-Chapter books serve as a bridge between picture books and novels.
-The books usually have simple plots, and the stories focus on events and themes that children between the ages of 7-9 can appreciate and understand (Lynch-Brown, C., 17).
-The book The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron is an example of a chapter book.
For more information about chapter books and novels, the library has a book titled Children's Literature: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends that may be helpful to you. The book can be found at the end of the juvenile fiction section with the call number R 809.892 C536.
Lukens, R. (1999). A Critical Handbook of Children's Literature. New York: Longman.
Raines, S. & Isbell, R. (1994). Stories: Children's Literature in Early Education. Albany, NY: Delmar Publishers, Inc.
How can I look for books?
How are the children's books organized on the shelf?
Please don't hesitate to ask one of the librarians if you need help. We will be glad to assist you.
For more information about picture books check out the following resources.
A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books by Carolyn and John Lima; R 011.62 L732a 2010
Companion to American Children's Picture Books by Connie Ann Kirk J 028.5343 K 591c
If you want help finding books, just ask one of the librarians. We will be glad to assist you.
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