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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childrens_literature• Books intentionally written for children• Books chosen for children http://www.uleth.ca/edu/currlab/handouts/genre s.html• Both fiction and non-fiction books, written especially for children 0-12 years old.
http://www.faqs.org/childhood/Ch- Co/Children-s-Literature.html• comprises texts that have been written specifically for children and those texts that children have selected to read on their own• intended primarily for children but it is more accurate to view such texts as having dual audiences of children and adults.• The body of written works and accompanying illustrations produced in order to entertain or instruct young people.
Anderson,N.A. (2002). Elementary children’s literature: the basics for teachers and parents (2nd ed). USA: Pearson Education,Inc.• The only limitations, then, that seem binding on literature for children are those that appropriately reflect the emotions and experiences of children today.• Children’s books are books that have the child’s eye at the center.
• The uniqueness of children’s literature, then, lies in the audience that it addresses.• Authors of children’s books are circumscribed only by the experiences of childhood…….• The author who can bring these experiences imagination and insight,……..and communicate them to children is writing children’s literature.
Carol Lynch-Brown, Carl M.Tomlinson. (2005). Essentials of Children Literature: Learning about Children and Their Literature (5th ed). USA: Pearson Education,Inc.• “Children’s literature is good quality trade books for children from birth to adolescence, covering topics of relevance and interests to children of those ages, through prose and poetry, fiction and nonfiction.” (p. 3)
Childrens literature is for readers and listenersup to about age twelve and is often illustrated.
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Children’s literature is the good-quality written work with the purpose of entertainment and information intended primarily for children from birth to adolescence, covering topics of relevance and interests to children that appropriately reflect the experiences and the realms of childhood, through prose and poetry, fiction and nonfiction.
good quality – the personal and academic values to children - moral values and insight into human condition With the purpose of entertainment and information – enjoyed by children - messages within the text intended primarily for children from birth to adolescence- to address, entertain and delight children of those ages- may have dual audiences of children and adults
covering topics of relevance and interests to children- about the experiences of childhood that are good or bad, set in the past, present or future- be relevant and common to children today- the source of literature is life itself- enjoying birthday parties, losing a tooth for the first time, getting a new pet- topics like Mummies and Dinosaurs
appropriately reflect the experiences and the realms of childhood -limited by children’s experience and understanding -the emotional and psychological responses should be inside the realms of childhood - told in a forthright, humorous, or suspenseful manner - much is known, but little is explained through prose and poetry, fiction and nonfiction -purely entertaining, with no instructional purpose like textbook - myths, fairly tales, lullabies, fables, folk songs