Academic Books

Evans, J. (ed) (2015) Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks: Creative and Critical Responses to Visual Texts  London: Routledge

Evans, J. (ed) (2009) Talking Beyond the Page: Reading and Responding to Picturebooks London: Routledge Education

Evans, J. (ed) (2005) Literacy Moves On : Using Popular Culture, New Technologies and Critical Literacy in the Elementary Classroom New Hampshire: Heinemann 

Evans, J. (ed) (2004) Literacy Moves On : Using Popular Culture, New Technologies and Critical Literacy in the Primary Classroom London: Routledge   

Evans, J. (ed) (2001) The Writing Classrooom: Aspects of Writing and the Primary Child 3-11 years  London: Routledge

Evans, J. (ed) (2001) Writing in the Elementary Classroom: A Reconsideration   New Hampshire : Heinemann

Evans, J. (ed) (1998) What’s in the Picture: Responding to Illustrations in Picture Books  London: Sage Publishers

Professional Books

Evans, J. (1995) Rhymes and Jingles- Ideas Bank London: Folens

Evans, J. (1995) Have Some Maths With Your Story : Teaching Mathematical Concepts Through Children’s Literature, Games and Activities  Janev Publishers

Evans, J. (1994) Hey Diddle Diddle, Let’s Have a Riddle  Janev Publishers

Evans, J. (1993) Making Books Work  Janev Publishers

Evans, J. (1989) Early Learning Experiences : Play and The Young Child Janev Publishers

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Chapters in Academic Books

Evans, J. (2016) Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks: Children’s Responses to Smoke by Anton Fortes and Joanna Concejo in Im Bildungsfokus: Bilderbuchrezeptionsforschung  (Focusing on literacy: ongoing research on responding to picturebooks)   Trier: WVT (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier)

Evans, J. (2015) Could This Happen To Us?: Children’s Critical Responses To Issues Of Migration In Picturebooks in Evans,J. (ed) ( 2015) Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks: Creative and Critical Responses to Visual Texts  London: Routledge

Evans, J. (2015) Fusion Texts - the new kid on the block: What are they and where have they come from? in Evans,J. (ed) ( 2015) Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks: Creative and Critical Responses to Visual Texts  London: Routledge

Evans, J. (2015) Picturebooks As Strange, Challenging And Controversial Texts in Evans,J. (ed) ( 2015) Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks: Creative and Critical Responses to Visual Texts  London: Routledge

Evans, J. (2015) The Legendary Klaus Flugge: Controversial Picturebooks And Their Place In Contemporary Society in Evans,J. (ed) ( 2015) Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks: Creative and Critical Responses to Visual Texts  London: Routledge

Evans, J. (2014) Audience, Theme and Symbolism in Wolf Erlbruch’s Duck, Death and the Tulip  inKümmerling-Meibauer, B. (ed) (2014) Picturebooks: Representation and Narration  London: Routledge

Evans, J. (2013) Do You Live A Life Of Riley? : Thinking And Talking About The Purpose Of Life In Picturebook Responses in Arizpe, E., Farrell, M., & McAdam, J. (2013) (eds) Picturebooks: Beyond the Borders of Art, Narrative and Culture London: Routledge

Evans, J. (2013) Writing from Reading:Using Onset-Rime Analogy in Featherstone, S. (ed) (New Edition)  (2013) Getting Ready for Phonics: L is for Sheep London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Evans, J. (2011) “This is Me”: Developing literacy and a sense of self through play, talk and stories in Kuemmerling - Meibauer, B. (ed) (2011)  Emergent Literacy: Children’s Books from 0-3 Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company

Evans, J. (2010) Raymond Briggs: Controversially Blurring the Boundaries Among Comics, Graphic Novels, Picturebooks and Illustrated Books in Carrington, B. & Harding, J. (2010) (eds) Going Graphic: Comics and Graphic Novels for Young People London: Pied Piper Publishing

Evans, J. (2009) It Isn’t Good Enough To Just Read A Book, One Must Talk About It As Well in Evans, J. (ed) (2009) Talking Beyond the Page: Reading and Responding to Picturebooks  London: Routledge Education

Evans, J. (2009) A Master In His Time : Anthony Browne Shares His Thoughts About His Work in Evans, J. (ed) (2009) Talking Beyond the Page: Reading and Responding to Picturebooks  London: Routledge Education

Evans, J. (2009) Reading the Visual: Creative and Aesthetic Responses To Picturebooks and Fine Art in Evans, J. (ed) (2009) Talking Beyond the Page: Reading and Responding to Picturebooks  London: Routledge Education

