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The Child that Books Built

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ISBN 13 : 0571266436
Pages : 80 pages
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The Child as Critic

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Publisher : Teachers College Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780807743409
Pages : 260 pages
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Download The Child as Critic PDF Format Full Free by Glenna Davis Sloan and published by Teachers College Press. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This bestselling text has helped countless numbers of educators to create effective reading programs that are fun and inspiring for both the student and the educator. New features include a chapter on contemporary literary theories for classroom practice, a section on storytelling, assessment advice and more.


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International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 113443684X
Pages : 1399 pages
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Download International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Peter Hunt and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-08-02 with total page 1399 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Children's literature continues to be one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting of interdisciplinary academic studies, of interest to anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood or culture in general. The second edition of Peter Hunt's bestselling International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature offers comprehensive coverage of the subject across the world, with substantial, accessible, articles by specialists and world-ranking experts. Almost everything is here, from advanced theory to the latest practice – from bibliographical research to working with books and children with special needs. This edition has been expanded and includes over fifty new articles. All of the other articles have been updated, substantially revised or rewritten, or have revised bibliographies. New topics include Postcolonialism, Comparative Studies, Ancient Texts, Contemporary Children's Rhymes and Folklore, Contemporary Comics, War, Horror, Series Fiction, Film, Creative Writing, and 'Crossover' literature. The international section has been expanded to reflect world events, and now includes separate articles on countries such as the Baltic states, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Iran, Korea, Mexico and Central America, Slovenia, and Taiwan.


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Intl Comp Ency Child Lit E2

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ISBN 13 : 1136486755
Pages : 656 pages
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Download Intl Comp Ency Child Lit E2 PDF Format Full Free by Peter Hunt and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-12-12 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Children's literature continues to be one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting of interdisciplinary academic studies, of interest to anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood or culture in general. The second edition of Peter Hunt's bestselling International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature offers comprehensive coverage of the subject across the world, with substantial, accessible, articles by specialists and world-ranking experts. Almost everything is here, from advanced theory to the latest practice – from bibliographical research to working with books and children with special needs. This edition has been expanded and includes over fifty new articles. All of the other articles have been updated, substantially revised or rewritten, or have revised bibliographies. New topics include Postcolonialism, Comparative Studies, Ancient Texts, Contemporary Children's Rhymes and Folklore, Contemporary Comics, War, Horror, Series Fiction, Film, Creative Writing, and 'Crossover' literature. The international section has been expanded to reflect world events, and now includes separate articles on countries such as the Baltic states, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Iran, Korea, Mexico and Central America, Slovenia, and Taiwan. First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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Children's Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1317212126
Pages : 188 pages
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Download Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Carrie Hintz and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-10-18 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Children’s Literature is an accessible introduction to this engaging field. Carrie Hintz offers a defining conceptual overview of children’s literature that presents its competing histories, its cultural contexts, and the theoretical debates it has instigated. Positioned within the wider field of adult literary, film, and television culture, this book also covers: Ideological and political movements Children’s literature in the age of globalization Postcolonial literature, ecocriticism, and animal studies Each chapter includes a case study featuring well-known authors and titles, including Charlotte’s Web, Edward Lear, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. With a comprehensive glossary and further reading, this book is invaluable reading for anyone studying Children’s Literature.


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Geographies of the Book

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ISBN 13 : 1317128982
Pages : 316 pages
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Download Geographies of the Book PDF Format Full Free by Charles W.J. Withers and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The geography of the book is as old as the history of the book, though far less thoroughly explored. Yet research has increasingly pointed to the spatial dimensions of book history, to the transformation of texts as they are made and moved from place to place, from authors to readers and within different communities and cultures of reception. Widespread recognition of the significance of place, of the effects of movement over space and of the importance of location to the making and reception of print culture has been a feature of recent book history work, and draws in many instances upon studies within the history of science as well as geography. 'Geographies of the Book' explores the complex relationships between the making of books in certain geographical contexts, the movement of books (epistemologically as well as geographically) and the ways in which they are received.


