Books & articles: Children's Literature


All of SFU's children's literature is located in the Curriculum Collection. Books about children's literature are located in the general stacks.

Children's literature

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Books about children's literature

Search in the Library Catalogue, using keywords like juvenile literature OR children* literature OR young adult literature

  Journal articles

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MLA International Bibliography
Covers language, literature, linguistics, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, printing and publishing.

Project MUSE Search
Includes articles on literature and criticism.

Education Source
Most comprehensive database for scholarly research and information for education.

Education-related journals, research reports, and curriculum materials.

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See all Children's literature journals, or browse key publications:

Children's Literature
Annual publication of the Children's Literature Association and the Modern Language Association Division on Children's Literature; includes "theoretically based articles that demonstrate an awareness of key issues and criticism in children’s literature."

Children's Literature Association Quarterly
"First-rate scholarship in Children's Literature Studies."

International Research in Children's Literature Journal
Covers "applications of cultural and literary theories, comparative literatures, and the production and reception of children’s literature as a world literature."

The Lion and the Unicorn
"Theme- and genre-centered journal of international scope committed to a serious, ongoing discussion of literature for children."

The Looking Glass
"As our name suggests, we combine an interest in the traditional with an eye to the modern. Our readers and contributors are academics, librarians, teachers, parents and anyone else fascinated by the world of children's literature.

The Horn Book Magazine
Reviews of children's books, articles and interviews with authors and illustrators.

School Library Journal
Comprehensive "review source for books, multimedia and technology for children and teens."

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  Dissertations & theses

Dissertations and Theses Abstracts and Index
Most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day. To get the full-text, request it by Interlibrary Loan (click Get@SFU, then sign in to the catalogue to access the request form).