The Newbery Companion

The Newbery Companion
Author: John Thomas Gillespie,Corinne J. Naden
Pages: 465
ISBN: 1563088134
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Put a wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books (1922-2001) at your fingertips. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for introducing the books to young readers.

The Newbery Printz Companion

The Newbery Printz Companion
Author: John Thomas Gillespie,Corinne J. Naden
Pages: 503
ISBN: 1591583136
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses the Newbery and Printz awards, and gives information on each year's winners, including a plot summary, a list of characters and themes, background on the author, topics for discussions, and related books.

Writing Children s Fiction

Writing Children s Fiction
Author: Linda Newbery,Yvonne Coppard
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781472535337
Available:
Release: 2013-08-22
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Full of both inspirational and practical advice, Writing Children's Fiction: A Writers' and Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing for some of the most difficult and demanding readers of all: children and young people. Part 1 explores the nature, history and challenges of children's literature, and the amazing variety of genres available for children from those learning to read to young adults. Part 2 includes tips by such bestselling authors as David Almond, Malorie Blackman, Meg Rosoff and Michael Morpurgo. Part 3 contains practical advice - from shaping plots and creating characters to knowing your readers, handling difficult subjects and how to find an agent and publisher when your book or story is complete.

Traveller s Pocket Companion

Traveller s Pocket Companion
Author: Georgina Newberry,Rhiannon Guy
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1862057915
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Release: 2007-11
Editor: Anova Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This attractive, handy pocket book contains an unputdownable assortment of facts and quotes, anecdotes and tall tales about the history and mystery of international travel. Find out when the first passport was granted (in 1414!), in which country it is considered extremely rude to sit with the soles of your feet facing your companions, how to say hello in twenty different languages, which pilgrim route has a scallop shell as its symbol, how to master the Japanese art of packing a rucksack, and which cities to avoid if you don't want to experience an earthquake.

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children s Literature

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children s Literature
Author: Peter Hunt
Pages: 1416
ISBN: 9781134436835
Available:
Release: 2004-08-02
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Children's literature continues to be one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting of interdisciplinary academic studies, of interest to anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood or culture in general. The second edition of Peter Hunt's bestselling International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature offers comprehensive coverage of the subject across the world, with substantial, accessible, articles by specialists and world-ranking experts. Almost everything is here, from advanced theory to the latest practice – from bibliographical research to working with books and children with special needs. This edition has been expanded and includes over fifty new articles. All of the other articles have been updated, substantially revised or rewritten, or have revised bibliographies. New topics include Postcolonialism, Comparative Studies, Ancient Texts, Contemporary Children's Rhymes and Folklore, Contemporary Comics, War, Horror, Series Fiction, Film, Creative Writing, and 'Crossover' literature. The international section has been expanded to reflect world events, and now includes separate articles on countries such as the Baltic states, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Iran, Korea, Mexico and Central America, Slovenia, and Taiwan.

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature
Author: Daniel Hahn
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780191057267
Available:
Release: 2015-03-26
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.

W C Privy s Original Bathroom Companion

W  C  Privy s Original Bathroom Companion
Author: Erin Barrett,Jack Mingo
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781250109453
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Release: 2015-12-29
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here you sit, brokenhearted ...with nothing to read but the writing on the wallpaper? Don't get flushed with despair! W. C. Privy's Original Bathroom Companion is a book that's good for your heart – the more you read, the better you'll feel. Designed to make a porcelain throne into a seat of higher learning, it's guaranteed to make a big splash with you, your friends, and your family. You want trivia, brain-teasers, facts, stories, or instructions on how to build an igloo? Then don't just stand there looking distressed – sit down and go with the guy whose name has become synonymous with the best in restroom reading: W. C. Privy!

The Traveller s Companion

The Traveller s Companion
Author: Georgina Newbery
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1861057733
Available:
Release: 2004-08-19
Editor: Robson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An unputdownable assortment of facts and quotes, anecdotes and tall tales about the history and mystery of international travel. No need to move from the comfort of your armchair in order to find out when the first passport was granted (in 1414!), in which country it is considered extremely rude to sit with the soles of your feet facing your companions, how to say hello in twenty different languages, which pilgrim route has a scallop shell as its symbol, how to master the Japanese art of packing a rucksack and which cities to avoid if you don't want to experience an earthquake.

99 Jumpstarts for Kids

99 Jumpstarts for Kids
Author: Peggy Whitley,Susan Williams Goodwin
Pages: 225
ISBN: 1563089564
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Teaches a basic note-taking process and gives specific source ideas and subject headings for a variety of topics. Grades 3-8.

