"ESSENTIALS OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 5e"
- FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS from notable children's picture books
support discussions of artistic styles and visual elements (Chapter
2) and visual literacy (Chapter 4).
- Conveniently and innovatively reproduced on inside front and
back covers with handy guides to the illustrations and their
characteristics on facing pages.
- BEAUTIFUL NEW COVER ART BY ILLUSTRATOR ERIC VELASQUEZ sets the
tone for an inclusive multicultural approach to children's
- USING LITERATURE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM TABLES offer practical
suggestions for using traditional literature, historical fiction,
biography, and informational books across the curriculum (Chapters
5, 8, and 9).
IMPROVED IN THIS EDITION!
- EXPANDED COVERAGE OF INFORMATIONAL LITERATURE includes the
elements of nonfiction and suggestions for teaching students how to
read nonfiction (Chapter 9).
- EXPANDED COVERAGE OF LITERATURE AND THE TEACHING OF READING
includes a discussion of the National Reading Panel Report and how
that report is related to the teaching of literature (Chapters 1
and 11) .
THE SAME "FACTS-ONLY" STYLE PIONEERED BY
"ESSENTIALS OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE"
""This book is distinguished from others in its field by its
comprehensive treatment of each topic. It is also distinctive in
its treatment of multicultural literature. The authors make clear
that the creation of a separate chapter for this is not in any way
to suggest that this ought to be a specialty area, rather, this
multiculturalism should infuse every genre, as indeed it does in
Tom Caron, Marshall University
""My students have had positive responses to this text. Most of
them have mentioned that they are glad that they will have it as a
resource in their classrooms when they start teaching.""
Lori Elliott, Georgia State University
""This book is straightforward, reader friendly, and not
overwhelming for the student.""
Dr. Dottie Kulesza, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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