English 301:
   Literature for Children and Adolescents   

Dr. Tina L. Hanlon

Ferrum College, English Department



See BrightSpace for other current materials for this course.

Syllabus: Fall 2016 - pdf.

Syllabus: Fall 2006

Requirements for Research Papers 2016

Exam Study Guide 2014

Project Guidelines 2016



Ferrum College Links
Other Pages for this Course
Children's Literature Links 

Other Pages for this Course:

Characteristics of Children’s Literature as a Genre

Schedule for Oral Reports 2006
Posters for Environmental Symposium

Poetry Assignments in Riverside Anthology

Short Paper Assignment (see ANGEL for updated version)

Midterm Study Guide 2006

Study Guide for Nursery Rhymes and Picture Books


Schedule: Fall 2005


Reading Journal Requirements 2005

Ferrum College Links:

Academic Resources Center

ARC Tutoring and Study Center

Ferrum College Writing Center

Stanley Library at Ferrum College

In Stanley Library web site, go to resources under Subjects and then Arts and Humanities Resources, for links to reference books giving overviews of authors and illustrators, such as Contemporary Authors, and Literature Resource Center; also online books and other reference sources on literature are linked here.

Study Guides:

Guidelines for Proofreading:
Marking Symbols and Terms for English Papers

General Guidelines for Writing Literature Papers
(Some pages are designed for sophomore literature classes, but some of the guidelines may be especially helpful with your first short paper.)

Pointers for Taking Essay Tests - by Tina L. Hanlon

General Guidelines for Reading and Analyzing Literature - by TLH

Children's Literature Links:

Children's Literature Association.  Links page contains valuable links to many kinds of web sites, selected by scholars of children's literature (a reliable place to start Internet research).

Bibliography of Children's Literature Criticism by Perry Nodelman

Links to Online Texts - read User notes on using web sites

Links to sites on illustration

Background Resources on Folk Literature

AppLit: Resources for Readers and Teachers of Appalachian Literature for Children and Young Adults

Children's Literature: A Guide to the Criticism. Online book by Linnea Hendrickson, 1987 (not updated with recent works)

Recess! Radio program on children's culture, University of Florida (you can read transcripts on the web site).

Lesson Plan Guidelines for Contributors to AppLit

Dragons in Children's Literature
Annotated bibliographies by Tina L. Hanlon

Horn Book. This is the main journal on children's literature that our library receives. The web site contains letters and interviews with authors, some children's book art, etc.

Kay Vandergrift’s web pages on children's literature history: http://scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/HistoryofChildLit

Kay E. Vandergrift's Special Interest Page. This page leads to detailed sections on the history, study and teaching of children's literature, with bibliographies.  The Snow White section provides excellent, extensive resources on fairy tales and variants of "Snow White," including Davenport's Appalachian film Willa.

Powerful African-American Images Revealed in Picture Books by K. Vandergrift

Annotated Bibliography of Appalachian Folktales in Children's Literature by Tina L. Hanlon

Embracing the Child, an extensive site on children's books

Picturing Books. Web site on picture books with links to other pages and other sites on children's literature

Specific Authors and Works of Literature:

Edward Lear Home Page by Marco Graziosi

The Tale of Peter Rabbit:  Original text and illustrations by Beatrix Potter online

Web editions of Struwwelpeter with illustrations

Mother Goose: A Scholarly Exploration, Rutgers U. Eclipse program

Pied Piper Homepage - historical background

The Piped Piper of Hameln and Related Legends of Other Towns, versions of the legend compiled by D. L. Ashliman

About 1000 older editions of fables and folktales are online at Rick Walton, Children's Author: Classic Tales and Fables

Read about the real Winnie the Pooh animals at the New York Public Library.

Scholastic's official Harry Potter site

"Official" Web Site on Robin McKinley
Robin McKinley's own site

What Do You Think?

If you have suggestions for study questions, or online resources that my students should consult, click here to send them to me: Dr. Tina L. Hanlon.  If you are in my literature class, the suggestions you send, or your answers to any of the questions, will count as part of your journal writing.

November 28, 2016
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