The third edition of “Children's Books in Children's Hands: An Introduction to Their Literature,” by Charles Temple of the HWS Education Department, and others, was recently published by Allyn and Bacon/Longmans.
Temple's co-authors are Miriam Martinez of the University of Texas San Antonio, and Junko Yokota, of National Louis University.
The textbook is used in undergraduate and graduate teacher education courses througout the United States and Canada.
Temple received a Faculty Research Grant in 1991 to study the writing of children's books, and to prepare a course in children's literature, which he has taught since 1992. The textbook grew out of that course.
Temple is now working on “Observing Reading Processes,” a comprehensive device for assessing students' literacy, and on the 25th anniversary edition of “The Beginnings of Writing,” a study of children's writing and invented spelling. Both are expected to be published next year, also by Allyn and Bacon/Longmans.
Temple joined the HWS faculty in 1982; he holds a doctorate in education and a master's from the University of Virginia and his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina.