Sunday, April 27, 2008

New Issue of the Journal of Children's Literature

Yippeee! I just received the Spring issue of The Journal of Children's Literature .

JCL is the journal of the Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English. It is only published twice annually, once in November and again in April, so each issue is a treasure!

This issue has a very nice balance between themed book lists (A Dozen Great Books), critical analysis, author interviews, and book reviews.

Table of Contents:

Multicultural Literature: Reading, Writing, and Responding Witin a "New" Literacy Context by Shirley B. Ernst and Janelle B. Mathis

Celebrating New York City in Children's Literature: CLA Workshop Brings NYC to Life by Lesley Colabucci

A Dozen Great Books: Unlikely Friendships by Deanna Day and Barbara A Ward

The Framed and the Framing in Flotsom by Sylvia Pantaleo

Back to Basic: Aesthetic Experiences with Literatue and Discovering the World by Kathleen C. Tice

An Endangered Relationship by Ann M. Trousdale

A Dozen Great Books: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Spirit - Unique Relationships by Sharon Kane

From the Ocean's Flotsam, David Wiesner Imagines a Journey by Barbara Ward

Looking Closely at the Creative Process by Frank Serafini

The Invention of The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

A Dozen Great Books: Creating a Lifelong Relationship with Reading through Read Aloud by Carol Hanson Sibley

Read for You: Audio Review Poetry Aloud! by Nancy Roser with Susan Keehn and Mairam Martinez

Professional Book Reviews by Glenda Sloan and Patricia L. Scharar

Pretty good stuff, huh? A membership to the Children's Literature Assembly is only $30 or $15 for students. A very small price to pay for so much information and insight! An application form is available online.

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