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Children's Literature

Tools and resources to assist research/assignments on children's literature


Children's Literature Review

Children's Literature Review covers authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults from around the world. This resource provides biographical information and insights along with scholarly essays, reviews and other critical responses. Note: This resource links at the database level. To search only Children's Literature Review, select it from the "Your Library's Databases".

Academic Search Ultimate

An excellent starting point for any topic, Academic Search Ultimate contains over 13,000 academic journals, magazines, and newspapers. 

Academic OneFile

Full-text, peer-reviewed articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals covering key subject areas.


Below are some helpful websites about banned/challenged books:

American Library Association Office of Intellectual Freedom

The Office of Intellectual Freedom manages information regarding banned/challenged books from libraries in the United States. Including in these webpages are lists of banned books, infographics, datasets, and other important information regarding banned/challenged books.

Banned Books Week

The official site of Banned Books Week, which occurs every September. Site contains information on banned books and events related to Banned Books Week.

National Council of Teachers of English Intellectual Freedom Center

Information gathered by NCTE regarding challenged/banned books in schools, including the Students' Right to Read and other position documents and data.