In Search of Lost Time:
General Bibliography for Children's Imaginative Literature:
Randall Jarrell, The Animal Family, Illustrations Maurice Sendak
- Adams, Bess. About Books and Children: Historical Survey of Children's Literature. New York: Holt, 1953.
- Adler, Patricia A. Peer Power: Preadolescent Culture and Identity. New
Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1998.
- Adler, Felix. "The Use of Fairy Tales," the American Journal of Nursing, 1:11 (1901):811-12.
- Agosta, Lucien. H. E. B. White: The children's books. New York: Twayne, 1995.
- Anderson, William and Patrick. A New Look at Children's Literature. Belmont, Cal: Wadsworth Pub, 1972.
- Arbuthnot, May Hill and Zena Sutherland, ed. Children and Books. NY: Harper Collins, 1991.
- Attebury, Brian. Strategies of Fantasy. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1992.
- Baer, Ted. Narnia Beckons: C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Beyond.
Broadman and Holdman, 2005.
- Baker James R. and Arthur P. Zeigler, Casebook on the Lord of the Flies NY: 1964, see especially Clare Rosenfield, "Men of Smaller Growth: A Psychological Analysis of William Golding's Lord of the Flies", pp. 261-76.
- Bane, Mark. Myth Made Truths: The Origins of the Chroncicles of Narnia. Online, "Into the Wardrobe," December
- Bang, Molly. Picture This: How Pictures Work. Seastar Books, August 2000.
- -----------. Picture This: Perception and Composition. Bullfinch, 1991.
- Bechtel, Louise Seaman. Books in Search of Children. London: Macmillan,
- Beckett, Sandra L, ed. Reflections of Change: Children's Literature Since 1945. Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997. An excellent compendium. Includes: "Theory and children's literature. Fear of children's literature: "What's left (or right) after theory?"/ Perry Nodelman. "Is this the promised end?": fin de siecle mentality and children's literature"/ John Stephens Ramona. "The underestimated : the everyday-life story in children's literature"/Deborah Stevenson. "Shifting boundaries between children's and adult literature. The disappearance of children's literature (or children's literature as nostalgia) in the United States in the late twentieth century"/Jerry Griswold. "Literature for all ages?: literary emancipation and the borders of children's literature"/Anne de Vries. "The changing status of children and children's literature"/Eva-Maria Metcalf. "Experimental writing and postmodern trends. From grand narrative to small stories: new narrative structures in recent Scandinavian children's literature"/Asfrid Svensen. "The status of sequels in children's literature: The long secret and Beyond the chocolate war / Bettina Kummerling-Meibauer. Gillian Cross Wolf: "Aan exploration of patterns and polarities"/ Susan Clancy. "Paradigm shifts. Reflections of change in children's book titles"/ Maria Nikolajeva. "High and wild magic, the moral universe, and the electronic superhighway: reflections of change in Susan Cooper's fantasy literature"/ Carole Scott. "Terror is her constant companion" :the cult of fear in recent books for teenagers / Roderick McGillis Suburban scenarioes in Simon French's All we know: the emergence of the suburbs as the spatial framework for Australian children's fiction"/Beverley Pennell. "Reading children's literature multiculturally"/Daniel D. Hade. "National literatures. The journey inward: adolescent literature in America, 1945-1995"/Anne Scott MacLeod. "The novel for adolescents in Quebec: stereotypes and new conventions"/Danielle Thaler. " Realistic stories in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1970-1994: Features and Tendencies"/Dagmar Grenz. "Text and context:Factors in the development of children's literature in Taiwan, 1945-1995, and the emergence of young adult literature"/Shu-Jy Duan. "Reconceptualizing the past. An awfully big adventure?: representations of the Second World War in British children's books of the 1960s and 1970s"/Dieter Petzold. "Topsy-turvy world : New Trends in Modern Russian children's Literature"/Olga Majeots. "Children's literature in totalitarian and post-totalitarian society"/Vincas Auryla.
- Bell, Elizabeth, Haas, Lynda, Sells, Laura, edd. From mouse to mermaid the politics of film, gender, and culture. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1995. On Disney products.
- Berger, Laura S., ed. Twentieth Century Young Adult Writers. Detroit: St James 1994.
- Bettelheim, Bruno. The Uses of Enchantment. New York: Knopf, 1976.
- Bingham, Jane and Grayce Scholt. Fifteen Centuries of Children's Literature. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1980.
- Blount, Margaret. Animal Land: The Creature of Children's Fiction. NYWilliam Morrow, 1975.
- Briggs, Julia. A woman of Passion: The life of E. Nesbit, 1858-1924. NY: New Amsterdam
- Brooker, Will. Alice's Adventures: Lewis Carroll in Popular Culture. New York: Continuum, 2004.
