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Elementary Children's Literature: Infancy through Age 13 (3rd Edition)

Elementary Children's Literature: Infancy through Age 13 (3rd Edition)
Author: Nancy A. Anderson
ISBN 13: 9780137151431
ISBN 10: 137151438
Edition: 3
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-02-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $86.40

Newest trends, classic tales. . .  

This unique reader-friendly book presents general children’s literature content as well as including information about hundreds of the best books in children’s literature today.  Organized around genres, Elementary Children’s Literature: Infancy through Age 13, Third Edition features works by minority authors and illustrators—not just a chapter about minorities.  The author ties in literature across the curriculum, includes discussion topics on current issues, presents technology applications throughout the text, and includes Literature Response boxes in each chapter. Chapters open with attractive illustrations that are then discussed within a chapter devoted to the art in children’s books.

This literature methods text is filled with teaching strategies that make it a must-have resource for teachers and parents of children from infancy through age 13.

 Exciting features new to this edition:

  • End-of-chapter summaries recap the key content in each chapter. 
  • A six-page insert of full-color illustrations showsreaders the beauty and quality of the illustrations in children’s books.
  • The author shares her favorite books, selected over a 30-year career from many hundreds of books she has read.
  • Outstanding authors in each genre are featured in boxes that highlight their works.

Reviewers and Students Rave:

“[My] students felt overwhelmingly that this was one of the most readable and well organized textbooks they’ve encountered. They really benefited from the consistent boxes ‘Responding to Literature,’‘Integrating Literature and Technology,’ etc. in each chapter.” — Jill Hughes, Casper College


 “Anderson clearly has extensive experience, and has read sensitively and well.  I’m impressed with the many practical and useable teaching ideas.  Elementary Children’s Literature is practical and wise.  It’s clearly and concisely written, presents useful discussions of genres and specific texts in these genres, and suggests a variety of ways to share literature with children.” — Harold Nelson, Minot State University

“One strength of this book is its ability to capture the students. I love the tone Anderson has chosen to impart her knowledge. It is written in a reader-friendly fashion. It is less ‘textbook-like,’ less didactic, and feels more like a conversation with the author.”  —Traci P. Baxley,  Florida Atlantic University