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ERIC Number: EJ1079470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1521-7779
In Search of Excellence: The 2015 Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts
Journal of Children's Literature, v41 n2 p32-45 Fall 2015
As readers, we often seek out books that will help us find our way or will provide us with new insights. We select books for classrooms and children based on their interests, questions, and life situations. With this in mind, the selections this year are organized around the theme of searching. We search for peace around the world, among our own citizenship, and within our own families. We live our lives trying to find our own voice, and the best path for us to take. We seek better lives for ourselves and those around us. We thirst for answers to our biggest and smallest queries. We go in pursuit of understanding the wonder and awe of what we may not have noticed before. Each search we take leads to another. This article shares the Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts. The committee gives special attention to specific guidelines including finding books that deal explicitly with language, demonstrate uniqueness in the use of language or style, and books that invite child response or participation. The committee (Jean Schroeder, Shanetia P. Clark, Christine A. Draper, Evelyn B. Freeman, Pamela Jewett, Holly Sims, and Dick Koblitz ) read over 600 books.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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