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Education: Children's and Young Adult Literature Journals and Databases

Academic Web Sites

  • Vandergrift's Children's Literature Page (Rutgers):  Deals with topics in children's literature an educator might want to consider (for example, multicultural literature, sensitive issues, and fairy tales).
  • Worlds of Words (University of Arizona):  Discusses global children's literature, including booklists, how to evaluate global literature, the Worlds of Words Journal, and more.

Academic Journals

Databases

Book Review Journals

  • Horn Book Magazine:  Publishes reviews, articles, editorials, and interviews about children's and young adult literature written for educators and librarians.  Requires login with UMaine account.
  • Horn Book Guide:  Contains reviews of children's and young adult literature only.  Requires login with UMaine account.
  • School Library Journal: Provides book reviews as well as news, information, and reviews written for librarians and media specialists.  Requires login with UMaine account.
  • Kirkus Reviews:  Reviews a broad range of books pre-release, including children's and young adult books.  Requires login with UMaine account.
  • Booklist:  Publishes reviews of recommended library materials.  Requires login with UMaine account.
  • The New York Times Book Review:  Publishes book reviews and excerpts, author interviews, and feature articles. Requires login with UMaine account.
  • Publishers Weekly:  Discusses in great depth the publishing process.  Requires login with UMaine account.
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books:  Provides summaries and analyses of current book reviews.  Requires login with UMaine account.

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