Children's books in children's hands: an introduction to their literature
It is a well-documented fact that today's children are having more and more difficulty with reading. Teachers are overwhelmed in the classroom and parents are often busy holding two jobs to simply make ends meet. Nonetheless, the importance of raising a literate child cannot be ignored. This exciting new book offers a unique and thoughtful discussion of the best works and creators in the field. It provides vital discussion of the importance of children's literature and includes extensive book lists and lists of award-winners to help parents and teachers make decisions about reading material in the home and at school. It also contains insight from prominent children's authors, illustrators, and editors. Recommended books include publication data, interest level, and brief annotations for every book listed. Useful appendices include Children's Book Awards and Winners; Professional Organizations; Children's Book Publisher's Addresses; Book Selection Aids; Children's Magazines with Literary Content; and Children's Literature Web Sites. Teachers as well as day care providers and parents will benefit from this comprehensive and engaging book.
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Literary Elements of Childrens Literature
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