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Children's Literature in Action

An Educator's Guide (Library and Information Science Text)

By Sylvia M Vardell

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Format: Hardcover, 319 pages, 2nd Edition
Published In: United States, 28 March 2014
Children's Literature in Action: An Educator's Guide, Second Edition presents an action-oriented approach for sharing books with children ages 5 through 12, planning book-based programs, and collaborating with teachers and families in sharing books and developing literature-based instruction. Author Sylvia M. Vardell draws on her 30 years of university teaching and extensive familiarity with the major textbooks in the area of children's literature to deliver something different: a book that focuses specifically on the perspective and needs of the librarian, with emphasis on practical action and library applications. The contents address seven major genres: picture books, traditional tales, poetry, contemporary realistic fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, and informational books. This invaluable book addresses such questions as "How should a librarian select and share books in each genre?" and "How do I generate interest in reading with today's students?" as well as "What are the best promotion and collaboration activities associated with each genre?" Although the work is specifically written to help new librarians get up to speed in the field of children's literature, it will benefit everyone from experienced, practicing librarians and children's services paraprofessionals to elementary level educators and parents who homeschool their children.

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A book full of practical activities, programming ideas, and teaching strategies that identifies the latest critically acclaimed books and materials for children.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS * Acknowledgments Introduction This Book by Joyce Sidman * Chapter 1: An Introduction to Children and Their Literature Chapter 2: Picture Books Chapter 3: Traditional Tales Chapter 4: Poetry for Children Chapter 5: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Chapter 6: Historical Fiction Chapter 7: Fantasy Chapter 8: Informational Books * References Bibliography of Children's Books Cited Credits Index

About the Author

Sylvia M. Vardell is professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University.


"This attractive and informative addition to the Library and Information Science Text Series provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of children's literature. Designed specifically to teach library science professionals how to select, display, and create engaging activities around children's books, this unique textbook also has far-reaching appeal to anyone interested in learning more about children's literature... These features make the book an indispensable resource for information professionals." - ARBAonline

EAN: 9781610695602
ISBN: 1610695607
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited Inc
Age Range: 15+ years
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