Children's Literature, Briefly

ISBN-10: 0131734903
ISBN-13: 9780131734906
Edition: 4th 2008
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Book details

List price: $78.67
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

The Magic of Books
Why Read?
The Rewards of Reading
Unengaged and Engaged Reading
Why Do So Few People Read?
Reading Is Personally Motivating
Engaged and Unengaged Reading
What Is a Good Book?
Choosing Children's Books
Judging a Book: Literary Quality Versus Personal Taste
Quality
Taste
How to Recognize a Well-Written Book
Choosing the Right Words
Precise Vocabulary
Figurative Language
Dialogue
Music in Language
Understatement
Unexpected Insights
Elements of Weak Writing
How to Recognize a Well-Illustrated Book
Visual Literacy: Developing the Ability to "See"
Functions of Illustrations in Picture Books
Style and Media in Picture Book Illustrations
Visual Elements
Additional Illustration Criteria: Action and Detail
Depicting Action
Creating Depth with Detail
Care Given to Bookmaking
The Books Themselves
Children's Books: History and Trends
Early Books for Children
Children's Books Come of Age
The 1800s
1900-1950
1950-Present
New Realism
Minority Books
The Changing Trends in Genres and Formats of Children's Books
A Changing Marketplace
The 21st Century
Organizing Children's Literature by Genre
The Genres
The Book Lists
Picture Books
Categories of Picture Books
ABC Books
Counting Books
Concept Books
Participation Books
Wordless Picture Books
Predictable Books
Beginning Reader Picture Books
Picture Storybooks
Engineered Books
Baby/Board Books
Picture Books Available in Audiovisual Formats
Poetry
Why Children May Learn to Dislike Poetry
Building Appreciation for Poetry
The NCTE Poetry Award
Forms of Poetry
Building a Poetry Collection
Traditional Fantasy
Traditional Fantasy: A Part of Every Culture
Peculiarities of Traditional Fantasy
The Universal Nature of Traditional Fantasy
The Values of Fantasy
Types of Traditional Fantasy
In Defense of Traditional Fantasy
Psychological Fantasy
Violence
Frightening for Young Children
Waste of Time
Modern Fantasy
A Definition of Modern Fantasy
Categories of Modern Fantasy
Six Basic Fantasy Motifs
Science Fiction
The Truth in Fantasy
Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Importance of Story
Identifying with Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Contemporary Realistic Fiction and Society
Common Categories of Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Historical Fiction
History Textbooks Versus History Trade Books
History Textbooks Cover Too Much
The People Are Missing!
Historical Fiction: Presenting Multiple Perspectives
What Makes Good Historical Fiction?
History Should Not Be Sugarcoated
Historical Accuracy Is Required
The Historical Period Should Come to Life
The History Usually Is Revealed through the Eyes of a Young Protagonist
Avoid Too Much Attention to Historical Detail
Types of Historical Fiction
Reviewing the Values of Historical Fiction
Biography
Typical Personalities in Biographies
Types of Biographies
Judging Biographies for Young Readers
Informational Books
The Purpose of Informational Books
Finding Good Informational Books
Attractive Design
Compelling Details
Fascinating Comparisons
Unusual Subjects or Viewpoints
Personalized Content
Accuracy
Types of Informational Books
Multicultural and International Books
Multicultural Literature
The Need for Multicultural Books
Judging Multicultural Literature
The Growth of Multicultural Literature
International Books
Books in the Classroom
Controversial Books
The First Amendment
Predictable and Unpredictable Controversy
Intellectual Freedom and Individual Choice
Handling Book Challenges
Materials Selection Policy
Grievance Procedure
Steps to Reduce Emotional Tension
Motivating Students to Read
Helping Students Find the Books They Like
Learning from Motivated Readers
Getting Students Quickly into Books
Reading Incentive Programs
Organizing the Classroom to Get Children into Books
First: Set an Example
Second: Provide Books
Third: Make Time for Books
Fourth: Create a Reading Atmosphere
Fifth: Work with Parents
Sixth: Choose Meaningful Activities and Assignments
Teaching with Children's Books
Opening Doors with Books
The Strengths of Trade Books
Research Support for Using Trade Books to Teach Reading
Using Trade Books in the Reading Curriculum
Talking about Books
Written and Creative Responses
Using Trade Books in the Other Subject Areas
The Individual Reading Approach
The Large-Group Reading Approach
The Small-Group Reading Approach
Three Principles of Using Trade Books to Teach Subject Matter
The Last Word
Guidelines for Building a Classroom Library
Book Selection Aids
Magazines for Children
Children's Book Awards
Publishing Children's Books
Name Index
Subject Index

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