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Children's Literature - Criticism, Interpretation, and History

This guide focuses on literary theory and cultural studies approaches to children's literature.

Books held by Uvic Libraries on Children's Literature

UVic Libraries holds hundreds of books about Children's Literature, below is a listing of some related subject headings.  

Children's Literature

Children's Stories

Children--Books and Reading

Children's Writings

Child Authors

Children's books as physical objects

Children's literature--Illustrations

McPherson Library floor maps outline the call number ranges.

  • Many original works of children's literature can be found in:
    • PZ 1-90 range Fiction and juvenile belles lettres in the McPherson Library
    • 823 range (English fiction) in the Curriculum Collection
  • Commentary on works of children's literature will usually be found in the following ranges:
    • PN1008.2-1009.5  Literary history--Juvenile literature
    • PN6700-6790  Comic strips, etc...
    • PQ845  French literature--Juvenile literature
    • PR English Literature
    • PS490 American Literature--Juvenile literature
    • PS 8001-8599 Canadian Literature

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A selection of books regarding the criticism and interpretation of children's literature

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