, an evaluation of techniques, "how-to" guidelines, suggestions for use, lists of books, two annotated bibliographies, and indices: subject and themes, genre, and book awards. Explains: why children's literature is a good resource for Christians where to find good stories how significant themes are adapted for different age levels how to evaluate stories how to use them Parents, teachers, and ministers will delight with children in this new approach to sharing, learning, teaching, and worship. The bibliography of books for all ages is a treasure-house of information. Features basic book information, summary, and themes values. This is an educational tool that provides a new avenue to understanding our faith.


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Children's Literature Gems

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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN 13 : 0838997201
Pages : 137 pages
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Download Children's Literature Gems PDF Format Full Free by Elizabeth Bird and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009 with total page 137 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Master the huge array of quality children's books from the past and the present with this must-have resource from children's librarian Elizabeth Bird.


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Children's Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780253110923
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Children's Literature of the Harlem Renaissance PDF Format Full Free by Katharine Capshaw Smith and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2004-07-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Harlem Renaissance, the period associated with the flowering of the arts in Harlem, inaugurated a tradition of African American children's literature, for the movement's central writers made youth both their subject and audience. W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Langston Hughes, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and other Harlem Renaissance figures took an impassioned interest in the literary models offered to children, believing that the "New Negro" would ultimately arise from black youth. As a result, African American children's literature became a crucial medium through which a disparate community forged bonds of cultural, economic, and aesthetic solidarity. Kate Capshaw Smith explores the period's vigorous exchange about the nature and identity of black childhood and uncovers the networks of African American philosophers, community activists, schoolteachers, and literary artists who worked together to transmit black history and culture to the next generation.