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The Embodied Child Readings in Children's Literature and Culture by Roxanne Harde The Embodied Child Readings in Children's Literature and Culture

The Embodied Child: Readings in Children's Literature and Culture brings together essays that offer compelling analyses of children's bodies as they read and are read, as they interact with literature and other cultural artifacts, and as they are constructed in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

A History of Children's Books in 100 Books by Roderick Cave, Sara Ayad A History of Children's Books in 100 Books
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This book takes a global perspective, tracing the development of children's literature from ancient stories such as Aesop's Fables and the Indian Panchatantra, to the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, to the highly collectable Ladybird books of the 20th...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Between Generations Collaborative Authorship in the Golden Age of Children's Literature by Victoria Ford Smith Between Generations Collaborative Authorship in the Golden Age of Children's Literature

A multidisciplinary volume that reframes children as powerful forces in the production of their own literature and culture by uncovering a tradition of collaborative partnerships between adults and children in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century England. The intergenerational collaborations documented provide...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

African American Children in American Political Life The Literature and Politics of the Impossible by Myisha Priest African American Children in American Political Life The Literature and Politics of the Impossible

This book explores the ways that figures of Black children and writing for them articulate complex and contested notions of justice arising from the entanglements of black freedom and black subjection, articulations made material in spectacular performances on the political...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Boy Detective in Early British Children's Literature Patrolling the Borders between Boyhood and Manhood by Lucy Andrew The Boy Detective in Early British Children's Literature Patrolling the Borders between Boyhood and Manhood

This book maps the development of the boy detective in British children's literature from the mid-nineteenth to the early-twentieth century. It explores how this liminal figure - a boy operating within a man's world - addresses adult anxieties about boyhood...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Nordic Childhoods 1700-1960 From Folk Beliefs to Pippi Longstocking by Reidar (University of Oslo, Norway) Aasgaard Nordic Childhoods 1700-1960 From Folk Beliefs to Pippi Longstocking
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This volume strengthens interest and research in the fields of both Childhood Studies and Nordic Studies by exploring conceptions of children and childhood in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). Although some books have been written about...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Extracurricular Activity Education, Violence, and Childhood by Elizabeth Marshall Extracurricular Activity Education, Violence, and Childhood

Calling on a variety of genres, including chilren's novels, comics, picture books, among others, Dr. Elizabeth Marshall takes a critical approach to the images and written portralys of violence as witnessed by our children in literature. Graphic images of racial...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018 by Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018

The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

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Tales of Wonder Retelling Fairy Tales Through Picture Postcards by Jack Zipes Tales of Wonder Retelling Fairy Tales Through Picture Postcards

The most familiar fairy tales call to mind certain images: Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty. Yet these visions often merely reflect illustrations encountered in classic tellings of the tales. The postcards gathered...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks by Bettina Kummerling-Meibauer The Routledge Companion to Picturebooks

Containing over 50 essays by leading and new scholars, this Companion is the ultimate guide to picturebooks. It contains a detailed introduction by the editor, surveying the history and development of the field and emphasising the international and cultural diversity...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2017

Charting Memory Recalling Medieval Spain by Stacy N. Beckwith Charting Memory Recalling Medieval Spain

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Courage to Imagine The Child Hero in Children's Literature by Roni Natov The Courage to Imagine The Child Hero in Children's Literature

The act of imagining lies at the very heart of children's engagements with literature and with the plots and characters they encounter in their favorite stories. The Courage to Imagine is a landmark new study of that fundamental act of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature by Karen (Professor of English, Illinois State University, USA, Illinois State University, USA) Coats The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature
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From Hans Christian Andersen, Dr Seuss and Lewis Carroll to Disney and the Harry Potter series, this is a comprehensive introduction to studying the infinitely varied worlds of literature for children and young adults. Exploring a diverse range of writing,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/11/2017

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature by Karen (Professor of English, Illinois State University, USA, Illinois State University, USA) Coats The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature
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From Hans Christian Andersen, Dr Seuss and Lewis Carroll to Disney and the Harry Potter series, this is a comprehensive introduction to studying the infinitely varied worlds of literature for children and young adults. Exploring a diverse range of writing,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Twenty-First-Century Children s Gothic From the Wanderer to Nomadic Subject by Chloe Germaine Buckley, Andrea Eckersley, Antonia Pont, Jon Roffe Twenty-First-Century Children s Gothic From the Wanderer to Nomadic Subject
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This is the first monograph that brings together the fields of Gothic Studies and children s fiction to analyse a range of popular and literary works for children published since 2000.
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 30/11/2017

