Childrens literature for the multicultural classroom

. Write a paper on one significant author of childrenas literature. Include brief relevant biographical information about that author, an analysis and critique of the authoras work with reference to the use of language, central themes. Examine the authoras treatment of issues and their relevance in the multicultural classroom. Consider the authoras appeal for children. Place your chosen author within the context of place and time by considering him / her in relation to other authors.

Referencing Requirements:
Bunting, Jane (ed) (2008) Reading Power: Literacy through Literature Year 1 London, Centre for Language in Primary Education (or any year group)

Carpenter, H. (1987) Secret Gardens: a study of the golden age of childrenas literature London, Unwin

*Gamble, N and Yates, S. (2008) Exploring Childrenas Literature. 2nd ed. London, Sage

Hollindale, P. (1988) Ideology and the Childrenas Book Stroud, Thimble

Smidt, S. (2012) Reading the world: what young children learn from literature Stoke on Trent, Trentham

Spufford, F. (2002) The Child that Books Built: a memoir of childhood and reading London, Faber and Faber

Paul, L. (1998) Reading Otherways Stroud, Thimble

Pennac, D (2006) The Rights of the Reader. London: Walker Books

Salisbury, M. (2004) Illustrating Childrenas Books: creating pictures for publication London, A&C Black

Smidt, S. (2012) Reading the world: what young children learn from literature Stoke on Trent, Trentham

Spufford, F. (2002) The Child that Books Built: a memoir of childhood and reading London, Faber and Faber

Childrens literature for the multicultural classroom

Write a paper comparing and contrasting two or more illustrators, considering their techniques, relationship to the text of their books, themes and issues portrayed, and appeal to children. Provide brief relevant biographical information on the illustrators, and examine the influences of other illustrators or artists. Consider the use of the illustratorsa work in relation to the multicultural classroom and the curriculum.

Referencing Requirements:
core texts listed below and 3 childrens books of your choice thats is linked to the assignment Criteria:
Hollindale, P. (1988) Ideology and the Childrenas Book Stroud, Thimble

Lewis, D. (2001) Reading Contemporary Picturebooks: picturing text London, RoutledgeFalmer
Bearne, E. and Watson, V. (eds) (2000) Where Texts and Children Meet London, Routledge