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CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT CREATIVE LITERATURE

Selected Resources

http://library.southalabama.edu/

October 2008
(251) 460-7025

  The following is a guide to reference sources that may prove useful. It is not an exhaustive list; please consult a reference librarian for help in locating additional materials. Call or contact webref@southalabama.edu


 

AWARDS  &  PRIZES

Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Complete Listing.  Ready Ref. PS 490 .N4 (2003)
Newbery and Caldecott Medal Books, 1986-2000. Ready Ref. Z 1037 .A2 N492 2001
                Includes acceptance speeches; these are also in the Horn Book magazine or Children and Libraries.
Coretta Scott King Awards, 1970-2004. Ready Ref. Z 1037 .A2 C67 2004

 

BIOGRAPHICAL  INFORMATION

Book of Junior Authors.  (Latest is the “Ninth Book of Junior Authors”) Ref. PN 1009 .A1 F6 (2004)
Black Authors and Illustrators of Children’s Books.  Ref.  Z 1037 .R63 1999
Cambridge Guide to Children’s Books in English.  Ref. PR 990 .C36 2001
Cyclopedia of Young Adult Authors.  Ref. PS 490 .C93 2005
Something About the Author.  Ref. PN 451 .S6  Multivolume.  Library has through vol. 70
100 Most Popular Children’s Authors.  Ref. PS 490 .M39 1999
Twentieth Century Children’s Writers.  Ref. PN 1009 .A1 T9 1995

 

BOOKLISTS


ARBA In Depth:  Children and Young Adult Titles.  Ref. Z 1037.1 .A73 2004
Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers.  Ref. Z 1037 .G482 2004
Best Books for High School Readers.  Ref. Z 1037 .G4816 2004
Big Book of Children’s Reading Lists.  Bookstacks Z 1037 .K29 2006
Children’s Books from Other Countries.  Bookstacks Z 1037 .C5428 1998
Literature for Today’s Young Adults.  Bookstacks  PN 1009 .A1 D578 2005
Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults 2000 through 2004.Bookstacks Z 1037.7 .S387 2004
Recreating the Past:  A Guide to American and World Historical Fiction for Children & Young Adults. Bookstacks PN 1009 .A1 A26 1994
Thematic Guide to Young Adult Literature.  Bookstacks PS 374 .Y57 T78 2006

CRITICISM  &  REVIEW  INFORMATION


Access journal articles and databases for reviews, etc., through “Articles, Indexes & Databases.
These are EBSCO databases, and may be searched simultaneously.
ERIC
Library Information Science and Technology Abstracts
Professional  Development Collection
Academic Search Complete  - Limit to Horn Book for journal title, and retrieve Caldecott and Newbury
                acceptance speeches

These following are GaleInfoTrac databases:
Literature Resource Center
Professional Collection

Booklist is a common resource magazine for reviews on children’s or YA literature. 
School Library Journal: SLJ will also have reviews.
Both of these are available in print or electronically via Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)


GUIDES


Children’s and Young Adult Literature Handbook:  A Research and Reference Guide.
                Bookstacks Z 1037 .A1 G475 2005
Classic Teenplots:  A Booktalk Guide to Use With Readers Ages 12-18.
                Bookstacks Z 1037 .A1 G48 2006

 

WRITING CHILDREN’S LITERATURE


Write for Children.  Andrew Melrose.  Bookstacks PN 147.5 .M45
Writer’s Handbook Guide to Writing for Children.  Bookstacks PN 147.5 .W754 2004

 

ISSUES – CENSORSHIP


Battle of the Books:  Literary Censorship in the Public Schools, 1950-1985.  Lee Burress.
                Bookstacks  Z 658 .U5 B87 1989
Censorship and Selection:  Issues and Answers for Schools.  Ref. Z 675 .S3 R42 1993
School Censorship in the 21st Century.  Bookstacks LC 72.2 .S56 2001

 

SEARCHING THE CATALOG


Books for children and young adults are found in the Juvenile collection held in IMC.  Many are also
in the Bookstacks collection.  Please note location as well as call number when you search for a book.

Subject (browse)

Young adult literature
Teenagers books and reading
Young adult literature
Childrens literature bibliography
Childrens literature history and criticism
Children books and reading
Junior high school students books
Middle school students books
Picture books for reading
Childrens literature American

Keyword (Boolean) - examples

Picture? and “childrens literature”  [ The question mark is the truncation sign-retrieves picture(s)]
“young adult literature”

From the search screen select “set more limits.”  Then from the pull down menu for “location” select
“juvenile.”  Search picture?  You should be able to retrieve a list of picture books (mainly located in the juvenile collection of the IMC).

 

WEBSITES

Young People’s Zonehttp://www.angelfire.com/ok2/ordinal
                Find etexts of popular children’s classics and fairy tales.
Children’s Book Awardshttp://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/awards.html
                International, includes Caldecott and Newbury awards
Nancy Keane’s Booktalks-Quick and Simplehttp://nancykeane.com/booktalks
Children’s Literature Activities for the Classroomhttp://www.marcias-lesson-links.com
Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami Universityhttp://www.lib.muohio.edu/pictbks/index.php

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