Evans, J. (2007) War and Peas in the 21st Century: Young Children Responding Critically to Picture Story Texts  in Goodman, Y. &  Martens, P. (eds) (2007)  Critical Issues in Early Literacy New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Evans, J. (2006) Reading for Writing in Featherstone, S. (ed) (2006) L is for Sheep: Getting Ready for Phonics   Leicestershire: Featherstone Education Ltd

Evans, J. (2005) The Changing Nature of Literacy in the 21st Century in Evans, J. (ed) (2005) Literacy Moves On : Using Popular Culture, New Technologies and Critical Literacy in the Elementary Classroom  New Hampshire: Heinemann, 

Evans, J. (2005)  Beanie Babies: An  opportunity to promote literacy development, or an insidious money-spinner for the business tycoons? in Evans, J.(ed) (2005) Literacy Moves On : Using Popular Culture, New Technologies and Critical Literacy in the Primary Classroom  London: David Fulton Publishers 

Evans, J. (2001) “Five Little Dollies Jumping on the Bed”- Learning About Mathematics through Talk in Goodwin, P. (ed) (2001) The Articulate Classroom: Talking and Learning in the Primary School  London: David Fulton

Evans, J. (2001) Learning and Teaching the Complexities of Writing in Evans, J. (ed) (2001) Writing in the Elementary Classroom: A Reconsideration   New Hampshire : Heinemann

Evans, J. (2001) Children’s Voices: Children Talking, Drawing And Writing About Their Out Of School Activities in Evans, J. (ed) (2001) The Writing Classrooom: Aspects of Writing and the Primary Child 3-11 years London: David Fulton

Evans, J. (2001) The Changing Nature Of Literacy In The Twenty-First Century in Evans, J. (ed) (2001) The Writing Classrooom: Aspects of Writing and the Primary Child 3-11 years London: David Fulton

Evans, J. (2001) Learning and Teaching the Complexities of Writing in Evans, J. (ed) (2001) The Writing Classrooom: Aspects of Writing and the Primary Child 3-11 years London: David Fulton

Evans, J. (2001) Using Nursery Rhymes, Jingles, Songs and Poems as a way into Writing in Evans, J. (ed) (2001) The Writing Classrooom: Aspects of Writing and the Primary Child 3-11 years  London: David Fulton

Evans, J. (1998) Real Boys Don’t Go To Dance Classes: Challenging Gender Stereotypes Through Illustrations in Picture BooksinEvans, J. (ed) (1998) What’s in the Picture: Responding to Illustrations in Picture Books  London: Sage Publishers

Evans, J. (1998) Responding to Illustrations in Picture Books Evans, J. (ed) (1998) What’s in the Picture: Responding to Illustrations in Picture Books London: Sage Publishers

Evans, J. (1998) The Role of the author/artist: An Interview with Anthony Browne in Evans, J. (ed) (1998) What’s in the Picture: Responding to Illustrations in Picture Books London: Sage Publishers

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Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

Evans, J. (2016) Who am I? Why am I here? and Where do I come from?: Responding to Philosophical Picturebooks Education 3 to 13 Vol 44, No.1, pp53-67

Evans, J. (2013) From comics, graphic novels and picturebooks to fusion texts: A new kid on the block! in Education 3–13 Vol 41, No 2, pp233-248

Evans, J. (2012) “This is Me”: Developing literacy and a sense of self through play, talk and stories Education 3-13 Vol 40, No.3, June 2012, pp 315-331

Evans, J. (2012) The Picturebook as Art: Responding to Picturebooks, Responding to Art in NATE English, Drama, Media Issue 22, February 2012

Evans, J. (2011) Raymond Briggs: Controversially Blurring the Boundaries in Bookbird: Journal of International Children’s Literature (IBBY) Vol 49, No.4, October 2011, pp 49-61

Evans, J. (2011) You Can Never Be Too Old For Picturebooks: Children’s Thoughts About Reading Picturebooks in Young Learners and Teenagers (YLT) Spring 2011, Issue 1-11

Evans, J. (2011) Do You Live A Life Of Riley? : Thinking And Talking About The Purpose Of Life In Picturebook Responses in New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship Vol 27, No 2, November 2011

Evans, J. (2010) Picturebooks Are For Everybody Youth Library Review Issue no 40, Spring 2010

Evans, J. (2009) Creative and Aesthetic Responses to Picturebooks and Fine Art in Education 3-13 Vol 37, May 2009 No.2 pp 177-190

