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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J. – Reading Teacher, 1999
Offers brief descriptions of 34 children's books that are excellent for reading aloud: some of them for inviting interaction, for laughing out loud, for prompting discussion, for living vicariously, for lingering over language, and for making curricular connections. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Reading Aloud to Others
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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J.; Bonomo, Annamarie; Colbert, Chrissie; Conner, Angela; Kauffman, Gloria; Kulesza, Dottie – Reading Teacher, 1999
Offers brief descriptions of 36 illustrated children's books that provide excellent examples of illustration and design. Groups them according to use of line, color, perspective, technique, texture, and composition and design. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Illustrations
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Johnson, Nancy J.; Giorgis, Cyndi; Bonomo, Annamarie; Franklin, Abby; King, Janine; Pottle, Pam – Reading Teacher, 1999
Presents brief descriptions of 42 illustrated children's books, and notes how these books can provide support and demonstration to guide, inspire, and even instruct young writers. Presents the books in groups called: Igniting Ideas, Offering Perspectives, Revealing Self and Discovering Surroundings, Mixing Genres, Falling in Love with Language,…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Childrens Writing
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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J.; Colbert, Chrissie; Conner, Angela; Franklin, Abby; King, Janine – Reading Teacher, 2000
Presents brief descriptions of 36 children's books, all "good books" with the potential to linger in the hearts of readers. Organizes the books into categories: those that withstand the test of time, relate to common experiences, explore family relationships, extend readers' knowledge, inspire readers to follow their dreams, and invite readers…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Reading Material Selection
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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J.; Colbert, Chrissie; Conner, Angela; King, Janine; Kulesza, Dottie – Reading Teacher, 2000
Offers brief annotations of 38 illustrated children's books that explore the concept of characterization and how it is achieved through both text and illustration. Organizes the books in terms of: memorable characters; characters who take risks; strong female characters; legendary characters; and characters with insight. Discusses briefly 3…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Characterization, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Johnson, Nancy J.; Giorgis, Cyndi – Reading Teacher, 2000
Offers brief descriptions of 41 good books for children offering a treasury of memory, memoir, and stories. Presents books in the following categories: storytellers, folktales, voices, family, artifacts, and preservation. (SR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Memory
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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J. – Reading Teacher, 2000
Presents brief descriptions of 36 children's books (published in 1999 and 2000), organized around the theme of the various ways readers respond to text and illustration. Presents the books in the following categories: questioning "who am I?"; interaction; interpreting the world; gaining insight; assuming responsibility; and taking action and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Literature Appreciation
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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J. – Reading Teacher, 2000
Presents brief descriptions of 32 children's books (published in 1999) that promote discussion of compelling characters, concerns of children, familiar stories, text and illustration with others, and tough choices. (SR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Reading Material Selection
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Johnson, Nancy J.; Giorgis, Cyndi – Reading Teacher, 2001
Presents brief descriptions of 39 children's books (most of them published in 2000) that enlighten readers about new worlds by introducing countries, cultures, and people. Highlights books that present voices from the past, voices honoring heritage, the search for a voice, voices for freedom, voices of the community, and voices of wisdom. (SR)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Giorgis, Cyndi – New Advocate, 2000
Interviews children's author and illustrator Rosemary Wells. Discusses writing and illustration as a "gift"; writing as a lonely profession; collaborating with others; researching and writing historical fiction; illustrating Mother Goose rhymes; and her recent endeavor to encourage parents to read to their children, called "Read to…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Books, Childrens Literature
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Johnson, Nancy J.; Giorgis, Cyndi; Colbert, Chrissie; Conner, Angela; King, Janine; Kulesza, Dottie – Reading Teacher, 2000
Presents brief descriptions of 39 illustrated children's books that deal with questions about identity, organizing them according to: sense of self, sense of family, sense of change within self, sense of place, and sense of culture. (SR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials
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Johnson, Nancy J.; Giorgis, Cyndi; Bonomo, Annamarie; Colbert, Chrissie; Conner, Angela; Kauffman, Gloria; King, Janine – Reading Teacher, 2000
Offers brief descriptions of 35 recently published children's books that view language as a means of expressing ideas, telling stories, and creating imaginative possibilities. Groups books into those that use language of imagination, of performance, of music, of visual arts, and expressive language. Notes a few ideas on inviting readers to respond…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J.; Baker, Janine; Bonomo, Annamarie; Colbert, Chrissie; Conner, Angela; King, Janine; Pottle, Pam – Reading Teacher, 2000
Offers brief descriptions of 38 illustrated children's books that embody the notion of summer days spent traveling, discovering, inquiring, adventuring, or having fun. (SR)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Language Arts
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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J. – Reading Teacher, 2001
Offers brief descriptions of 36 children's books. Discusses the books in the following groups: journeys together; unexpected journeys; journeys to the past; journeys of the heart; physical journeys; and journeys that revisit. Notes more books for promoting discussion and outlines a literature strategy. (SR)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Reading Material Selection