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Martinez, Miriam; Stier, Catherine; Falcon, Lori – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
While scholars have recognized the meaning making potential offered by the peritext of picturebooks, there has previously been only limited research on the nature of peritextual features. This content analysis focused on the ways in which various peritextual features (dust jackets, beginning endpapers, illustrations before title page, title pages,…
Descriptors: Investigations, Content Analysis, Picture Books, Literary Criticism
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Guanio-Uluru, Lykke – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series (2005-2008) and Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" series (2008-2010) have been hugely successful and influential texts, both as best-selling literary works and as action movie franchises. (To avoid confusion, "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" in this essay refer to the…
Descriptors: Females, Masculinity, Gender Issues, Gender Differences
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Torres, Heidi J. – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
There are few empirical studies that examine the depiction of Muslims in children's literature. Given the influence of US media on perspectives of Muslims (Jackson, 2010), and the pervasive use of children's literature in American schools, it is important to investigate what viewpoints about Islam are being communicated to children through these…
Descriptors: Muslims, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Islam
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Baird, Adela; Laugharne, Janet; Maagerø, Eva; Tønnessen, Elise Seip – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Children as readers of picture books and the ways they respond to, and make meaning from, such texts are the focus of this article, which reports on a small-scale study undertaken in Norway and Wales, UK. The theoretical framing of the research draws on concepts of the multimodal ensemble in picture books and of the reading event as part of a…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Emergent Literacy, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes
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Takiuchi, Haru – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Aidan Chambers' "Breaktime" (1978) is famous for its unique narrative style and sexual content. This focus has obscured another significant aspect of the novel: the role of social class in "Breaktime" and Chambers' working-class background have rarely been explored. Chambers was an example of what Richard Hoggart calls…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Social Capital, Literary Genres, Sexuality
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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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Echterling, Clare – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
This article argues that most contemporary children's environmental picture books and easy readers published in the United States focus overwhelmingly on individual environmentalist acts and lifestyle changes, overlook the connections between environmental degradation and systemic social problems such as class disparities, and ultimately…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Citizen Participation, Social Problems, Recycling
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Heinecken, Dawn – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Advice books by female athletes are among the top selling sports books for young readers in the US. Though they have received little attention to date, sports advice books are important to examine because of how they function as a form of conduct manual instructing girls in specific understandings of female identity. Implying that girls face…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Team Sports, Females, Self Concept
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Jacobs, Katrina Emily Bartow – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
While scholars have recognized the importance of page breaks in both the construction and comprehension of narrative within picture books, there has previously been limited research that focused directly on how children discuss and make sense of these spaces in the text. Yet, because of their nature as dramatic gaps in the narrative, page breaks…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Text Structure, Layout (Publications), Young Children
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Cocargeanu, Dana; O'Connell, Eithne; McGillicuddy, Áine – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
This year, 2016, marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), the much-loved author and illustrator of children's books. Although translation has made a vital contribution to her international success, Potter's work remains relatively under-researched from a translation studies perspective. This article aims to provide a…
Descriptors: Translation, Childrens Literature, French, Language Research
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Brooks, Wanda M.; McNair, Jonda C. – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
In this article, we share findings from a content analysis of six picturebooks about hair. The picturebooks selected feature Black female protagonists and are written by African American females. Our content analysis examines the ways in which Black hair is theorized and represented to children (from diverse backgrounds) very early on in their…
Descriptors: African American Children, Females, Childrens Literature, African American Literature
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Lesley, Naomi – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
This article argues that desegregation stories form a subset of the school story genre. In drawing upon school story traditions, desegregation stories offer some unexpected and politically contentious solutions to the problems of segregated schooling, including queer friendships and critiques of classroom pedagogy. Nevertheless, the resolution of…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Childrens Literature, Friendship, Females
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Lacy, Meagan – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
This literary analysis examines the emergence of children of alcoholics narratives and their growth from "resource" texts to literary subgenre. While early texts offer useful information about parental alcoholism, they are also limited. Namely, they do not adequately mirror the diversity of children, families, and problems associated…
Descriptors: Children, Alcoholism, Parent Influence, Parents
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Serafini, Frank – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
Many picturebook artists have been formally trained in specific artistic styles, movements, and techniques. These artists appropriate and transform works of fine art to varying degrees to fit the themes and designs of the stories they illustrate and publish, and to increase the significance and impact of their illustrations. The…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Fine Arts, Artists
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Sargeant, Betty – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
Book apps have developed into a new format for the picture book. Given the crucial role that picture books have played in early childhood education, it seems pertinent to ascertain the ways in which they have been affected by digitisation. In response to concerns regarding a lack of models and design principles within children's digital…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Computer Oriented Programs, Picture Books
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