ESSENTIALS OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, 5e NEW FEATURES! FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS from notable children's picture books support discussions of artistic styles and visual elements (Chapter 2) and visual literacy (Chapter 4). Conveniently and innovatively reproduced on inside front and back covers with handy guides to the illustrations and their characteristics on facing pages. BEAUTIFUL NEW COVER ART BY ILLUSTRATOR ERIC VELASQUEZ sets the tone for an inclusive multicultural approach to children's literature. USING LITERATURE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM TABLES offer practical suggestions for using traditional literature, historical fiction, biography, and informational books across the curriculum (Chapters 5, 8, and 9). IMPROVED IN THIS EDITION! EXPANDED COVERAGE OF INFORMATIONAL LITERATURE includes the elements of nonfiction and suggestions for teaching students how to read nonfiction (Chapter 9). EXPANDED COVERAGE OF LITERATURE AND THE TEACHING OF READING includes a discussion of the National Reading Panel Report and how that report is related to the teaching of literature (Chapters 1 and 11) . THE SAME FACTS-ONLY STYLE PIONEERED BY ESSENTIALS OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE This book is distinguished from others in its field by its comprehensive treatment of each topic. It is also distinctive in its treatment of multicultural literature. The authors make clear that the creation of a separate chapter for this is not in any way to suggest that this ought to be a specialty area, rather, this multiculturalism should infuse every genre, as indeed it does in this text. Tom Caron, Marshall University My students have had positive responses to this text. Most of them have mentioned that they are glad that they will have it as a resource in their classrooms when they start teaching. Lori Elliott, Georgia State University This book is straightforward, reader friendly, and not overwhelming for the student. Dr. Dottie Kulesza, University of Nevada, Las VegasLynch-Brown, Carol is the author of 'Essentials Of Children's Literature Mylabschool', published 2004 under ISBN 9780205459087 and ISBN 0205459080.