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Professor Renee Hobbs

FALL 2014


Reynolds, Kimberley (2011). Children’s Literature: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.

Walter, Virginia (2010). Twenty First Century Kids, Twenty First Century Librarians. Chicago: American Library Association.


British Film Institute (2008). Look again: Using film and television with 3 – 11 year olds. London.

Erikson, E.H. (1995, 1950). Childhood and society. New York: Vintage.

Lepore, J. (2008, Jul 21). The lion and the mouse. The New Yorker. Available:

Guernsey, L. (2011, June 7). Are e-books any good? School Library Journal.

Guernsey, L. (2007). What is Educational about Educational TV? Chapter 6 (pp.113 – 134) and Epilogue, (pp. 253 – 277). Into the minds of babes: How screen time affects children from birth to age five. Alternative title: Screen Time. New York: Basic Books.

Hobbs, R. (2013). Discovering media literacy: Digital media and popular culture in elementary school. Thousand Oaks: Corwin/Sage.

Hobbs, R. & RobbGrieco, M. (2012). African-American children’s active reasoning about media texts as a precursor to media literacy. Journal of Children and Media 6(4), 502 – 519.

Hobbs, R. (2011). Copyright clarity: How fair use supports digital learning. Thousand Oaks: Corwin/Sage.

Horning, K. (2010). A critical approach to children’s books. Chapter 1 (pp. 5 – 22). Writing a review. Chapter 8 (pp. 165 – 180). From cover to cover: Evaluating and reviewing children’s books. 2nd edition. New York: Harper Collins.

Lange, A. (2013, April 3). How to make a great kids’ app. The New Yorker. 

Livingtone, S. (2009). Changing childhood, changing media. Chapter 1 (pp. 1 – 32). Risk and Harm. Chapter 6 (pp. 151 – 180). Media and digita literacies. Chapter 7 (pp. 181 – 207). Children and the Internet. Malden: Polity Press.

Nussbaum, E. (2012, Feb 13). It’s good enough for me. The New Yorker.

Russell, C. (2010). Copyright tips for programming librarians: Storytimes. Programming Librarian, American Library Association Public Programs Office.

Schrock, K. (2013). Digital Storytelling. Kath Schrock’s Guide to Everything. [Website.]

Valenza, J (2007, Sept 27). 14 Ways K-12 Librarians can Teach Social Media, Tech&Learning.

Valenza, J. (2012). Curation. School Library Monthly 29(1).

Wonderly, M. (2009). Children’s film as an instrument of moral education. Journal of Moral Education 38(1), 1 – 15.

YALSA (2014). The future of library services for and with teens: A call to action. Chicago: American Library Association.






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