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Children's Literature  

The following reference sources provide information relevant to children's literature. They are available in the reference collection, stacks, or via the web as indicated. This is not a comprehensive listing.
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Encyclopedias

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Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The - Bernice E. Cullinan
Call Number: PN 1008.5 .C66 2001
ISBN: 0826415164
Publication Date: 2005
This title’s 2005 edition is also available online in the Credo Reference database.

A comprehensive single-volume reference describing the development and current trends in children’s literature throughout the world. There are topical entries and biographical entries on authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature - Peter Hunt
Call Number: PN 1008.5 .I57 2004 Stacks
ISBN: 0415290546
Publication Date: 2004
Scholarly essays on children’s literature with a British emphasis.

 

Dictionaries

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Children's Literature Dictionary, The - Kathy Latrobe; Carolyn S. Brodie; Maureen White
Call Number: PN 1008.5 .L38 2002 Reference
ISBN: 1555704247
Publication Date: 2002
This dictionary contains a complete and concise definition of terms relevant to children’s literature. The terms are arranged in a cross-referenced index of entries by subject. The organizational structure also uses See and See Also references within the dictionary entries.

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Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1859-1959 - Alethea K. Helbig; Agnes Regan Perkins
Call Number: PS374.C454 H45 1985 Stacks
ISBN: 0313225907
Publication Date: 1985
This dictionary contain entries that include titles, authors, characters, and settings based on books of fiction for young audiences. All books included have either won or been finalists for major awards for children’s literature.

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Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1960-1984 - Alethea K. Helbig; Agnes Regan Perkins
Call Number: PS374.C454 H45 1986 Stacks
ISBN: 0313252335
Publication Date: 1986
This dictionary contain entries that include titles, authors, characters, and settings based on books of fiction for young audiences. All books included have either won or been finalists for major awards for children’s literature.

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Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1985-1989 - Alethea K. Helbig; Agnes Regan Perkins
Call Number: PS374.C454 H45 1993 Stacks
ISBN: 0313277192
Publication Date: 1993
This dictionary contain entries that include titles, authors, characters, and settings based on books of fiction for young audiences. All books included have either won or been finalists for major awards for children’s literature.

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Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1990-1994 - Alethea K. Helbig; Agnes Regan Perkins
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 0313287635
Publication Date: 1996
This dictionary contain entries that include titles, authors, characters, and settings based on books of fiction for young audiences. All books included have either won or been finalists for major awards for children’s literature.

Available on campus and off-campus with authorized logon

This title is also available in Stacks PS374 .C454 H45 1996. IUCAT link: http://www.iucat.iu.edu/iuk/3523663

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Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1995-1999 - Alethea K. Helbig; Agnes Regan Perkins
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 0313303894
Publication Date: 2002
This dictionary contain entries that include titles, authors, characters, and settings based on books of fiction for young audiences. All books included have either won or been finalists for major awards for children’s literature.

Available on campus and off-campus with authorized logon

Title is also available in Stacks PS374.C454 H45 2002. IUCAT link http://www.iucat.iu.edu/iuk/5433002

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Dictionary of British Children's Fiction - Alethea K. Helbig; Agnes Regan Perkins
Call Number: PR 830.C513 H4 1989 Stacks
ISBN: 0313272395
Publication Date: 1989
A two volume set that describes children’s literature of the British Isles. The books included have won or been finalist for major awards in children’s literature. The title contains entries listed by titles, authors, characters, and some miscellaneous entries.

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Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature - Emer O'Sullivan
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9780810874961
Publication Date: 2010
Concise and informative dictionary entries covering a variety of topics in children’s literature. Includes a chronology, major awards, and a detailed bibliography of resources.

Available on campus and off-campus with authorized logon

 

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