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Literature and Writing

Children's Literature Resources

The following are useful sources which discuss and review Children's Literature:


Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Children's Literature and Childhood
Children's Literature and Childhood provides a wide range of primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the long nineteenth century. Included in the archive are books and periodicals for children, primers and other material related to education, pamphlets produced by child welfare groups, documents and photos related to children and crime, newspapers produced by youths.
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Literature Online
This is a virtual library containing over 350,000 literary texts together with full-text journals, author biographies and other critical and reference resources. Includes nearly 900 filmed poetry readings and all 38 of Shakespeare's plays in dramatised audio recordings.
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Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature
An academic journal of Australian Children's Literature

Children's literature
The annual Journal of the Modern Language Association Seminar on Children's Literature and the Children's Literature Association published in the US.

The Lion and the Unicorn
A critical journal of Children's Literature published in the United States.

Children's Literature in Education
This journal features articles and interviews on noted children's authors, critiques of classic and contemporary writing for young readers, and original articles describing successful classroom reading projects.

Children's Literature Association Quarterly
A peer reviewed academic journal sponsored by the Children's Literature Association in the US 'encouraging high standards of criticism, scholarship, research and teaching in children's literature'.

The Looking Glass
The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children's Books is an electronic journal about children's literature. The site was launched April 2, 1997 -- International Children's Book Day. The journal is published by a small group of volunteers whose expertise includes writing, editing, teaching, publishing, librarianship -- all the various aspects of children's books and literature.

Orana
Newsletter of the Library Association of Australia, Children's Library section.


The Children's Literature Web Guide
An international guide to a variety of resources relating to books for children and young adults

CBCA
The home page of the Children's Book Council of Australia

Inside a Dog
The State Library of Victoria website for young people about books

Alan Online
The site of the assembly on literature for adolescents

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
A networking and resource guide for both new and established authors and illustrators

Signal Journal
The journal of the International Reading Association's Special Interest Group on Literature for the Adolescent Reader, published twice a year. Past issues available free of charge.

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature
Contains more than 100,000 volumes published in Great Britain and the United States from the early 1700s through the current year