The collection includes classic works that are still read by children today, and lesser-known treasures drawn from the Library’s extensive collection of historically significant children’s books. The books in this collection were published in the United States and England before 1924, are no longer under copyright, and free to read, share, and reuse however you’d like.
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image. The website currently streams 24 stories featuring celebrity readers.
Provides brief biographies of more than 300 authors and illustrators, as well as essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, including general essays on the traditions of children's literature in many countries throughout the world.
Call Number: PN1009.A1 L44 2008 (also available online)
Children's Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop's fables to Mother Goose, from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. Seth Lerer here explores the iconic books, ancient and contemporary alike, that have forged a lifelong love of literature in young readers during their formative years. Along the way, Lerer also looks at the changing environments of family life and human growth, schooling and scholarship, and publishing and politics in which children found themselves changed by the books they read.
This complete guide to youth readers' advisory covers genres, reading interests, and issues, as well as provides lists of sample titles and recommended reading. * Offers dozens of booklists, focusing on children's books by age group and interest/subject matter * Descriptions of dozens of readers' advisory websites
What should I read aloud? : a guide to 200 best-selling picture books
by Nancy A Anderson
Call Number: Z1037.A1 A66 2007
Crosscurrents of children's literature : an anthology of texts and criticism
by J D Stahl; Tina L Hanlon; Elizabeth Lennox Keyser
Call Number: PR1111.C52 C76 2007
This volume combines a wide variety of primary texts with critical readings, examines the texts within the context of critical debates, explores the ways in which children's literature combines instruction and entertainment, oral and written traditions, words and pictures, fantasy and realism, classics and adaptations, and perspectives on childhood and adult life.
Constructing the canon of children's literature : beyond library walls and ivory towers
by Anne H Lundin
Call Number: PS490 .L86 2004
In this historical study, Anne Lundin argues that schools, libraries, professional organizations, and the media together create and influence the constantly changing canon of children's literature. Lundin examines the circumstances out of which the canon emerges, and its effect on the production of children's literature. The volume includes a comprehensive list of canonical titles for reference.