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Are you looking for a brief introduction to children’s literature genres that leaves time to read actual works of children’s literature? This new, significantly revised and streamlined edition of Children’s Literature, Briefly introduces the reader to the essential foundations of each children’s literature genre, supported by practical features and tools to suggest quality books and activities to advance literacy in the classroom. As new teachers build their classroom library, the brevity of this affordable new edition ensures readers have the resources to purchase and time to read actual children’s literature.
The goal of this text, then, is to provide a practical overview of children's books, offering a framework and background information while keeping the spotlight on the books themselves.
''Several students over the years have told me it was one of the few texts they took with them to their first year of teaching. It contained the criteria for making good judgments. They could quickly apply the principles outlined to other books. l find this one of the primary strengths of the text and it is one reason why I keep using it.'' - Jean Stringam, Missouri State University
''This text provides a clear and concise overview of children’s literature. It does not overwhelm the students with too much information. The strengths are clear and concise information and the reading lists.'' - Rhonda L. Truitt, Catawba College
''The concise and clever writing style works so well with the students taking this course.'' - Marianne Baker, James Madison University
''I love the first chapter and how it positions the reader in seeing the value of reading. I also love the color insert that makes illustrations come alive.'' - Diane Barone, University of Nevada, Reno