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Once upon a cause: producing picture books for local children

PWR 2EE - Spring 2015 - Instructor: Ellis, E.
Last Updated: 26-Jun-2015

A guide to resources for PWR 2EE: Once Upon a Cause: Producing Picture Books for Local Children. Course topics include: visual rhetoric and the rhetoric of fiction; purpose and audience of picture books, the ways they represent (or don't represent) people of color, the significance of gender, and the future of the genre.

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New York : Routledge, 2011.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » PS121 .H22 2011
"Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children's literature."
3rd ed. Boston : Allyn and Bacon, c2003.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » Z1037 .A1 N63 2003
Provides an overview of children’s literature. The book offers relevant sections on book picture books as well as current issues within children’s books including race and sexual orientation.
Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » Z1037 .E19 2007
A multicultural resource guide arranged thematically including but not limited to Identity and Self-Image, Family and Friends, Traditions, Exploring the Past in Diverse Communities, bullies and bullying. The focus is on books with multicultural themes or diverse experiences.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1988.
Green Library » Stacks » Z1033 .P52 N63 1988
Examines the ways pictures communicate information. It examines baby books, alphabet books and then moves on to well-known children’s authors such as Maurice Sendak.
"This meant to serve as a guide to those who wish to introduce children to good literature, big ideas, critical engagement, and the notion of making meaning through thinking and discussion."
New Haven : Yale University Press, c1999.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Stacks » BF456 .R2 S685 1999
Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, Inc., 2012.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reference (non-circulating) » LC1099 .E38 2012 V.1
"The major aim of this encyclopedia is to describe the most important concepts, theories, research, policies, case studies, and programs at the pre-school through the postsecondary levels and their implications for educational reform. Diversity is defined broadly in this encyclopedia and includes race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation (LGBT), religion, language, and exceptionality, which encompasses giftedness and disability." p. xlviii


[New York, etc., APS Publications, etc.]
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » Z1037 .A1 C5 V.39 2008
Boston, The Horn Book Inc.
Education Library (Cubberley) » Reading Room


[New Haven, Conn.?] : Children's Literature
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)

"an extensive array of information about children's books, video and audio recordings, film strips, and other children-focused media."

[Washington, DC : National Library of Education?, 199?-
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)

Bibliographic database of educational resources including articles, reports, and curriculum.

[New York] : H.W. Wilson, 1987-
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)

The most important index to journals, books and dissertations in literature and language. Produced by the Modern Language Association.


Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3611 .I45755 T74 2000Z
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3608 .I3652 M37 2000Z
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3602 .E26333 M35 2000Z

These are examples of books created in previous classes that are now part of the Cubberley Curriculum Collection.

Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3613 .A272544 R63 2014
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3608 .E765 O73 2014
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3602 .E76845 S56 2014
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3602 .A93535 S48 2014
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3602 .L3328 J46 2014
Education Library (Cubberley) » Curriculum Collection » PS3610 .O6228 P87 2014