Higher Education

Literature and the Child, 8th Edition

  • Lee Galda University of Minnesota
  • Lawrence R. Sipe University of Pennsylvania
  • Lauren A. Liang University of Utah
  • Bernice E. Cullinan New York University
  • ISBN-10: 113360207X  |  ISBN-13: 9781133602071
  • 528 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2002
  • © 2014 | Published
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About

Overview

This market-leading text covers the two major topical areas of children's literature: the various genres (picturebooks, contemporary realistic fiction, etc.) and the use of literature in the classroom. LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 8th Edition, offers succinct yet beautifully written and illustrated discussions that reflect the tone and feel of children's books. A stunning design includes a specially commissioned cover and interior illustrations by Judith Caseley, a notable children's book author and illustrator. Featuring discussions of the latest works of children's literature, the text includes coverage of the growing importance of young adult literature as well as emphasis on upper-level children's literature and adolescent literature. The authors pay careful attention to diversity and equip students with practical, research-based teaching ideas. Extensive booklists provide students with excellent, ongoing resources as well as teaching ideas (linked to the Common Core English Language Arts Standards for grades kindergarten through eight) that can be applied to their own classroom. In addition, in-depth video interviews of leading authors and illustrators on the text website give students direct insight into the creativity behind the stories.

Features and Benefits

  • Providing consistent organization across genre chapters in Part II, all children's literature genre chapters include a classroom vignette, a brief history of the genre, current trends and issues, a definition of the genre with criteria for excellence clearly outlined, and an in-depth discussion of the genre. A section also is dedicated to book selection criteria, and checklists for evaluating books from each of the genres support every section.
  • The teaching chapters--Chapter 11, "Literature in Action: Preschool and Primary Grades" and Chapter 12, "Literature in Action: Intermediate Grades and Middle School"--feature strong coverage of children's literature and classroom instruction. "In the Classroom" sections help readers see how children's literature can effectively be used in school.
  • "Profile" boxes in Chapters 2 through 10 introduce readers to leading children's book authors and illustrators. The Education CourseMate website takes those introductions further with in-depth and insightful interviews with prominent authors and illustrators--exposing readers to the creative processes behind good books and enhancing their appreciation of children's literature in general.
  • Using its Reader Response/Transactional Framework, LITERATURE AND THE CHILD encourages students to construct meaning as they read. In the words of author Bee Cullinan: "Instead of absorbing 'one right meaning' from a text, readers rely on their own background knowledge and create unique meanings." This framework is based on Louise Rosenblatt's transactional (reader response) theory.
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date booklists included in each genre chapter are arranged according to theme or topic and marked for age level and diversity emphasis. Each genre chapter also features an in-depth examination of a "touchstone" book and briefly discusses other exemplary books.

Table of Contents

Part I: CHILDREN AND BOOKS.
1. Children's and Adolescent Literature.
2. Literature in the Lives of Young Readers.
Part II: GENRES IN LITERATURE FOR YOUNG READERS.
3. Picturebooks: A Unique Format in Children's Literature.
4. Poetry and Verse.
5. Folklore: A Literary Heritage.
6. Fantasy and Science Fiction.
7. Contemporary Realistic Fiction.
8. Historical Fiction.
9. Biography and Memoir.
10. Nonfiction.
Part III: IN THE CLASSROOM.
11. Literature-based Instruction: Kindergarten through Third Grade.
12. Response-centered, Literature-based Instruction in Intermediate Grades and Middle School.

What's New

  • Chapter 1, "Children's and Adolescent Literature," includes an emphasis on the rise of culturally diverse and global literature, especially that by and about people of color in the United States. Names of authors and illustrators who contribute to this diversity are included in a "book creators list" at the end of the chapter.
  • Chapter 6 has been significantly updated and revised with a more extensive discussion of fantastic literature and a reorganized discussion of the books that comprise fantasy and science fiction.
  • Chapter 8 has been extensively updated with the many excellent historical fiction titles published in the past three years.
  • In response to the reality that standards have shaped our educational system, every Teaching Idea throughout the Eighth Edition is now linked to the Common Core English Language Arts Standards for grades kindergarten through eight. In addition, several Teaching Ideas are specifically geared towards working with English Language Learners.
  • The authors emphasize the distinction between genre and format, and include both representative picturebooks and graphic novels in Chapters 3 through 10.
  • This edition is supported by Education CourseMate, the book's website, which provides access to study and reference tools, interviews, and other resources. CourseMate also includes updated suggestions for relevant websites that were previously listed in the text.
  • A new guide correlating the Common Core English Language Arts Standards to the chapters in this 8th edition appears at the back of the book. This guide provides a snapshot view of how the 8th edition links to the standards.
  • Appendix A now includes the Schneider Family Award list.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"This is my favorite text among books that I have used to teach Child Lit, which I've done for approximately 20 years."

