This book presents a comprehensive discussion of international children's books and their use in K-8 classrooms. Global Perspectives in Children's Literature reviews the status of children's literature around the world and elaborates on the benefits of international children's literature for both children's development and the curriculum. The book presents various genres such as picture books, fiction, informational books, and poetry. Issues in the field and criteria for selecting books are provided. History and contemporary trends are discussed and numerous books are described. Specific ways to share international books are presented as they relate to theme studies, specific content areas, visual literacy, and language arts.Freeman, Evelyn B. is the author of 'Global Perspectives in Children's Literature', published 2000 under ISBN 9780205308620 and ISBN 0205308627.