ERIC Number: ED444130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Celebrating Children's Choices: 25 Years of Children's Favorite Books.
Post, Arden DeVries
This book provides the background and development of the Children's Choices project and highlights many of the best known and most popular books that have appeared on the Children's Choices list over the past 25 years. Each book selection features a picture of the book jacket, an annotation from the Choices list, a list of classroom applications, and vignettes from the classrooms where the authors observed the applications in progress. Selected books cross content areas and reading levels, and feature both fiction and nonfiction. The book begins with an introductory chapter and a chapter entitled "Children's Literature in the Curriculum and at Home." The third chapter, "Books Used with Younger Readers," contains sections entitled "Imagine the Impossible with 'Cows Can't Fly'";"Check and Chart Weird and Real Weather with 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs'"; "Study a Whale of a Tale with 'Katie K. Whale'"; "Open the Door to Sharing with 'The Doorbell Rang'"; "Explode into Literacy with 'The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top'"; "Serve as a Sleuth with 'Bunnicula'"; and "Establish a Classroom Community with 'Miss Nelson Is Missing.'" The fourth chapter, "Books Used with Middle Readers," contains sections entitled "Write Tall with 'American Tall Tales'"; "Develop Sensitivity to Environmental Needs with 'A River Ran Wild'"; "Appreciate Animals with 'The Humane Societies: A Voice for the Animals'"; "Play with Poetry with 'The Book of Pigericks'"; and "Three Cinderella Stories": "Vasilissa the Beautiful: A Russian Folktale"; "Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China"; and "Cinderella (Fay's Fairy Tales)." The fifth chapter, "Books Used with Older Readers," contains sections entitled "Think through Relationships with 'Philip Hall Likes Me. I Reckon Maybe'"; "Grow with 'Seedfolks'"; "Study Opposites with 'Tops and Bottoms'"; "Dare To Dream with 'Dragonwings'"; and a subsection entitled "Use Jean Fritz Books To Enhance a Unit on the American Revolution and Colonial America," dea
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education, Literature Appreciation, Reading Material Selection
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($23.95). Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Note: "With Marilyn Scott and Michelle Theberge."