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Understanding Children's Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1134186584
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Understanding Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by Peter Hunt and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-05-17 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edited by Peter Hunt, a leading figure in the field, this book introduces the study of children’s literature, addressing theoretical questions as well as the most relevant critical approaches to the discipline. The fourteen chapters draw on insights from academic disciplines ranging from cultural and literary studies to education and psychology, and include an essay on what writers for children think about their craft. The result is a fascinating array of perspectives on key topics in children’s literature as well as an introduction to such diverse concerns as literacy, ideology, stylistics, feminism, history, culture and bibliotherapy. An extensive general bibliography is complemented by lists of further reading for each chapter and a glossary defines critical and technical terms, making the book accessible for those coming to the field or to a particular approach for the first time. In this second edition there are four entirely new chapters; contributors have revisited and revised or rewritten seven of the chapters to reflect new thinking, while the remaining three are classic essays, widely acknowledged to be definitive. Understanding Children’s Literature will not only be an invaluable guide for students of literature or education, but it will also inform and enrich the practice of teachers and librarians.


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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0199938555
Pages : 601 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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Motivating Teen and Preteen Readers

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Publisher : R&L Education
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ISBN 13 : 1610480325
Pages : 283 pages
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Download Motivating Teen and Preteen Readers PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey Pflaum and published by R&L Education. This book was released on 2011-08-16 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Motivating Teen and Preteen Readers: How Teachers and Parents Can Lead the Way contains over 1,000 diverse, original, fun, creative, absurd, challenging questions on reading that will inspire adolescent reading lives from the inside out. The four books of questions contained in this volume are designed to help kids help themselves find their ways to a desire to read.


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The Cambridge Companion to Children's Literature

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1139828045
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Children's Literature PDF Format Full Free by M. O. Grenby and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2009-12-10 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Some of the most innovative and spell-binding literature has been written for young people, but only recently has academic study embraced its range and complexity. This Companion offers a state-of-the-subject survey of English-language children's literature from the seventeenth century to the present. With discussions ranging from eighteenth-century moral tales to modern fantasies by J. K. Rowling and Philip Pullman, the Companion illuminates acknowledged classics and many more neglected works. Its unique structure means that equal consideration can be given to both texts and contexts. Some chapters analyse key themes and major genres, including humour, poetry, school stories, and picture books. Others explore the sociological dimensions of children's literature and the impact of publishing practices. Written by leading scholars from around the world, this Companion will be essential reading for all students and scholars of children's literature, offering original readings and new research that reflects the latest developments in the field.


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Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood

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Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
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ISBN 13 : 0393240045
Pages : 304 pages
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The Intellectual Lives of Children

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0674988035
Pages : 241 pages
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Download The Intellectual Lives of Children PDF Format Full Free by Susan Engel and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2021-01-05 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A look inside the minds of young children shows how we can better nurture their abilities to think and grow. Adults easily recognize children’s imagination at work as they play. Yet most of us know little about what really goes on inside their heads as they encounter the problems and complexities of the world around them. In The Intellectual Lives of Children, Susan Engel brings together an extraordinary body of research to explain how toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children think. By understanding the science behind how children observe their world, explain new phenomena, and solve problems, parents and teachers will be better equipped to guide the next generation to become perceptive and insightful thinkers. The activities that engross kids can seem frivolous, but they can teach us a great deal about cognitive development. A young girl’s bug collection reveals important lessons about how children ask questions and organize information. Watching a young boy scoop mud can illuminate the process of invention. When a child ponders the mystery of death, we witness how children build ideas. But adults shouldn’t just stand around watching. When parents are creative, it can rub off on their children. Engel shows how parents and teachers can stimulate children’s curiosity by presenting them with mysteries to solve. Unfortunately, in our homes and schools, we too often train children to behave rather than nurture their rich and active minds. This focus is misguided, since it is with their first inquiries and inventions—and the adult world’s response to them—that children lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and good thinking. Engel offers readers a scientifically based approach that will encourage children’s intellectual growth and set them on the path of inquiry, invention, and ideas.


