All chapters conclude with Teaching Ideas, Experiences for Your Learning, Recommended Books, Resources, and References. I. UNDERSTANDING LITERATURE AND THE CHILD READER. 1. Children's Books in Children's Hands. 2. Literary Elements of Children's Literature. 3. The Child Reader Responds to Literature. 4. Literature Representing Diverse Perspectives. II. EXPLORING THE GENRES OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. 5. Traditional Literature. 6. Picture Books. 7. Poetry for Children. 8. Realistic Fiction. 9. Historical Fiction. 10. Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction. 11. Informational Books and Biography. III. CREATING THE LITERATURE-BASED CLASSROOM. 12. Inviting Children into Literature. 13. Encouraging Response to Literature: Literary Discussion. 14. Literature Units in the Curriculum. Appendix A: Children's Book Awards. Appendix B: Children's Magazines with Literacy Content. Name/Title Index. Subject Index.Temple, Charles is the author of 'Children's Books in Children's Hands An Introduction to Their Literature', published 2001 under ISBN 9780205318469 and ISBN 0205318460.