Children's and Young Adult Literature Guide
The guide is designed to support students in Education programs who are researching or using children's and young adult literature in their teaching practice and research.
In this guide you will find information about Library material including books, journal articles and databases; as well as the many web based resources that discuss, analyse, inform or promote interest in children's literature and young adult's literature.
Children's and young adult literature is an important part of Fisher Library's Curriculum Collection which includes recently published material but also literature published for children and young adults since the early twentieth century.
The Curriculum Collection has many new books for reader's of all ages. The Curriculum resources collection is on Level 5 of Fisher south includes picture books, books and readers for beginning and young readers and many books for your adult readers, fiction & non-fiction; as well as graphic novels, educational toys and models. These are just some of the the latest to arrive! Browse new titles added to the Curriculum resources collection.
Children's Book Council of Australia - Book of the Year Awards
You can find the Winners of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards in the Fisher Curriculum Collection, along with many of the titles on the Notables list.
Rules of Summer, written and illustrated by Shaun Tan, is available in the Fisher Curriculum collection, Level 5 Fisher south.
Shaun Tan is an award winning artist, illustrator and author. In 2011 he was awarded Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, honouring his contribution to international children's literature. For more information on Rules of Summer and his other books visit Shaun Tan's website. See also a Teacher's Guide to Rules of Summer, various essays and other information about his work. See also, this article which is called 'A conversation with illustrator Shaun Tan' by Chuan-Yao Ling from World Literature Today Sept/Oct 2008, 82(5)
Check the Library catalogue for other books by Shaun Tan held in University of Sydney Library collections.
by Deborah Ellis
This beautiful graphic-novel adaptation of the Academy Award nominated film 'The Breadwiner', inspired by Deborah Ellis's beloved novel, tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana. When soldiers burst into her home and drag her father off to prison, Parvana is forced to take responsibility for her whole family, dressing as a boy to make a living in the marketplace of Kabul, risking her life in the dangerous and volatile city. By turns exciting and touching, Parvana is a story of courage in the face of overwhelming fear and repression. Readers will want to linger over this powerful graphic novel with its striking art and inspiring story. See the Allen & Unwin webpage for Teachers' Tips Lesson Plan (scroll down for link). Click on the book cover below which links to the Library Catalogue entry for this title which is held in the Curriculum Collection, Fisher Library.