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Children as readers in children's literature : the power of texts and the importance of reading

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - District Services Professional Collection Z1037.A1 C465 2016
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Collection  Professional Collection
Call Number  Z1037.A1 C465 2016
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction Z1037.A1 C465 2016
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  Z1037.A1 C465 2016

We are fascinated by text and we are fascinated by reading. Is this because we are in a time of textual change? Given that young people always seem to be in the vanguard of technological change, questions about what and how they read are the subject of intense debate. Children as Readers in Children's Literature explores these questions by looking at the literature that is written for children and young people to see what it tells us about them as readers. The contributors to this book are a group of distinguished children's literature scholars, literacy and media specialists who contemplate the multiple images of children as readers and how they reflect the power and purpose of texts and literacy.

Contributors to this wide-ranging text consider:

How books shape the readers we become Cognitive and affective responses to representation of books and reading    The relationship between love-stories and reading as a cultural activity  Reading as 'Protection and Enlightenment' Picturebooks as stage sets for acts of reading Readers' perceptions of a writer

This portrayal of books and reading also reveals adults' beliefs about childhood and literacy and how they are changing. It is a theme of crucial significance in the shaping of future generations of readers given these beliefs influence not only ideas about the teaching of literature but also about the role of digital technologies. This text is a must-read for any individual interested in the importance of keeping literature alive through reading.

Additional Information
Subjects Children -- Books and reading.
Teenagers -- Books and reading.
Books and reading in literature.
Books and reading -- Psychological aspects.
Children's literature -- History and criticism.
Young adult literature -- History and criticism.
Publisher London :2016
Contributors Arizpe, Evelyn, 1965- editor.
Smith, Vivienne (Teacher), editor.
Language English
Description xvii, 140 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN 9781138806696
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