Winners of the most respected prizes in childrens literature speak out in an exclusive collection of acceptance speeches, culled from the archives of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and The Horn Book magazine. Featuring authors and illustrators selected during the past 10 years, the book includes speeches by Neil Gaiman (Newbery 2009) David Wiesner (Caldecott 2002, 2007) Kate DiCamillo (Newbery 2004) Each speech is accompanied by The Horn Book review of the winning title and a biographical profile of its celebrated creator. Three insightful introductory essays examine changes in youth publishing during the last decade, rounding out an engaging glimpse at the originality of the writers and artists whose work informs the direction of childrens literature.
Featuring contributions by active librarians from around the country, this guide offers a goldmine of quality books for children, spotlighting more than 500 titles published within the last four years.
Need a one-stop resource for jumpstarting sleepy library visitors? Ready to add punch to classroom discussions? In this companion to his best-selling book Reid's Read-Alouds, children's lit guru Reid dips back into the classics to highlight outstanding titles published between 1950 and 1999 that continue to connect with kids today. From humor and drama to science fiction and history, Reid makes it easy to find just the right place to begin, with unique 10-minute read-aloud suggestions drawn from 200 carefully selected titles. Along with his kid-tested great reads, he includes - Brief plot summaries and appropriate grade levels for each title - Program planning suggestions - Indexes by subject, author, title, and grade-level An excellent time-saver for the busy librarian or teacher, Reid's guide will enliven audiences and make reading fun.
This reference book contains over 2000 entries - 900 of which are discuss authors, illustrators, printers and publishers. The majority of the entries cover fairy tales, folklore, cartoons, chapter books, science fiction, and more. Plot summaries are provided for major works of children's fiction.
Describes the development and current trends in children's literature from around the world. Focus is on children's literature in English with some works in English translation. This work complies biographical information on authors, and illustrators as well as 97 topical entries, such as: African literature, censorship, drama, pop-up books, science fiction, and more.
This reference book includes over 650 signed entries, arranged alphabetically which focuses solely on Young Adult Literature. Entries include author profiles, trends, and topical articles covering the usual genre designations and a few newer ones, such as Chick Lit and Urban Legends. The back of the book has an extensive appendix lists book award winners and includes Web sites and "Best" lists.
Call Number: PN 1008.5 .C372 2015 at Main Library (Stacks)
The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners.This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre.
Contains 475 alphabetically ordered entries covering authors, illustrators, genres, publishing trends and numerous essays on social and historical issues. It also contains a reading list by age and category.
Children's literature continues to be one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting of interdisciplinary academic studies, of interest to anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood or culture in general. The second edition of Peter Hunt's bestselling International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature offers comprehensive coverage of the subject across the world, with substantial, accessible, articles by specialists and world-ranking experts. Almost everything is here, from advanced theory to the latest practice from bibliographical research to working with books and children with special needs. This edition has been expanded and includes over fifty new articles. All of the other articles have been updated, substantially revised or rewritten, or have revised bibliographies. New topics include Postcolonialism, Comparative Studies, Ancient Texts, Contemporary Children's Rhymes and Folklore, Contemporary Comics, War, Horror, Series Fiction, Film, Creative Writing, and 'Crossover' literature. The international section has been expanded to reflect world events, and now includes separate articles on countries such as the Baltic states, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Iran, Korea, Mexico and Central America, Slovenia, and Taiwan."
Within 5 broad sections the reader will find over 80 essays covering a range of topics, such as: fairy tales, playground rhymes, critical theory, classic children's books, comics, and current trends in children's literature on the sub-continent of India.
This 4 volume set contains over 3,200 signed entries that cover children's literature from medieval times to today. This set also provides literary intrepretation to major works in children's literature, as well as discusses trends, themes, genres, and the traditions of children's literature in many countries.
Organized by age and genre, this work examines Canadian board books, picture books, folk tales, poetry, books for beginning readers, novels for children ages 7 to 12 and novels for children older than 12. Each entry outlines the plot of the story, main characters, and setting of each story. Some works are identified as being "Highly Recommended" - as the authors consider these books to be the best in Canadian children's literature.
A comprehensive guide for parents, teachers, counselors and librarians to 500 children's fiction books that portray more than 100 common issues kids face, from bullies, siblings and fear of the dark to divorce, moving and chronic illness. The only comprehensive source of great children's books on nearly every issue kids experience.