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Useful Websites - Children Literature

Literature for Children

A digitized "collection of the treasures of children's literature published largely in the United States and Great Britain from before 1850 to beyond 1950." Features more than 550 titles by almost 300 authors. Browsable by author or title; searchable by keyword, author, title, and subject. Also includes a section on color in literature for children and color management strategies for reproduction of children's literature. From the State University System of Florida.

Passport: International Children's Literature

This site provides information about international children's books from a U.S. perspective. It covers books translated into English, books written or published in a foreign country, books set in a foreign country, and books written by immigrants to the United States. Provides annotated links to many topics, such as awards, book fairs, journals, and publishers, and to specific author and illustrator sites. Also browsable by continent. From librarian Denise I. Matulka.

De grummond Children's Literature Collection

A collection of children's literature that focuses on historical and contemporary American and British literature. The searchable archives contain "the original manuscripts and illustrations of more than 1200 authors and illustrators, as well as over 70,000 published books dating from 1530 to the present" and include fables, fairy tales, folklore, alphabet books, nursery rhymes, moral tales, fantasy, and fiction. From the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries

ABC-Lit: An Index to Children's Literature Scholarship

This searchable resource is "designed for use by those interested in the theories and criticism used to analyze children's literature." Many of the citations include abstracts. Maintained by librarian Lisa R. Bartle at California State University, San Bernardino.