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Peer Reviewed


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Scholarship of Discovery; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


Children’s literature is a unique genre of literature that can best be understood by examining its creation. In order to better understand this area of literature, an attempt was made to create an original work of children’s literature To begin, children’s literature as a whole was researched, including the history, picture books, realistic fiction, writing process, history of publishing, and publishing process. This research was then used to produce a picture book entitled Sophie’s Long Weekend, a story about a third grade girl who is spending the weekend away from home for the first time. Next, after several revisions, the book was read to an audience of 24 third grade students who were then given a survey. Data was collected from these surveys to illustrate the students’ reaction to the creative work. Finally, these results were analyzed to verify the success of the process.


Honors Capstone Project completed in 2013 for Olivet Nazarene University.