Newbery Award Winning Authors

Newbery Award Winning Authors
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: PediaPress
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Educator s Companion to Children s Literature Folklore contemporary realistic fiction fantasy biographies and tales from here and there

Educator s Companion to Children s Literature  Folklore  contemporary realistic fiction  fantasy  biographies  and tales from here and there
Author: Sharron L. McElmeel
Pages: 157
ISBN: 1563083302
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Release: 1995
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Includes chapters for folklore, contemporary fiction, fantasy, biographies, and tales from around the world, and suggests classroom and library activities to accompany them

The Lady s Magazine Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex

The Lady s Magazine Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: BSB:BSB10613831
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Release: 1779
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Lady s Magazine Or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex Appropriated Solely to Their Use and Amusement

The Lady s Magazine  Or  Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex  Appropriated Solely to Their Use and Amusement
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:590575948
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Release: 1770
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Companion to Popular Culture

A Companion to Popular Culture
Author: Gary Burns
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781118883358
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Release: 2016-03-09
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Companion to Popular Culture is a landmark survey of contemporary research in popular culture studies that offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field. Includes over two dozen essays covering the spectrum of popular culture studies from food to folklore and from TV to technology Features contributions from established and up-and-coming scholars from a range of disciplines Offers a detailed history of the study of popular culture Balances new perspectives on the politics of culture with in-depth analysis of topics at the forefront of popular culture studies

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales
Author: Jack Zipes
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780191004162
Available:
Release: 2015-09-10
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.

Biographical Companion to the Literary Map of Pennsylvania Juvenile Edition

Biographical Companion to the Literary Map of Pennsylvania  Juvenile Edition
Author: Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English
Pages: 39
ISBN: PSU:000001761214
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Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Prydain Companion

The Prydain Companion
Author: Michael O. Tunnell
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1429960000
Available:
Release: 2003-04-01
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An informative resource for formal studies of the Prydain Chronicles, as well as an excellent opportunity to delve into the fantastic workings of Prydain "The Prydain Companion is more than a quick reference or handy glossary, though it is all of that as well. Instructive, certainly. But, like any good companion, a pleasure to be with over a long period of time." —Lloyd Alexander, from the foreword This intriguing volume is at once a wonderful reference resource and a vehicle for exploration and discovery in itself. Complete with a biographical sketch of Lloyd Alexander, a personal foreword by Mr. Alexander, a "How to Use the Companion" section from the author, pronunciation keys, excerpts throughout, and—most substantially—an alphabetical guide to the peoples, places, and objects of the Prydain Chronicles, The Prydain Companion is a one-stop reference book for a beloved world of fantasy and magic. For those who love the works of Lloyd Alexander—young readers, teachers, researchers, all—and those who are only beginning to know them, here is a worthy and useful travelmate.

Guides to Collection Development for Children and Young Adults

Guides to Collection Development for Children and Young Adults
Author: John Thomas Gillespie,Ralph J. Folcarelli
Pages: 191
ISBN: 1563085321
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers 600 entries for bibliographies

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature
Author: William L. Andrews,Frances Smith Foster,Trudier Harris
Pages: 512
ISBN: 0198031750
Available:
Release: 2001-02-15
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A breathtaking achievement, this Concise Companion is a suitable crown to the astonishing production in African American literature and criticism that has swept over American literary studies in the last two decades. It offers an enormous range of writers-from Sojourner Truth to Frederick Douglass, from Zora Neale Hurston to Ralph Ellison, and from Toni Morrison to August Wilson. It contains entries on major works (including synopses of novels), such as Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Richard Wright's Native Son, and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. It also incorporates information on literary characters such as Bigger Thomas, Coffin Ed Johnson, Kunta Kinte, Sula Peace, as well as on character types such as Aunt Jemima, Brer Rabbit, John Henry, Stackolee, and the trickster. Icons of black culture are addressed, including vivid details about the lives of Muhammad Ali, John Coltrane, Marcus Garvey, Jackie Robinson, John Brown, and Harriet Tubman. Here, too, are general articles on poetry, fiction, and drama; on autobiography, slave narratives, Sunday School literature, and oratory; as well as on a wide spectrum of related topics. Compact yet thorough, this handy volume gathers works from a vast array of sources--from the black periodical press to women's clubs--making it one of the most substantial guides available on the growing, exciting world of African American literature.

The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks

The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks
Author: Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer
Pages: 526
ISBN: 9781317526599
Available:
Release: 2017-12-06
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Containing forty-eight chapters, The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks is the ultimate guide to picturebooks. It contains a detailed introduction, surveying the history and development of the field and emphasizing the international and cultural diversity of picturebooks. Divided into five key parts, this volume covers: Concepts and topics – from hybridity and ideology to metafiction and emotions; Genres – from baby books through to picturebooks for adults; Interfaces – their relations to other forms such as comics and visual media; Domains and theoretical approaches, including developmental psychology and cognitive studies; Adaptations. With ground-breaking contributions from leading and emerging scholars alike, this comprehensive volume is one of the first to focus solely on picturebook research. Its interdisciplinary approach makes it key for both scholars and students of literature, as well as education and media.