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Welcome to Booth Library's research guide for Children's Literature. Click on the various links to access library resources, plus reliable, relevant websites.
See Also: the research guide for Literature & Literary Criticism
Children's Book Reviews - NY Times
Reference sources such as specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks are good places to begin research on a topic. Articles and entries in these publications often are written by scholars in the field. Encyclopedia articles can provide:
- background information
- topic overviews
- basic facts about a topic
- definitions of related terms
- lists of additional sources and recommended readings.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature by
Call Number: REF PN 1008.5 .O94 2006 (2nd floor)
The Encyclopedia captures and elucidates this richness in four volumes and 3,200 signed entries. It offers comprehensive coverage of children's literature, from medieval chapbooks of moral instruction for children to J. K. Rowling's immensely popular Harry Potter books. Unlike other references, the Encyclopedia not only documents but also interprets every work, major and minor, that has played a role in the history of children's literature in the world.
"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."