This wonderful resource from two authors with an infectious enthusiasm for children's literature will help readers select and share quality books for and with young children. Specifically focused on infants through the third grade, Sharing the Journey contains descriptive book annotations, instructive commentary, and creative teaching activities tailored for those important years.
Extensive book lists throughout will help readers build a library of quality children's literature. Books representing other cultures are included to help celebrate diversity as well as cultural connection. Genre chapters include poetry, fantasy, and realistic and historical fiction. A chapter on informational books demonstrates how young children can be introduced to, and learn to enjoy, nonfiction.
Table of Contents
1. Literature and the Young Child
2. Child Development and Literature
3. Literature for Infants and Toddlers
5. Picture Books
6. Traditional and Modern Fantasy
7. Realistic and Historical Fiction
8. Informational Texts
Appendix A: Book Lists
Appendix B: Checklists
Appendix C: Worksheets