Recent Literary Criticism In the A.C. Buehler Library

The following titles are books owned by the A.C. Buehler Library about children's literature from the point of view of literature scholars.  For other resources for the study of children's literature consult my Resources for the Study of Children's Literature page.  

Allen, Marjorie.  (1999).  What Are Little Girls Made Of? :  A Guide to Female Role Models in Children's Books.  New York: Facts on File.  Call Number: 810.99282 A427w

Avery, Gillian.  (1994).  Behold the Child:  American Children and Their Books. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.  Call Number: 810.99282 A954b

Bosmajian, Hamida.  (2002).  Sparing the Child:  Grief and the Unspeakable in Youth Literature about Nazism and the Holocaust.  New York: Routledge.  Call Number: 809.93358 B743S

Dresang, Eliza.  (1999).  Radical Change:  Books for Youth in a Digital Age.  New York: H.W. Wilson Co.  Call Number: 810.9982 D773r

Gates, Pamela S.  (2003).  Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults.  Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.  Call Number: Not Available. 

Gavin, Adrienne E. and Christopher Routledge, eds.  (2001).  Mystery in Children’s Literature: From the Rational to the Supernatural.  Houndmills, Hampshire, UK; New York: Palgrave/St. Martin’s Press.  Call Number: 823.0872 M998

(1999).  Girls, Boys, Toys:  Gender in Children's Literature and Culture.   Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.  Call Number: 809.89282 G 525

Hunt, Peter.  (2001).  Children's Literature.  Oxford U.K.; Malden Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers.  Call Number: 820.99282  H942c

Karolides, Nicholas. (2002).  Censored Books II:  Critical Viewpoints, 1985-2000.  Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.  Call Number: R810 C396  2002

Kertzer, Adrienne.  (2002).  My Mothers Voice:  Children's Literature and the Holocaust.  Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press.  Call Number: 809.93358 K4im

Kohl, Herbert.  (1995).  Should We Burn Babar?.  New York: New Press: Distributed by Norton.  Call Number: 809.99282 H942c

Lukens, Rebecca J.  (1982).  A Critical Handbook of Children’s Literature.  Oxford, Ohio: Miami University; Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman.  Call Number: 809.89282 L954 C1982

May, Jill.  (1995).  Children's Literature and Critical Theory.  New York: Oxford University Press.  Call Number: 809.89282 M466c

McGillis, Roderick.  (1996).  The Nimble Reader:  Literary Theory and Children's Literature.  New York: Twayne Publishers; London: Prentice Hall International.  Call Number: 809.89282 M145n

MacRae, Cathi Dunn.  (1998).  Presenting Young Adult Fantasy Fiction.  New York: Twayne Publishers; London: Prentice Hall International.  Call Number: 813.08766 M174p

Murray, Gail.  (1998).  American Children's Literature and the Construction of Childhood.  New York: Twayne Publishers; London: Prentice Hall International.  Call Number: 810.99282 M982a

Nikolajeva, Maria.  (2000).  From Mythic To Linear:  Time in Children's Literature. Lanham, MD: Children’s Literature Association and Scarecrow Press.  Call Number: 809.89282 N693f

Nikolajeva, Maria.  (2002).  The Rhetoric of Character in Children’s Literature.  Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.  Call Number: 809.927 N693R.

Nodelman, Perry.  (1996).  Pleasures of Children's Literature.   White Plains, NY: Longman.  Call Number: 809.89282 N761p 1996

Perrin, Noel(1997).  A Child's Delight.  Hanover, NH: University Press of New England.  Call Number: 823.0099282 P458

Rollin, Lucy(1999).  Psychoanalytic Responses to Children's Literature.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland.  Call Number: 820.99282 R754p

Spitz, Ellen Handle.  (1999).  Inside Picture Books.   New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.  Call Number: 028.5019  S761i

(2002).  The World through Children’s Books.  Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.  Call Number: R 011.62 W927

(2001).  Tikvah: Children’s Book Creators Reflect on Human Rights.  New York: Seastar Books.  Call Number: 758.9323 T568 

Trites, Roberta.  (1997).   Waking Sleeping Beauty.  Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.  Call Number: 809.89282 T839w

Vandergrift, Kay.  (1996).  Ways of Knowing:  Literature and the Intellectual Life of Children.  Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.  Call Number: 028.5 W359

(2000).  Voices of the Other:  Children's Literature and the Postcolonial Context.  New York: Garland.  Call Number: 809.89282 V889o

Wall, Barbara.  (1991).  Narrator's Voice:  the Dilemma of Children's Fiction.  New York: St. Martin’s Press.  Call Number: 809.89282 W187n

West, Mark(1997).  Trust Your Children:  Voices Against Censorship In Children's Literature.  New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.  Call Number: 363.31 W519t 1997

(1998).  Women Writers of Children's Literature.  Philadelphia: Chelsea House.  Call Number: 810.99282 W872

Zipes, Jack(2001).  Sticks and Stones:  The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature From Slovely Peter to Harry Potter.   New York: Routledge.  Call Number: 809.89282 Z79s

Created by Susan Swords Steffen
Last updated:  October 2002