ERIC Number: ED084491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Evaluating Books for Children and Young People. Perspectives in Reading No. 10.
Huus, Helen, Comp.
This volume is intended to help teachers recognize the criteria for evaluating books and to assist the learners in their classrooms in developing skills. The book is divided into three sections. The first presents an overview of literary criticism with chapters entitled "Critic, Fact, Fiction" and "The Writer and His Craft." The second section examines criticism of juvenile literature and includes chapters entitled "Developmental, Interest, and Reading Levels,""From Analysis to Reaction,""Translations of Traditional and Modern Material," and "Literary Criticism Abroad." The final section examines criticism of books for young people with chapters on "Analysis of Teenage Books,""Selection of Adult Books for School-Age Readers,""Relevancy of Content to Today's Students," and"Media for Disseminating Critiques." The book concludes with a selective list of aids for choosing books for children and young people, a bibliography of books for children, and a bibliography of books for young people. (HOD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Books, Childrens Literature, Content Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Literary Criticism, Reading Material Selection
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.