ENG 295 Week 2 Electronic Reserve Readings

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ENG 295 Week 2 Electronic Reserve Readings

Children’s picture books have a long history, and early examples were created with a didactic purpose in mind. As the genre developed, authors often worked as illustrators to create outstanding literacy works. Learn more about this genre and the people who made them in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings page.

Read the following on this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings page:




“The Role of Illustrations During Children’s Reading” by Karen M. Feathers and Poonam Arya


“Why We’re Still in Love with Picture Books (Even Though They’re Supposed to Be Dead)” by Allyn Johnston and Maria Frazee


“The ABC of It: Alphabet Books and the Literature of Fact” by Leonard S. Marcus


“Golden Age of Children’s Illustrated Books” from Children’s Literature Review, edited by Tom Burns


“A is for…What? The Function of Alphabet Books” by Perry Nodelman


Children’s Literature, pp. 134-143 (on chapbooks) of Ch. 6: Canoes and Cannibals: Robinson Crusoe and its Legacies, edited by Seth Lerer


“Chapbooks Showcase Your Work” by Rita Moe


“Comenius, Johann Amos (1592-1670)”  from Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society


“Kate Greenaway” from Encyclopedia of World Biography


“Geisel, Theodor Seuss (1904-1991)” from Major 21st-Century Writers


“Macaulay, David” from Continuum Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature


“Little Brown Sanjay and Little Black Sambo: Childhood Reading, Adult Rereading; Colonial Text and Postcolonial Reception” by Sanjay Sircar
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