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The Cambridge Companion to Harriet Beecher Stowe

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ISBN 13 : 9780521533096
Pages : 276 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Harriet Beecher Stowe PDF Format Full Free by Cindy Weinstein and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2004-07-15 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cambridge Companion to Harriet Beecher Stowe establishes new parameters for both scholarly and classroom discussion of Beecher Stowe's writing and life. This collection of specially commissioned essays provides new perspectives on the frequently read classic Uncle Tom s Cabin, as well as on topics of perennial interest, such as Stowe s representation of race, her attitude to reform, and her relationship to the American novel. The volume investigates Stowe s impact on the American literary tradition and the novel of social change. Contributions also offer lucid and provocative readings that analyze Stowe's writings through a variety of contexts, including antebellum reform, regionalism, law and the protest novel. Fresh, accessible, and engaged, this is the most up to date introduction available to Stowe s work. The volume, which offers a comprehensive chronology of Stowe's life and a helpful guide to further reading, will be of interest to students and teachers alike.


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ISBN 13 : 0199725314
Pages : 2656 pages
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Download The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature PDF Format Full Free by David Scott Kastan and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2006-03-03 with total page 2656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From folk ballads to film scripts, this new five-volume encyclopedia covers the entire history of British literature from the seventh century to the present, focusing on the writers and the major texts of what are now the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. In five hundred substantial essays written by major scholars, the Encyclopedia of British Literature includes biographies of nearly four hundred individual authors and a hundred topical essays with detailed analyses of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions whose impact upon the writing or the reading of literature was significant. An ideal companion to The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, this set will prove invaluable for students, scholars, and general readers. For more information, including a complete table of contents and list of contributors, please visit www.oup.com/us/ebl


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Literacy Moves On

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135396779
Pages : 196 pages
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Download Literacy Moves On PDF Format Full Free by Janet Evans and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book looks at the changing nature of literacy and at the way in which new and different literacies are emerging in the first part of the 21st century. It considers how children are shaping and being shaped by these changes, it also looks at how teachers need to bridge-the-gap between children's out of school interests and school based curriculum demands. This edited collection, which features chapters by international experts and voices in the field, aims to: Take a closer look at (and demystify) some of the influences on literacy in the 21st century e.g. popular culture, multi-modal texts, email, text messaging and critical literacy. Enhance teachers' awareness of these developments and show how they can use them to improve the literacy skills of their pupils. Show, through the Implications for Practice sections, how teachers can find different but straightforward ways of linking children's personal, out-of-school interests with the demands of the school curriculum.


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A Family of Readers

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Publisher : Candlewick Press
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ISBN 13 : 0763662178
Pages : 368 pages
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Download A Family of Readers PDF Format Full Free by Martha V. Parravano and published by Candlewick Press. This book was released on 2012-10-09 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two of the most trusted reviewers in the field join with top authors, illustrators, and critics in a definitive guide to choosing books for children—and nurturing their love of reading. A FAMILY OF READERS is the definitive resource for parents interested in enriching the reading lives of their children. It’s divided into four sections: 1. Reading to Them: Choosing and sharing board books and picture books with babies and very young children. 2. Reading with Them: Launching the new reader with easy readers and chapter books. 3. Reading on Their Own: Exploring what children read—and how they read—by genre and gender. 4. Leaving Them Alone: Respecting the reading privacy of the young adult. Roger Sutton knows how and why children read. He must, as the editor in chief of THE HORN BOOK, which since 1924 has been America’s best source for reviews of books for young readers. But for many parents, selecting books for their children can make them feel lost. Now, in this essential resource, Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano, executive editor at the magazine, offer thoughtful essays that consider how books are read to (and then by) young people. They invite such leading authors and artists as Maurice Sendak, Katherine Paterson, Margaret Mahy, and Jon Scieszka, as well as a selection of top critics, to add their voices about the genres they know best. The result is an indispensable readers’ companion to everything from wordless board books to the most complex and daring young adult novels.