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Academic criticism of children’s literature

April 17, 2011

The Lion and the Unicorn

Some (though not all!) of the journals that provide academic material on literature for younger readers:

Children’s literature in education, [New York, etc., Agathon Press, etc] – 0045-6713

The Lion and the Unicorn, [Baltimore, Md., etc., Johns Hopkins University Press, etc.] – 0147-2593

Children’s Literature, [Storrs, Conn.] – 0092-8208

Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, [Winnipeg, Man., Canada] – 0885-0429

International Research in Children’s Literature, [Edinburgh University Press] – 1755-6198

The Journal of Children’s Literature Studies, [Pied Piper Publishing] – 1743-0526

Papers: Explorations into Children’s Literature, [Australia] – 1034-9243

The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature, [La Trobe University, Australia] – 1551-5680

The ALAN Review, ISSN 0882-2840 (Print), ISSN 1547-741X (Online)

Also, check out the IRSCL (The International Research Society for Children’s Literature), Institut für Jugendbuchforschung (Institute for Children’s Literature Research) at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität in Frankfurt/Main, the online index to children’s literature scholarship, the University of Illinois S-Collection and The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, which also provides links to other collections of children’s literature.  There are also the sites Paper Tigers, which has a focus on young readers’ books in the Pacific Rim and South Asia, and The Children’s Literature Web Guide.  There is/was also a journal called La mancha: papeles de literatura infantil y juvenil (Buenos Aires, 1999-) which looked interesting…

Childrens Literature

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