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Children's Books in Children's Hands: An Introduction to Their Litrature
A resource for pre- and in-service teachers, librarians, and all who seek to encourage children to enter the world of books. Part I orients the reader to the study of children's literature, with chapters on children's personality and intellectual development, literary elements of children's literatu
Hardcover, 580 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Prentice Hall
(first published 1996)
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Nov 26, 2008 Robyn Simmons rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
This text really helped me to define my genres. I was unsure about many of the elements that each genre contained. Before I went to search for books in the library, I used this book as a resource to note certain literary elements. I also loved how each chapter shared titles and authors that were popular in that genre. This helped me a lot when it came to researching my author for the author study and selecting books to read. This is a great resource because it helps to explain research based on ...more
Fascinating book on how literature stimulates children's thinking from picture books to classics. I'm taking this for a class and had no idea it would be this interesting. My daughter is an elementary teacher in San Diego an I will definitely forward this to her for her library. It really is a must for teachers!
Nov 17, 2007 Meagan rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: teachers, librarians, and parents
This is a wonderful resource for anyone who is involved with encouraging the love of reading in children. It includes detailed descriptions of the many varieties of children's literature, as well as stand-out examples from each genre and excellent resources for further reading. In addition, each chapter is full of text boxes encouraging readers to consider important issues in children's literature and literacy, as well as suggestions for best practices in teaching reading. It's all written in a ...more