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ERIC Number: ED458602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Pages: 17
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Inside the Mind of a Child: Selecting Literature Appropriate to the Developmental Age of Children.
Rocklin, Joanne
Important reasons exist for differences among the various genres in children's literature, related to the emotional and intellectual development of the reader. The themes presented in good children's fiction are always the same ones, no matter what the age: the need for love, the importance of close attachments, the fear of abandonment and separation, the need for self acceptance, to name a few. It is important to have an informed sense of which books generally appeal to kids at a certain age and why they do every time a parent or friend sets out to buy, read, or create a book for children. This paper considers what kind of books enhances the development of the individual child from infancy to adolescence. The paper discusses what to look for: in choosing books for infants, in choosing picture books for children ages 3 and up, in choosing books for beginning readers, in choosing transition books (for ages 7 through 9), in choosing books for middle grade readers (about Grades 3 through 7), and finally, in choosing young adult fiction. (Contains 24 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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