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Children’s and Young Adult Literature

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About This Guide

This guide for the study of Children's and Young Adult Literature highlights scholarly sources available through Boston University Libraries, as well as some freely available material.

  • For tips on the research process, see:
    Evaluating Sources | Background & News | Writing & Citing Sources
  • For lists of suggested resources, see:
    Find Articles | Key Journals | Data Sources | Find Books | Websites

This guide features books and other sources about children's literature, or about teaching with children's literature.  If you are looking for lists of children's books, please see our guide to Classroom Books.  
Your comments and questions are always welcome. Please feel free to recommend print and online additions.

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Handbook of Research on Children's and Young Adult Literature