Some Trends in Children’s Literature
part is based on Lynch-Brown, C. & Tomlinson, C. (2005).
Essentials of Children’s Literature, 5th edition.
Chapter 1. Learning about children and their literature.)
numbers of adults reading children’s books, primarily
because of the Harry Potter phenomenon.
dominance of illustration in children’s books.
Readers are becoming more visually oriented as they spend
more time watching television and playing video games and
spend less time reading.
full-length novels and more short, high-interest,
low-reading-level novels begins written for 10- to
growth of technology in all areas of publishing. As
schools adopt computerized managements reading programs,
reading and books become less a means to enjoyment and
discovering new information and more a matter of gaining
in the publication of bilingual books to accommodate
the rapid increase in second language learner students.
merchandising of book-related paraphernalia, such as
games, craft kits, cookbooks, dolls, and doll accessories.
"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and
would have been ashamed if I had been found doing
so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I
became a man I put away childish things, including
the fear of childishness and the desire to be very
~ from C. S. Lewis (1952)