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Freeman, Evelyn B.; Lehman, Barbara A.; Scharer, Patricia L. – Reading Teacher, 1997
Presents brief annotations of 40 children's books that explore imagination through play; the arts; other people's experiences; life in the past; real people, places, and events; imaginary journeys; and the power of imagination. (SR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Imagination, Reading Material Selection
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Matthews, Susan; Reid, Rebecca; Sylvan, Anne; Woolard, Linda; Freeman, Evelyn B. – Reading Teacher, 1999
Presents brief annotations of 39 illustrated children's books (published in 1997 and 1998) in which a triumph was achieved, a treasure was found, a discovery was made, a challenge was overcome, an inspiration was felt, or a surprise was experienced. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Reading Material Selection
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Matthews, Susan; Reid, Rebecca; Sylvan, Anne; Woolard, Linda; Freeman, Evelyn B. – Reading Teacher, 1999
Presents brief annotations of 41 children's books that explore the concept of time from varied perspectives to elucidate some of its meanings for children. Groups books to focus on milestones in children's lives; how they enjoy spending their time; visiting the past in suspending time; recognizing different ways to mark time; celebrating special…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Material Selection
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Freeman, Evelyn B.; Lehman, Barbara A.; Scharer, Patricia L. – Reading Teacher, 1999
Offers brief annotations of 34 children's books published in 1998. Organizes them around themes of stories, a child's view, crossing borders, ways of words, memories, and challenges. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Memory
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Freeman, Evelyn B.; And Others – Reading Teacher, 1997
Presents brief annotations of 43 children's books first published in countries other the United States and Canada or in languages other than English. Presents them in three groups: British children's books; books first published in countries other the United States and translated into English; and books that are completely or partially bilingual.…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bilingualism, Books, Childrens Literature
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Freeman, Evelyn B.; Lehman, Barbara A.; Scharer, Patricia L. – Reading Teacher, 1998
Offers brief annotations of 42 illustrated children's books, organizing them into categories of unique friendships, various kinds of stories, distinct ways to communicate, special settings, different events from the past, and a multitude of cultures. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education
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Freeman, Evelyn B.; Lehman, Barbara A.; Scharer, Patricia L. – Reading Teacher, 1998
Presents brief annotations of 39 children's books organized around the theme of "impressions": images, illusions (tenuous lines between fantasy and reality), close-ups (in-depth looks at a topic), landscapes (the natural world and settings tied to the land), tintypes (historical settings), and portraits. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Freeman, Evelyn B.; Lehman, Barbara A.; Scharer, Patricia L.; Huang, Jui-Yi – Reading Teacher, 1998
Presents brief annotations of 40 children's books originating or published in countries around the world, some of them traditional tales, and all of them dealing with universals of childhood, such as delights, friendship, fantasy, individual identity, and contemporary living. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childhood Interests, Childhood Needs, Childrens Literature
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Freeman, Evelyn B.; And Others – Reading Teacher, 1996
Presents brief annotations of 46 illustrated children's books on cycles: daily cycles, seasonal cycles, life cycles, generations, and cycles in text. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Freeman, Evelyn B.; And Others – Reading Teacher, 1996
Offers brief annotations of 41 children's books and picture books that deal with challenges to peoples' bodies or minds, or challenges to the environment. (SR)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Reading Material Selection
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Matthews, Susan; Reid, Rebecca; Sylvan, Anne; Woolard, Linda; Freeman, Evelyn B. – Reading Teacher, 1997
Presents brief annotations of 43 children's books, grouped around the theme of flight: flights of imagination, flights across time and around the globe, flights of adventure, and nature's flight. (SR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials
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Freeman, Evelyn B.; And Others – Reading Teacher, 1995
Presents brief annotations of 48 children's books that hold surprising creatures; surprises of magic and mystery; surprises of humor and trickery, surprises of growing up; cultural surprises; and surprising resources relating to poetry, dinosaurs, and science. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Freeman, Evelyn B.; And Others – Reading Teacher, 1996
Offers brief annotations of 38 children's books that offer promises for a new tomorrow, reveal fantastic dreams, resound with the individual voices of characters, encourage readers' own personal voices to be heard, and portray people who followed their dreams. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Freeman, Evelyn B.; And Others – Reading Teacher, 1996
Presents brief annotations of 41 recently published children's books (for students in elementary and middle grades). Focuses on a myriad of voices: those echoing the past and illuminating the wonders of nature; introspective voices seeking to help readers know themselves and their place in the world; voices of great joy and laughter uplifting…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Middle Schools, Reading Material Selection
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Freeman, Evelyn B.; And Others – Reading Teacher, 1996
Presents brief descriptions of 35 recently published children's books of all genres from Australia and Canada. (SR)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries