Bibliography on children and YA literature

Balaka Basu, Katherine R. Broad, and Carrie Hintz, eds. Contemporary Dystopian. Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Beauvais, Clémentine and Maria Nikolajeva, eds. The Edinburgh Companion to Children’s Literature. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017.

Blount, Margaret. Animal Land: The Creatures of Children’s Fiction. New York: Avon Books, 1974.

Carroll, Jane Suzanne. Landscape in Children’s Literature. New York: Routledge, 2011

Castro, Ingrid E., ed. Childhood, Agency, and Fantasy: Walking in Other Worlds. Lanham, Lexington Books: Rowman & Littlefield, 2021.

Clark, Beverly Lyon and Margaret R. Higonnet, eds. Girls, Boys, Books, Toys: Gender in Children’s Literature and Culture. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

Cosslett, Tess. Talking Animals in British Children’s Fiction, 1786–1914. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006.

Curry, Alice. Environmental Crisis in Young Adult Fiction: A Poetics of Earth. LondonPalgrave and Macmillan 2013.

Dobrin, Sidney I and Kenneth B. Kidd, eds. Wild Things: Children’s Culture and Ecocriticism. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2004.

Greenway, Betty. ‘Introduction: The Greening of Children’s Literature’, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 19.4 (1994): 146–7.

Harrison, Jennifer. Posthumanist Readings in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction: Negotiating the Nature/Culture Divide.  London: Lexington Books, 2019.

Heneghan, L. Beasts at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children’s Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018,

Jacques, Zoe. Children, Literature and the Posthuman: Animal, Environment, Cyborg.  New York: Routledge, 2015.

Hintz, Carrie and Eric L. Tribunella. Reading Children’s Literature: A Critical IntroductionSecond Edition. Ontario: Broadview Press, 2019.

Hunt, Peter, ed. Children’s Literature: An Illustrated History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Kuznets, Lois. When Toys Come Alive: Narratives of Animation, Metamorphosis and Development. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.

Lesnik-Oberstein, Karín. Children’s Literature: Criticism and the Fictional Child. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Mallan, Kerry and Bradford, Clare, eds. Contemporary Children’s Literature and Film: Engaging with Theory. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Melson, Gail F. Why the Wild Things Are: Animals in the Lives of Children. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001.

Natov, Roni. The Poetics of Childhood. London: Routledge, 2003.

Nikolajeva, Maria and Carole Scott. How Picturebooks Work. Abingdon: Routledge, 2006.

Nikolajeva, Maria. Power, Voice and Subjectivity in Literature for Young Readers. London: Routledge, 2009.

Nodelman, Perry. The Hidden Adult: Defining Children’s Literature. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

Nodelman, Perry and Mavis Reimer. The Pleasures of Children’s Literature. 1992. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2003

Rahn, Suzanne. Ed. “Green Worlds for Children: Nature and Ecology.” The Lion and the Unicorn 19.2 (1995).

Sigler, Carolyn (1994), ‘Wonderland to Wasteland: Toward Historicizing Environmental Activism in Children’s Literature’, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, 19:4 (1994): pp. 148-153.

John Stephens, Célia Abicalil Belmiro, Alice Curry, Li Lifang and Yasmine S. Motawy, eds. The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018,

Tatar, Maria. The Cambridge Companion to Fairy Tales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Tatar, Maria. Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2009.

Warner, Marina. Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001

Whitley, David. The Idea of Nature in Disney Animation. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008.

Wu, Yan, Kerry Mallan, Kerry and Roderick McGillis, eds. (Re)Imagining the World: Children’s Literature’s Response to Changing Times. Springer, Germany, 2013.

Young, Rebecca. Confronting Climate Crises Through Education: Reading Our Way Forward. Lanham: Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Zipes, Jack. Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children’s Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter. London: Routledge, 2001.

Zornado, Joseph L. Inventing the Child: Culture, Ideology and the Story of the Child. New York: Routledge, 2006.