History and the different genres of Children's Literature , , , -…
History and the different genres of Children's Literature
No children's books before 1693
John Locke wrote "Some thoughts concerning education" that talked about childhood being protected.
books should be made fun and simple for children to read and enjoy
Books were only in written text for the wealthy.
Books were about morals and religion.
Poor families heard stories orally.
Printing press was invented.
First picture book "Orbis Pictus" was made.
Charles Perrault made "Tales of Mother Goose" (1697
John Newberry opened the first children's publishing house
Book "A Little Pretty Pocket Book" was published. (1744)
The book "The History of Little Goody Two Shoes" was published.
Hans Christian Anderson, Lewis Carrol, and any other authors started writing children's books that were for enjoyment.
Contemporary books like "Little Women," "Tom Sawyer," and "Treasure Island were published.
1873 St. Nicholas Magazine was published.
Many famous books were published in St. Nicholas magazine first before created into Novels.
Basal Readers or Anthologies were put in schools. This was to help with phonics. They were also moral and religious. (Dick and Jane) (McGuffy) were some of these books.
went out of favor in the 20th century when society started to grow and change.
Science Fiction- futuristic, no elements of magic. (Tech and science are the elements.)
Low fantasy- not a lot of magical elements.
High fantasy- many supernatural or magical elements.
Historical Fiction- made up story set in the past. May include real events or people.
Realistic Fiction- contemporary, a story that could happen in real life.
Credible characters, plot has real life issues, realistic dialogue
Non-Fiction- books that have real people, places, and or events.
Informational Books are texts that convey information.
Literary- books that convey information but in a narrative.
Poetry- rhymes, narrative poems, folksongs
International Literature- books originally published in another country.
Global- books depicting other countries but could still be published in U.S.
Translated- books published in another country and translated them to English.
Stories of a culture's heroes.
Characters who perform impossible feats.
Stories that convey universal truths.
Folktales with magical or supernatural elements
Stories sometimes based on fact.
Fables- stories with a moral, talking animals
Myths- explains the "how" or "why" of the origins of a phenomenon.