Die August/September-Ausgabe des Z-Magazins ›LESEN, GUCKEN, ENTDECKEN‹ dreht sich rund um das Thema Kinderliteratur und -film. Spannende Beiträge zum „Erzählen für Kinder“ findet ihr im Magazin, welches ihr in verschiedenen Kneipen, Cafés und Kultureinrichtungen Bremens oder online bekommt. Als Erweiterung gibt es Filminterviews und Text hier bei uns auf z-cross!

Viel Spaß beim Lesen!
Sina Blume

z-cross im Interview mit Corinna Gerhards

Corinna Gerhards ist Kinderbuchautorin und Journalistin, sie ist auch in der Filmbranche als Drehbuchschreiberin aktiv. Im Interview erzählt sie von ihren vielseitigen Interessen und woher sie ihre Ideen hat.

Buchcover von "Mondläufer"

Corinna Gerhards Kinderbuch „Mondläufer“, erschienen im Sujet Verlag Bremen

Illustrationen aus dem Kinderbuch:


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Von Sina Blume


Tons of Children’s Literature — So What?

Today, what help can we offer our children with the rich resources of children’s literature in hand? How can we encourage children to read more instead of playing computer games all the time?

To arouse children’s interest in reading books, parents or teachers can try to choose books that are closely related to children’s daily life experiences. Once the children are connected to the book, they are more willing to read.

Then, parents may go on to choose a topic that they think it is worth discussing. For example, they can choose books about environmental protection, responsibilities, history or just to read a story for leisure. Also, attention must be paid to the language of the book lest the narrative is talking in a way that it is difficult for children to understand. The sentence structure should be simple. Repetition, allegories are rhetoric devices that help children understand easier. Weiterlesen

Let’s Dance – Children’s Literature Touring Worldwide

Today, Children’s Literature appears in all kinds of forms and the stories do not confine to their origin place but are spreading worldwide. Children living in different parts of the world all enjoy some of the same favourite characters such as Harry Potter and Winnie-the-Pooh through translated books, movies and cartoons. Weiterlesen

Children Literature strings up people

In the last month, it must be football that pulls people together as we all share the excitement, ups and downs while watching the World Cup matches.

Besides football, we also share the joy of recalling stories that we heard in our childhood. Aesop´s Fables and Arabian Nights are all-time favourites of the young and old.

We may all somehow remember that after trying so hard, a fox decides to give up picking the grapes on a tall tree with the excuse that the grapes must be sour. In a second, we have understood something about human essence though we were just a kid. That is `The Fox and the Grapes´ from Aesop´s Fables.

Although those oral stories were not purposefully written down for children at first, they are the cradle of children literature that has an enormous effect on the authors that comes afterwards.

In the 18th century, classics such as the Grimm´s Fairy Tales and Andersen´s Fairy Tales Told for Children were published. As The Golden Age of Children Literature started in the mid-eighteenth century, more and more writers shifted to target at writing for children. For example, Alice’s Adventures in the Wonderland is completely nonsense and full of pure fun.

Here, I would like to invite you to swim through the timeline below, starting from the blue cradle to the yellow Golden Age and onwards to today´s works in the field.

What´s more, the intentions of the writers, which may surprise you, are listed on the deep blue table.

von Vicky Chan