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Children's Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1610695615

Publisher : ABC-CLIO

Number of Pages : 343

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: Looking for a practitioner-oriented intro to literature for children ages 5–12? This book covers the latest trends, titles, and tools for choosing the best books and materials as well as for planning fun and effective programs and activities. • Includes recommendations and evaluations of digital eBooks, apps, and audiobooks as well as print titles, providing full coverage of the range of materials for children today • Features short essays by top authors and practitioners in the field to give readers expert opinions and guidance • Provides author comments, collaborative activities, featured books, special topics and programs, selected awards and celebrations, historical connections, recommended resources, issues for discussion, relevant professional standards, and assignment suggestions within each chapter • Addresses the most recent professional and curricular standards for elementary school students—a key element of today's education assessment standards

Reading Children’s Literature: A Critical Introduction - Second Edition

Author : Carrie Hintz,Eric L. Tribunella

ISBN10 : 1770487131

Publisher : Broadview Press

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Reading Children’s Literature offers insights into the major discussions and debates currently animating the field of children’s literature. Informed by recent scholarship and interest in cultural studies and critical theory, it is a compact core text that introduces students to the historical contexts, genres, and issues of children’s literature. A beautifully designed and illustrated supplement to individual literary works assigned, it also provides apparatus that makes it a complete resource for working with children’s literature during and after the course. The second edition includes a new chapter on children’s literature and popular culture (including film, television, and merchandising) and has been updated throughout to reflect recent scholarship and new offerings in children’s media.

Word Journeys, Second Edition

Author : Kathy Ganske

ISBN10 : 146251281X

Publisher : Guilford Publications

Number of Pages : 420

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: This trusted teacher resource and course text provides a comprehensive approach to assessing and building children's word knowledge (grades K–8). Kathy Ganske shows how carefully planned word study can improve students' reading and writing skills while fostering their appreciation of language. Complete instructions are provided for implementing the Developmental Spelling Analysis (DSA), an easy-to-use assessment tool, and for tailoring instruction to learners' strengths and weaknesses. Numerous word lists, student work samples, and "Literature Links" are included, along with 27 reproducible forms. The large-size format facilitates photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition: *Addresses the Common Core State Standards. *Incorporates additional activities and technology tips, plus updated research findings. *Chapter explaining the meaning of word study and its role in literacy instruction, including "Researcher Voices" perspectives from noted experts. *Ideas for making the most of small-group instructional time. *Expanded "Literature Links" book lists, now including informational texts. *DSA answer sheets have been enhanced for easier scoring and several new reproducibles added. See also the companion volumes from Ganske, Word Sorts and More, Second Edition: Sound, Pattern, and Meaning Explorations K–3 and Mindful of Words: Spelling and Vocabulary Explorations 4–8, which provide a wealth of ready-to-use word study activities.

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Author : Daniel Hahn

ISBN10 : 0191057266

Publisher : OUP Oxford

Number of Pages : 704

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

Author : Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay

ISBN10 : 1440851360

Publisher : ABC-CLIO

Number of Pages : 719

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

The Early Reader in Children’s Literature and Culture

Author : Jennifer Miskec,Annette Wannamaker

ISBN10 : 1317394771

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 246

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: This is the first volume to consider the popular literary category of Early Readers – books written and designed for children who are just beginning to read independently. It argues that Early Readers deserve more scholarly attention and careful thought because they are, for many younger readers, their first opportunity to engage with a work of literature on their own, to feel a sense of mastery over a text, and to experience pleasure from the act of reading independently. Using interdisciplinary approaches that draw upon and synthesize research being done in education, child psychology, sociology, cultural studies, and children’s literature, the volume visits Early Readers from a variety of angles: as teaching tools; as cultural artifacts that shape cultural and individual subjectivity; as mass produced products sold to a niche market of parents, educators, and young children; and as aesthetic objects, works of literature and art with specific conventions. Examining the reasons such books are so popular with young readers, as well as the reasons that some adults challenge and censor them, the volume considers the ways Early Readers contribute to the construction of younger children as readers, thinkers, consumers, and as gendered, raced, classed subjects. It also addresses children’s texts that have been translated and sold around the globe, examining them as part of an increasingly transnational children’s media culture that may add to or supplant regional, ethnic, and national children’s literatures and cultures. While this collection focuses mostly on books written in English and often aimed at children living in the US, it is important to acknowledge that these Early Readers are a major US cultural export, influencing the reading habits and development of children across the globe.

