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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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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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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