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Description - Understanding Children's Books by Prue Goodwin

'Without being the least difficult to read, this book forms a solid bedrock for students and for teachers seeking to inform themselves about the nature of books we are urging our children to read' - Carousel 'This is a high quality collection of writings on the understanding of children's books which deserves to be read by the widest constituency of educational professionals including undergraduate and postgraduate students on ITT courses' - English Drama Media 'Any adult with either the slightest interest in, or the smallest responsibility for, the upbringing of a child will find great value here...It is clearly written, carefully structured and laid out for speedy access to a rich diversity of topics' - www.thinkingclassroom.co.uk 'Prue Goodwin has collected together an interesting and varied selection of articles by different experts about books written for children. The writing is clear and fluent, without pomposity or jargon...It makes stimulating and interesting reading' - Speaking English 'With practical and thoughtful contributions from leaders in the field, this collection reminds us of the pleasures and satisfactions found in the rich and varied world of children's books, comics, traditional tales and information texts and the importance of sharing these delights with young readers' - Eve Bearne, Faculty of Education, Cambridge University Children's books play a vital role in education, and this book helps you to choose books that have the most to offer young children. Each chapter reflects on a different theme or genre and their role in educational settings, and recommends ten 'must reads' within each one. The themes covered include: - books for babies - literature for the very young - narrative fiction - books in translation - poetry - picture books - graphic texts. Early years professionals, childcare professionals and teachers working from nursery to Key Stage 3 will find this book a fascinating and useful resource.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847870322
ISBN-10: 1847870325
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 170mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Prue Goodwin

Prue Goodwin works as a freelance lecturer in literacy and as a consultant on children's books.

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