Trends and titles in children's and adolescent literature. Reading and critiquing as well as practical uses of children's literature in both school and home.
Course Outline: 
1. Why Read?
2. Books for the Young
3. History of Children's Literature, Classics, and Genre
4. Traditional Fantasy: Folk and Fairy Tales
5. Modern Fantasy
6. Contemporary Realistic Fiction, Humor, and Mystery/Suspense
7. Adventure, Historical Fiction, and Biography
8. Poetry
9. Informational Books
10. The Classroom