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The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World, 2nd ed. By Jack Zipes. New York: Palgrave, 2002.
Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1988, a great deal of new scholarship on Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm has appeared. In this expanded and fully revised second edition of The Brothers Grimm, Jack Zipes draws upon this new scholarship. He has also added a new concluding chapter titled "The Struggle for the Grimms' Throne: The Legacy of the Grimms' Tales in East and West Germany since 1945."
The Catcher in the Rye: New Essays. Ed. J. P. Steed. New York: Lang, 2002.
This collection of essays is intended to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the original publication of J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, which first appeared in 1951. Although the contributors approach Salinger's novel from various directions, they all provide insights into why his novel is still read today.
Children's Book Awards International, 1990 through 2000. By Laura Smith. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003.
Intended as a sister volume to Children's Book Awards International: A Directory of Awards and Winners, from Inception though 1990, this new reference work covers approximately 400 children's book awards from over thirty countries. Each entry provides the name of the award, the awarding organization, a description of the award's criteria and a listing of winners from 1990 through 2000.
Classics of Young Adult Literature. Ed. Charles H. Frey and Lucy Rollin. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2003.
This massive anthology is designed for use in adolescent literature courses taught at the college level. It includes the complete texts of the following eleven novels: Ann Stephens' Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter, Horatio Alger's Ragged Dick; L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables; Maureen Daly's Seventeenth Summer; S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders; Alice Childress's A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich; Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War; Judy Blume's Forever; Cynthia Voigt's Homecoming; Gary Paulsen's Hatchet; and Victor Martinez's Parrot in the Oven. Charles Frey and Lucy Rollin also provide a thoughtful introduction and a listing of awards for young adult literature.
Even Hockey Players Read. By David Booth. Portland, ME: Stenhouse, 2002.
David Booth focuses on the literacy development of boys, providing teachers and parents with helpful suggestions and techniques designed to encourage boys to read novels and other types of children's books.
Kaleidoscope: A Multicultural Booklist for Grade K-8, 4th ed. Eds. Nancy Hansen-Krening, Elaine M. Aoki, and Donald T. Mizokawa. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2003.
Like the earlier editions of Kaleidoscope, the fourth edition provides an annotated bibliography of children's books featuring protagonists who are Native American, African American, Asian American or Latino American. All the books included in this edition were published between 1999 and 2001.
Keats's Neighborhood: An Ezra Jack Keats Treasury. Ed. Anita Silvey. New York: Penguin Putnam, 2002.
In addition to reprinting ten of Ezra Jack Keats' picture books, this volume includes biographical information, a critical analysis of Keats' works, and commentaries by other picture book authors.
Literacy through Language Arts: Teaching and Learning in Context. Ed. Sharon Murphy and Curt Dudley-Marling. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2003.
The editors of this weighty volume reprint twenty-five essays, all of which originally appeared in Language Arts. These essays deal with the teaching of reading, writing, and oral literacy. The six essays in the section titled "Reading about Reading" have the most direct connections to children's literature.
Storied City: A Children's Book Walking-Tour Guide to New York City. By Leonard S. Marcus. New York: Dutton, 2003.
Leonard Marcus provides readers with twenty-one walking tours of New York City. In each tour, he points out specific places that are associated with children's books or children's authors. Because he includes detailed directions and maps, tourists should be able to take these walks on their own and not get too lost.
Valuing Language Study: Inquiry into Language for Elementary and Middle Schools...


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