Allyn and Bacon Publishers has announced a July publication date for “Children's Books in Children's Hands,” 3rd Edition, by HWS education professor Charles Temple, along with Miriam Martinez of the University of Texas-San Antonio and Junko Yokota of National-Louis University. The 456-page textbook is used in undergraduate and graduate courses in children's literature throughout the United States and Canada.
Yokota is a sought after scholar of multi-culturalism, and she and her husband, Bill Teale, regularly sit on thew Newbery and Caldecott Committees. Martinez has done the best work in the country on ways to engage children in books, according to Temple.
“Working with those two is a huge inspiration to my teaching here,” says Temple.
The children's book field in the US is dynamic: more than 4,000 new titles are published each year.
“Other parts of the world are not so lucky,” says Temple, who is currently involved in a project to produce multicultural children's literature in Central Europe, and is gearing up a similar project in South America.