Children's Literature

By Jacquelyn M. Cannon

Here Is A List of Popular Books and Authors

  1. Goosebumps books are written by R.L. Stine every month. These are wonderful horror stories.
  2. The Magic School Bus Books are written by Joanna Cole. These are humorous and informational science books.
  3. The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes is a classic. This book received the Newbery Award.
  4. A humorous book Don't Care High by Gordon Korman is published by Scholastic.
  5. A realistic book depicting a school setting The Secret Language is by Ursula Nordstrom.
  6. Thursday's Child by Noel Streatfield is an exciting story about the life of orphans.
  7. A book dealing with childrearing, Understood Betsy is by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
  8. An electronic journal of book reviews, Notes From the Windowsill selected several picks for the 1995 - 1996 season.
  9. Hey, Al is a fantasy book which received the Caldecott Award for beautiful pictures.

Choosing Children's Literature

Children's Literature encompasses all age groups. Choosing A Child's Book can assist you with an appropriate selection. There are books on every genre imaginable, i.e. fantasy, adventure, realistic fiction, fables and myths, science fiction, etc. In addition, you can find books which deal with all aspects of life, i.e. love, friendship, death, school, adoption, pets, etc.

Did you know?

  1. There are over seventy five versions of Cinderella, a classic fairy tale.
  2. There are many books on Muti-racial Families and Cultural Diversity.
  3. Books such as Little Red Riding Hood, How To Eat Fried Worms, James and the Giant Peach, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, among others have been banned in schools, and libraries in the United States during 1990 and 1992.
  4. Each November, National Children's Book Week is celebrated in schools, libraries, bookstores, and at home. The Children's Book Council offers everyone the opportunity to celebrate the joy of reading.
  5. Storytellers are available to read to your school, church, library or organization. Cindy Killavey is such a storyteller.
  6. Mystery Writers of America present awards in recognition of Edgar Allen Poe. These awards are for the best work in mystery, crime, suspense or intrigue.
  7. Electronic books and educational software can now be purchased and viewed on your computer for active learning. Children's Literature provides multimedia / software reviews for 1996.

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