It is impossible to reflect upon children's books without considering the children who read them. Where Texts and Children Meet explores the ways in which children make meaning of the various texts they meet both in and out of school.
Eve Bearne and Victor Watson have brought together chapters on all the major issues and topics in children's literacy including:
* the meaning and relevance of terms such as literature and classic texts
* an analysis of new genres including picture books and CD-ROMs
* moral dilemmas and cultural concerns in children's texts
* working with quality texts that children will also adore.
Where Texts and Children Meet shows how the world of children's books is changing and how teachers can build imaginative learning experiences for their pupils from a whole range of published materials.
Eve Bearne is currently joint Assistant Director in Research at Homerton College, Cambridge. She was a project officer for the National Writing Project and taught English in schools for over thirty years. She has written many books for Routledge including Making Progress in English, Use of Language Across the Primary Curriculum and Use of Language Across the Secondary Curriculum.
Victor Watson is joint Assistant Director in Research at Homerton College, Cambridge. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in English at Homerton College. He has edited and contributed to a wealth of publications in this field including Voices Off.
'... fascinating ... an overwhelming belief in the transforming power of texts.' - The Times Educational Supplement
'...certain to be useful additions to MA reading lists, while LEA English advisors, literacy consultants and Inset-providers will also find them useful to dip into.' - Elizabeth Plackett, The English and Media Magazine