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Children's Literature and Literary Scholarship: Home

Resources for the study of Children's Literature.

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Global literature piece from illustrator Yao Xiao. Three children of color stand before an opened book. Radiating out from the book are 6 broad rays of colored light each showing a section of 6 different fictional landscapes, representing the worlds accessible via reading and books.

Welcome to the Children's Literature and Literary Scholarship Guide! 

Use the links in the table of contents or the tabs at the top of the page to find definitions, topic overviews, books, articles and more that will help you with your research.

If you don't find what you are looking for or need help, don't hesitate to contact the author of this guide or Ask a Librarian.

Databases to Explore: Arts & Humanities

Use the dropdown arrow to choose an online resource to search for more in-depth information on your topic. This list includes resources with a wide variety of content, such as journal articles, topic overviews and definitions from encyclopedias and dictionaries and in-depth information from e-books.

Books to Explore for In-depth Information

Books are a great source of in-depth information on a topic.  Use a simple keyword search to locate information on a particular topic.  You can also look for specific books by title or for books by an individual author or browse the stacks by call number.



Online Collections & Resources to Explore

There are a lot of great resources on the web where you can find information about Children's Literature as well as online primary texts (children's fiction, nonfiction and more) and recordings of books being read aloud. Hover your mouse over the links to find out what they contain. Have fun exploring!

Meet Your Librarian

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Stacy Collins
Stacy is the Librarian for the Children's Literature and Social Work programs and the Simmons Library Curriculum & Research Coordinator. She can help with your research or library-related questions⁠—weird and silly questions especially welcome!

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