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Swinger, Alice K. – 1981
This booklet describes the history of twentieth century children's books in the United States, beginning with a discussion of the value of books for children. It then describes the genres of children's books and reviews the major historical events of the century that have influenced the thematic content of these books. The booklet concludes with…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Books, Children, Childrens Literature
Greenlaw, M. Jean – 1981
This paper explores the impact of books on young readers, and briefly examines several titles that can help children and adolescents understand the world around them. Following a brief review of research studies that have shown that reading literature affects the values that children hold, the paper discusses titles dealing with death, personal…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Bibliotherapy, Books
Somers, Albert B.; Worthington, Janet Evans – 1979
Intended to provide educators with units that will help them create student enthusiasm for reading, reinforce the teaching of reading skills, and interrelate the language arts with other areas of the curriculum, this book contains guides to 27 works of children's fiction. The guides are arranged in order of increasing difficulty and cover ten…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Books, Childrens Literature, Creative Reading
Huus, Helen – 1978
The paper points out that while literature is primarily for enjoyment, this does not exclude concomitant learning of information, attitudes, and appreciations. It indicates that many children's books that are well-written contain an underlying ethic or moral or leave the reader with a feeling of awe and wonder at the natural and created phenomena…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Fiction
Spirt, Diana L. – 1978
To assist teachers, librarians, and others who provide reading guidance for children aged nine to fourteen, this volume provides a listing of 72 titles arranged according to nine appropriate developmental goals: getting along in the family, making friends, developing values, understanding physical and emotional problems, forming a view of the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Bibliotherapy, Books, Childrens Literature
Lamb, Pose – 1977
Although there is general agreement on the importance of children's literature in the elementary school curriculum and on the need for adequate teacher education in this field, there are many specific issues related to children's literature that need clarification. One such issue is the role of literature in the reading program. Some educators,…
Descriptors: Basic Reading, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
Matthews, Dorothy, Ed. – Illinois English Bulletin, 1978
The 11 articles in this publication discuss many topics regarding literature for children and adolescents, including the following: the major problems facing teachers and writers alike as they strive to communicate with the young; E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web"; two views of the American Revolution found in "Johnny Tremain" and "My Brother Sam Is…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Books, Childrens Literature
Stalker, John C., Comp. – 1979
The items selected for this bibliography are designed to help teachers discover and evaluate the well-written children's books that are available. The listing includes general guides to the field of children's literature, the basic tools for finding available trade books, journals where books are reviewed, annual lists of recommended books,…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education
Bard, Therese Bissen – 1976
This paper considers many aspects of children's response to literature. Among the topics discussed are factors within the child (related to age, sex, and intelligence) that teachers and researchers agree may affect a child's enjoyment of literature; a research study on the relationship between story content and a child's psychological and…
Descriptors: Books, Child Development, Childrens Literature, Citations (References)
Haviland, Virginia, Comp.; Coughlan, Margaret N., Comp. – 1977
As the second five-year supplement to "Children's Literature: A Guide to Reference Sources" (1966), this annotated and illustrated bibliography reflects the emphases that have developed in the fields of literature and library service for children. New sections include selected bibliographies and critical works on nonprint materials, citations on…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Audiovisual Aids, Authors, Books
Kelley, Marjorie E. – 1973
Compiled to provide raw material for parents and teachers to use in storytelling, discussion, dramatization, and reading programs, this annotated bibliography consists of 110 books chosen for literary merit and for presentation of a provocative moral dilemma with a value decision (rather than a value statement). the bibliography is divided into…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education
Walker, Jerry L., Ed. – 1975
Written for adolescents, this most recent edition contains annotations for over 1,500 publications in the fiction and nonfiction categories. Most entries have been published in the past few years, though well-written older books are also included. Topics covered under fiction include books on adventure, family life, freedom, friendship, fantasy,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, Books
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Allen, Arthur T. – Journal of Reading, 1971
Discusses children's literature in terms of (1) children's responses to it, (2) its literary tradition, and (3) its benefits to children and adults. (VJ)
Descriptors: Books, Childhood Attitudes, Childhood Interests, Childrens Literature
Douglass, Joseph H. – 1970
The speaker challenges his audience to devise imaginative and effective means of obtaining for children ready-access to books that will help them develop an image of the future worthy of the previously undreamed-of capability, health, and welfare enjoyed at the present time. It is up to the present generation, he says, to help children achieve the…
Descriptors: Books, Childhood Needs, Childrens Literature, Creative Reading
Field, Elinor Whitney, Ed. – 1969
This collection of 52 articles reprinted from the "Horn Book Magazine" (1949-66) is intended to stimulate discussion on all aspects of children's reading and children's books. The articles are collected under seven headings: "Inspiration--How It Comes;""Goals and Guidelines for Writers and Illustrators;""Re-creating Other Times;""The Matter of…
Descriptors: Authors, Books, Childhood Interests, Children
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