Children's Books in Children's Hands: A Brief Introduction to Their Literature, 6th edition

Published by Pearson (August 16, 2018) © 2019

  • Charles A. Temple Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Miriam A. Martinez University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Junko Yokota National-Louis University

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ISBN-13: 9780134798684
Children's Books in Children's Hands: A Brief Introduction to Their Literature
Published 2018

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Children's Books in Children's Hands familiarizes current and future teachers with the best and most recent books for children. The renowned author team presents richly illustrated, practical ideas for sharing literature with children as a source of enjoyment and inspiration that will last them a lifetime.

This authoritative, captivating and popular guide establishes a roadmap for understanding the world of children's literature, including its writers, illustrators, editors and critics, while also providing a strong emphasis on books from many cultural groups.

The 6th Edition now includes full-color illustrations and art, newer title annotations, new teaching ideas, coverage of shifting changes in genres and thorough coverage of multicultural and international books.

PART I: UNDERSTANDING LITERATURE AND THE CHILD READER

  1. Children’s Books in Children’s Hands
  2. Literary Elements in Works for Children
  3. Picturebooks
  4. Literature Representing Diverse Perspectives
  5. International Literature

PART II: EXPLORING THE GENRES OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

  1. Poetry for Children
  2. Traditional Literature
  3. Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction
  4. Contemporary Realistic Fiction
  5. Historical Fiction
  6. Nonfiction

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