Readership: General readers as well as undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students in English Literature, especially those studying Children's Literature and Childhood Studies
Kimberley Reynolds, Professor of Children's Literature, School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University
Kimberley Reynolds is Professor of Children's Literature in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University. She was President of the International Research Society for Children's Literature (2003 - 2007). Recent publications include Radical Children's Literature: Future Visions and Aesthetic Transformations (2007), winner of the Children's Literature Association Book Award in 2009, and Children's Literature Studies: A Research Handbook (forthcoming 2011).
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