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Children's Books in Children's Hands: An Introduction to Their Literature (3rd Edition)

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  6 reviews

This highly lauded text, with a “reader-response” approach and extensive inclusion of culturally diverse literature, has been updated to include coverage of such important topics as technology in the classroom, visual literacy, and the influence of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2000 on reading instruction in the public schools. Framing the content within a perspective of

Hardcover, 608 pages
Published August 12th 2005 by Allyn & Bacon (first published 1996)
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Nov 17, 2007 Meagan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teachers, librarians, and parents
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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
Great book. Very useful. TOO EXPENSIVE!!!
Robyn Simmons
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
Cindy Klement
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!
(reading throughout the semester in CI 546)

An invaluable resource for a classroom teacher.
My most used classroom resource- hands down.
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