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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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Bolte, Mary; Johnson, Jan; Radcliffe, Rhonda; Thompson, Lori; Lehman, Barbara A. – Reading Teacher, 1998
Offers brief annotations of 44 children's books (published in 1997). Organizes them in groups according to intriguing topics, appealing illustrations, relevant themes, engaging language, and pleasing humor. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Reading Material Selection
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Bolte, Mary; Johnson, Jan; Radcliffe, Rhonda; Thompson, Lori; Lehman, Barbara A. – Reading Teacher, 1999
Presents brief descriptions of 45 books for children that can speak to the future for young readers through their concerns about growing up, ways to deal with changes, experiences that broaden their horizons, consideration of how the past can inform the future, and possibilities presented in fantasy. (SR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Fantasy, Futures (of Society)
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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.; 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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Bolte, Mary; Johnson, Jan; Radcliffe, Rhonda; Thompson, Lori; Lehman, Barbara A. – Reading Teacher, 1998
Offers brief descriptions of 47 recently published children's books that break different kinds of barriers and boundaries: geographic, cultural, familial, generational, historical, and literary. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education
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Lehman, Barbara A. – Reading Research and Instruction, 1991
Compares the characteristics of children's books that received critical acclaim from adults and were "Children's Choices" to books that received critical acclaim only. Finds that the stylistic and structural differences between the two groups of books are more apparent than variations in themes. (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Literary Criticism
Lehman, Barbara A.; And Others – 1990
This study investigated three questions regarding: (1) teachers' views about the role of children's literature in the reading program; (2) how teachers implement literature-based reading programs in their classrooms; and (3) the congruence between teacher perceptions and teacher practice regarding literature-based reading instruction. Subjects,…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Questionnaires
Lehman, Barbara A. – 1987
A study compared children's literature which was both popular with children and had received literary awards to those works which achieved only literary awards. Seventeen works of fiction were analyzed and categorized for themes, style, and structure. One adult and one child were interviewed for each work and asked questions about their opinion…
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Children, Childrens Literature, Literary Awards
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Bolte, Mary; Johnson, Jan; Radcliffe, Rhonda; Thompson, Lori; Lehman, Barbara A. – Reading Teacher, 1997
Presents brief annotations of 49 illustrated children's books, categorized into the following groupings: multicultures, odds and ends, solutions, animals, individuals, celebrations, and settings. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Multicultural Education