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Children's Literature Journals
The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN)
The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) promotes communication and cooperation among all individuals who have a special interest in adolescent literature, presents programs and conferences on this subject, promotes and increases the number of articles and publications devoted to it and integrates the efforts of all those with an interest in this literature.
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature
Published by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), Bookbird communicates new ideas to the whole community of readers interested in children's books, publishing work on any topic in the field of international children's literature.
A quarterly supplement to Booklist, Book Links magazine is designed for teachers, youth librarians, school library media specialists, reading specialists, curriculum coordinators, and others interested in connecting children with high-quality literature-based resources.
Book Links articles provide comprehensive information on using books in the classroom, including thematic bibliographies with related discussion questions and activities, author and illustrator interviews and essays, and articles by educators on practical ways to turn children onto reading.
Center for Children's Books
The Center for Children’s Books at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science is a research center with additional interests in education and service. Our mission is to facilitate the creation and dissemination of exemplary and progressive research and scholarship related to youth-focused resources, literature, and librarianship.
Children's Literature Association Quarterly
Children's Literature Association Quarterly publishes first-rate scholarship in children's literature studies. Each issue features an editorial introduction, juried articles about research and scholarship in children's literature, and book reviews.
First Opinions Second Reactions
First Opinions, Second Reactions (FOSR) fills a void by publishing book reviews that meet the needs of K-12 teachers of Language Arts, parents and children, and public and school librarians.
The Horn Book
Independent, opinionated, and stylish, The Horn Book Magazine has long been essential for everyone who cares about children’s and young adult literature.
Our lives at interjuli represent the bridge between the interest in literary research and the interest in children and young adults themselves: As experts on educational questions and pedagogic companions through youth work and community service, as teachers and parents, but at the same time as scholars of Anglophone, Germanophone and Romance philology, the scientific connection of the two fields mandates our purpose.
International Research in Children's Literature
International Research in Children’s Literature is essential reading for literary scholars in the field of children’s literature, especially those interested in 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
The Lion and the Unicorn, an international theme- and genre-centered journal, is committed to a serious, ongoing discussion of literature for children. The journal's coverage includes the state of the publishing industry, regional authors, comparative studies of significant books and genres, new developments in theory, the art of illustration, the mass media, and popular culture. It is especially noted for its interviews with authors, editors, and other important contributors to the field, as well as its outstanding book review section.
The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature
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.
School Library Journal
Get all the latest news and trends in library science, plus reviews of the latest children's and young adult books.
Quick Links to Journals accessible through Ivy Tech
Book Reviews and Blogs
International Children's Digital Library
The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.
CanTeach was created in 1997/98 to assist teachers in finding and using resources online. Although this site has resources which all educators will find useful, we attempted to place emphasis on lesson plans, resources, & links which have a Canadian focus since there was a need for such materials on the web.
Perry Nodelman's Web page (Includes information on the author/scholar's work as well as a useful bibliography of children's literature criticism)
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.
Links to Esme Codell's blog, book reviews, bookroom and teacher support
Children’s Literature reviewers read and critically review thousands of books annually. Our mission is to help teachers, librarians, parents, and childcare providers make appropriate literary choices for children.
Cynthia Letitch Smith's Children's Literature Resources
Howdy! My name is Cynthia Leitich Smith, and I'm a New York Times best-selling author, a writing teacher, and a speaker.
Newsgroups and Discussion Groups
STUMPERS is a networking resource for reference questions that
have people, in essence, stumped. After failing to find a
satisfactory answer to your query in the usual library reference
sources, turn to the people on STUMPERS. You could get an
answer and, possibly, learn about a new reference source.
Child_Lit is an unmoderated discussion group convened for the express purpose of examining the theory and criticism of literature for children and young adults. The list exists for anyone interested in discussing aspects of these broad fields, including authorship, illustration, publication, promotion, readership, reception, criticism and literature's changing social functions and implications. child_lit is specifically conceived to foster the sharing of ideas by researchers engaged in original scholarship.
LM_NET is the original listserv for the world-wide school library community. LM_NET provides an excellent way to network with other library professionals, connect to new ideas in library practice, seek advice, and ask library related questions.
Google group book reviews