Children's Literature Association Book Award

Given by Children's Literature Association (ChLA)

91 Works 3,504 Books 64 Reviews 4.0

Awarded annually by the Children's Literature Association to recognize outstanding book-length contributions to children's literature scholarship and criticism.

Todos, Winner (37), Honor (30), Recommended (24)
Todos, 2022 (2), 2021 (2), 2020 (2), 2019 (2), 2018 (2), 2017 (2), 2016 (2), 2015 (2), 2014 (4), 2013 (3), 2012 (3), 2011 (4), 2010 (6), 2009 (4), 2008 (7), 2007 (2), 2006 (2), 2005 (2), 2004 (2), 2003 (2), 2002 (2), 2001 (1), 2000 (2), 1999 (2), 1998 (3), 1997 (1), 1996 (3), 1995 (3), 1994 (4), 1993 (4), 1992 (3), 1991 (1), 1990 (1), 1989 (2), 1986 (1), 1984 (1)

Winner 37

The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games (Postmillennial Pop) de Ebony Elizabeth Thomas2022
Playing with the Book: Victorian Movable Picture Books and the Child Reader de Hannah Field2021
Histories of the Transgender Child de Jules Gill-Peterson2020
Between Generations : Collaborative Authorship in the Golden Age of Children's Literature de Victoria Ford Smith2019
Left out : the forgotten tradition of radical publishing for children in Britain 1910-1949 de Kimberley Reynolds2018
The Middle Ages in Children's Literature de Clare Bradford2017
Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks de Katharine Capshaw2016
Second-Generation Memory and Contemporary Children's Literature: Ghost Images de Anastasia Ulanowicz2015
Children's Literature and Capitalism: Fictions of Social Mobility in Britain, 1850-1914 de Christopher Parkes2014
Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights de Robin Bernstein2013
Suspended Animation: Children's Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity de Nathalie op de Beeck2012
Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature de Marah Gubar2011
Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature de Leonard S. Marcus2010
Radical Children's Literature: Future Visions and Aesthetic Transformations in Juvenile Fiction de Kimberley Reynolds2009
Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States de Julia L. Mickenberg2008
Comparative Children's Literature de Emer O'Sullivan2007
Children's Literature of the Harlem Renaissance de Katharine Capshaw Smith2006
Little Strangers: Portrayals of Adoption and Foster Care in America, 1850-1929 de Claudia Nelson2005
Sparing the Child: Grief and the Unspeakable in Youth Literature about Nazism and the Holocaust de Hamida Bosmajian2004
Reading Race: Aboriginality in Australian Children's Literature de Clare Bradford2003
Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature de Roberta Seelinger Trites2002
Children's Literature in China: From Lu Xun to Mao Zedong de Mary Ann Farquhar2001
White Supremacy in Children's Literature: Characterizations of African Americans, 1830-1900 de Donnarae MacCann2000
Constructing the Little House: Gender, Culture, and Laura Ingalls Wilder de Ann Romines1999
The Bible for Children: From the Age of Gutenberg to the Present de Professor Ruth B. Bottigheimer1998
Lewis Carroll: A Biography de Morton N. Cohen1997
When Toys Come Alive: Narratives of Animation, Metamorphosis, and Development de Lois Rostow Kuznets1996
Whispers in the Dark: The Fiction of Louisa May Alcott de Elizabeth Lennox Keyser1995
Audacious Kids: Coming of Age in America's Classic Children's Books de Jerry Griswold1994
The narrator's voice : the dilemma of children's fiction de Barbara Wall1993
Nuclear age literature for youth : the quest for a life-affirming ethic de Millicent Lenz1992
The Journals of Louisa May Alcott de Louisa May Alcott1991
English children and their magazines, 1751-1945 de Kirsten Drotner1990
A Woman of Passion: The Life of E. Nesbit, 1858-1924 de Julia Briggs1989
Alice to the Lighthouse: Children's Books and Radical Experiments in Art de Juliet Dusinberre1989
The Singing Game de Iona Opie1986
A Fine Anger: A Critical Introduction to the Work of Alan Garner de Neil Philip1984

