Beyond Picture Books

Author: Barbara Barstow
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591585459
Format: PDF
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A bibliography that suggests books for beginner readers is accompanied by subject, title, illustrator, readability level, and series indexes.

Literacy Beyond Picture Books

Author: Dorothy Dendy Smith
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412971136
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Featuring sample lessons, information on finding age-appropriate materials, and more, this guide helps teachers create thematic units that build literacy skills in students with significant disabilities.

A to Zoo

Author: Rebecca L. Thomas
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781610693530
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This essential children's literature reference contains up-to-date information on some 17,500 fiction and nonfiction picture books available in or to libraries today. Perfect for those who want thorough subject access to titles, this guide is the provengold standard and a long-standing favorite of librarians and educators who work with children"--

The Early Reader in Children s Literature and Culture

Author: Jennifer Miskec
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317394763
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the first volume to consider the popular literary category of Early Readers – books written and designed for children who are just beginning to read independently. It argues that Early Readers deserve more scholarly attention and careful thought because they are, for many younger readers, their first opportunity to engage with a work of literature on their own, to feel a sense of mastery over a text, and to experience pleasure from the act of reading independently. Using interdisciplinary approaches that draw upon and synthesize research being done in education, child psychology, sociology, cultural studies, and children’s literature, the volume visits Early Readers from a variety of angles: as teaching tools; as cultural artifacts that shape cultural and individual subjectivity; as mass produced products sold to a niche market of parents, educators, and young children; and as aesthetic objects, works of literature and art with specific conventions. Examining the reasons such books are so popular with young readers, as well as the reasons that some adults challenge and censor them, the volume considers the ways Early Readers contribute to the construction of younger children as readers, thinkers, consumers, and as gendered, raced, classed subjects. It also addresses children’s texts that have been translated and sold around the globe, examining them as part of an increasingly transnational children’s media culture that may add to or supplant regional, ethnic, and national children’s literatures and cultures. While this collection focuses mostly on books written in English and often aimed at children living in the US, it is important to acknowledge that these Early Readers are a major US cultural export, influencing the reading habits and development of children across the globe.

Gentle Reads Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits Grades 5 9

Author: Deanna J. McDaniel
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313094519
Format: PDF
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This volume recommends some 500 positive, heart-warming stories for young readers—stories of the human spirit and what it can accomplish; stories of loving families surviving crises in positive ways; historical tales full of quick-witted people (especially girls); fairy tales with strong women; true stories of survival; and more. These gentle and uplifting reads span every genre—from science fiction and fantasy, to mysteries, realistic fiction, biographies, and nonfiction. They are Accelerated Reader titles, Reading Counts titles, and Junior Library Guild selections. Primarily intended for grades 5 to 9, this is a list of reading suggestions for the young adult who wants a great read but does not want to be offended. Grades 5-9.

Historical Fiction for Young Readers grades 4 8

Author: John Thomas Gillespie
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591586216
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents an introduction to historical fiction for readers in grades four through eight, listing eighty titles of works for this age group and providing plot summaries, characters, historical background, and selected passages for discussion.

Best Books for Boys

Author: Matthew D. Zbaracki
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591585992
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Identifies titles that will be both interesting and motivating for young male readers, and includes genre, plot summary, reading level, and bibliographic information.

The Social Skills Picture Book

Author: Jed Baker
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 1932565353
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Designed for highschoolers with social communication problems, this book encourages students to examine photographs of social interations and determine the most appropriate responses.

Talking beyond the page

Author: Janet Evans
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Talking Beyond the Page shows how different kinds of picturebooks can be used with children of all ages and highlights the positive educational gains to be made from reading, sharing, talking and writing about picturebooks.With contributions from some of the world's leading experts, chapters in this book consider how:children think about and respond to visual images and other aspects of picturebookschildren's responses can be qualitatively improved by encouraging them to think and talk about picturebooks before, during and after reading themthe non-text features of picturebooks, when considered in their own right, can help readers to make more sense out of the bookdifferent kinds of picturebooks, such as wordless, postmodern, multimodal and graphic novels, are structuredchildren can respond creatively to picturebooks as art formspicturebooks can help children deal with complex issues in their livesTalking beyond the Page also includes an exclusive interview with Anthony Browne who shares thoughts about his work as an author illustrator.This inspiring and thought provoking book is essential reading for teachers, student teachers, literacy consultants, academics interested in picturebook research and those organising and teaching on teacher education courses in children's literature and literacy.

Twice Upon a Time

Author: Catharine Bomhold
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN:
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Expand fairy tale programs, activities, and units with this lively guide to fractured, altered and otherwise retold classic favorites for K-5 students.