Reading Education


Hall, K. (2013). International handbook of research on children's literacy, learning and culture. Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell.

LB 1528 I58 2013         ED-60962

Summary:     The "International Handbook of Research in Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture" presents an authoritative distillation of current global knowledge related to the field of primary years literacy studies. Features chapters that conceptualize, interpret, and synthesize relevant research. Critically reviews past and current research in order to influence future directions in the field of literacy. Offers literacy scholars an international perspective that recognizes and anticipates increasing diversity in literacy practices and cultures.



      McGill-Franzen, A. & Allington, R. L. (Eds.). (2011). Handbook of reading disability research. New York : Routledge.

       LB 1050.5 H36 2011

Summary:       “This book examines reading disabilities from sociopolitical and historical perspectives, as cultural and psychological constructs, from the point of view of an interventionist, and emphasizing that learning to read proficiently is long-term developmental process involving many interventions of various kinds, all keyed to individual developmental needs”.--[book cover]


      Rathvon, N. (2004).     Early reading assessment: A practitioner's handbook.  New York : Guilford Press.  

       LB 1525.75 R38 2004

Summary:       “Offers practical tools for screening and assessing K-2 students at risk for reading problems. Provides critical reviews of 42 specific measures, selected for optimal technical quality and presented in a clear, standardized format. Encapsulates the scientific basis for each instrument the components of reading acquisition measured administration, scoring, and interpretation procedures the instrument's psychometric soundness and usability linkages to intervention source and cost. Detailed case examples drawn from the author's practice help the reader better understand the type of information generated by each measure and demonstrate how results can be written up in a variety of effective report formats”.


      McElmeel, S. L. (2004). Children's authors and illustrators too good to miss:   Biographical sketches and bibliographies.   Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited.  

       PS 490 M34 2004

Summary: “Who are today's must-know children's authors and illustrators? McElmeel's ready reference introduces you to some of the hottest new names in children's literature, and reacquaints you with established authors and illustrators who are just now becoming recognized for their contributions to the field. You'll find engaging biographical sketches, photos, selected bibliographies, and lists of resources for 45 authors and illustrators, including Laurie Halse Anderson, Haemi Balgassi, Toni Buzzeo, David Diaz, Kate DiCamillo, Linda Sue Park, Chris Soentpiet, Anastasia Suen, Simms Taback, and many more. This all-new new volume is a current and affordable update to the Popular Authors Series. Students will enjoy using it as a resource for reports and research papers, and librarians will find it a handy reference and collection development tool. A great addition to the elementary school library and to the children's room at the public library”.


      Silvey, A. (Ed.). (2002). The Essential guide to children's books and their creators. Boston : Houghton Mifflin.

        Z 1232 E87

Summary:       “This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children's literature by focusing on the essentials -- the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. This edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children's authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The essential guide to children's books and their creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children's literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children”.

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