Challenging And Controversial Picturebooks

Author: Janet Evans
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317631609
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It is often assumed that picturebooks are for very young readers because of their emphasis on the illustrations and their scarcity of text; however, there are increasing numbers of picturebooks where the age of the implied reader is questionable. These are picturebooks whose controversial subject matter and unconventional, often unsettling style of illustration challenge the reader, pushing them to question and probe deeper to understand what the book is about. In addition to the book challenging the reader, the reader often challenges the book in an attempt to understand what is being said. These increasingly popular picturebooks work on many different levels; they are truly polysemic and worthy of in-depth analysis. They push the reader to ask questions and in many instances are intrinsically philosophical, often dealing with fundamental life issues. Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks examines these unconventional, non-conformist picturebooks, considering what they are, their audience and their purpose. It also considers: Children’s and adults’ thoughts on these kinds of picturebooks. How challenging and unsettling wordless picturebooks can play with the mind and promote philosophical thought. What creates non-conformity and strangeness ... is it the illustrations and their style, the subject matter or a combination of both? Why certain countries create, promote and accept these picturebooks more than others. Why certain picturebooks are censored and what factors are in play when these decisions are made. The role of publishers in translating and publishing these picturebooks. Children’s creative and critical responses to strange, unsettling and often disturbing visual texts. This inspiring and thought-provoking volume explores the work of a number of highly respected, international picturebook experts and includes an exclusive interview with the legendary Klaus Flugge, Managing Director of Andersen Press, one of the few remaining independent children’s book publishers in England. It is an indispensable reference for all interested in or working with picturebooks, including researchers, students in higher and teacher education, English advisors/inspectors, literacy consultants and classroom teachers.

The Oxford Handbook Of Lying

Author: Jörg Meibauer
Editor: Oxford Handbooks
ISBN: 0198736576
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This handbook brings together past and current research on all aspects of lying and deception, with chapters contributed by leading international experts in the field. We are confronted daily with cases of lying, deception, bullshitting, and 'fake news', making it imperative to understand how lying works, how it can be defined, and whether it can be detected. A further important issue is whether lying should always be considered a bad thing or if, in some cases, it is simply a useful instrument of human cognition. This volume is the first to offer a comprehensive and up-to-date exploration of these and other issues from the combined perspectives of linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. Chapters offer precise definitions of lying and its subtypes, and outline the range of fields in which lying and deception play a role, from empirical lie detection and the acquisition of lying to its role in fiction, metaphor, and humour. They also describe the tools and approaches that are used by scholars researching lying and deception, such as questionnaire studies, EEG, neuroimaging, and the polygraph. The volume will be an essential reference for students and researchers in a range of fields who are looking to deepen their understanding of all aspects of lying and deception, and will contribute to establishing the vibrant new field of interdisciplinary lying research.

Keywords For Children S Literature Second Edition

Author: Philip Nel
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479899674
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Introduces key terms, global concepts, debates, and histories for Children's Literature in an updated edition Over the past decade, there has been a proliferation of exciting new work across many areas of children’s literature and culture. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, the Second Edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature presents original essays on essential terms and concepts in the field. Covering ideas from “Aesthetics” to “Voice,” an impressive multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores and expands on the vocabulary central to the study of children’s literature. The second edition of this Keywords volume goes beyond disciplinary and national boundaries. Across fifty-nine print essays and nineteen online essays, it includes contributors from twelve countries and an international advisory board from over a dozen more. The fully revised and updated selection of critical writing—more than half of the essays are new to this edition—reflects an intentionally multinational perspective, taking into account non-English traditions and what childhood looks like in an age of globalization. All authors trace their keyword’s uses and meanings: from translation to poetry, taboo to diversity, and trauma to nostalgia, the book’s scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts make this new edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature essential reading for scholars and students alike.

No Kids Allowed

Author: Michelle Ann Abate
Editor: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 1421438860
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Abate examines how board books, coloring books, bedtime stories, and series detective fiction written and published specifically for adults question the boundaries of genre and challenge the assumption that adulthood and childhood are mutually exclusive.

