Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children's Literature (6th Edition)

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This is a fresh, new edition of one of the most widely-respected sources for introducing future teachers to the wealth of literature available to children. The sixth edition is replete with expanded coverage of key topics, numerous new features, and an enhanced focus on multicultural literature. Its unique two-part genre chapters—one part content, one part methods—once again provide everything instructors need in order to teach the core concepts and knowledge of children's literature content supported by methods to teach it. This book covers what constitutes good use of literature in the classroom and offers readers access to additional material on children's literature and teaching about literature. It covers what to look for in good literature and how to identify the best among what's available. For professionals in the field of teaching or anyone interested in children's literature.

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The premier text in the field in an exciting new edition! This text's trademark enthusiastic style, attention to detail, and two-part genre chapters have won it a large and devoted following. Presenting material in accessible, interesting language students respond to, its unique format allows instructors to teach all content, all methods, or any combination of the two that is appropriate for their students. Material focuses on current, proven approaches to teaching such as the literature-based reading approach and the use of literature to encourage children's responses to reading. This text's visual appeal is guaranteed by the use of a wealth of illustrations from favorite full-color children's books in their original colors...and by a fresh, interesting layout featuring the art of real children that keeps students reading and enjoying the process of learning about children's books first page to last.

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Through the Eyes of a Child, Sixth Edition, provides an in-depth look at children's literature, its genres and components, and its value in classroom contexts. Written by one of the most well-known experts in the field, this streamlined new edition motivates readers to immerse themselves in children's literature.

What's special about the sixth edition?

  • A focus on using children's literature in the classroom, with student responses to literature and voices of teachers from the field. New features include Through the Eyes of a Child and Through the Eyes of a Teacher.
  • The most extensive and scholarly treatment of multicultural literature, in a separate chapter and integrated throughout all genre chapters.
  • Issues features, covering hot topics surrounding children's literature such as censorship, writing outside of one's own ethnic or cultural group, and visual literacy.
  • Definitive criteria for evaluating children's literature.
  • Conversations with Children's Literature Authors and Illustrators video, integrated into the text, covers interviews with many excellent children's book authors and illustrators, including Eve Bunting, Floyd Cooper, Paula Danziger, Brian Pinkney, Jack Gantos, and many more.
  • Companion Website—a text-integrated supplement with self-assessments, many activities for users, an online activity book with strategies for teaching with children's literature, and links to award sites, author sites, research sites, classroom sites, and others.
  • A new 5,000 title CD-RCM database of award-winning books packaged with the text.

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