Essentials of Children's Literature (9e) : 9780134532592

Essentials of Children's Literature (9e)

Short & Lynch-Brown
 
Edition
 
9
ISBN
 
9780134532592
ISBN 10
 
0134532597
Published
 
24/03/2017
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
432
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$149.99
 
 
 
Description

For survey courses in children’s literature. Also suitable as a companion text in an integrated reading/language arts course.

 

From a well-known, well-respected author team–a comprehensive, yet concise resource about children's literature and engaging children as readers.


This widely popular text focuses on engaging pre-service teachers and librarians in experiencing the joy of reading, selecting, and sharing excellent children's books with students and engaging them as readers. Clear, concise, and direct, the book uses recommended book lists, examples, figures, and tables in combination with narrative and prose, freeing class time for involvement with literature. Through newly added connections to classrooms and libraries, in addition to expanded content related to standards and trends in literacy, Essentials of Children's Literature is an indispensable guide for future teachers and librarians.

 

Table of contents
  • Part One: Children and Literature
  • 1. Learning about Story and Literature
  • 2. Learning about Children and Literature
  • 3. Learning about Literature
  • 4. Illustration and Visual Elements
  • Part Two: Categories of Literature
  • 5. Picturebooks and Graphic Novels
  • 6. Poetry
  • 7. Traditional Literature
  • 8. Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • 9. Realistic Fiction
  • 10. Historical Fiction
  • 11. Nonfiction: Biography and Informational Books
  • 12. Literature for a Diverse Society
  • Part Three: Bringing Children and Books Together
  • 13. Literature in the Curriculum
  • 14. Engaging with Literature

 

New to this edition
  • Multicultural and global literature are integrated throughout the genre chapters and book lists.
  • Connections for librarians have been added throughout all chapters.
  • All special features (Recommended Book Lists, Milestones, Excellent Books to Read Aloud, Notable Authors and Illustrators, and Invitations for Further Investigation) have been updated to include the newest titles, creators, and trends and issues related to the field.
  • Features expanded coverage of graphic novels (Chapter 5).
  • Stronger connections and alignment with Common Core Standards appear throughout the book, including:
    • Updated discussion on the influence of standards on the use of literature in classrooms and libraries (Chapter 13);
    • Updated research on reading interests and evaluation of text complexity (Chapter 2); and
    • Stronger focus on the features of expository texts as it relates to informational literature (Chapter 11).
  • A separate chapter on Illustration and Visual Elements highlights the increasingly significant role of these elements across all genres and formats (Chapter 4). 
  • The chapter on Historical Fiction (Chapter 10) has been reorganized according to major themes that cut across historical fiction.
  • A new section on book-related apps shows the great expansion in apps available to children.
  • The discussion of censorship has moved to Chapter 13–Literature in the Curriculum.
  • Charts of landmark studies and studies related to children’s literature and reading and writing help support the use of literature with readers in classrooms and libraries. In addition, instructors can use the charts to involve students in professional reading (Chapters 1 & 13).

Features & benefits

  • NEW! Multicultural and global literature are integrated throughout the genre chapters and book lists.
  • NEW! Connections for librarians features have been added throughout all chapters.
  • UPDATED! All special features (Recommended Book Lists, Milestones, Excellent Books to Read Aloud, Notable Authors and Illustrators, and Invitations for Further Investigation) have been updated to include the newest titles, creators, and trends and issues related to the field.
  • NEW! Includes expanded coverage of graphic novels. (Chapter 5)
  • NEW! A separate chapter on Illustration and Visual Elements highlights the increasingly significant role of these elements across all genres and formats. 
  • Features strategies to engage readers in close reading, and a stronger focus on reader response (for example, see Reader Connections sections at the end of each genre chapter.)
  • UPDATED! Stronger connections and alignment with Common Core Standards appear throughout the book, including:
    • An updated discussion on the influence of standards on the use of literature in classrooms and libraries (Chapter 13);
    • Updated research on reading interests and evaluation of text complexity (Chapter 2); and
    • Stronger focus on the features of expository texts as it relates to informational literature (Chapter 11).
  • NEW! A new section on book-related apps shows the great expansion of apps available to children.
  • UPDATED! Historical Fiction (Chapter 10) is now organized around major themes that cut across the genre, while still including the time period information.
  • UPDATED! The discussion of censorship has moved to Literature in the Curriculum (Chapter 13).
  • UPDATED! Charts of landmark studies, and studies related to children’s literature, reading, and writing, help support the use of literature with readers in classrooms and libraries. In addition, instructors can use the charts to involve students in professional reading (Chapters 1 & 13).

Author biography

Kathy G. Short teaches graduate courses in children’s literature, inquiry, and curriculum at the University of Arizona and taught elementary school in Indiana and Ohio. Her books include Teaching Globally: Reading the World through Literature, Critical Content Analysis of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Creating Classrooms for Authors and Inquirers, and Stories Matter: The Complexity of Cultural Authenticity. She is director of Worlds of Words (www.wowlit.org), an initiative to build bridges across global cultures through literature. She has served on numerous book award committees, including the Caldecott, and is the Past President of NCTE.


Carol Lynch-Brown taught graduate and undergraduate courses in children’s and young adult literature, reading, and language arts education at Florida State University. She was a teacher in elementary school and middle school in St. Paul and Minneapolis Public Schools, and taught English in French Public Schools. She co-authored with Carl M. Tomlinson Essentials of Young Adult Literature, 2nd Edition, published by Pearson in 2010 and is a former editor of The Reading Teacher, a journal of the International Reading Association.


Carl M. Tomlinson taught graduate and undergraduate courses in children's literature and language arts at Northern Illinois University. He was an elementary and middle school teacher in Thomasville, Georgia, public schools, and taught classes in English in Norway. He co-authored with Carol Lynch-Brown Essentials of Young Adult Literature, 2nd Edition, published by Pearson in 2010, and is the editor of Children's Books from Other Countries, published by USBBY and Scarecrow Press in 1998.