Evaluating Materials

Literature and the Child (3rd ed.) Book Cover
Literature and the Child (3rd ed.) Book Cover

General Criteria for Evaluating Children’s Literature:

Cullinan, B.E., & Lee, G. (1994). Literature and the child (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Harcourt Brace.

Types of Children’s Literature:

Picture books, poetry and verse, folklore, fantasy, science fiction,realistic fiction, historical fiction, biography, nonfiction

Additional Resources on Evaluating Materials for Accessibility

Biography

Books and Other Materials Children with Tactile/Kinesthetic Disabilities

cognitive
Puzzle Piece with Cognitive

Characters with Differing Abilities

Criteria for Auditory Resources

Criteria for Selecting Books for Adults and Teens with Cognitive Challenges*

Puzzle Piece with Perceptual
Puzzle Piece with Perceptual

Culturally Diverse Literature  

Fantasy

American Sign Language Caption Sign for book" uses "flat" hands. BOOK (use a double motion)
American Sign Language
Caption Sign for book” uses “flat” hands. BOOK (use a double motion)

Illustrations and Format

Wretch with the Word Evaluating
Wretch with the Word Evaluating

Picture Books

NonFiction

Special Considerations

The Stories

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