ERIC Number: ED432754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Open Books: Literature in the Curriculum, Kindergarten through Grade 2.
Hurst, Carol Otis
This comprehensive encyclopedia of children's literature for the lower grades aims to inspire teachers, librarians, and students to delve into picture books and find ways to integrate books into the curriculum. The encyclopedia offers information on themes, focus picture books, and author studies to help educators become familiar with specific books and authors. It contains 20 fully developed themes that relate directly to the literature, social studies, math, art, and music curriculum. Each theme recommends activities and books for further study. Fourteen focus picture books include summaries of books and ideas and suggestions for cross-curriculum activities. Twenty-five author studies give biographic information on well-known picture books authors and illustrators, as well as overviews of their work and summaries of their books. (NKA)
Descriptors: Authors, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Illustrations, Picture Books, Primary Education, Thematic Approach, Whole Language Approach
Linworth Publishing, Inc., 480 East Wilson Bridge Road, Suite L., Worthington, OH 43085-2372 ($36.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
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Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Teachers
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