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Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide (Library and Information Science Text Series)

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  97 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Book by Vardell, Sylvia M.
Paperback, 323 pages
Published January 30th 2008 by Libraries Unlimited (first published 2008)
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Heather
I finished reading this whole textbook within my first month of class in Fall 2011 so that I could get ahead before I have to take my comprehensive exams. I read it for my "Library Materials for Children" class toward my MLIS degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In all, I felt like it was a good overview of the genres, awards, and evaluation criteria of children's literature even though the author of course could not be an expert on every topic. It was also interesting to read, which ...more
Stacie
Dec 06, 2015 Stacie rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate to take the course from the author. I have read quite a few textbooks over the years, this one was by far the best I've ever read, on any subject. It reads somehow like a regular book: It flowed like a story. It's not dry, and never boring, and does not waste any words. Every piece of information is valuable, and worthy of consideration. I read the entire thing, cover to cover. All of the information is easily absorbed. This is a lady who loves her subject. Her passion is contagi ...more
Sarah
Dec 07, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(I read the 2nd Ed.) Does a good job of discussing different genres/ subgenres of children's literature and providing additional links/references. 3.5*
Aimee Marx
Dec 11, 2015 Aimee Marx rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: slis, nonfiction
Extremely helpful.
Ashley
Dec 16, 2015 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was reading this for my Materials, Literature and Collection Development for Children and Youth course. Unfortunately, I had to send this textbook back in since I rented it and I did not get the chance to finish all of the chapters. But what I did get to read from it was seriously beneficial and helped me to learn more about the topic at hand.

Garren
Dec 03, 2014 Garren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A tad on the obvious side at times, but that comes with the territory of trying to write a comprehensive overview. I appreciate the many recommended titles, third-party resources, and people to watch. I also gained some vocabulary to better discuss subtypes of children's lit genres.

This is one of the few textbooks I will be keeping from library school.
Kitchengrrl
Jul 31, 2012 Kitchengrrl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I'm surprised by how much I'm getting out of this book. It's almost making me feel like I'm getting the wrong degree. Too late! I'm only 1 semester away from graduation!
Samantha
Jan 18, 2010 Samantha rated it liked it
Shelves: grad-school
actually pretty interesting, provided a lot of information about different types of children's literature and activities and ideas that I could use in the future.
Lindsay
Not without its flaws, but definitely one of the better library textbooks I've been assigned over the course of my degree.
Blaine
May 10, 2011 Blaine added it
I didn't read all of this, but the parts I did read had great lists of books and ideas for teachers.
Hillary
Very informative book on Children's literature and what to look for when evaluating it.
Patty
Jul 25, 2011 Patty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
adequate reading for a textbook. Glad I am finished with my Masters program!
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I am enjoying this book. I like the in depth history of children's literature.
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