Reference Sources About Authors

The following titles are good sources of information about children's and young adult authors and about individual works of children's and young adult literature.

Beetz, Kirk H. and Suzanne Niemeyer, eds.  (1989).  Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults.  Washington, D.C.: Beacham Publisher.  Call Number: R028.162 B365

 

Bingham, Jane M, ed.  (1988).  Writers for Children.  New York: Scribner’s.  Call Number: R809.89282 W956

 

Carpenter, Humphrey.  (1984).  Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature.  Oxford; New York:  Oxford University Press.  Call Number: R028.52 C295o

 

Cech, John, ed.  (1983).  American Writers for Children, 1900-1960.  Detroit, MI: Gale Research Co.  Call Number: R810.9 D554 v.22

 

(1976).  Children’s Literature Review.  Detroit, MI: Gale Research.  Call Number: R028.52 C536L

 

Collier, Laurie and Joyce Nakmura, eds.  (1993).  Major Authors and Illustrator for Children and Youth.  Detroit, MI: Gale Research.  Call Number: R809.89282 M234

 

Cullinan, Bernice E. and Diane G. Person, eds.  (2001).  Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature.  New York: Continuum.  Call Number: R809.89282 C762

 

Estes, Glenn E, ed.  (1985).  American Writers for Children, Before 1900.  Detroit, MI: Gale Research Co.  Call Number: R810.9 D554 v.42

 

Estes, Glenn E, ed.  (1986).  American Writers for Children Since 1960.  Detroit, MI: Gale Research Co.  Call Number: R810.9 D554 v.52

 

Helbig, Alethea.  (1985).  Dictionary of American Children’s Fiction 1859-1959.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.  Call Number: R813.009 H47d

 

Helbig, Alethea.  (1986).  Dictionary of American Children’s Fiction 1960-1984.  New York: Greenwood Press  Call Number: R813.009 H47d

 

(1989).  Horn Book Guide.  Boston, MA:  Horn Book, Inc.  Call Number: R028 H813

 

Hunt, Peter, ed.  (1996).  International Companion Encyclopedia for Children and Youth.  London; New York: Routledge.  Call Number:  R 809.8992 I61

 

Kutzer, Daphne, ed.  (1996).  Writers of Multicultural Fiction for Young Adults.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.  Call Number: R813.0099283 W956

 

Lewis, Naomi.  (1989).  Twentieth Century Children’s Writers.  Chicago: St. James Press.  Call Number: R028.52 K59T1989

 

McElmeel, Sharron L.  (2000).  100 Most Popular Picture Book Authors and Illustrators.  Engelwood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.  Call Number: R 810.99282 M141o

 

Peck, Richard.  (1999).  St. James Guide to Young Adult Writers.  Detroit, MI:  St. James Press.  Call Number: R810.99283 S143 1999

 

Pettus, Eloise S.  (1985).  Master Index to Summaries of Children’s Books.  Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press.  Call Number: R011.62 P511m

 

Silvey, Anita, ed.  (1995).  Children's Books and Their Creators.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin.  Call Number: R 028.162 C536

 

(1971).  Something About the Author.  Detroit, MI:  Gale Research.  Call Number:  R028.52 S696

 

Watson, Victory, ed.  (2001).  Cambridge Guide to Children's Books In English.   Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University Press.  Call Number: R 820.99282 C178

 

Zaidman, Laura M, ed.  (1994).  British Writers for Children 1880-1914.  Detroit, MI: Gale Research Inc.  Call Number: R810.9 D554 v.141

 

Created by Susan Swords Steffen
Last Updated:  October 2002