"Somehow [the authors] have included a bit of the magic that happens whenever one picks up a children's book to read" Carol J. Fuhler - Iowa State University "I am grateful that the authors recommend high-quality children's literature." Kathryn M. Brimmer - University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Literature for Young Children: Supporting Emergent Literacy Ages 0-8will provide the backbone for teachers and child-care professionals to recognize children's literature that can impact the lives of young children. Through the use of this text, professionals will how to choose high quality literature and use it to support the literacy development of preschool and primary-age children. The text covers fiction, non-fiction, poetry and illustrated literature and covers both contemporary and classic literature titles. The text assists professionals in designing curricula, developing language skills and fostering moral and social development in young children. The practical classroom planning strategies, copious book examples and media strategies make this text an indispensable tool for anyone working with toddlers, pre-schoolers and children in grades K-3. New to this text: A refined focus on emergent learners ages 0 to 8 Recommended text sets and lists of award-winning books accompany lessons in every chapter Developmental goals and teaching suggestions, are presented in easy-to-read table formatsCyndi Giorgis is the author of 'Literature for Young Children: Supporting Emergent Literacy, Ages 0-8 (6th Edition)', published 2008 under ISBN 9780132405041 and ISBN 0132405040.