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new books new visions for literacy in the classroom
New Books, New Visions for Literacy in the Classroom

Linda Leonard Lamme

University of Florida

reading research support factors that influence school success
Reading Research Support:Factors that Influence School Success
  • Reading at home
  • Reading trade books
  • Bridging the gap between home and school
  • Time spent reading
  • Book Access
  • Book quality
  • Opportunities for reader response
louise rosenblatt transactional theory
Louise RosenblattTransactional Theory
  • Aesthetic Reading
    • Creates readers
    • Is enjoyable
    • Needs book choice
  • Efferent Reading
    • Learning information
  • Reading Response
the roles of children s books in reading instruction
The Roles of Children’s Books in Reading Instruction
  • Aesthetic
    • Reading at home
    • Reading at school for pleasure
      • USSR - silent reading time
      • Reading workshop
  • Efferent
    • Information for content areas
not for reading instruction
NOT for Reading Instruction
  • Makes reading books efferent
  • Negatively impacts enjoyment
two forms of oral reading
Two Forms of Oral Reading
  • Lap Reading
    • Demonstrates how print works
    • Facilitates learning how to read
  • Reading Aloud
    • Demonstrates enthusiasm for reading
    • Creates a literate classroom community
    • Demonstrates fluent reading
lap reading
Lap Reading
  • Buddy reading
  • Volunteer reading
  • Reading at home
reading aloud daily
Reading Aloud Daily
  • 180 Days, 180 Good Books
  • All genres for literary exposure
  • Award-winning books
    • Rich language
    • Excellent art
    • Accurate information
    • Authentic stories
  • DON’T read aloud what kids will read on their own
when reading aloud read and talk about
When Reading AloudRead and Talk about
  • The title page
    • the title, author, and illustrator
    • the publisher
  • The verso page
    • date of publication
    • the illustration media
    • the dedication
  • Author and Illustrator notes
  • Endpapers
home reading
Home Reading
  • Why? Avid readers read at home
  • Books go home every night K-2
  • Novels and Nonfiction 3-8
    • Read every night
    • New books every week (or day)
  • Reader response in classroom
book access
Book Access
  • All students need access to books
  • School library media center: liberal policy on checkouts
  • Classroom nightly checkout
  • Book clubs?
    • Quality of books
    • Funds for books
book publishing is political
Book Publishing is Political
  • Baker and Taylor required?
  • Which publishers produce mostly
    • High quality literature?
    • Multicultural literature by minority authors?
    • Junk? Junk literature is like junk food
      • It rots the mind
      • It panders the emotions
      • It misinforms
authentic literature
Authentic Literature
  • Is the author of the culture in the book
  • Is the author writing about personal experiences?
  • Is the topic well-researched with sources identified?
  • Did the illustrator conduct research?
  • Clues
      • Dedications
      • Author notes
american indian books
American Indian Books
  • Resources
    • Doris Seale & Beverly Slapin
      • A Broken Flute
      • Through Indian Eyes
  • Offensive Topics
    • Thanksgiving
    • Westward Movement
good native books
Good Native Books
  • Louise Erdrich: Birchbark House (Thorndike)
  • Joseph Bruchac: Winter People (Dial)
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith: Jingle Dancer (Morrow)
designated months
Designated Months
  • Hispanic Heritage Month? NO!
  • Black History Month? NO!
  • Share these authors all year long!
pura belpre narrative
Pura BelpreNarrative

Vola Vanales:

Tequila Worm

(Wendy Lamb)

Carmen T. Bernier-Grand:

Cesar. Si, Se Puede!

Ill. David Diaz.

