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  • The American Hero in Children's Literatureby CAROL BUTZOW; JOHN BUTZOW

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 38.00

    By means of 30 children's picture books?with stories set in times ranging from the early settlement of American until today?this book explores the characteristics of American heroes and the ways in which they have influenced our history, our way of life, and the principles upon which our culture has developed. more...

  • Popular Nonfiction Authors for Childrenby Margaret Coggins; Jane H Imber; Flora R. Wyatt

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 63.00

    Introduce students to some of today's best nonfiction authors and their writing-and promote nonfiction reading to young learners! Engaging biographical sketches of 65 current nonfiction authors (some of them award winners) are accompanied by selective, annotated bibliographies for further reading. In addition, author photos and an author message... more...

  • 100 More Popular Young Adult Authorsby Bernard A. Drew

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 95.00

    A companion title to 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors, this book features another 100 biographical sketches and biographies of popular young adult authors. In addition to authors that did not appear in the first volume, dozens of fresh voices that have emerged in the field of young adult literature have been included. Carefully reviewed by a number... more...

  • The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authorsby Bernard A. Drew

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 95.00

    The book focuses on individuals writing in the '90s, but also includes 12 classic authors (e.g., Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, J.R.R. Tolkien) who are still widely read by teens. It also covers some authors known primarily for adult literature (e.g., Stephen King) and some who write mainly for middle readers but are also popular among young adults... more...

  • Suffer the Little Childrenby Jodi Eichler-Levine

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    "Illuminates the importance of fear and suffering in shaping African American and Jewish children’s literature. . . . Gives a cogent understanding of how each community's difficult historical narratives coupled with their religious and social lives have helped to prepare children to engage an American civic life that has been hostile... more...

  • Enterprising Youthby Monika Elbert

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    "Recommended" by Choice This collection of literary and historical criticism draws on recent scholarship on canon formation, gender studies, and cultural studies both to show how concepts of public/private, male/female, and national/foreign operated in nineteenth-century children's literature and to explore how this literature transmitted hegemonic... more...

  • Bounce Back!: Resiliency Strategies Through Children's Literatureby Mary Humphrey

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 35.00

    Teaching resiliency is the next step in the character education movement. Author, Mary Humphrey presents recommendations for teaching this important skill based on lessons she has taught and perfected in her elementary school library.||Featuring in depth lesson plans using picture books and intermediate novels for each of the five coping skills: Work... more...

  • Constructing the Canon of Children's Literatureby Anne Lundin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95

    In this pioneering historical study, Anne Lundin argues that schools, libraries, professional organizations, and the media together create and influence the constantly changing canon of children's literature. Lundin examines the circumstances out of which the canon emerges, and its effect on the production of children's literature. The volume includes... more...

  • Names and Naming in Young Adult Literatureby Alleen Pace Nilsen; Don L. F. Nilsen

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 54.99

    Names and Naming in Young Adult Literature shows how authors of young adult literature use the creation of names for people, places, events, inventions, animals, and imaginary concepts as one of their most important literary techniques. more...

  • Making Americansby Gary D. Schmidt

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    American children need books that draw on their own history and circumstances, not just the classic European fairy tales. They need books that enlist them in the great democratic experiment that is the United States. These were the beliefs of many of the authors, illustrators, editors, librarians, and teachers who expanded and transformed children’s... more...