Honor 30

A Queer History of Adolescence: Developmental Pasts, Relational Futures de Gabrielle Owen2022
Perils of Protection: Shipwrecks, Orphans, and Children's Rights (Children's Literature Association Series) de Susan Honeyman2020
Was the Cat in the Hat Black?: The Hidden Racism of Children's Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books de Philip Nel2019
Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century de Nazera Sadiq Wright2018
Commercializing childhood : children's magazines, urban gentility, and the ideal of the American child, 1823-1918 de Paul B. Ringel2017
Books for Children, Books for Adults: Age and the Novel from Defoe to James de Teresa Michals2016
Imaginary Citizens: Child Readers and the Limits of American Independence, 1640–1868 de Courtney Weikle-Mills2015
Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature de Philip Nel2014
Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature de Kenneth B. Kidd2013
X Marks the Spot: Women Writers Map the Empire for British Children, 1790-1895 de Megan A. Norcia2012
Framing Childhood in Eighteenth-Century English Periodicals and Prints, 1689-1789 (Ashgate Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present) de Anja Müller2011
Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature de Clare Bradford2009
Poetry's Playground: The Culture of Contemporary American Children's Poetry (Landscapes of Childhood) (Landscapes of Chi de Joseph T. Thomas, Jr.2009
Schoolroom Poets de Angela Sorby2007
Looking Glasses and Neverlands: Lacan, Desire, and Subjectivity in Children's Literature de Karen Coats2006
Kiddie Lit: The Cultural Construction of Children's Literature in America de Beverly Lyon Clark2005
My Mother's Voice: Children, Literature, and the Holocaust de Adrienne Kertzer2004
Twice Upon a Time: Women Writers and the History of the Fairy Tale de Elizabeth Wanning Harries2003
The Presence of the Past: Memory, Heritage and Childhood in Post-War Britain de Valerie Krips2002
Ventures into Childland: Victorians, Fairy Tales, and Femininity de U. C. Knoepflmacher2000
Deconstructing the Hero: Literary Theory and Children's Literature de Margery Hourihan1999
The Natural History of Make-Believe: A Guide to the Principal Works of Britain, Europe, and America de John Goldthwaite1998
Children's Literature Comes of Age: Toward a New Aesthetic de Maria Nikolajeva1998
Behold the Child: American Children and Their Books, 1621-1922 de Gillian Avery1996
Fairy Tale as Myth, Myth as Fairy Tale de Jack Zipes1996
Heaven upon Earth: The Form of Moral and Religious Children's Literature, to 1850 de Patricia Demers1995
Moral Instruction and Fiction for Children, 1749-1820 de Samuel F. Pickering1995
Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon de Leonard S. Marcus1994
Louise Fitzhugh de Virginia L. Wolf1993
Telling Tales: The Pedagogy and Promise of African American Literature for Youth (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies) de Dianne Johnson1992

Recommended 24

Topologies of the Classical World in Children's Fiction: Palimpsests, Maps, and Fractals (Classical Presences) de Claudia Nelson2021
Comics Versus Art: Comics in the Art World de Bart H. Beaty2014
Precocious Children and Childish Adults: Age Inversion in Victorian Literature de Claudia Nelson2014
History and the Construction of the Child in Early British Children's Literature de Jackie C. Horne2013
The Place of Lewis Carroll in Children's Literature de Jan Susina2012
A Short History of Fantasy de Farah Mendlesohn2011
Power, Voice and Subjectivity in Literature for Young Readers de Maria Nikolajeva2011
A Critical History of French Children's Literature: Volume One: 1600-1830 de Penny Brown2010
Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Impact on American Culture de Anita Clair Fellman2010
The Hidden Adult: Defining Children's Literature de Perry Nodelman2010
Boys in Children's Literature and Popular Culture: Masculinity, Abjection, and the Fictional Child de Annette Wannamaker2010
Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis de Michael Ward2010
British Children's Fiction in the Second World War de Owen Dudley Edwards2009
Four British Fantasists: Place and Culture in the Children's Fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper de Charles Butler2008
Serialized Citizenships: Periodicals, Books, and American Boys, 1840-1911 de Lorinda B. Cohoon2008
Talking Animals in British Children's Fiction, 1786-1914 de Tess Cosslett2008
Bookwomen: Creating an Empire in Children's Book Publishing, 1919-1939 (Print Culture History in Modern America) de Jacalyn Eddy2008
The Heart Has Its Reasons: Young Adult Literature with Gay/Lesbian/Queer Content, 1969-2004 (Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature) de Cart Michael2008
In the Company of Books: Literature and Its "Classes" in Nineteenth-Century America (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book) de Sarah Wadsworth2008
Cradle and All: A Cultural and Psychoanalytic Reading of Nursery Rhymes (Studies in Popular Culture) de Lucy Rollin1994
Language and Ideology in Children's Fiction de John Stephens1994
P. L. Travers de Patricia Demers1993
Boys Will Be Girls: The Feminine Ethic and British Children's Fiction, 1857-1917 de Claudia Nelson1993
Robert McCloskey de Gary D. Schmidt1992


Awarded annually by the Children's Literature Association to recognize outstanding book-length contributions to children's literature scholarship and criticism.

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