(Marshall Cavendish)

Pam Munoz Ryan: Becoming Naomi Leon (Scholastic)

pura belpre for illustration
Pura Belprefor Illustration
  • Lulu Delacre:

Arrorro Mi Nino:

Latino Lullabies


Gentle Games

(Lee & Low)

Rafael Lopez: My Name is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz (bilingual, Rising Moon)

David Diaz: Cesar:Si, Se Puede

(Marshall Cavendish)

african american coretta scott king writing
African American Coretta Scott King: Writing

Toni Morrison:




Shiela Moses:

The Legend of Buddy Bush

(Margaret K. McElderry)

Sharon Flake:

Who Am I without Him?

(Jump at the Sun/


Marilyn Nelson:

Fortune’s Bones

(Front Street)

coretta scott king illustration
Coretta Scott King Illustration

Kadir Nelson


was Not a Street

by Ntozake Shage

(Simon & Schuster)


Jerry Pinkney, God Bless the Child using the words of Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. (Armistad)

Leo and Diane Dillon, The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton (Alfred K. Knopf)

Erica Silverman for Sholom’s Treasure: How Sholom Aleichem Became a Writer. Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • Borden, Louise for The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H. A. Rey. Ill. Allan Drummond
international literature batchelder award
International LiteratureBatchelder Award

Arthur A. Levine for

An Innocent Soldier

by Jusef Holub


Phaidon Press for Nicholas by Reney Goscinny, Ill. Jean-Jacque Dempe (French)
  • Bloomsbury for When I Was a Soldier

by Valerie Zenatti (French)


Walter Lorraine Books

for Run, Boy, Run

by Uri Olev (Hebrew)

Richard Jackson for Daniel

Half Human and the Good Nazi

by David Chotjewitz (German)

Notable Books for a Global SocietyChildren’s Literature and Reading SIG of IRAPublished in Dragon Lode

Double Crossing

by Eve Tal

(Cinco Puntos)


Kamishibai Manby Allen Say

(Houghton Mifflin)

Mama Panya’s Pancakes by Mary and Rich Chamberlin, Ill. Julia Cairns (Barefoot Books)

(Houghton Mifflin)


I’ll Plant You a Lilac Tree

by Laura Hillman (Atheneum)

Hidden Child

by Isaac Melman

(Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

A Negro League Scrapbook by

Carole Boston Weatherford

(Boyds Mills Press)

Sawdust Carpets

Amelia Lau Carling


The School Is Not White

Doreen Rappaport

Ill Curtis James

(Jump at the Sun/Hyperion)

ibby hans christian anderson award
IBBY Hans Christian Anderson Award
  • Outstanding Authors
    • Margaret Mahy
    • Katharine Paterson
    • Virginia Hamilton
  • Outstanding Illustrators
    • Anthony Browne
    • Quentin Blake
giverny award science and illustration
Giverny AwardScience and Illustration


and His Walking Stick

by Wendy McCormick

Ill. Constance R. Bergum



Givery Award Science and Illustration

Squirrel and John Muir

by Emily Arnold McCully

(Farrar Straus & Giroux)

alsc robert f siebert informational book medal
ALSC Robert F. Siebert Informational Book Medal

Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker (Carolrhoda)


ALSC Robert F. Siebert

Informational Book Medal

Hitler Youth:

Growing Up

in Hitler’s Shadow

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti


nsta outstanding science trade books
NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books
  • The Tarantula Scientist

Sy Montgomery Ill. Nic

Bishop (Houghton Mifflin)

  • I See a Kookaburra! Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. (Houghton Mifflin)
ncss notable trade books for young people
NCSS Notable Trade Books for Young People
  • A Woman

for President

by Kathleen Krull.

