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Genco, Barbara – School Library Journal, 2011
In this article, the author describes ten nonfiction books she recommends for adults: (1) "My Reading Life" (Pat Conroy); (2) "Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea" (Barbara Demick); (3) "Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refuge Boy" (Carlos Eire); (4) "The Perfect Shape + The Perfect Sauce =…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Reading Materials, Adults, Annotated Bibliographies
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Mathis, Janelle – Journal of Children's Literature, 2006
The three books reviewed in this article represent the continuous effort to make visible the significant bridge between theory and practice in the fields of literacy and children's literature. While the authors maintain distinct purposes for their creations, the texts each speak to a strong theoretical support for the practices they describe. The…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Childrens Literature, College Students, Elementary School Students
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. – 1989
This reference is intended for teachers who are responsible for selecting textbooks for biology or life science courses. The publication provides reviewers with a compilation of 10 biology and 7 life science textbook reviews. Using this document as a resource, teachers can save valuable time by reducing the number of books they review and pilot…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Instructional Materials, Misconceptions
Winkel, Lois – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1998
Discusses performing arts materials and programs in elementary and middle school curricula; notes developments of performing arts programs in certain states. Describes selected children's books with performing arts themes. (AEF)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources
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DaLie, Sandra Okura – English Journal, 1998
Describes and discusses four resources (one quarterly magazine and three books) which are compilations of writing (and sometimes artwork) of students in grades 6 through 12. Argues that these writings can help to engage students with literature, to explore new ideas, and perhaps to stretch their own wings further as they see new possibilities for…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Literature Appreciation, Periodicals
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Hildebrand, Joan M. – Childhood Education, 1993
Provides publication data, short reviews, and age suitability recommendations for 17 fiction and 13 nonfiction children's books on various subjects that were published in 1992. (MDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Book Reviews, Children, Childrens Literature
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Schon, Isabel – Young Children, 2001
Reviews 15 children's books in Spanish. Titles reviewed include: "Perro y gato [Dog and Cat]" (Ricardo Alcantara); "Baldomero va a la escuela [Baldomero goes to School]" (Alain Broutin); "Duerme bien, pequeno oso [Sleep well, Little Bear]" (Quint Buchholz); "El mas bonito de todos los regales del mundo [The Most Beautiful Gift in the World]…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Language Books
Freeman, Judy – Instructor, 1992
Reviews children's books that can spark students' curiosity about the world, expose them to new places and cultures, and create a desire to explore further. Topics include children around the world, traveling in the United States, international friendships, and incredible journeys. The article offers book-based activities and teaching tips. (SM)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness
Freeman, Judy – Instructor, 1992
Reviews elementary school books that help steer children away from the commercial aspects of gift giving and receiving during the holiday season and focus on the gifts of caring, generosity, selflessness, friendship, and tolerance. Teaching tips, class discussions, and literary tie-ins are included. (SM)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Consciousness Raising, Elementary Education
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Manna, Anthony – Voice of Youth Advocates, 1995
Reviews seven new poetry collections that appeal to young adults and notes the need to incorporate poetry into educational programs. Discusses enrichment, language play, humor, rhyme and rhythm, fantasy, personal concerns, moral issues, cultural perspectives, and traditional values and beliefs. (AEF)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Enrichment, Fantasy
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Wong-Kam, Jo Ann; And Others – Language Arts, 1995
Discusses seven recent high-quality professional publications that focus on the process approach to the teaching of writing and that discuss it from differing angles. (SR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Process Approach (Writing), Reading Materials
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Otto, Wayne – Journal of Reading, 1995
Discusses several articles on the issue of introducing gay and lesbian literature into the curriculum. (SR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Homophobia, Homosexuality
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Lippert, Margaret H. – Language Arts, 1992
Presents reviews of 22 poetry anthologies, collections of poems by 1 poet, and books that contain a single illustrated poem. Urges students and teachers to bring poetry alive by reading it aloud. (RS)
Descriptors: Anthologies, Elementary Education, Poetry, Reading Aloud to Others
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Bushman, John H.; Bushman, Kay Parks – English Journal, 1993
Summarizes 10 books recommended for young adult readers in the genres of fantasy, supernatural phenomenon, and science fiction. (MM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Fantasy, Reading Materials, Science Fiction
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Crawford, Kathleen; And Others – New Advocate, 1995
Examines 49 recent children's books that highlight some aspect of the unexpected: (1) mysteries; (2) unanticipated life experiences; (3) gifts of love and life; (4) stereotypes about race and culture; (5) unusual writing styles; (6) unusual illustrations and book formats; and (7) surprise story endings. (SR)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Reading Material Selection
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