Children's Books in Children's Hands: An Introduction to Their Literature

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This highly lauded text, with a “reader-response” approach and extensive inclusion of culturally diverse literature, has been updated to include coverage of such important topics as technology in the classroom, visual literacy, and the influence of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2000 on reading instruction in the public schools.  Framing the content within a perspective of cultural diversity, renowned authors Charlie Temple, Junko Yokota and Miriam Martinez take the reader inside the workings of children’s literature, focusing on ways in which literature elicits responses from young readers, genre by genre and book by book. The text provides a full range of thoughtful and practical suggestions for sharing and exploring literature with children. Thus, there is a natural connection between the presentation and exploration of good books for children (including more than 2,000 annotations) and the rich repertoire of reader-response-based techniques. This connection prepares the reader not only to choose good literary works for children, but to understand their dynamics and be able to engage young readers.

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From the Authors:
In this book, we seek to explain the vital importance of sharing ideas with the young through children’s literature and nurturing a richer appreciation of the books themselves. We had several goals in writing this book:

  • To help the adult reader recognize the many ways children benefit from literature at different times in their lives and to appreciate what happens when a child is engaged by a book
  • To acquaint the adult reader with the wealth of children’s books that are available today and to enable that reader to make critical judgments about them
  • To equip the reader with a range of proven strategies to bring children together with books productively and pleasurably

This highly lauded text, with a reader-response approach and extensive inclusion of culturally diverse literature, has been updated to include coverage of such important topics as technology in the classroom, visual literacy, and the influence of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2000 on reading instruction in the public schools.

The third edition is packed with new and revised practical applications, and features complete revisions of three key chapters (Multicultural and International Literature, Picture Books, and Literary Meaning-Making and Children’s Response to Literature.) The authors have also expanded coverage of important and timely topics: the re-emergence of graphic novels (aka comic books); the influence of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2000 on reading instruction in the public schools; censorship; visual depictions in traditional literature; historical evolution of realistic fiction; and magical realism.

About the Author:

Charles Temple is a banjo-picking storyteller and teacher educator at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Co-author of many books in the field of reading and language arts, including All Children Read, Understanding Reading Problems, and The Beginnings of Writing, Temple has also published several books for children. Temple has worked over the years with teachers in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Central and South American who are using literacy and literature to better students’ lives.

 

Miriam Martinez is a teacher educator at the University of Texas at San Antonio who thoroughly enjoys getting lost in good books, including children’s books. A recipient of the International Reading Association’s Arbuthnot Award which honors outstanding university teachers of children’s literature, Dr. Martinez co-edited Book Talk and Beyond: Children and Teachers Respond to Literature and What a Character! Character Study as a Gateway to Literary Understanding, both published by IRA.

 

Junko Yokota is a professor and director of the Center for Teaching through Children’s Books at National-Louis University in Chicago. She spent the first ten years of her career as a classroom teacher and librarian. She has published articles and review columns in a wide variety of reading/language arts and children’s literature journals, chapters in professional books, and Kaleidoscope: A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, published by the National Council of Teachers of English.

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