Critical Handbook of Children's Literature, A Paperback / softback
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KEY BENEFIT: Gives future teachers, practicing teachers, librarians, and parents sound advice and many rich examples for choosing quality children's literature for use in the classroom, library, or home. KEY TOPICS: Definitions of literary terms are interwoven throughout in-depth discussions of plot, character, theme, setting, point of view, and style & tone; sound criteria for assessing the merit of children's books; chapters on poetry, biography, and informational books; a section on censorship and thinking multiculturally combine to make this an important revision. New to this edition are fresh examples of quality children's literature infused with many multicultural titles included; an in-depth discussion of the complex relationship between pictures and text in contemporary picturebooks; descriptions of graphic and verse novels; discussions of new issues, such as the risky topics addressed in some books for children, and suggestions of ways to use picturebooks created for older readers. Wrapping up this edition is a discussion of ways to engage readers through read alouds and interactive discussions. MARKET: Pre-service and in-service teachers, librarians, and parents.