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Children's Literature

Summer Reading 2015

Here is my summer reading book list. It’s a collection of old and new, professional and unprofessional, kid and adult (somewhat). I also have several books that have been RECOMMENDED so I’m not sure how that will shift my tags as I work through these texts.


Adult vs. Children's fiction

On a recent trip to my local library, I picked up two books by two of my favourite children’s authors. Plugged by Eoin Colfer (of the Artemis Fowl series) and Switch Bitch by Roald Dahl (Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory etc.) Both these books were adult fiction and I was interested to see how the author’s style differed when writing for this older audience. 358 more words

What Is The Child?

I’m currently in the the middle of my three month dissertation writing time and I’ve been reading a lot about what constitutes as “child” by different literary critics and also ideas of the “child” in different cultures and traditions. 401 more words

Child Development


I’m quite excited about some recent acquisitions I’ve made. Check out these additions to my personal library:

Folk and Fairy Tales (Critical Theory)


Children’s Literature… 61 more words

Word Weaver

All things Alice: it's always tea-time

Everyone’s gone Alice mad! It’s been 150 years since Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published.  And on Saturday July 4th it’s Alice’s Day… 1,405 more words


Philip Reeve, 'Mortal Engines'

In a post-apocalyptic world, hungry cities scour the wasteland for prey. A boy learns the truth about his once coveted idol; a girl hunts and is hunted in return. 498 more words

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