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Children's Literature

Guide to finding articles, books and media about children's literature in SUSS and elsewhere.

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Welcome to our Children's Literature Research Guide

This guide gives an overview of materials and resources available at SUSS Library and beyond for researchers in Children's Literature. Use the tabs on the left for finding articles, books, background information and more.

Some resources:

Suggested readings:


Sample keywords in children's literature include the following. When you find appropriate items, use keywords and subject headings from the records to improve your subsequent searches.
  • Juvenile Literature
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Poetry
​Also, consider combining your topic with these terms:
  • Family relationships Juvenile Fiction
Useful subject searches for finding fairy tales and folklore and teaching with these books:
  • Fairy tales study and teaching
  • Fables study and teaching
  • Folklore


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Links Beyond SUSS


The Inside, Outside, and Upside Downs of Children's Literature: From  Poets and Pop-ups to Princesses and Porridge by Dr Jenifer Schneider

An open-access textbook on children's literature hosted by Scholar Commons at the University of South Florida.

Children's literature is written for children and youth, but the analysis of children's literature requires careful attention to text as well insightful interpretation of the ways in which authors and illustrators present the human condition, the physical world, imaginative experiences, and global forces. Children's literature is also a $4-billion-a-year industry that impacts social practices, politics, financial markets, schools, literacy rates, history, and art. Whatever the reason for your interest, children's literature is a big deal. Read on...


The Deakin Review of Children's Literature is an electronic quarterly review of contemporary English-language materials of interest to children and young adults. Of particular use to librarians, parents, teachers and anyone working with young people, it also publishes news and opinions relevant to children's literacy. Read on...