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  • (Re)imagining the Worldby Yan Wu; Kerry Mallan; Roderick McGillis

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    (Re)Imagining the world: Children’s Literature’s Response to Changing Times considers how writers of fiction for children imagine ‘the world’, not one universal world, but different worlds: imaginary, strange, familiar, even monstrous worlds. The chapters in this collection discuss how fiction for children engages with some of the... more...

  • The Jane Addams Children's Book Awardby Susan C. Griffith

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 64.99

    This volume looks at the life of activist Jane Addams and examines the books that have received an award bestowed in her name.  An advocate for reforms in child labor, sanitation, and other issues, Addams and her accomplishments serve as a focal point of this study, which looks at how social justice has been represented in children?s literature over... more...

  • Into the Closetby Victoria Flanagan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Into the Closet examines the representation of cross-dressing in a wide variety of children?s fiction, ranging from picture books and junior fiction to teen films and novels for young adults. more...

  • Consuming Agency in Fairy Tales, Childlore, and Folkliteratureby Susan Honeyman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    In this book, Honeyman looks at manifestations of youth agency (and representations of agency produced for youth) as depicted in fairy tales, childlore and folk literature, investigating the dynamic of ideological manipulation and independent resistance as it can be read or expressed in bodies, first through social puppetry and then through coercive... more...

  • A Sneetch is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveriesby Thomas E. Wartenberg

    Wiley 2013; US$ 82.95

    Taking Picture Books Seriously: What can we learn about philosophy through children's books? This warm and charming volume casts a spell on adult readers as it unveils the surprisingly profound philosophical wisdom contained in children's picture books, from Dr Seuss's Sneetches to William Steig's Shrek! . With a light touch and good humor, Wartenberg... more...

  • The Nation in Children?s Literatureby Kit Kelen; Bjorn Sundmark

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This book explores the meaning of nation or nationalism in children?s literature and how it constructs and represents different national experiences. The contributors discuss diverse aspects of children?s literature and film from interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches, ranging from the short story and novel to science fiction and fantasy from... more...

  • Postcolonial Polysystemsby Haidee Kruger

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 143.00

    Postcolonial Polysystems: The Production and Reception of Translated Children?s Literature in South Africa is an original and provocative contribution to the field of children?s literature research and translation studies. It draws on a variety of methodologies to provide a perspective, both product- and process-oriented, on the ways in which translation... more...

  • Picturing the Wolf in Children's Literatureby Debra Mitts-Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    From the villainous beast of ?Little Red Riding Hood? and ?The Three Little Pigs,? to the nurturing wolves of Romulus and Remus and Rudyard Kipling?s The Jungle Book, the wolf has long been a part of the landscape of children?s literature. Meanwhile, since the 1960s and the popularization of scientific research on these animals, children?s books have... more...

  • Kinder- und Jugendliteratur über den Holocaust: Didaktische Aufbereitungsmöglichkeiten in der Grundschuleby Julia Bleffert

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 34.52

    Kaum eine andere Materie bewegt und beschäftigt bis heute die deutsche Gesellschaft ähnlich intensiv wie die Verbrechen des nationalsozialistischen Regimes unter der Führung von Adolf Hitler. Aufklärung, Dialog und Diskussion sind bis heute unbedingt notwendig, um die Geschehnisse der einschneidenden deutschen Geschichte nicht in Vergessenheit geraten... more...

  • Critical Approaches to Food in Children?s Literatureby Kara K. Keeling; Scott T. Pollard

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    This book is the first scholarly volume to connect children's literature to the burgeoning discipline of food studies. Spanning genres and regions, the essays utilize a variety of approaches, including archival research, cultural studies, formalism, gender studies, post-colonialism, post-structuralism, race studies, structuralism, and theology. more...