- Brookshire, Jamye, Lauren T. V. Scharff and Laurie E. Moses, "The Influence of Illustrations on
Children's Book Preferences and Comprehension," Reading Psychology, 23:4 (2002):323-39.
- Brown, Joanne and Nancy St. Clair Declarations of Independence: Empowered Girls in Young Adult Literature, 1990-2001. NY: Scarecrow Press, 2002.
- Butt, Bruce, "He's behind you: Reflection on Repetition and Predictability in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," Children's Literature in Education, 34(2003):277-86.
- Campbell, Alisdari. "Ronald Dahl," The School Librarian, 29:2 (1981): 108-14. Children's Writers series.
- Carpenter, Humphrey and Mary Prichard. Oxford Companion to Children's Literature. Oxford UP,
1984 (very good and very useful)*
- Carpenter, Humphry. Secret Gardens: The Golden Age of Children's Literature. From Alice in Wonderland
to Winnie the Pooh. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985.
- Carter, James. Talking Books: Children's Authors Talk about the Craft, Creativity, and Process of Writing. New York: Routledge, 1999.
- Clark, Beverly Lyon. Kiddie Lit : The Cultural Construction of Children's Literature in America. John Hopkins, 1004. ISBN: 0801881706.
- Commire, Anne, ed. Something About the Author. Detroit: Gale Research,
- Cooks, Timothy E. "Another perspective on political authority in Children's Literature: The Fallible
Leader in L. Frank Baum and Dr Seuss," The Western Political Quarterly, 36:2 (1983):326-336.
- Cuddigan, Maureen and Mary Beth Hanson. Helping Children Deal with Everyday
Problems through Reading. Chicago: American Literary Association, 1988.
- Darton, Harvey. Children's Books in England. London: 1933 (updated by Briane
Anderson, 3rd edition, 1982; Darton was a family member of
one of the major publishing firms of children's literature in the 19th
century and had a great deal of amusing and practical or real-world
first-hand knowledge about children's books before WWII).
- Des Vallieres, Natalie. Saint-Exupery: art, writing, musings. NY: Rizzoli International, 2004.
- Dick and Jane as Victims: Sex Stereotyping in Children's Readers, anonymous. Attributed to Women on Words and Images Society. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1972. 58 page pamphlet.
- Dixon, Bob. Catching Them Young: Sex, Race and Class in Children's Fiction. Pluto Press, 1981.
- Dyer, Carol S. Rediscovering Nancy Drew. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1995.
- ----------. Catching Them Young: Political Ideas in Children's Fiction. Pluto Press, 1981.
- Egoff, Sheila. Thursday's Child: Trends and Patterns in Contemporary Children's Literature. Chicago: American Library Association, 1981.
- Ehlers, Mary and Mary Tighe, Sharon Creech, "The Words we Chose to Say," The Lion and the Unicorn, 30 (2007)
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- England, Sheryl. "Reading the Author in Little Women: A Biography of a Book, ATQ, 12:3 (1998): 199-219.
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- Estes, Glen E.,ed. Writers for Children Since 1960. Includes various volumes on types of books and literary biographies. University of Tennessee Press, 1986.
- Fadiman, Anne. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
- Fenner, Phylllis, ed. Something Shared: Children and Books. New York: Day, 1959.
- Fensch, Thomas. The Man Who Was Dr Seuss. Woodlands: New Century Books, 2001.
- Fenwick, Sara Innis. A Critical Approach to Children's Literature. Chicago: University
of Chicago Press, 1975.
- Fish, Margaret. Who's Who in Children's Books. New York: Holt Rinheheart & Winston 1975.
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- Folklore and fable: Aesop, Grimm, Anderson. New York: Collier, 1999. A compilation of introductions, notes, and illustrations.
- Foerrestell. Most Frequently Banned Books in America. Greenwood Press, 1990.
- Foster, Shirley and Judy Simons. What Katy Read:Feminist Re-Readings of 'Classic' Stories for Girls. Univ of Iowa Pr, 1995. ISBN 0333626737.
- Fraser, James H. Society and Children's Literature. Boston: Godine, 1978.
- Gamel, Irene and Elizabeth Epperly. L. M. Montgomery and Canadian Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999.
- Gangi, Jane. Encountering Children's Literature. Boston: Pearson, 2004.
- Garber, Marjorie B. Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety. NY: Routledge, 1977.
- Georgiou, Constantine. Children and Their Literature. NJ: Prentice Hall, 1969.
- Gordon, Mary. Good Boys and Dead Girls: and Other Essays.. New York: Viking, 1991.
- Greenwald, Marilyn. The Secret of the Hardy Boys: Leslie McFarlane and the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Athens: Ohio UP, 2004.
