The sixth edition of "Essentials of Children' s Literature" energizes children' s literature study by offering a concise, straightforward presentation of children' s literature and by encouraging students to share literature with children. Enthusiastic responses to "Essentials of Children' s Literature" " This text presents key information in a brief and succinct manner. It also provides great lists of recommended children' s books with appropriate age levels. Congratulations to the authors of "Essentials of Children' s Literature," This text contains valuable information, demonstrates serious research on the subject, and is a very useful resource to classroom teachers." Sr. Louise Auclair Rivier College " The clarity and practical nature of the book distinguish it from others in the field. Students like that they are able to get the ideas easily." Andrea Bartlett University of Hawaii at Manoa Written as a " facts-only" approach for students and their instructors, renowned authors Carol Lynch-Brown and Carl Tomlinson offer an abundance of examples to illustrate how to use children' s literature in the classroom. Part One of the book covers current trends and the introductory material students need in order to begin selecting, reading, and evaluating children' s trade books. Part Two defines and describes specific genres of literature and discusses the types of books that fall within the categories. Part Three presents curriculum and teaching strategies. What' s new in the sixth edition? Notable among the many changes and improvements in this edition are: More color illustrations from picture books placed in a color insert to demonstrate artistic styles, visual elements, and the narrative aspects of illustrations A new chapter, " Learning about Reading and Literature, " that focuses on policy issues, recent national reports, and resistant readers A completely revised chapter on diversity that includes strategies for providing culturally responsive teaching through multicultural and international literature.Lynch-Brown, Carol is the author of 'Essentials Of Children's Literature ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205520329 and ISBN 0205520324.