Michael Rosen's Sad Book

Author: Michael Rosen

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9781406317848

Category: Bereavement

Page: 40

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We all have 'sad stuff' to deal with in life. What makes Michael Rosen most sad is thinking about his son, Eddie, who died. In this book he writes about his sadness, how it affects him, and some of the things he does to try to cope with it.
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Crossover Picturebooks

A Genre for All Ages

Author: Sandra L. Beckett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136577017

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 414

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This book situates the picturebook genre within the widespread international phenomenon of crossover literature, examining an international corpus of picturebooks — including artists’ books, wordless picturebooks, and celebrity picturebooks — that appeal to readers of all ages. Focusing on contemporary picturebooks, Sandra Beckett shows that the picturebook has traditionally been seen as a children’s genre, but in the eyes of many authors, illustrators, and publishers, it is a narrative form that can address any and all age groups. Innovative graphics and formats as well as the creative, often complex dialogue between text and image provide multiple levels of meaning and invite readers of all ages to consider texts that are primarily marketed as children’s books. The interplay of text and image that distinguishes the picturebook from other forms of fiction and makes it a unique art form also makes it the ultimate crossover genre. Crossover picturebooks are often very complex texts that are challenging for adults as well as children. Many are characterized by difficult "adult" themes, genre blending, metafictive discourse, intertextuality, sophisticated graphics, and complex text-image interplay. Exciting experiments with new formats and techniques, as well as novel interactions with new media and technologies have made the picturebook one of the most vibrant and innovative contemporary literary genres, one that seems to know no boundaries. Crossover Picturebooks is a valuable addition to the study of a genre that is gaining increasing recognition and appreciation, and contributes significantly to the field of children’s literature as a whole.
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The Story Cure

An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise

Author: Susan Elderkin,Ella Berthoud

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782115285

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

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The stories that shape our children's lives are too important to be left to chance. With The Story Cure, bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have put together the perfect manual for grown-ups who want to initiate young readers into one of life's greatest pleasures. There's a remedy for every hiccup and heartache, whether it's between the covers of a picture book, a pop-up book, or a YA novel. You'll find old favourites like The Borrowers and The Secret Garden alongside modern soon-to-be classics by Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell-Boyce, as well as helpful lists of the right reads to fuel any obsession - from dogs or dinosaurs, space or spies. Wise and witty, The Story Cure will help any small person you know through the trials and tribulations of growing up, and help you fill their bookshelves with adventure, insight and a lifetime of fun.
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Radical Children's Literature

Future Visions and Aesthetic Transformations in Juvenile Fiction

Author: K. Reynolds

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230206204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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This book reappraises the place of children's literature, showing it to be a creative space where writers and illustrators try out new ideas about books, society, and narratives in an age of instant communication and multi-media. It looks at the stories about the world and young people; the interaction with changing childhoods and new technologies.
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Children's Literature in Primary Schools

Author: David Waugh,Sally Neaum,Rosemary Waugh

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446293696

Category: Education

Page: 208

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How can you help children to develop a love of reading and books? Trainee and experienced primary school teachers need an advanced knowledge of children's literature for effective teaching. If you are training to be a teacher, this is your guide to the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom. Through the exploration of different genres it covers a wide range of literature and helps you to consider what we mean by literature. Case studies that model good practice are included with suggestions for practical activities using literature to enhance teaching across the curriculum. Throughout, book recommendations show how specific texts can be used for teaching in exciting and innovative ways. About the Transforming QTS Series This series reflects the new creative way schools are begining to teach, taking a fresh approach to supporting trainees as they work towards primary QTS. Titles provide fully up to date resources focused on teaching a more integrated and inclusive curriculum, and texts draw out meaningful and explicit cross curricular links.
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Something about the Author

Facts and Pictures about Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787688059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 341

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Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.
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Winners! Handbook

A Closer Look at Judy Freeman's Top-rated Children's Books of 2005

Author: Judy Freeman

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591583899

Category: Education

Page: 236

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A comprehensive handbook with thoroughly annotated lists of the years best childrens books, lesson plans, teachers guides, stories, songs, and Internet resources. Includes index
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Potty Time

Author: Anne Civardi

Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780671796181

Category: Toilet training

Page: 24

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Two-year-old Milly has a few discouraging accidents in the course of learning how to use her potty, but she eventually masters the process.
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