CIED 3133: Children's Literature: CIED 3133
Resources for educators who use children's literature with elementary and middle schoolers.
Book Reviews Gathered: CLCD
Book Reviews in Journals
ALAN Review - peer-reviewed journal about adolescent (young adult or YA) literature and teaching it. Themed issues, with critiques and surveys, research, author interviews, and "Clip & File" book reviews (on heavy paper). Published by NCTE's Assembly on Literature for Adolescents.
Booklist (BL) - library trade journal primarily for book reviews, both adults and youth. Includes themed booklists ("Spotlight on..."), author interviews, and hot lists. BL reviews are often included on Amazon.com.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB) current issues only online.
Horn Book Magazine and Horn Book Guide (semi-annual, reviews only) - trade journals with outstanding articles and longer reviews, most of which are recommendations. Includes notes about recent awards in children's literature. July/August issue features articles about the recent winners of top awards, especially the Caldecott, Newbery, and Corretta Scott King. NOTE: Horn Book reviews are NOT included in the CLCD database.
Library Media Connection (LMC) - book reviews and monthly themed articles, e.g. Author Studies. Ratings are: Highly recommended (starred), recommended, additional selection, not recommended. Additional reviews online.
School Library Journal (SLJ) "For Children's, Young Adult, and School Librarians" - A leading journal for teacher-librarians, media specialists. Articles on timely topics plus book and media reviews (arranged by grade level and type). Starred reviews are especially recommended. Bonus online features. SLJ reviews are frequently included on Amazon.com.
School Library Monthly (SLM) - trade journal (Libraries Unlimited). Some articles include themed booklists, such as geometry, quilting, literature. In print and online editions.
VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) online only. - Journal about preteen and adolescent (young adult, YA) literature. Has a unique rating system, for both Quality and Popularity of books and media. Lots of themed booklists, author interviews, gaming in libraries, and other popular teen activities.