This course gives the student an historical survey of literature for children with special attention to the evaluation, selection, and teaching of literature for the pre-school and elementary years. Genres studied include picture books, fiction, traditional literature, nonfiction, and poetry. Students successfully completing ENG 217 will identify major works, authors, and illustrators of children's literature, recognize various forms, themes, and issues of children's literature from different ethnic and cultural sources, and describe the basic elements of the history and criticism of children's literature. (This course is primarily intended for those enrolled in the Early&Childhood Ed B-6 program). Prerequisites: ENG 102 with a grade of C or better and LIB 111 or by permission of instructor.