Children’s Literature

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An overview of English Literature for children with focus on its genres

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Children’s Literature

  1. 1. Children’s Literature Genres and examples
  2. 2. Defining Books written by children Books written for children Books chosen for children Books chosen by children
  3. 3. written, published, selected, and taught by adults but consumed by children
  4. 4. History <ul><li>15th Century </li></ul><ul><li>17th Century </li></ul><ul><li>18th Century </li></ul><ul><li>19th Century </li></ul><ul><li>20th Century </li></ul>
  5. 5. Genres <ul><li>Picture books </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Literature – folktales </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Series </li></ul><ul><li>Novels </li></ul>
  6. 6. A. A. Milne: Now we are six <ul><li>When I was One I had just begun </li></ul><ul><li>When I was Two I was nearly new </li></ul><ul><li>When I was Three I was hardly Me </li></ul><ul><li>When I was Four I was not much more </li></ul><ul><li>When I was Five I was just alive </li></ul><ul><li>When I was Six I’m as clever as clever so I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever. </li></ul>

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