Author(s): Kimberley Reynolds
In this lively discussion Kim Reynolds looks at what children's literature is, why it is interesting, how it contributes to culture, and how it is studied as literature. Providing examples from across history and various types of children's literature, she introduces the key debates, developments, and people involved.
Introduction: What is children's literature?; 1. An outline history of publishing for children; 2. Why and how are children's books studied?; 3. Transforming the texts of childhood; 4. Genres and generations - and the case of the family story; 5. Visions of the future; 6. Ethical debates in children's literature; Afterword; References; Further reading; Index