- Griswold, Jerry. The Classic American Children's Story. Penguin, 1996.
- Gross, Melissa, "Prisoners of Childhood: Child abuse and the development of heroes and monsters
in Ender's Game, Children's Literature in Education, 38 (2007):115-26.
- Gruner, Elizabeth Rose. "Cinderella, Marie Antoinette, and Sara: Roles and Role Models in A Little Princess, The Lion and the Unicorn, 22:2 (1998): 163-87.
- Guide to Research: Literature for Children and Young Adults. Solid bibliography of reference and central books from Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.
- Guroian, Vigen. Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's
Moral Imagination. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
- Halsted, Judith Wynn. Guiding Gifted Readers: from preschool to high school. Ohio
Psychology Publishing, 1988.
- Harris, John. Chaos, cosmos and Saint-Exupery's pilot hero: a study in mythopoeia. Tonawanda,
NY: University of Scranton Press, 1999.
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- Henckle, Roger B. "The Mad Hatter's World," The Virginia Quarterly Review, Winter (1993): 99-117.
- Hendrickson, Linnea. Children's LIterature: A guide to the Criticism. New York: 1987
- Hettinga, Donald R. Presenting Madeleine L'Engle. New York: Twayne, 1993.
- Hillman, Judith. Discovering Children's Literature. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1995.
- Hoffman, Miriam and Samuels, Eva. Authors and Illustrators of Child's Books: Writing on Their Lives and Works. R. R. Booker Co. 1972
- Hildick, Wallace. Children and Fiction. NY: World Publishing, 1970.
- Holbrook, David. Nonsense Against Sorrow: A Phenomenological Study of the 'Alice' Books. London: Open Gate Press, 2001.
- Holt, John. How Children Learn. NY: Addison-Wesley, 1982.
- Holtze, Sally Holmes, ed. Sixth Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators. New York:
- Hunt, Peter. Criticism, Theory, and Children's Literature. 1991.
- -----------, ed. Understanding Children's Literature: Contemporary Criticism. London: Routledge,
- Hurlimann, Bettina. Three Centuries of Children's Books in Europe. 1967.
- Inglis, Fred. The Promise of Happiness. New York: Cambridge Univ Press, 1981.
- James, Kathryn. Death, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Adolescent Literature. New
York: Routledge, 2009.
- Jenkins, Henry, ed. The Childrens' Culture Reader. New York University, 1998.
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- Jones, Steven Swann. The Fairy Tale. New York: Twayne, 1995.
- Keith, Lois. Take Up Thy Bed and Walk : Death Disability and Cure in Classic Fiction for Girls New York: Routledge, 2001.
- Kincaid, James. "Laughter and Oliver Twist," Modern Language Association, 83:1 (1968):63-70.
- Kismaric, Carole and Martin Heiferman. Growing Up with Dick and Jane: Growing Up and Living the American Dream. NY: HarperCollins, 1996. See Heiferman.
- Klass, Perri. Reach Out and
Read: Literary Promotion in Pediatrics. An Online Lecture.
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Literature. New York: The New Press, 1995.
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- Larrick, Nancy. A Parent's Guide to Children's Reading. Philadelphia: Westminster
- Latham, Don. "Discipline and Its Discontents: A Foucauldian
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New York: Neal Schuman, 2009.
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Association Quarterly, 19:4 (1994):170-76.
- Lee, Betsy. Judy Blume's Story. Minneapolis, Mn:
Dillon Press, 1981.
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Remembering. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
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Mead. NY: Touchstone, 1995.
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London: Continuum, 2009.
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Talk, Wonder and Play. Urbana, Illinois: NCTE, 1996.
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- McGinty, Alice B. Walk Two Moons. NY: Rosen Publishing, 2006. A biography of Sharon Creech.
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Literature. New Hampshire: Boynton/Cook, 1996.
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University of Illinois Press, 2000.
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Misled by Their Favorite Books. New York: Continuum, 2000.
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New York Times, November 16, 1997.
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- Frank Rogers's Guide to Children's Literature on the Web. Includes bibliography, multi-cultural children's literature, folklore and fairy tales.
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chapter on children's books.
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Fantasy Land. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2000.
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- Wojcik-Andrews, Ian. Children's Films : History, Ideology, Pedagogy, Theory, Children's Literature and Culture, Volume 12 . Garland, 2000.
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- Wullschlager, Jackie. Hans Christian Anderson: The Life of a Storyteller. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2002.
- Zipes, Jack. Happy Ever After: Fairy Tales: Children and the Culture Industry.
New York: Routledge, 1997. This book also examines the impact and uses of fairy tales in
popular film versions.
- ----------------. The Brothers Grimm. New York: Routledge, 1988.
Literary Databases at GMU
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