ChLA’s Book Publishing Program


In conjunction with the University Press of Mississippi, the Children’s Literature Association is proud to publish innovative, insightful literary criticism of books and media for children and young adults. 


ChLA General Studies Books

Interested in publishing with ChLA? We welcome proposals for original critical studies in the field of children’s literature and media, including single-author monographs, edited essay collections, and critical editions of classic children’s book texts. ChLA does not publish fiction for children, curriculum development materials, or instructional manuals. Click here to see books available in the Children's Literature Association series.

Download the ChLA General Studies Book Proposal Information Form.


ChLA Centennial Studies

ChLA’s Centennial Studies series celebrates classic children’s texts, books that have stood the test of time and played a significant role in the development of the field. Devoted to a single work of literature or a series of related titles, the series features original scholarly essays commissioned by each volume’s editor.

Interested in editing a new volume in our series? Proposals should be submitted at least two years before the 100th anniversary of the text they wish to feature.

Download the Proposal for Centennial Studies series form.

The final decision on acceptance of all proposals lies with the ChLA Publications Advisory Board and with the University Press of Mississippi.



Centennial Studies books currently available:

   
     



Previous ChLA Publications

 

Books Available through Scarecrow Press

Perry Nodelman, ed. Touchstones: Reflections on the Best in Children’s Literature (vol. 1). 1985.

Perry Nodelman, ed. Touchstones: Reflections on the Best in Children’s Literature (vol. 3). Picture Books. 1995.

Alethea Helbig and Agnes Perkins, eds. The Phoenix Award of the Children’s Literature Association, 1985-1989. 1993.

Alethea Helbig and Agnes Perkins, eds. The Phoenix Award of the Children’s Literature Association, 1990-1994. 1996.

Alethea Helbig and Agnes Perkins, eds. The Phoenix Award of the Children’s Literature Association, 1995-1999. 1993.

Alethea Helbig and Agnes Perkins, eds. The Phoenix Award of the Children’s Literature Association, 1985-1999 (3 vol. set). 2004.

Mavis Reimer, Such a Simple Little Tale: Critical Responses to L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. 1992.

Betty Greenway. A Stranger Shore: A Critical Introduction to the Work of Mollie Hunter. 1998.

Maria Nikolajeva. From Mythic to Linear: Time in Children's Literature. 2000.

Anne Lundin. Victorian Horizons: The Reception of the Picture Books of Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, and Kate Greenaway. 2001.

M. Sarah Smedman and Joel D. Chaston. Bridges for the Young: The Fiction of Katherine Paterson. 2002.

Donelle Ruwe. Culturing the Child, 1690-1914: Essays in Memory of Mitzi Myers. 2005.

Sandra L. Beckett and Maria Nikolajeva, eds. Beyond Babar: The European Tradition in Children's Literature. 2006.

Charles Butler. Four British Fantasists: Place and Culture in the Children's Fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper. 2006.

 

Conference Proceedings and other early ChLA Publications

Susan R. Gannon and Ruth Thompson, eds. Work and Play in Children's Literature: Selected Papers from the 1990 International Conference of the Children's Literature Association sponsored by The College of Education and the College of Arts and Letters, San Diego State University, May 31 to June 3, 1990. New York: Pace University, 1990.

Susan R. Gannon and Ruth Thompson, eds. Where Rivers Meet : Confluence and Concurrents: Selected Papers from the 1989 International Conference of the Children's Literature Association, Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota, May 11-14, 1989. New York: Pace University, 1989.

Susan R. Gannon and Ruth Thompson, eds. The Child and the Family: Selected Papers from the 1988 International Conference of the Children's Literature Association, College of Charleston, South Carolina, May 19-22, 1988. New York: Pace University, 1988.

Susan R. Gannon and Ruth Thompson, eds. Cross-culturalism in Children's Literature: Selected Papers from the 1987 International Conference of the Children's Literature Association, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. New York: Pace University, 1987.

Patricia Dooley, ed. The First Steps: Best of the Early ChLA Quarterly. West Layfayette, IN: ChLA, 1984.

Perry Nodelman and Jill P. May, eds. Festschrift: A Ten Year Retrospective. West Layfayette, IN: ChLA, 1983. (NO LONGER AVAILABLE - OUT OF PRINT)

Priscilla A Ord, ed. Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference of the Children's Literature Association [U of Minnesota 1981]. Children's Literature Association, 1982.

Priscilla A. Ord, ed. Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Conference of the Children's Literature Association, Baylor University, March, 1980. New Rochelle, N.Y: Iona College, 1982.

Margaret P. Esmonde and Priscilla A. Ord, eds. Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference of the Children's Literature Association, University of Toronto, March, 1979. Villanova, Pa: Villanova University, 1980. (NO LONGER AVAILABLE - OUT OF PRINT)

 
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