More Family Storytimes

Author : Rob Reid

ISBN10 : 0838909736

Publisher : American Library Association

Number of Pages : 181

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: Introduces twenty-four activity programs for children and families using books, songs, crafts and dance to approach common topics including the seasons, animals, holidays, and the sea.

Mo Willems

Author : Sheila Griffin Llanas

ISBN10 : 161478504X

Publisher : ABDO

Number of Pages : 24

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: This biography introduces readers to Mo Willems, author and illustrator of the incredibly popular Knuffle Bunny books. Readers will learn about Willems's childhood in Louisiana through his years in New York and current family life in Massachusetts, his early interests in sculpture and cartooning, his experience working for Sesame Street, the creation of the Pigeon and the publication of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, as well as his latest projects, including Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed and new additions to the funny Elephant and Piggie books. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Willems's childhood, family, education, life as an illustrator, and his beloved works. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics

Author : Scott Robins,Snow Wildsmith

ISBN10 : 1440229961

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Education

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Book Summary: "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." --Author Emilie Buchwald Filled with beautifully illustrated reviews and a wealth of recommendations, A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics lovingly and thoughtfully reveals a world of graphic novels sure to capture the imagination and curiosity of your child. Children's literature experts and library professionals Scott Robins and Snow Wildsmith select and review 100 age-appropriate books, and recommend another 750 titles for children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade in this full-color, first-of-its-kind guide. You'll also find an educator's bibliography, website recommendations, and a bounty of resources to make this magical journey informative as well as delightful. Jeff Smith and Vijaya Iyer, producers of the highly acclaimed and award-winning Bone series, provide a Foreword for the book.

小熊媽讓孩子學會自己讀的英語閱讀101+

Author : 小熊媽(張美蘭)

ISBN10 : 9575035046

Publisher : 親子天下

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Family & Relationships

Viewed : 1864

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Book Summary: 暢銷書《小熊媽的經典英語繪本101+》加強版 雙育教育博士 許雅寧 ╳ 英語閱讀推手 水瓶面面 聯手推薦 用對方法、選對教材,讓孩子自己讀英語一點都不難! 本書與《小熊媽的經典英語繪本101+》相輔相成,重點在於培養孩子英語自主閱讀的能力。 101篇邁向自主閱讀的推薦教材與書籍,200個以上免費的文章朗讀與影音資源,讓家長從親子共讀開始,漸進養成孩子自主閱讀的好習慣。 ◆使用建議三步驟 步驟一 在開始進入本書之前,先從英語繪本開始親子共讀,再慢慢加入歌曲、影片、線上互動教材、玩具等輔助,讓孩子感受到學習英語的樂趣。 步驟二 漸進式導入自然發音法的學習,讓孩子看到單字就會拼讀。在教材使用上,同樣先從親子共讀開始,再請孩子練習自己讀。記得錄下共讀或自己讀的音檔,讓孩子反覆聆聽。 步驟三 打好基礎,養成孩子自主閱讀的習慣後,接下來要慢慢提升閱讀能力。先從繪本開始,再到英語橋梁書、青少年小說,引導孩子一步步向前邁進。 ◆本書獻給 煩惱孩子英語會聽不會講、會講不會讀的父母; 想培養孩子英語閱讀習慣卻不知如何開始的父母; 想選購自學英語教材卻不知從何挑起的父母; 單純喜歡看書學英語的小孩與父母。 本書特色 特色一 全書以星等分類,從最簡單的自然發音法學習教材,到重要必讀繪本、各階段橋梁書,以及需要靜下心來讀的青少年小說,總共10個星等。可根據孩子的程度,挑選適合的讀本,循序閱讀。 特色二 每篇皆附有課程、朗讀或相關連結,除了親子共讀,也可以讓孩子自行觀看影片或聆聽朗讀,從聽力開始,一步步從「共讀」進階到「自己讀」的程度。