Children's Literature Research Guide
Guide to several aspects of children's literature, including award winning, multicultural, folklore, etc. The guide is divided into several main categories:
Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and other award-winning books.
Myths are stories that recount and explain the origins of the world and nature phenomena - sometimes called creation stories. Legends are stories based on real or supposedly real individuals and their deeds.
A fable is a brief story, usually with animal characters, including a moral or lesson. Tricksters teach and learn lessons the hard way, making up for physical weakness with subversive jokes and tricks on unsuspecting victims. Noodlehead stories are tales of good-hearted people who make lots of mistakes.
Pourquoi tales offer folklore-type explanations for scientific phenomena or aspects of creation. An example is "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears." Pronounced por-kwa, it means "why" in French.
Resources, suggested lists, and award-winning books: Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpre, Mildred Batchelder.
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