The Hunger Games
Where the Wild Things Are
The unit introduces literature for young children, focussing primarily on the picture book, together with fantasy novels for a middle-childhood readership. The unit has a literary and cultural studies approach, exploring concepts of readership, visual literacy, learned competencies, cultural constructions of the child and of children's literature, and applies these concepts to a range of representative texts. It is not concerned with questions of curriculum development or classroom practice.