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Children's Literature Resources


  • Carpenter, Humphre and Mari Prichard. The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985.
    Essentially a dictionary/encyclopedia for Children’s lit. Can look up authors and stories. If you find one they’ve done well, like Cinderella, it will also include some analysis.
  • Norton, Donna E. Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children’s Literature. 5th Ed. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, Inc. 1999.
    Some chapters: The Child Responds to Literature, The History of Children’s Literature, Picture Books. Includes info on Mother Goose, Grimm Bros., Victorian influence, folktales (German, Norwegian, Russian, Jewish, Asian, African, North America), myths (Greek and Norse), and “Cinderella and sexism".
  • Lukens, Rebecca J. A Critical Handbook of Children’s Literature. 2nd Ed. Glenview: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1982.
    Deals with children’s Lit using genre, character, plot, setting, theme, point of view, style, and tone. Also looks at nursery rhymes and nonsense.
  • Ashliman, D. L. Folklinks: Folk and Fairy Tale Sites. (July 17, 2006)
    This site has many, many links to other things such as search engines, libraries, e-text indexes. This is in addition to the many links to folk and fairy tale sites. Also has links to Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Snow White.
  • ______________ Folklore and Mythology: Electronic Texts (July 17, 2006)
    This site has many links to different stories and topics. Stories include Jack and the Beanstalk, Androcles and the Lion, Beauty and the Beast, and The Country Mouse and the City Mouse. Sometimes it just gives the story, but other times there is extra info. Subjects include Fairy Tales, legends, myths, the Grimm Bros, and some history.
  • “Surlalune Fairy Tales,com" (July 18, 2006)
    Looks like a good site to look up fairy tales. Has some annotated.
  • “Fractured Fairy Tales" (February 26, 2014)
    Has some histrical information on fairy tales and a discussion of revamped approaches to classic tales. Has some ads. (Thanks Max!)

Compiled by Beverly Butler (and Max)

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Last modified: February 26, 2014