Fall 2019 - EDUC 465 D100

Children's Literature (4)

Class Number: 5844

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    HCC 1325, Vancouver

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 5, 2019
    11:59 AM – 11:59 AM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units.



Historical, sociological and literary perspectives on literature for children.


In this upper division seminar, students apply a range of theoretical perspectives to cultural texts produced for children. Course readings include children’s books as well as critical theories, and current research.


  • Engagement 5%
  • Quizzes 20%
  • Weekly Assignments/Summary 30%
  • Midterm Exam 15%
  • Final Exam 20%
  • Book Trailer 10%


Attendance on the first day of class is mandatory. There will be a quiz that cannot be made up. Waitlisted students should attend the first day.


The course includes a heavy weekly reading load (children’s books as well as theoretical texts), weekly academic writing assignments (2-5 pages), weekly small & whole-group discussion, frequent trips to public libraries, and individual research for the midterm and final exam. Note that this is a seminar in which all students are asked to participate in class discussion.



Hallett, M. & Karasek, B. (Eds.). (2008). Concise folk and fairy tales (4th ed.). Peterborough, On: Broadview Press.
ISBN: 9781554810185

Bang, M. (2016). Picture this: How pictures work. Chronicle books.
ISBN: 9781452151991

Tan, S. (2011). Lost and found. New York: Arthur A. Levine.
ISBN: 9780545229241

Hiranandani, V. (2018). The night diary. New York: Penguin Random House.
ISBN: 9780735228528

Howard, G. (2019). The whispers. New York: Penguin.
ISBN: 9780525517498

**many additional picture books** that you will locate at a library or book store will also be required.

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