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Martinez, Miriam; Stier, Catherine; Falcon, Lori – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
While scholars have recognized the meaning making potential offered by the peritext of picturebooks, there has previously been only limited research on the nature of peritextual features. This content analysis focused on the ways in which various peritextual features (dust jackets, beginning endpapers, illustrations before title page, title pages,…
Descriptors: Investigations, Content Analysis, Picture Books, Literary Criticism
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Guanio-Uluru, Lykke – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series (2005-2008) and Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" series (2008-2010) have been hugely successful and influential texts, both as best-selling literary works and as action movie franchises. (To avoid confusion, "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" in this essay refer to the…
Descriptors: Females, Masculinity, Gender Issues, Gender Differences
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Torres, Heidi J. – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
There are few empirical studies that examine the depiction of Muslims in children's literature. Given the influence of US media on perspectives of Muslims (Jackson, 2010), and the pervasive use of children's literature in American schools, it is important to investigate what viewpoints about Islam are being communicated to children through these…
Descriptors: Muslims, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Islam
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Baird, Adela; Laugharne, Janet; Maagerø, Eva; Tønnessen, Elise Seip – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Children as readers of picture books and the ways they respond to, and make meaning from, such texts are the focus of this article, which reports on a small-scale study undertaken in Norway and Wales, UK. The theoretical framing of the research draws on concepts of the multimodal ensemble in picture books and of the reading event as part of a…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Emergent Literacy, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes
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Echterling, Clare – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
This article argues that most contemporary children's environmental picture books and easy readers published in the United States focus overwhelmingly on individual environmentalist acts and lifestyle changes, overlook the connections between environmental degradation and systemic social problems such as class disparities, and ultimately…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Citizen Participation, Social Problems, Recycling
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Heinecken, Dawn – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Advice books by female athletes are among the top selling sports books for young readers in the US. Though they have received little attention to date, sports advice books are important to examine because of how they function as a form of conduct manual instructing girls in specific understandings of female identity. Implying that girls face…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Team Sports, Females, Self Concept
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Jacobs, Katrina Emily Bartow – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
While scholars have recognized the importance of page breaks in both the construction and comprehension of narrative within picture books, there has previously been limited research that focused directly on how children discuss and make sense of these spaces in the text. Yet, because of their nature as dramatic gaps in the narrative, page breaks…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Text Structure, Layout (Publications), Young Children
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Cocargeanu, Dana; O'Connell, Eithne; McGillicuddy, Áine – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
This year, 2016, marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), the much-loved author and illustrator of children's books. Although translation has made a vital contribution to her international success, Potter's work remains relatively under-researched from a translation studies perspective. This article aims to provide a…
Descriptors: Translation, Childrens Literature, French, Language Research
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Brooks, Wanda M.; McNair, Jonda C. – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
In this article, we share findings from a content analysis of six picturebooks about hair. The picturebooks selected feature Black female protagonists and are written by African American females. Our content analysis examines the ways in which Black hair is theorized and represented to children (from diverse backgrounds) very early on in their…
Descriptors: African American Children, Females, Childrens Literature, African American Literature
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Hardstaff, Sarah – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
This paper considers the issue of child agency in Mildred D. Taylor's 1976 novel "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" using a critical corpus linguistics framework based on Halliday's systemic functional linguistics. The novel has long received praise for its portrayal of child agency in a hostile racist society as well as its depiction of a…
Descriptors: Literary Devices, Childrens Literature, Individual Power, Racial Discrimination
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Pope, James; Round, Julia – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
The paper presents findings from a reader response study conducted in February 2013 with 150 children aged 7-11 in which they discussed extracts and clips from Roald Dahl's "Matilda" (1988) and its cinematic adaptation (1996). Dahl and "Matilda" were chosen because they provoke emphatic responses from adults, often commenting…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Childrens Literature, Films, Children
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Fjällström, Eva; Kokkola, Lydia – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
Resisting the will to empathise with a focalised character is assumed to be difficult for young readers, yet empirical evidence on how they actually respond is limited. This paper combines recent insights gleaned from cognitive literary studies with a small-scale empirical study of thirty-five Swedish adolescents reading an Irish short story in…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Fiction
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Wee, Su-Jeong; Park, Soyeon; Choi, Joung Sun – Children's Literature in Education, 2015
The purpose of the present study is to investigate how contemporary Korea and its culture are portrayed in children's picture books published in the United States. Our analysis of the representation of Korean culture in text and illustrations was based on a sample of 33 picture books written in English and published in the US between 1990 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Immigration
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Lushchevska, Oksana – Children's Literature in Education, 2014
Viewing Tolstoy's works from psychological and intellectual perspectives demonstrates his approach to children's literacy and especially the development of reasoning, which he presents in his writing for children and the stories he includes in his "New ABC" book (1875a) and four "Readers" (1875b). This article…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Educational Philosophy, Child Development, Didacticism
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Chaudhri, Amina; Teale, William H. – Children's Literature in Education, 2013
This study analyzed 90 realistic novels written and published in the United States between the years 2000 and 2010 and featuring mixed race characters. The researchers examined specific textual features of these works of contemporary and historical fiction and employed Critical Race Theory to contextualize the books within paradigms about…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Multiracial Persons, Racial Identification, Self Concept
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