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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; Third Edition edition (24 Jun 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1446268608
  • ISBN-13: 978-1446268605
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.7 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nikki Gamble is a writer and education consultant. Formerly a teacher and university lecturer, Nikki has worked with local authorities and schools across the UK and internationally on many literacy and arts projects. Most recently she has been leading sustained professional development on dialogue and talk for learning. Nikki is a member of the UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association) executive committee and on the executive committee for the International Board on Books for Young People.

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'Nikki Gamble's love of children's books, extensive knowledge and respect for authors and their craft all come together in this latest edition.

For children to become lifelong readers, they need teachers who love reading and are confident in exploring themes and ideas that are crucial in quality children's literature. This book supports both the experienced teacher and those new to the profession in encouraging informed and enthusiastic readers'
- Liz Chamberlain, University of Winchester


'Nikki Gamble's revised edition of this key text is informed and comprehensive in its coverage of subject knowledge of children's literature as well as addressing current priorities in the reading curriculum.

Nikki Gamble's new edition of Exploring Children's Literature is as well written and informed as ever. With extended chapters and current priorities addressed, this text continues to be an essential addition to all educators interested in the place of children's books in the reading curriculum.

Professionals and student teachers alike will respond to Gamble's passion and understanding of the role that children's books play in today's reading curriculum. A key text for all those interested in children's books and their role in fostering a love of reading'
-Pamela Lewis, University of Brighton


'Essential reading for every teacher, student and qualified. Whilst the primary intention of the text is to support student teachers in developing a deep knowledge and understanding of children's literature, essential to promoting reading for pleasure and purpose, this is a text that should be freely available in every staffroom. I have recommended it to students since its first edition, and incorporated a number of its suggested activities into my taught courses. I particularly welcome the increased emphasis on reading for pleasure in this third edition'
- Liz Broad, PGCE Primary Programme Leader, Kingston University School of Education



Praise for the First Edition:

'[T]his book provides a comprehensive and readable exploration of the topic of children's literature for both the specialist and the interested general reader'


- Literacy


'[This] book covers everything from picture books to poetry and every conceivable kind of fiction and informs all key stages. It gives children's literature the deserved courtesy of reading it in the context of modern critical theory…[and] guides us brilliantly through the riches of literacy experience as learning'


- English Drama Media


'This book is primarily designed for student teachers and gives an excellent overview of the wide range of texts that children can and should be expected to encounter in school...It is a fascinating read for those of us who continue to be interested in children's literature'


- Speaking English




This is a useful guide for teachers who want to look at children's literature beyond the mechanics of reading. It provides useful updated subject knowledge and ideas for activities: vital for teachers who want to know more about the subjects they teach in order to enthuse and engage young readers. (Branwen Bingle 2013-07-18)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cooking Up A on 17 April 2012
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This book is great and will help develop knowledge of children's literature, with practical activities to get you involved in the books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By indygo on 18 Nov 2011
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Really informative book that includes lots of mini tasks, to get you thinking about your knowledge of children's literature as well as some really good examples with activities. Arrived earlier than expected as well, which was nice to see. :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By abbz1348 on 18 Oct 2011
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Great book for my degree in Early Childhood Studies! A must have for the module studying Children's Literature! Came on time and in great condition, had no problems with seller at all! Thanks for a great buy!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vivien Lee Jensen on 7 Mar 2013
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This book is very useful if you need ideas about how to work with stories for children. There are a lot of examples and tips, as well as Questions for discussion and for reading comprehension.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Emily on 8 Oct 2012
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I received this item with a few others that I ordered nut when it arrived although the packaging was fine onein the corners was damaged. When spending £20 on a book I'd like it to be pristine so I'm a little disappointed
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