Exploring Children's Literature
Reading for Knowledge, Understanding and Pleasure
- Nikki Gamble - Founder and Director, Just Imagine Story Centre and Associate Consultant at UCL, Institute of Education
English | Primary English | Primary Teacher Training
- 5 brand new chapters covering Knowledge & skills, Classics, Illustrated fiction & graphic novels, Non-fiction, and Humour
- New expert voice features providing commentaries from educators, literary experts and authors such as Lucy Worsley
- Up to date book lists featuring recent and more diverse literature and authors
- New practical activities and case studies show casing children's books and how to use them in the classroom
- Further reading links to take students further
This accessible, research-informed book speaks right to the heart of teachers. In this inspiring update, Gamble challenges us to question and debate to consider how we create passionate readers. What a delight to be encouraged as trainee teachers and primary practitioners to reflect on our personal reading journeys, to promote a culture of reading and to develop a love of literature.
Having an in-depth understanding of children’s literature is one of the most important aspects of teachers’ subject knowledge. Being in a position to support and enrich children’s development as engaged readers is equally important. This book is not only an extraordinary exploration of children’s literature, from picturebooks and graphic novels to nonfiction and poetry, but also a supportive and knowledgeable guide to the development of a whole school reading culture. This is essential reading for every student, teacher and school leadership teams.
The best way to develop young readers is to ensure they get access to materials that engage and inspire them. This book explores how children’s literature can be used in teaching, and is supported by a range of extra online resources, including further book recommendations. Aimed at teachers based in primary education, this resource will be very useful for teachers within secondary education, as well, as it covers materials suitable for older readers.
An excellent book, that both myself and my students refer to regularly, would highly recommend this book.
An excellent text to inspire students to become lovers of reading and how to enthuse children to become readers too...
A perfect support to the Primary English ITE curriculum. This book would also support early career teachers and English subject leads in school.
Part 1 is relevant for our year 2/3 students as it discusses the importance of subject knowledge and the current education climate. Part 2 will be useful for subject specialist modules in regards to narrative viewpoint and story structure. Part 2 also has useful sections on features of different genres.
An informative book that gives different perspectives on children's literature.
This fourth edition is a key text for reading early years and primary teachers who continue to explore and gain a deeper insight of Children's Literature.
This is an excellent book for updating teacher knowledge about children's literature and how to support reading for pleasure. The sections on comics, graphic novels and picutre books are especially good.