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Children's and YA Literature: Find Book Reviews and Booklists

Search Resources for themes and booklists

Search for reviews from consolidated places

Google
Reviews from a variety of media and individuals; search with the term book review and the title in quotes; e.g., book review "go, dog, go"

Amazon and Barnes and Noble
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eviews from many journals; as these are commercial sites, negative professional reviews may not be included; though amatuer reviews are; search by title

Search individual journals online

Booklist
Current print and nonprint materials worthy of purchase by small and medium-sized public libraries and school library media centers

Children's Literature 
Theoretically based articles that address key issues in the children's literature

Children's Literature Association Quarterly
Juried articles about research and scholarship in children's literature and book reviews

Children's Literature in Education
Critical evaluation, analysis, and commentary on social issues reflected in books, interviews with authors and illustrators, accounts of classroom practice and experience

The Horn Book Magazine 
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eviews of the best children's books published, articles about children's books, explorations of children's books from every perspective and news

Kirkus
Reviews fiction, mysteries, science fiction and fantasy, translations, nonfiction, and children's and young adult books

For Kirkus issues older than 2001 use this link

The Lion and the Unicorn
Theme- and genre-centered journal of international scope committed to a serious, ongoing discussion of literature for children

Publishers Weekly Reviews
Reviews, book and industry news

School Library Journal
News, information, and reviews for librarians and media specialists who serve children and young adults

School Library Journal Reviews (from 2002)