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 ofChildren's Literature, Brieflyintroduces the reader to theessentialfoundations 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. NEW!Briefer chaptersprovide essential information on genres, text quality, and censorship ensuring new teachers are prepared to teach and read children's literature. Learn toaddress issues of children's motivation through the use of children's literaturein the classroom in Chapter 17. Read descriptions ofhow children's literature can be used to advance literacyin the classroom in Chapter 18. A unique colorful illustration guideidentifies the visual elements children's literature illustrators use and explains how to evaluate a book by its pictures. Top 10 Favoritesas end-of-chapter features provide new teachers with the latest inquick-reference bookliststhat name the best of the best in children's literature. Notable authors and illustrators featureshelp new teachers get a head start on choosing quality literature. NEW!Searchable database of 20,000 children's literature titles has been reprogrammed for faster search capabilities including: Searching for a specific book A customized search for award winners or for books by grade level Tailoring a booklist for a specific child or classroom activity. NEW!ACD tutorialsupports students as they use the CD database for the first time whileTech Notesthroughout the text suggest when and where you might use the searchable database in coursework and in the classroom.Tunnell, Michael O. is the author of 'Children's Literature, Briefly ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780131734906 and ISBN 0131734903.
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