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Understanding Children's Books

Understanding Children's Books
A Guide for Education Professionals

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June 2008 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Children's books play a vital role in education, and this book helps you to choose books that have the most to offer young children. Each chapter reflects on a different theme or genre and their role in educational settings, and recommends ten 'must reads' within each one.

The themes covered include:
  • Books for babies
  • Literature for the very young
  • Narrative fiction
  • Books in translation
  • Poetry
  • Picture books
  • Graphic texts
Early years professionals, childcare professionals, and teachers working with children from the nursery stage to 14 years will find this book a fascinating and useful resource.
Prue Goodwin
Introduction To Children's Books
Liz Attenborough
Books For Babies
Margaret Perkins
Literature For The Very Young
Vivienne Smith
Learning To Read Or Be A Reader
Prue Goodwin
Books For Young Independent Readers
Catriona Nicholson
Narrative Fiction
Gillian Lathey
Books In Translation
Nikki Gamble
Non-Fiction In Literary Form
Michael Lockwood
Mel Gibson
Picture Books

All three books just reviewed have been placed on module booklists and copies for the library are either on order or will be at the next available opportunity. Many thanks.

Mrs Marie Helks
Education , York St John University College
October 13, 2009

An excellent publication which provides both students and teachers alike with a wealth of information regarding the world of children's books.
All of the contributors combine theory with a lot of practical advice.

Mrs Tracy Parvin
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
September 30, 2009

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Prue Goodwin

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