Children's Literature An Invitation to the World

ISBN-10: 0321049152

ISBN-13: 9780321049155

Edition: 2003

Authors: Diana Mitchell, Pamela Waterbury, Rose Casement

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Children's Literature: An Invitation to the World is written and organized in a manner that engages the readers and that will instill confidence in teachers when selecting and using literature in their teaching. Readers are asked to take a world view of literature-what it is; how to recognize one's own; how to recognize an author's-and encouraged to see children's literature through a lens that includes people not like themselves. The book tackles tough issues such as gender and racial bias and how they can be insidiously promoted in literature. No other book on the market engages readers more than this one. Rather than just presenting topics, the book asks "What can we learn from them?" In addition, the first-person narrative involves readers in the discussion, rather than simply presenting content to them. Elementary and middle school teachers, curriculum developers and anyone interested in children's literature.
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List price: $89.20
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/8/2002
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 464
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Each chapter concludes with "Internet Resources"
"References," and "Children's Books Cited in this Chapter."
An Introduction to Children's Literature
What Is Children's Literature? What Can You Expect to Find in the Field of Children's Literature? The Connection Between Reading and Children's Literature
The Roots of Our Reading Selves-The Reading Autobiography
Different Readers, Different Readings
Creating a Community of Readers and Learners Through Talk
Getting Started as Readers of Children's Literature
Child Development and the Selection of Children's Literature: The Work of Piaget
What Makes a Book Accessible? Reasons for Reading
Trends-What's Changed About Children's Literature Since You Were in Elementary School?
Valuating and Selecting Children's Literature
Evaluating Books-The Words and Story
The Visual
Responding to the Visual
Looking at the Art
Artists' Tools and Materials
Styles of Artists
Evaluating the Art
Book Awards
Selection of Books
The World of Picture Books
ABC Books
Counting Books
Concept Books
Characteristics of ABC, Counting, and Concept Books
Wordless Books
Characteristics of Wordless Books
Characteristics of Books for the Earliest Readers
Characteristics of Transitional or Chapter Books
Purposes of Picture Storybooks
Categories of Picture Storybooks for Older Readers
Favorite Authors and Illustrators of Picture Books
Responding to Books Through Talk, Art, Writing, Drama, Movement, and Music
What Is Response to Literature? Providing Time to Respond
What Do Good Readers Do? Initial Responses
Response Through Multi-Literacies
Movement or Kinesthetic Learning
The Affective in Literature
The Delights of Poetry
What Is Poetry? Approaching Poetry
The Sounds of Poetry
How to Celebrate Poetry
The Characteristics of Poetry
The Many Types of Poetry
Why Use Poetry In the Classroom? How Children Connect to Poetry
Poetry for Children in a Changing World
What Kinds of Poetry Books Can You Expect to Find? Evaluating Poetry Collections
Selecting Poetry for the Classroom
Poets You Can Count On
The Context of Children's Literature
How Can Books Affect Children? More Than a Story-What Is Contained in Children's Literature? How Can We Uncover What's in Books? Recognizing Stereotypes
Examples in Children's Literature of Uncovering the Stereotypes
What Does All This Mean? What We Can Learn from the History of Children's Literature
Multicultural and International Literature
What Is Multicultural Literature? Reasons for Using Multicultural Literature
How All Children Can Benefit From Multicultural Literature
The Variety of Multicultural Books
Authors and Illustrators of Color
The Issue of Writing Outside One's Culture or Race
Other Issues Surrounding the Use of Multicultural Literature
Evaluation and Selection
International Books
Traditional or Folk Literature
What Is Traditional or Folk L
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