Childrens Literature: A Developmental Perspective, 1st Edition
January 2008, ©2008
Chapter 1. Children, Literature, And Development: Interactions And Insights.
Chapter 2. Children And Their Literature: Changes Through The Years.
Part Two. Understanding Children's Literature.
Chapter 3. Genres In Children's Literature.
Chapter 4. Analyzing, Selecting, And Responding To Children's Literature.
Chapter 5. The Craft Of Writing And Illustrating.
Chapter 6. Diversity In Children's Literature.
Part Three. The Content Of Children's Literature.
Chapter 7. Literature For The Early Years (Birth To Two).
Chapter 8. Literature For The Preschool Years (2-4).
Chapter 9. Literature For The Early Elementary School Years (5-7).
Chapter 10. Literature For The Intermediate Years (8-11).
Chapter 11. Literature For The Middle School Years (11-14).
Chapter 12. Literature For The High School Years (14-18).
Part Four. Topics For Teachers And Librarians.
Chapter 13. Science Literature Through The Grades: A Curricular Model.
Chapter 14. Issues For Teachers And Librarians.
- Developmental Summary Charts: Each genre chapter will include a summary of the developmental features of the period that highlight outstanding biopsychosocial characteristics.
- Then and Now: Traces the changes that occur in the interpretation of various issues -- for example, the development of picture books -- and is a rich source of information for readers.
- Culture and Children's Literature: These features stress the role that any culture plays in its literature and the developmental effects it has on children.
- Chapter-Opening Vignettes: Deisgned to prepare the reader for the material to come, thus encouraging meaningful learning.
- Guidelines for Reading the Chapter: Help readers focus on the important elements of the chapter.
- What's Your View?: Designed to encourage readers to divulge their opinions on the matter under discussion.
- Spotlight On...Outstanding Authors and Illustrators: Intended to demonstrate the background and talent of various outstanding individuals (Maurice Sendak, Virginia Hamilton, etc.).
- Recommended Children's Books and Professional Bibliography: Each chapter concludes with a listing of recommended titles (over 2,000 from all the chapters combined).
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