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Children's Literature

Scholarly Journals & Trade Publications in Children's & YA Literature

Scholarly journals publish analytical articles by researchers. The following journals - from education and literary studies - focus on themes and works in children's and young adult literatures. You can search or browse in any of these journals. 

Trade publications are written for practitioners in a particular field of work. The following journals and magazines publish pieces discussing or reviewing new books and media for teachers, librarians, and others who work with children and youth and books. 

The following web resources also provide recommendations, reviews, and curation of book lists. 


Library databases have access to articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers. Every database has different content. This makes it important to use a database that has content on the subject you are researching. In addition, be sure to search in more than one database to find information.

Check out these recommended databases to get started:

Find more databases:

Can't find what you're looking for?

To find books or articles not available in the Jennings Library, use inter-library loan (ILL) or VALE Reciprocal Borrowing.

If the Library doesn't have a book or article you need, we can most likely get it through interlibrary loan.