Eighteenth-Century Literature and Childhood Emotions Childish Passions by L. Joy Eighteenth-Century Literature and Childhood Emotions Childish Passions

Exploring the peculiar alliances between childishness and affect that are posted in the long eighteenth century, this new book traces the ways in which literature of the period and in particular children's literature sought to civilize its readers by attempting...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/12/2017

Battling Girlhood Sympathy, Social Justice, and the Tomboy Figure in American Literature by Kristen Proehl Battling Girlhood Sympathy, Social Justice, and the Tomboy Figure in American Literature

From Jo March of Little Women (1868) to Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games (2008), the American tomboy figure has evolved into an icon of modern girlhood and symbol of female empowerment. Battling Girlhood: Sympathy, Social Justice, and the Tomboy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/12/2017

Classical Reception and Children's Literature Greece, Rome and Childhood Transformation by Helen Lovatt Classical Reception and Children's Literature Greece, Rome and Childhood Transformation

Reception studies have transformed the classics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/12/2017

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Imagining Sameness and Difference in Children's Literature From the Enlightenment to the Present Day by Emer O'Sullivan Imagining Sameness and Difference in Children's Literature From the Enlightenment to the Present Day

This new interdisciplinary collection spanning anthropology, image studies, literary criticism, psychology and history explores the ways in which children's books were important vehicles for the expression of national identities, from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, right up until the present...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

Italian Children's Literature and National Identity Childhood, Melancholy, Modernity by Maria (Pennsylvania State University, USA) Truglio Italian Children's Literature and National Identity Childhood, Melancholy, Modernity
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This book bridges the fields of Children's Literature and Italian Studies by examining how turn-of-the-century children's books forged a unified national identity for the new Italian State. Through contextualized close readings of a wide range of texts, Truglio shows how...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2017

Maps and Mapping in Children's Literature Landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes by Nina (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences) Goga Maps and Mapping in Children's Literature Landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes

Maps and Mapping in Children's Literature is the first comprehensive study that investigates the representation of maps in children's books as well as the impact of mapping on the depiction of landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes in children's literature. The chapters...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Australian Literature for Young People by Rosemary Ross-Johnston Australian Literature for Young People


Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2017

Young Adult Fiction Core Collection by H. W. Wilson Young Adult Fiction Core Collection

Due to the growing popularity of the Young Adult fiction genre and the ever increasing availability of new titles, librarians need more guidance than ever to select the best that YA fiction has to offer. Young Adult Fiction Core Collection...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2017

Interactive Children's Texts and Movable Books Playful Media before Pop-Ups by Jacqueline (Pennsylvania State University, US) Reid-Walsh Interactive Children's Texts and Movable Books Playful Media before Pop-Ups
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This book is a historical and comparative study of the movable book - media that crosses the borders between game and narrative - as interactive narrative media in relation to the implied and actual child interactors who engage with them....
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter Hogwarts' Library by Beatrice Groves Literary Allusion in Harry Potter Hogwarts' Library

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling's series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter's narrative techniques are rooted in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter Hogwarts' Library by Beatrice Groves Literary Allusion in Harry Potter Hogwarts' Library

Literary Allusion in Harry Potter builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling's series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter's narrative techniques are rooted in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017

Mixed Magic Global-local dialogues in fairy tales for young readers by Anna Katrina Gutierrez Mixed Magic Global-local dialogues in fairy tales for young readers

Mixed Magic: Global-local dialogues in fairy tales for young readers considers retellings and adaptations from a `glocal' context: a framework focused on the reciprocal and cross-cultural exchange between global processes and local practices and their potential transformative effects. The study...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017

Children's Publishing and Black Britain, 1965-2015 by Karen Sands-O'Connor Children's Publishing and Black Britain, 1965-2015

This book examines a critical period in British children's publishing, from the earliest days of dedicated publishing firms for Black British audiences to the beginnings of the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK. Taking a historical approach that includes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/06/2017

Postcolonial Approaches to Latin American Children's Literature by Ann Gonzalez Postcolonial Approaches to Latin American Children's Literature

This volume is the first book-length study in English to explore how the effects of a traumatic colonial experience are (re)presented to Latin American children today, almost two centuries after the dismantling of colonialism proper. By analyzing a variety of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

Children, Childhood, and Musical Theater by James Leve, Donelle Ruwe Children, Childhood, and Musical Theater
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Bringing together musicologists, literature scholars, and specialists in childhood and theater studies, this volume examines the ways in which successful children's musicals tap into adult nostalgia for childhood while appealing to the needs and consumer potential of the child. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/05/2017

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