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Date of Graduation

Spring 2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Department of Early, Elementary and Reading Education


Pamela Sullivan

Fletcher Linder

Joan Kindig


With it clear that children’s literature is a useful and necessary part of a modern elementary school student’s education, it follows that modern elementary educators need to have a deep understanding of children’s literature. Only by comprehensively studying quality children’s literature can an elementary school teacher effectively use such literature in teaching her students. The following contextual essay thus aims to first define quality children’s literature. Then, it attempts to uncover merits found in recognized children’s literature. Finally, it works to describe the specific tasks of a creative writer of children’s literature. Once these dimensions have been thoroughly studied, I will write my own children’s literature picture book manuscript that will attempt to incorporate the elements of quality identified.



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