— Kathy Phillips, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

"I always describe this text as the most comprehensive text available, and always talk about the book lists."

— Peg Moneypenny, Trinity International University

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lee Galda

After teaching in elementary- and middle-school classrooms for a number of years, Lee Galda received her Ph.D. in English Education from New York University. She is the Marguerite Henry Professor of Children’s Literature, Emerita, at the University of Minnesota where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in children’s and young adult literature. Dr. Galda was a member of the International Literacy Association and the United States Board on Books for Young People, working on various committees related to literature. She was children’s books department editor for The Reading Teacher from 1989 to 1993; a member of the 2003 Newbery Committee; a member of the International Literacy Association Book Award Selection Committee for five years, co-chairing that committee in 2010−2011 and 2011−2012; and a member of the USBBY Bridge to Understanding Award Committee in 2008 through 2011, chairing that committee in 2011. She sat on the review boards of several professional journals and on the editorial boards of Children’s Literature in Education and Journal of Children’s Literature. Author of numerous articles, books, and book chapters about children’s literature and response, she was lead author of the first chapter on children’s literature appearing in the HANDBOOK OF READING RESEARCH (VOLUME III). In 2011, Dr. Galda received the International Literacy Association Arbuthnot Award for excellence in teaching children’s literature.

Lawrence R. Sipe

Lawrence R. Sipe was a professor in the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education for 16 years, where he taught courses in children's and adolescent literature and conducted research on young children's responses to picturebooks. He taught in primary and elementary classrooms for six years, including a two-year stint in an isolated one-room school in the province of Newfoundland, Canada. He also was the coordinator of professional development for K–6 teachers for a school board in Newfoundland for 13 years. His Ph.D. is in Children's Literature and Emergent Literacy from Ohio State University, where he studied with Janet Hickman, who was herself a student of Charlotte Huck. His awards include Outstanding Dissertation of the Year from the International Reading Association, the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the College Reading Association, the Promising Researcher Award from the National Council of Teachers of English, and the Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference. He also won several awards for teaching, including the Teaching Excellence Award for the province of Newfoundland, the Graduate School of Education Teaching Award, and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching from the University of Pennsylvania. He was the North American editor of the journal Children's Literature in Education. His book, STORYTIME: YOUNG CHILDREN'S LITERARY UNDERSTANDING IN THE CLASSROOM, was published in 2008 by Teachers College Press.

Lauren A. Liang

Lauren Aimonette Liang is an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Utah. She teaches courses in children’s and young adult literature, including a course on international children’s literature, and was awarded the University of Utah’s Early Career Teaching Award in 2010. Dr. Liang’s research in children’s literature and comprehension has been published in journals such as READING RESEARCH QUARTERLY, JOURNAL OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE, READING PSYCHOLOGY, and THE READING TEACHER, as well as in both professional and practitioner books. She serves on editorial boards and committees for the International Literacy Association, the American Library Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the United States Board of Books for Young People (USBBY), including serving on the leadership boards for both USBBY and the Children’s Literature Assembly. She was a long-time reviewer for The Horn Book Guide and other review publications. Dr. Liang has served on the International Literacy Association’s Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Awards committee since 2009, and has been chair of the award committee for the past four years.

Bernice E. Cullinan

Bernice E. Cullinan was known both nationally and internationally for her work in children’s literature. She wrote more than thirty books on literature for classroom teachers and librarians, including LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, POETRY LESSONS TO DAZZLE AND DELIGHT, and THREE VOICES: INVITATION TO POETRY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM. She authored a book for parents, READ TO ME: RAISING KIDS WHO LOVE TO READ. Dr. Cullinan was editor in chief of WORDSONG--the poetry imprint of Boyds Mills Press, a Highlights for Children Company--and collected poems written by the recipients of the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Poetry in A JAOF TINY STARS and subsequent volumes. She served as president of the International Literacy Association, was inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame and The Ohio State University Hall of Fame, and selected as the recipient of the Arbuthnot Award for Outstanding Teacher of Children’s Literature. Dr. Cullinan died in February of 2015.