A Linguistic Approach
A classic reading-instruction text, updated to be more contemporary and teacher- and user-friendly.
Childhood in the Shadow of War
Investigates the effects of war on children and children’s literature.
Embodiment, Time, and Language in Early Childhood
A dialogue between developmental research and continental philosophy that illuminates how children experience the world.
Essays in Honor of Merrill-Palmer Quarterly
This volume sets out to celebrate the Quarterly’s significant contribution to developmental research and to highlight the advances made in the field since the early 1950s.
The Culture of Contemporary American Children's Poetry
The first book-length study of contemporary American children’s poetry, Poetry’s Playground considers children’s poetry in relation to the wider scope of adult poetic discourse.
Holocaust Childhoods Remembered
Looking at the Holocaust through the eyes of children who lived through it, this collection offers an inspiring assortment of perspectives on survival.
Critical Essays on Philip Pullman's Trilogy
The first critical analysis of Philip Pullman’s cross-age fantasy trilogy.
An absorbing story about childhood and the search for a sense of place in the urban and natural environments of the Midwest.
This novel for young readers, told by a thirteen-year-old boy, is the story of a working-class American family plunged into homelessness.
Children's Culture and Ecocriticism
The first book-length study of the relationship between children's literature and ecocriticism.
A History of the Boys and Girls Republic
The story of a notable children’s institution founded at the turn of the twentieth century, this book looks at the lives of troubled children and those who helped them, and illuminates major shifts in America’s child welfare system.
Exploring the Role of Forts, Dens, and Bush Houses in Middle Childhood
An examination of the secret world of children that shows how important special places are to a child's development.
A Child’s Memoir
A courageous memoir describing the life of a young girl and her experiences living in Holland during World War II.