Exploring Children's Literature (4th ed.)

Reading for Knowledge, Understanding and Pleasure

by Nikki Gamble

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  • 9781526439475
  • 9781526451262
  • 9781526451255
Having a good working knowledge of children's literature is vital for primary teachers; the best way to develop switched-on young readers is to ensure they get access to high-quality age-appropriate material that engages and inspires them. This book explores the rich and varied world of children's literature and how it can be used in teaching to promote reading for pleasure and create lifelong readers. This new edition has been completely updated to include: 

- 5 brand new chapters covering Knowledge & skills, Classics, Illustrated fiction & graphic novels, Non-fiction, and Humour 
- New expert voice features providing commentaries from educators, literary experts and authors such as Lucy Worsley 
- Up to date book lists featuring recent and more diverse literature and authors 
- New practical activities and case studies show casing children's books and how to use them in the classroom
- Further reading links to take students further

 


  • SAGE Publications; June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781526451262
  • Edition: 4
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Exploring Children's Literature
  • Author: Nikki Gamble
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781526439475
  • 9781526451262
  • 9781526451255

In The Press

This accessible, research-informed book speaks right to the heart of teachers. In this inspiring update, Gamble challenges us to question and debate to consider how we create passionate readers. What a delight to be encouraged as trainee teachers and primary practitioners to reflect on our personal reading journeys, to promote a culture of reading and to develop a love of literature.