LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR ENGL 484

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Dr. Linda Randolph, Instructor

Camille McCutcheon, Librarian (phone 864-503-5612: email: CMcCutcheon@uscs.edu)

Fall 1999

Reference Books

A-Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books (1998 edition)

REF PN 1009 .A1 L715 (Spartanburg, Furman, and Greenville Public Library)

Subject access to children's picture books. Look up topics (i.e. behavior, emotions, character traits, dinosaurs) and find the titles and authors of picture books on that topic)

Children's Books and Their Creators

REF PN 1009 .A1 C5424 (Spartanburg, Sumter, and Greenville Public Library)

This is a wonderful resource edited by a well-respected specialist in Children's Literature, Anita Silvey. For many years she was editor of the Horn Book magazine and her wealth of experience and knowledge is shown in the book.

Children's Literature Review

REF PN 1009 .A1 C5139 (Spartanburg, Sumter, Furman, and Greenville Public Library)

This many volume set provides excerpts of criticism on children's and young adult literature. Look in the last volume, under the title of your novel, to find in which volume your novel is covered.

Something About the Author

REF PN 451 .S6 (Spartanburg, Sumter, Furman, and Greenville Public Library)

A multi volume set with information about children's and young adult authors and their books. Photographs are included, along with comprehensive lists of books written by the author. Bibliographies of critical sources about the author and the books are also included.

Something About the Author: Autobiography Series

REF PN 451 .S64 (Spartanburg, Sumter, and Greenville Public Library)

Very similar to the book listed above, except that the entries about the authors are written by the authors themselves.

Newbery and Caldecott Medal Books

1976 1985 REF Z 1037 .A2 N49 (Spartanburg, Sumter, and Greenville Public

Library)

1956 1965 REF PN 1009 .A1 K5 1965 (Spartanburg and Greenville Public Library)

Provides the title of the winner in each category for each year, along with a copy of the acceptance speech given by the winning author.

*****The Newbery and Caldecott awards are announced each January at the American Library Association Conference. The titles/illustrators of the winning books are found in the July issue of the Horn Book Magazine and reprints of the author's/illustrator's acceptance speech are provided in this issue.

Children's Books: Awards & Prizes

REF Z 1037 .A2 C52 1996 (Spartanburg and Furman)

A comprehensive listing of the winners and honor books for most every prize or award given. Listing is retrospective through 1995.

Black Authors & Illustrators of Children's Books: A Biographical Dictionary (second ed.) (Spartanburg has the 1992 ed.; Sumter and Greenville Public Library have the 1988 ed.)

REF Z 1037 .R63 1992

Focusing on Black authors and illustrators, this book provides a valuable perspective

What Do Children Read Next? A Reader's Guide to Fiction for Children

REF Z 1037 .C675 1994 (Spartanburg and Furman)

Provides and advisory perspective on guiding children to books they will enjoy. Information about reader level is included.

Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults: An Annotated Bibliography (4th ed.) REF PN 1009 .A1 L96 1995 (Spartanburg has the 1995 ed.; Greenville Public Library has the 1989 ed.)

A newer book, this provides detailed information on this subset of children's literature: the area of fantasy literature.

Children and Books (8th Ed.) Zena Sutherland and May Hill Arbuthnot

REF PN 1009 .A2 S8 1991 (Spartanburg and Greenville Public Library)

A classic text book on children's literature.

Characters in Children's Literature

REF PN 1009 .A1 C437 1997 (Spartanburg and Greenville Public Library)

An up to date book that will allow you to see descriptions of the unique personalities in children's literature. Very helpful for guiding young readers to book and characters that they will find interesting.

The Best in Children's Books : The University of Chicago Guide to Children's Literature 1966-1972 Edited. by Zena Sutherland

REF PN 1009 .A1 S92 1973 (Spartanburg and Greenville Public Library)

Provides reprints of reviews of books that have been selected as being the "best." Subject and author indexes to the contents are helpful. The editor is an expert!

The Best in Children's Books: The University of Chicago Guide to Children's Literature 1979-1984 Written and edited by Zena Sutherland

REF PN 1009 .A1 S93 1986 (Spartanburg only)

An updated version of the book listed above.

Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Writers for Children Since 1960: Poets, Illustrators, and Nonfiction Authors (Vol. 61)

REF PS 128 .D41 (Spartanburg, Sumter, Union, Furman and Greenville Public Library)

This is one volume from this huge series of volumes is devoted to American writers for children in all genres of literature, including poetry and nonfiction.

Dictionary of Literary Biography: British Children's Writers 1800-1880 (Vol. 163)

REF PS 128 .D41 (Spartanburg, Furman, and Greenville Public Library)

Dictionary of Literary Biography: British Children's Writers 1880-1914 (Vol. 141)

REF PS 128 .D41 (Spartanburg, Sumter, Furman, and Greenville Public Library)

Another volume from this huge series of volumes, this one will give perspectives on early British Children's Writers. If you are interested in some of the early classics, this would be a good source.

Web Sites

The Children's Literature Web Guide

http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html

There are many web sites dealing with literature for children but this is definitely either one of the best or the best. Originating at the University of Calgary, in Canada, it will provide news of award winning books and a valuable section titled, "Resources for Teachers."

ALSC: Association for Library Service to Children

http://www.ala.org/alsc/

A section of the American Library Association devoted to children's services in libraries, this site is very valuable. Click on the heading "Cool Sites for Kids." Clicking on the section "Reading and Writing" will give you links to the "official" web sites of children's authors.

Fairy Tales on the Internet

gopher://ftp.std.com:70/11/obi/book/Fairy.Tales/Grimm

A convenient location for the fulltext of fairly tales.

Relevant Journals

Horn Book Magazine

At USCS Library for 1960-96: available fulltext on OSCAR's Periodical Abstracts and DISCUS's Expanded Academic ASAP--for some years.)

School Library Journal

At USCS Library for 1987- 1998: indexed on OSCAR's ERIC.

MultiCultural Review: Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial and Religious Diversity

Available at USCS Library for 1995 to present: indexed on OSCAR's ERIC.

Children's Literature in Education

At USCS Library for 1970 to the present: not available at Sumter: indexed on OSCAR's ERIC.

Children's Literature

Cataloged as a book, rather than a journal, it is book that comes out periodically. Available at the USCS library, its call number is PN 1009 .A1 .C514: indexed on OSCAR's MLA Bibliography.