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The 6th Edition now includes full color illustrations and art, newer title annotations, new teaching ideas, coverage of shifting changes in genres, and thorough coverage of multicultural and international books.
Miriam Martinez teaches children’s literature and literacy courses at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is actively involved in the Children’s Literature Assembly, the National Council of Teachers of English, the International Literacy Association, and the Literacy Research Association. Her research and publications have focused on the nature of children’s literary meaning-making, children’s responses to literature, and their understanding of various literary genres and formats. She also conducts content analyses of children’s books.
Junko Yokota is Director of the Center for Teaching through Children’s Books and is Professor Emeritus at National Louis University in Chicago. She held research fellowships at the International Youth Library, the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin, and a Fulbright at the University of WrocBaw in Poland. She served on the Caldecott, Newbery, Batchelder, Pura Belpré, and Ezra Jack Keats Committees; and Bologna, Nami, and Hans Christian Andersen Juries. Her research focuses on picturebooks, multicultural and international literature.
Table of Contents
1. Children’s Books in Children’s Hands
2. Literary Elements in Works for Children
4. Literature Representing Diverse Perspectives
5. International Literature
PART II: EXPLORING THE GENRES OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
6. Poetry for Children
7. Traditional Literature
8. Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction
9. Contemporary Realistic Fiction
10. Historical Fiction
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