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van Rij, Vivien – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Between 1961 and 1984 the renowned New Zealand writer, Margaret Mahy, wrote over seventy-five pieces for the "School Journal" (a graded reading book provided free to New Zealand primary schools since its inception in 1907). It was a liberal humanist period in New Zealand education during which the 1940s' and 1950s' rolling reforms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Authors, Educational History
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Tilley, Carol L. – Children's Literature in Education, 2013
Between the years 1935 and 1946, National Comics--the leading comic book publisher in the United States--experimented with various strategies such as book lists and juvenile book reviews in order to encourage children and young adults to read books other than comics. This paper surveys these strategies and the work of key persons such as Malcolm…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Publishing Industry, Surveys, Reading Habits
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Ferguson, Felicity – Children's Literature in Education, 2006
The subject of this article is "The Royal Readers", a group of reading anthologies published in Britain by Thomas Nelson between 1872 and 1881 for use in elementary schools. The focus is not on their contribution to the teaching of reading but rather on how they functioned as the tools of an education system conceived primarily as an agent of…
Descriptors: Anthologies, Reading, Socialization, Ideology
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Styles, Morag; Arizpe, Evelyn – Children's Literature in Education, 2004
The extraordinary nursery library produced by Jane Johnson (circa 1742-1747), entirely in the private domain with no thought of publication, holds pride of place in the Lilly Library's collection of early children's books at the University of Indiana, USA. It has already been celebrated in an exhibition and international conference held at the…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Reading Materials, Reading Instruction
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Stallcup, Jackie E. – Children's Literature in Education, 2004
Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" is a complex, uninhibited, savage satire that concludes with the narrator's descent into madness--hardly a likely candidate for children's reading. In the nearly three hundred years since it was first published, however, "Gulliver's Travels" has become associated with children's literature, though it is…
Descriptors: Satire, Childrens Literature, Reading Materials, Revision (Written Composition)
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Walsh, Jill Paton – Children's Literature in Education, 1973
Examines varying views of the children's writer's relationship to his readers. (See CS 701 511). (RB)
Descriptors: Authors, Books, Childrens Literature, Creative Writing
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Collinson, Roger – Children's Literature in Education, 1973
Discusses whether the children's book is an art form, distinct from other fiction, or just a novel made easy. (See CS 701 510). (RB)
Descriptors: Authors, Books, Childrens Literature, Creative Writing
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McDowell, Myles – Children's Literature in Education, 1973
Describes several observable differences between fiction for children and fiction for adults, especially in the areas of plot development, conventions, and the need for rational explanations of events. (DD)
Descriptors: Adults, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Children's Literature in Education, 1981
Provides an annotated list of approximately 80 books considered myth and fantasy which are known to be popular with young readers and which the compilers judged to be worthwhile. (HOD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Fantasy
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Chaston, Joel D. – Children's Literature in Education, 1991
Asserts that in the 1980s fiction for children and adolescents revealed a yearning for the past and an attempt to reassert its "grown up" status through experimentation in both form and content. Offers a list of authors and titles that are frequently cited and have received awards and that seem likely to become "touchstones" for future readers.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education
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Crisp, Shelley J. – Children's Literature in Education, 1991
Discusses in detail 10 books selected as the best children's poetry published in the 1980s, as well as 6 others receiving honorable mention. Appends a suggested reading list of 21 picture books, 53 single-author collections, and 25 anthologies. (SR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Children, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Cai, Mingshui – Children's Literature in Education, 1994
Examines how 73 picture storybooks portrayed Chinese and Chinese Americans and how the books reflect the Chinese culture. Finds that most present positive images of Chinese and Chinese Americans, that cultural inauthenticity is the main flaw of many books, and that more picture books are needed that feature flesh and blood contemporary Chinese and…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Chinese, Chinese Americans, Cultural Awareness
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Thron, Joan Russell – Children's Literature in Education, 1991
Discusses the three media of books, films, and videos and how they connect the reading, seeing, and watching of children's literature. Considers all three to be powerful forces and opportunities to appreciate children's literature. (MG)
Descriptors: Authors, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Mackey, Margaret – Children's Literature in Education, 1990
Discusses the intertextuality and metafiction of children's literature for beginning readers; specifically Allan Ahlberg's "Ten in a Bed." (MG)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
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Mills, Claudia – Children's Literature in Education, 1990
Discusses the popularity of novels for children about enterprising kids who go into business for themselves. Looks at how these books reflect feelings about capitalism in today's society. (MG)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Entrepreneurship
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