Exploring Children's Literature: Reading for Knowledge, Understanding and Pleasure (Paperback)
  • Exploring Children's Literature: Reading for Knowledge, Understanding and Pleasure (Paperback)

Exploring Children's Literature: Reading for Knowledge, Understanding and Pleasure (Paperback)

Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 28/06/2019
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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

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781526439482
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 960 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
Edition: 4th Revised edition


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.

-- Nicky-Jane Kerr-Gilbert

Having an in-depth understanding of children's literature is one of the most important aspects of teachers' subject knowledge. Being in a position to support and enrich children's development as engaged readers is equally important. This book is not only an extraordinary exploration of children's literature, from picturebooks and graphic novels to nonfiction and poetry, but also a supportive and knowledgeable guide to the development of a whole school reading culture. This is essential reading for every student, teacher and school leadership teams.

-- Tracy Parvin
The best way to develop young readers is to ensure they get access to materials that engage and inspire them. This book explores how children's literature can be used in teaching, and is supported by a range of extra online resources, including further book recommendations. Aimed at teachers based in primary education, this resource will be very useful for teachers within secondary education, as well, as it covers materials suitable for older readers. -- Jan Beechey * Dyslexia Review *

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