ERIC Number: ED468245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The PETA Guide to the Children's Book Council Awards Shortlist, 2002.
This guide to the best books for children published in Australia in 2001 represents the choice of the judges of the Children's Book Council of Australia. The guide presents a shortlist of books in all award categories except that of Older Readers. It provides discussion points for exploring each book, enabling teachers and learners to focus on significant aspects. The guide points out that children should be encouraged to consider every aspect of the books, beginning with their front covers, and continuing with relevance and originality of theme, style of writing, degree of engagement, and development of setting, plot, and character. It notes that picture books should demonstrate a unity of text and illustration in the telling of the story, with the illustrative style and media being appropriate to the theme, while information books should present facts and ideas effectively in terms of text, illustration and design, with well researched subject matter. Books cited in the guide come under the following categories: Book of the Year: Early Childhood; Picture Book of the Year; Book of the Year: Younger Readers; and Eve Pownall Award for Information Books. (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Literature Appreciation, Picture Books, Reader Response, Reading Material Selection, Recreational Reading
Primary English Teaching Association, P.O. Box 3106, Marrickville, New South Wales 2204, Australia. Tel: (02) 9565 1277; Fax: (02) 9565 1070; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.peta.edu.au.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Primary English Teaching Association, Newtown (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia