Charlotte Huck's Children's Literature

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This classic text shows readers how children’s literature can capture the attention of K-8 students and foster a lifelong love of reading. It is the standard work in the field. The text covers learning about children’s literature, understanding children’s responses to literature, the history of children’s literature, beginning books, picture books and all of the genres (fantasy, poetry, realistic fiction, historical fiction, biography, and informational books), planning the literature program, and extending and evaluating children’s understandings of literature.

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Contents

Chapter Outline
3
Wonderfully
12
Evaluating Childrens Fiction
13
APPENDIX
14
Classics in Childrens Literature
24
International Book Awards
26
Age and Gender Differences
34
Response in the Classroom
55
Folktales from Africa
305
European Variants in
312
Folktales from Mexico
318
Fables
322
Types of Myths
325
Epic and Legendary Heroes
330
Modern Fantasy
348
Poetry
408

Joseph Bruchac 331
57
Chapter Review
62
Learning to Read Naturally 144 45
67
Exploring Folktales 323
73
The World beneath Your
85
Life Stories 63637
93
Folktales of the World
98
The Multicultural World
104
Talking Points
105
CHAPTER REVIEW
128
PART
138
Nursery Rhyme Collections from
140
Developing Initial Literacy
141
Finger Rhymes and Nursery Songs
147
Alphabet Books
154
Concept Books
167
Books for the Beginning Reader
175
Picture Books
198
Cultural Conventions
219
The Content of Picture Books
227
CHAPTER REVIEW
232
Chapter Traditional Literature
274
A Perspective on Traditional Literature
275
Folktales of the World
291
Russian Folktales
298
Selecting Poetry for Children
421
Multicultural Poetry
426
Sharing Poetry with Children
443
Contemporary Realistic Fiction
468
The Authors Background
475
Chapter 10
476
CHAPTER REVIEW
523
Historical Fiction
540
Stories of Prehistoric Times
548
Stories of the Western Hemisphere
555
Nonfiction Books
586
CHAPTER REVIEW
656
PART THREE
662
Planning the Literature Program
664
Sharing Literature with Children
670
Connecting Literature and Life
687
Connecting Books across the Curriculum
690
APPENDIXES
B Book Selection Aids A14
15
Publishers Addresses A21
21
CHILDRENS LITERATURE
1
Into the Twentieth Century 573
4
Index of Titles Authors
25
Knowing Childrens Literature 26
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