Welcome to Janet Evans' Website

Dr. Janet Evans is an Independent Scholar, Literacy and Educational Consultant and former Senior Lecturer in Education.

Previously a primary school teacher, Janet has worked with children of all ages, students, teachers, parents and governors. She has lectured extensively in England and internationally and has written books, chapters and articles on children’s literature, literacy and maths education.

Her latest book, Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks: Creative and Critical Responses to Visual Texts examines unconventional, non-conformist picturebooks and considers what they are, their audience and their purpose.

Janet’s previous books have focused on reading and responding to picturebooks; the changing nature of literacy in the 21st century; writing and the primary child; and responding to illustrations in picturebooks. In addition she has written five professional “ideas” books for teachers and teacher educators.