Skip to main content

Children's and YA Literature: Children's & YA Lit & Assoications

  Historical digitized books

These collections of historical children’s literature are samplings of children’s literature published years ago. It is interesting to consider what stories and points of view are not represented.

Baldwin Library of Children's Literature
6,000 digitized books

Children's Books of the Early Soviet Era
McGill University

deGrummond Children's Book Collection

Library of Congress Rare and Special Children's

Selections from the UWM Curriculum Library's Historical Collection  
Over 20 full-text children's books (1854-1923)

University of Minnesota Children's Collection
Beautifully digitized; includes OZ books

Sites for exploring children's literature

American Library Association
Frequently challenged and banned books

Cooperative Children's Book Center
Books, ideas, and expertise in the field of children's and young adult literature - also Podcasts

Exploring Diversity
Cynthia Leitich Smith's site; lots of resources

npr children's book topics
Listen to an assortment of speakers and authors on children's literature

Critical evaluation of books and curricula with American Indian themes; a small resource center and reference library; and distribution of children’s, young adult, and teacher books and materials

Raising Rebels – An Exhibition of Radical Children’s Literature
Syracuse University Special Collection Research Center

World of Words 
Resources for locating and evaluating culturally authentic international children’s and adolescent literature and engaging students with books

Associations for Children's and YA Literature

Association of Library Services for Children   
Division of the American Library Association dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of libraries that serve children.

Children's Literature Assembly 
Bringing children's literature and advocates; promoting quality children's literature, recognizing outstanding trade books the Language Arts, and sponsoring workshops at NCTE conferences with outstanding authors and illustrators

Children's Literature Association  
Encourage high standards of criticism, scholarship, research, and teaching in children's literature

IRA Children's Literature and Reading Special Interest Group  
Branch of the International Reading Association dedicated promoting children's literature

Wisconsin State Reading Association
Promoting Excellence in Reading

Young Adult Library Services Association 
Division of the American Library Association; advocate, promote, and strengthen library service to teens, ages 12-18