Picturebooks

Author: Evelyn Arizpe
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317850319
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The picturebook is now recognized as a sophisticated art form that has provided a space for some of the most exciting innovations in the field of children’s literature. This book brings together the work of expert scholars from the UK, the USA and Europe to present original theoretical perspectives and new research on picturebooks and their readers. The authors draw on a variety of disciplines such as art and cultural history, semiotics, philosophy, cultural geography, visual literacy, education and literary theory in order to revisit the question of what a picturebook is, and how the best authors and illustrators meet and exceed artistic, narrative and cultural expectations. The book looks at the socio-historical conditions of different times and countries in which a range of picturebooks have been created, pointing out variations but also highlighting commonalities. It also discusses what the stretching of borders may mean for new generations of readers, and what contemporary children themselves have to say about picturebooks. This book was originally published as a special issue of the New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship.

Shattering The Looking Glass

Author: Susan S. Lehr
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781933760124
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"Shattering the Looking Glass is a thorough, comprehensive volume that defines, analyzes, defends, and often critiques the current state of Children's Literature within American Culture. The book is designed to tackle the major concerns revolving around Children's Literature today, including: the influence of politics and political agendas on the market, quality, and themes; the disagreements over the integration of diversity and diverse ideas into books for children; theoretical and academic discourses that are feeding topics, characters, and narrative structures; and, threaded throughout all of these topics, is a discussion of how these texts can be integrated into the classroom. This book is ideal for the in-service professional who wants insights into the current cultural mindset concerning children's literature, as well as professors who integrate theory and culture into undergraduate and graduate education courses."--pub. desc.

School Library Journal S Best

Author: Lillian N. Gerhardt
Editor: Neal Schuman Pub
ISBN:
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A selection of articles published in "School Library Journal," magazine between 1954 and 1995, discussing a variety of issues of importance to children's, young adult, and school librarians.

Battling Dragons

Author: Susan S. Lehr
Editor: Greenwood
ISBN:
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A collection of essays on different issues in children's literature including censorship, violences, political correctness, ethnicity, and ethics.

Picture Book Of The Year

Author: NBC News
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An Annotated Bibliography Of Children S Picture Books

Author: Geraldine L. Wilson
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The Publishers Trade List Annual

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Controversial Issues In Librarianship

Author: Mark Y. Herring
Editor: New York : Garland Publishing
ISBN:
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Reading Horizons

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Through The Eyes Of A Child

Author: Donna E. Norton
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
File Size: 15,92 MB
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One of the most respected, comprehensive sources on available children's literature. Surveys the history of children' literature, explores the child's response to literature, and explains how to evaluate and select literature for children. Features unique two-part genre chapters -- one part content and one part methods. Covers artists and their illustrations, picture books, traditional literature, modern fantasy, poetry, contemporary realistic fiction, historical fiction, multicultural literature, and nonfiction (biographies and informational books). Contains illustrations from favorite full-color children's books (in their original colors), and art from real children. Features guest editorials by authors and illustrators; flashbacks of historical events, works, and people; and a section on multicultural literature in every chapter. Provides a dual-platform CD-ROM with annotated reference information on the more than 3000 children's literature titles listed in the book. For anyone interested in children's literature.

Beyond Picture Books

Author: Barbara Barstow
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9780835235198
File Size: 18,83 MB
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A bibliography that suggests books for beginner readers is accompanied by subject, title, illustrator, readability level, and series indexes

Libraries In The Information Age

Author: Denise K. Fourie
Editor: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN:
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Introduces LIS students to the ever-changing world of modern libraries and information centers by providing an important overview of libraries in the era of electronic information.

Liberty And Learning In The Schools

Author: Commission on Academic Freedom and Pre-College Education
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Controversial Issues In Reading And Promising Solutions

Author: Helen Mansfield Robinson
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A History Of Civilization Prehistory To 1715

Author: Robin W. Winks
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Extensively illustrated and exceptionally appealing in its narrative style, this best-selling, classic survey of the history of Western civilization - with emphasis on Western European societies - offers a short, crisp, and balanced presentation of traditional and "new" subjects, approaches, and controversies, and shows throughout how the historian goes about the craft of research, interpretation, and writing. The book is available in a variety of volume splits to accommodate different lesson lengths. It includes extracts from historical and contemporary sources and documents, discussions on "doing history," and detailed timelines.

Fear Of Words

Author: Alvin M. Schrader
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Based on findings of a study of access policies and censorship experiences in Canadian public libraries.