The course is designed as the introduction to children’s and young adult literature and its relationship with primary education. The aim of the course is:

1) to explore characteristic genres of children’s and young adult literature such as poetry, fairy tales, picture books, adventure stories, fantasy, realistic fiction

2) to introduce some typical themes and conventions associated with children’s and young adult literature

3) to develop in students the ability to read children’s literature critically

4) to provide theoretical background for using literature in the classroom

5) to stimulate students to become passionate readers