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(See also Using picture books to teach educational psychology, a related article by Debby Zambo and C. Hansen.)

This database was developed by Cynthia Bolton to assist in integrating children’s literature into educational psychology courses, who has a love of children’s literature and has taught the subject, as well as educational psychology, for many years. She writes that "I have found that using children's literature increased students' interest and helped them construct understanding of the content or theoretical concepts." For more on how Professor Bolton uses literature when teaching ed psych, email her at cbolton@uscb.edu.
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Book
Author
Concept
Pub Date
*Eleven (Women Hollering Creek)
Cisneros, S.
Development
1992
*The Girl with the Brown Crayon
Paley, V.
Children's literature, author studies, emergent reading
1998
*White Teacher
Paley, V.
Diversity, instructional strategies, reflection, classroom management
1979
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Viorst, J.
Social/Emotional Development, Emotional Intelligence
1972
Alicia Had a Bad Day
Jahn-Clough, L.
Social/Emotional Development, Language
1994
Brown Bear Brown Bear
Martin, Carle
Schema, concepts, constructivism, emergent reading, ECE
1992
Charlotte's Web
E. B. White
Lifespan
1952
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Martin, Archambault, Ehlert
Emergent reading, schema
1989
Crank
Hopkins, E.
Adolescent development, risk taking behavior
2004
Crowboy
Yashima, T.
Intelligence, MI, Exceptional learners
1976
Curious George
Rey, H. A.
Sensorimotor/Preoperational
1973
Diary of a Worm
Cronin, D.
Content specific pedagogy
2003
Did Fleming Rescue Churchill?
Giblin, J.
PBL, research
2008
Each Little Bird that Sings
Wiles, D.
Social/Emotional Development, early adolescence
2006
Ella Sara Gets Dressed
Chodos-Irvine, M.
Erikson, Autonomy
2003
Eloise
Thompson, K.
Behavior, classroom management
1969
Fish is Fish
Lionni, L.
Schemas, Piaget adaption
1970
Frederick
Lionni, L.
Moral development
1969
Ghost Wings
Joosse, B., Potter, G.
Lifespan development, family relationships, culture, grief
2001
Good Night Moon
Brown, M. W.
Constructivism, schema
1947
Hoot
Hiaason, C.
Moral development
2005
How Big is a Foot?
Myller, R.
Schema, concepts, constructivism, math
1962
If you Give a Mouse a Cooke
Numeroff, L.
Syncratic thinking, ADHD
1985
Immersed In Verse
Wolf, A.
Conceptual learning, content methods, cooperative groups
2006
Ish
Reynolds, P.
Motivation, assessment/feedback, creativity
2004
Leo the Late Bloomer
Kraus, R.
Early Development
1971
Love You Forever
Munsch, R.
Lifespan Development
1986
Math Curse
Scieszka, J., Smith, L.
Content development, math, motivation, problem based learning, contextual learning
1995
Max's Words
Banks, K.
Language development, motivation, constructivism
2006
Mom and Dad are Palindromes
Shulman, M.
Constructivism, concept development, ELA
2006
Mother Goose
Running Press, Philadelphia PA
Language development, ECE
1992
Mouse Paint
Walsh, E. S.
Constructivism
1989
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
McDonald, B., Boiger, A.
Classroom management, Logical consequences
1985
My Dear Aunt Arizona
Houston, G.
Historical pedagogy, expository writing
1992
My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks
Piven, H.
Constructivism, creativity, concept development, ELA
2007
No David
Shannon, D.
Behavior, classroom management
1998
Olivia
Falconer, I.
Creativity, motivation
2000
On Mother's Lap
Scott, A.
Early childhood development, Piaget
1972
On the Day You Were Born
Frasier, D.
Prenatal development, birth
1991
Science Verse
Scieszka, J., Smith, L.
Content development, science, motivation, problem based learning, contextual learning
2004
Serendipity
Tobias, T.
Language, constructivism
2000
Shrek
Steig, W.
Anticipatory set, promoting interest
1990
The Big Box
Morrison, S.
Behavior, classroom management
1999
The Dot
Reynolds, P.
Creativity, motivation, instructional strategies
2003
The Important Book
Brown, M. W., Weisgard, L.
Exemplars, concept development
1949
The Lion and The Mouse
Pinkney, J.
Conceptual learning, visual-spatial
2009
The One and Only Shrek
Steig, W.
Anticipatory set
2007
The Original Mother Goose
classis
Language development
1992
The Runaway Bunny
Brown, M. W.
Early childhood development, Erikson
1942
The Secret Olivia Told Me
Joy, N.
Moral development
2007
The Three Questions (Tolstoy)
Muth, J.
Moral development
2002
The Wizard of Oz
Braun, F.
Teaching pedagogy metaphor, differentiated learner
1908
Unfortunate Series of Events (series)
Snicket, L.
Language development, constructivism
1999
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Fox, M.
Lifespan Development, memory
1985
Winne-The Pooh
Milne, A. A.
Piaget-Preoperational; Vygotsky-ZPD, Intelligence, Differentiated learners
1926
Zane's Trace
Wolf, A.
Adolescent development, suicide, risk taking behavior
2007
Zoom
Banyai, I.
Gestalt, perspective
1995




*Adult Literature with Educational Psychological & Child Perspectives




If you know more examples and titles of children’s literature used to teach educational psychology, Dr. Bolton will be glad to add it to the database as a resource the SIG Teaching Educational Psychology. Send your examples to cbolton@uscb.edu.


- Seifert Seifert May 24, 2011 on behalf of Cynthia Bolton.