The following titles are just a small selection of the reference materials that inform the work of the Children’s Literature Research Collections. To read these or any of the rare books, manuscripts, or process materials of the Archives and Special Collections, look at our online catalog and finding aids on the University of Minnesota Libraries’ site, then email or call to make an appointment. We will have what you are interested in available in our reading room.
Arbuthnot, May Hill. Children and Books. Scott, Foresman, 1947.
Bader, Barbara. American Picturebooks from Noah's Ark to the Beast Within. New York: Macmillan, 1976.
Baker, Augusta. Stories: A List of Stories to Tell and to Read Aloud. 5th ed. rev. New York: New York Public Library, 1960.
Baker, Augusta, and Ellin Greene. Storytelling: Art and Technique. 2nd ed., Bowker, 1987.
Bauer, Caroline Feller. Caroline Feller Bauer's New Handbook for Storytellers. Illustrations by Lynn Gates. American Library Association Editions, 1993.
Bishop, Rudine Sims. Free within Ourselves: The Development of African American Children's Literature. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2007.
Boutte, Gloria and Muller, Meir. "Engaging Children in Conversations about Oppression Using Children's Literature." Talking Points, Vol. 30, No. 1, NCTE 2018.
Couzelis, M. J. "Who We Was: Creating Witnesses in Joseph Bruchac's Hidden Roots." Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, vol. 7, no. 2, 2013, pp. 159-174.
Cummins, June. "The Resisting Monkey: 'Curious George,' Slave Captivity Narratives, and the Postcolonial Condition." A Review of International English Literature, vol. 28, no.1, 1997, pp. 69-83. Retrieved from https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/ariel/article/view/33868
Horning, K. T. "Spying on Louise Fitzhugh." Horn Book Magazine, vol. 90, no. 3,2014, pp. 13-17.
Huck, Charlotte S. and Barbara Kiefer. Children's Literature in the Elementary School. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2004.
Iarusso, Marilyn Berg. "Stories: A List of Stories to Tell and to Read Aloud: The History of the New York Public Library's Storytelling List." Storytelling, Self, Society, Vol.12, no.1, 2016, pp.24-38.
Ishizuka, Katie and Stephens, Ramón. "The Cat is Out of the Bag: Orientalism, Anti-Blackness, and White Supremacy in Dr. Seuss's Children's Books." Research on Diversity in Youth Literature, Vol. 1, No. 2 , Article 4, 2019. Available at: https://sophia.stkate.edu/rdyl/vol1/iss2/4
Jiménez, Laura M. "Representations in Award-Winning LGBTQ Young Adult Literature from 2000-2013." Journal of Lesbian Studies, vol. 19, no. 4, 2015, pp.406-422. DOI: 10.1080/10894160.2015.1057795
Marcus, Leonard S. Author Talk. New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2000.
Marcus, Leonard S. Golden Legacy. New York: Random House Children's Books, 2007.
Marcus, Leonard S. Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon. Boston: Beacon, 1992.
Marcus, Leonard S. Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature. Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008.
Marcus, Leonard S. Randolph Caldecott The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing. New York: Frances Foster Books, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013.
Marcus, Leonard S. Show Me A Story. Somerville: Candlewick Press, 2012.
Marcus, Leonard S. Sponsored by The Children's Book Council. 100 Years of Children's Book Week Posters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
Nel, P. "Said a Bird in the Midst of a Blitz...: How World War II Created Dr. Seuss." Mosaic A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, vol.34, no. 2, 2001, pp. 65-85.
Pellowski, Anne, and Lynn Sweat. The Story Vine: A Source Book of Unusual and Easy-to-Tell Stories from Around the World. Macmillan; Collier Macmillan, 1984.
Quigley, Dawn. "Silenced. Voices Taken from American Indian Characters in Children's Literature." American Indian Quarterly, vol. 40, no.4, 2016, pp. 364-78.
Schliesman, M. "Intellectual freedom." Language Arts, vol.85, no.3, 2008, pp. 221-226.
Schwartz-DuPre, Rae Lynn and Parmett, Helen Morgan. "Curious About George: Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies, STEM Education Policy, and Colonial Iconicity". Textual Practice, vol. 32, no.4, 2018, pp. 707- 725. DOI: 10.1080/0950236X.2016.1267038
Seale, Doris, and Beverly Slapin. A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children. AltaMira Press; Oyate, 2005.
Sutherland, Zena, et al. Children and Books. 6th ed., Scott, Foresman, 1981.
Valint, A. "'Wheel Me Over There!': Disability and Colin's Wheelchair in The Secret Garden." Children's Literature Association Quarterly, vol. 41, no. 3, 2016, pp. 263-280.
Von Drasek L. "It Begins with a Question." Knowledge Quest, vol. 32, no. 2, pp.66-68.
Digital Resources from The Kerlan Collection. https://www.lib.umn.edu/clrc/digital-resources