Ill. By Jane Dyer


  • Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam Ear Orphan became an American Boy by Andrea Warren, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • Chris Raschka for
    • The Hello Goodbye Window
    • by Norton Jester (Hyperion)
  • Bryan Collier for Rosa

by Nikki Giovanni (Henry Holt)

  • Jon Muth for Zen Shorts (Scholastic)
  • Marjorie Priceman for Hot Air: The Story of the First Hot Air Balloon (Atheneum)
  • Beckie Prange for Song of the Water Boatman by Joyce Sidman (Houghton Mifflin)
newbery medal
Newbery Medal
  • Criss Cross by Lynne Rae
    • Perkins (Greenwillow)
  • Whittington by Alan Armstrong
    • Ill. By S. D. Schindler
    • (Random House)
  • Hitler Youth by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Scholastic)
  • Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson

Ill by Hudson Talbot (Dial)

many awards
Many Awards
  • Orbus Pictus Award from NCTE
  • Children’s Choices from IRA
  • Teachers’ Choices from NCTE
  • New Author Award from IRA
  • Notable Books for Language Arts from NCTE
  • Many others
literature is not a textbook so don t
Literature is NOT a TextbookSo Don’t
  • Test children about what they read
  • Read just parts of books
  • Read books without illustrations intact
  • Require all children to read the same book
  • Give students opportunities to share books
  • Discuss favorite
    • Authors
    • Illustrators
    • Genre
    • Publishers
books with excellent writing
Books with Excellent Writing
  • Newbery Award Winners
  • Coretta Scott King Award for Writing
  • Pura Belpre Award for Writing
  • Notable Books in Language Arts
  • Pat Mora Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Julia Alvarez Angela Johnson
  • Gary Soto E. L. Konigsburg
  • Kate DiCamillo Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Kevin Henkes Jerry Spinelli
  • Karen Hesse Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Linda Sue Park Avi
  • Karen Cushman Louis Sachar
  • Marilyn Nelson Lois Lowry
  • E. B. Lewis Kadir Nelson
  • Christopher Myers Bryan Pinkney
  • Leo and Diane Dillon Jerry Pinkney
  • R. Gregory Christie Yuyi Morales
  • Susan Guevera Joe Cepeda
  • Enrique O. Sanchez Mo Willems
  • David Weisner David Small
  • Sims Tabak Molly Bang
  • Fantasy
  • Folk Literature
  • Informational Books (nonfiction)
  • Historical fiction
  • Poetry
  • Realistic Fiction
invite students to
Invite students to
  • Write like their favorite authors
  • Draw like their favorite illustrators
  • Share what they learn from their favorite informational books
  • Read poetry from their favorite poets
  • Become a literature community
  • Celebrate books, authors, and illustrators
publishers to note
Publishers to Note
  • Barefoot Books
  • Bloomsbury
  • Atheneum
  • Armistad
publishers to note1
Publishers to Note
  • Cinco Puntos
  • Marshall Cavendish
  • Boyds Mills Press
  • Carolrhoda
publishers to note2
Publishers to Note
  • Greenwillow
  • Groundwood
  • Children’s Book Press
  • Dial
publishers to note3
Publishers to Note
  • Henry Holt
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • Farrar Straus & Giroux
  • Front Street
publishers to note4
Publishers to Note
  • Richard Jackson
  • Jump at the Sun/Hyperion
  • Alfred Knopf
  • Wendy Lamb
publishers to note5
Publishers to Note
  • Walter Lorraine
  • Morrow
  • Lee and Low
  • Arthur Levine
publishers to note6
Publishers to Note
  • Random House
  • Rising Moon (bilingual books)
  • Peachtree
  • Phaidon
publishers to note7
Publishers to Note
  • Thorndike
  • Scholastic
  • Simon and Schuster
proactive teachers
  • Seek out books from minority presses
  • Immerse students in the best, most recently published literature
  • Find funding sources for large classroom libraries and home reading programs
  • Provide students with a comprehensive array of multicultural, thought-provoking literature
proactive teachers1
Proactive Teachers
  • Refrain from testing students on books
  • Study writers, artists, and publishers of books
  • Provide award lists to public libraries to aid in book selection and purchase
  • Provide award lists to school library media center librarians for book selection and purchase
  • Pressure book clubs to increase their collection of award-winning books from more than just Caldecott and Newbery awards