children's lit journals

Hastings, Waller (
Tue, 17 Jun 97 13:09:00 CDT

Last month I asked for input on a list of journals in children's
literature. Your responses added significantly to the number of journals I
had, and I'd like to pass the list along for whatever use you may be able to
put it to:

children's lit journals

African Journal of Children's and Youth Lit
ALAN Review
Book Links
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Canadian Children's Literature
CBHS Newsletter
Children's Literature
Children's Literature Abstracts
Children's Literature Association Quarterly
Children's Literature in Education
College English
English Quarterly
Five Owls
Horn Book
Journal of Children's Literature
Lion and Unicorn
Magpies (Australia)
Marvels and Tales
Multicultural Review
New Advocate
New Review (University of Loughborough)
Orana (Australia)
Papers (Australia)
Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
TALL (Teaching and Learning Literature with Children and Young
Use of English
Viewpoints (Australia)
VOYA: Voices of Youth Advocates

The one thing the list certainly shows is the wide variety of journals
published in this field, and the wide range of things that people on
child_lit read. I would note that there appears to be a significant
difference in what parts of the child_lit community define as "critical"
journals -- literary scholars tend to think of refereed, academic journals
that contain longer, footnoted articles dealing with books that (usually)
have been out for quite some time; those whose involvement in children's
literature comes through libraries or publishing tend to identify journals
that contain book reviews of current children's books; and those who are
involved with K-12 teaching tend to favor pedagogic books. Though these
characterizations aren't exact, they somewhat conform to what I would have
For all those people who contributed to this list, but whom I have not
previously sent a private note of thanks, please accept my public gratitude
for your assistance.

wally hastings