Introduction : Picture Books ... Then, Now and Beyond

Mallan, Kerry (2014) Introduction : Picture Books ... Then, Now and Beyond. In Mallan, Kerry (Ed.) Picture Books and Beyond. Primary English Teaching Association Australia, Newtown, NSW.

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Picture books are known and familiar objects to many children and adults. They have been variously described as art objects, cultural documents, hybrid texts and verbal-visual art forms. They have also been variously categorised according to their readership – ranging from very young children to older readers, the latter can extend through the primary years to high school and even into adulthood. Scholars and students study picture books as part of an evolving literary and cultural landscape which has given rise to new genres and trends, such as ‘multicultural picture books’, ‘environmental picture books’ and ‘postmodern picture books’, and what Cherie Allan terms, ‘postmodernesque picture books’, that is, ‘picturebooks about postmodernity’ (Allan, 2012, p. 141). Picture books are also the staple literature in many early years and primary school classrooms for literacy and literary development, thus supporting the designated strands for literacy, literature, and language in the Australian Curriculum: English.

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ID Code: 78813
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: science, picture books, Australian Curriculum
ISBN: 9781875622986
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Primary English Teaching Association Australia
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2014 23:04
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 05:21

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