toward teaching children's literature, again

It has been a few years since I taught our "children's literature and resources" course, and a lot has changed.  For one, we now have frequently taught courses in nonfiction, fantasy, and media as well as young adult literature and history of children's literature.  While I know the books I'll be teaching (list is being formatted, but I'll post it here when it's done), I'm still developing approaches.

If I go with teaching book reviewing, then there will need to be some prep for that.  The text by Horning, From Cover to Cover, is terrific, and it's from 1997.  Here's a post from a blogger describing how it has been helpful despite changes over time in the children's book world:  http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/teacozy/2010/09/13/review-from-cover-to-cover/

Many syllabi teach book reviewing, as I have done in the past, but book trailer creation has a similar thought process behind it, only with different creative media.
http://www.booktrailersforreaders.com/How+to+make+a+book+trailer

I've been interested to see the range of approaches out there in terms of syllabi as well:
http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k81394&pageid=icb.page434742
http://courses.umass.edu/cmlt234/syllabus/index.html
http://www.worwic.edu/Media/Documents/Syllabi/Samples/ENG%20205%20Sample.pdf
http://www.princeton.edu/~english/ENG335/syl2.html
http://utoronto.academia.edu/SaraGrimes/Teaching/24473/Course_Syllabus_Childrens_Cultural_Texts_and_Artifacts


And this is a resource I'll share in class for the "Controversy" week:
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/banned/bannedbooksweek/ideasandresources/free_downloads/2011banned.pdf