Evans, J. (2006) Young Children Responding Critically to Picture Story Texts in The Journal of Reading, Writing and Literacy Vol 1 Issue 2 August 2006 Pied Piper Publishing

Evans, J. (2004) Beanie Babies: An opportunity to promote literacy development, or an insidious money-spinner for the business tycoons? in Education 3-13 Vol 32 No1 March 2004

Evans, J. (2002) Talking about Maths Education 3-13 Vol 30 No 1 March 2002

Evans, J. (2002) “The True Story of Insy Winsy by A Spider”: Using intertextual, traditional tales as a stimulus for process writing. Reading Vol 36, no2 July 2002

Evans, J. (2000) Young writers and the Nursery Rhyme Group Reading Vol 34, No2

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Articles In Professional Journals

Evans, J. (2011) Rhymes, jingles, song and poetry – out of fashion or what? in NATE Classroom No 13, Spring 11, pp 51-54

Evans, J. (2009) You Can Never Be Too Old For Picturebooks : Children’s Thoughts About Reading Picturebooks NATE Classroom No 9, Autumn 2009 pp 44-46

Evans, J. (2008 ) The Power of Picturebooks: Reading for Pleasure, for Learning and for Life NATE Classroom No 5 Summer 2008

Evans, J. (2007) Bob the Builder goes to school: linking children’s popular culture, role play and talk with interactive writing NATE Classroom October 2007

Evans, J. (2007) Ask the children: children talking, drawing and writing about their play and out-of-school interests NATE Classroom July/ August 2007

Evans,J. (2007) What’s For Dinner: Cross Curricular Learning with Science and Teaching & Learning February/ March 2007

Evans,J. (2007) Food Glorious Food: Cross Curricular Learning with Science and Literacy Teaching & Learning December/January 2007

Evans, J. (2007) EYS Reading: Francesca Simon’s “Horrid Henry” Series Books for Keeps No162 January 2007-03-27

Evans, J. (2006) War & Conflict?: Books Can Help The Primary English Magazine Vol 12, No 2, December 2006

Evans, J. (2006) Can we read it?:Yes We Can! Teaching & Learning Jan/Feb. 2006

Evans, J. (2004) Cross- Curricular Story Time Teaching & Learning 5-12 No 9 July/August 2004

Evans, J. (2004) Children, Children,What do you see? Teaching & Learning 5-12 No 7 March/April 2004

Evans, J. (2004) Sharing, dividing AND eating … through maths in the kitchen! Teaching & Learning 5-12 No 6 January/February 2004

Evans, J. (2003) Growth, change and passage of time Teaching & Learning 5-12 No 5 Dec. 2003

Evans, J. (2003) Everybody Sat on the Mat Teaching & Learning 5-12 No 4 September 2003

Evans, J. (2003) Building and changing shape : three dimensional shape Teaching & Learning 5-12 No 3 June 2003

Evans, J. (2002) Hickory Dickory Dock: A closer look at time Primary Maths & Science October 2002

Evans, J. (2002) A closer look at light, shadows and positional terms Primary Maths & Science December 2002

Evans, J. (2002) Making all the Right Noises: role play, drama and emergent writing using patterned predictable texts Literacy and Learning Issue 24 March 2002

Evans, J. (2001) Choosing and Perusing Literacy and Learning April/May 2001

Evans, J. (2001) Monsters, Dollies and Maths Talk with Young Children Primary Maths & Science February 2001

Evans, J. (2000) “At the Bottom of the Garden the World Can Be ....”:Bookmaking through shared & guided writing in the literacy hour English 4-ll No 8

Evans, J. (2000) “Once Upon Another Time”: Looking At Intertextuality and Narrative Through Traditional Fairy Stories And Nursery Rhymes. Literacy and Learning Issue 16 November

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Journal Article

Who Am I? Why Am I Here? and Where Do I Come From? : Responding to Philosophical Picturebooks  Evans, J. (2016) Education 3-13, Vol. 44(1) 2016, pp.53-67

This is an accepted, pre-publication manuscript published by Taylor & Francis in Education 3-13, Vol. 44 (1) 2016, pp.53-67 The published article is available online here.


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Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks: Children’s responses to Smoke by Anton Fortes and Joanna Concejo Evans, J. (2016) Im Bildungsfokus: Bilderbuchrezeptionsforschung (Focusing on literacy: ongoing research on responding to picturebooks) (2016) Trier: WVT

This chapter is reproduced by kind permission of the editors Gabriela Scherer & Steffen Volz and the book publishers Trier: WVT (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier)


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