The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature

The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children's Books is an electronic journal about children's literature. The site was launched April 2, 1997 -- International Children's Book Day. As our name suggests, we combine an interest in the traditional with an eye to the modern. Our readers and contributors are academics, librarians, teachers, parents and anyone else fascinated by the world of children's literature. This journal is published by a small group of volunteers. Our expertise includes writing, editing, teaching, publishing, librarianship -- all the various aspects of children's books and literature. In the beginning, our parent organization was the Toronto Centre for the Study of Children's Literature (TCSCL), then housed at the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, now at York University. From 1 July 1998, however, The Looking Glass was independent of any institutional support. In July 2007 La Trobe University in Australia began providing hosting and technical support, utilising the OJS open access journal system.



Where is the old Looking Glass?

We are gradually converting the back issues of The Looking Glass to the online journal format - we are now back to 1999. If you would like access to particular articles published from 1997 to 1998, please contact us.  
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Vol 19, No 1 (2016)

Table of Contents

Frame of Reference

Introduction - Questions and Challenges
David Beagley
An Editor's Plea!
David Beagley

Alice's Academy

Caroline Jones
Sarah Hardstaff

Emerging Voices

Emma Hayes

The Tortoise's Tale

Kevin Thomas, April Burke


Allison Mills
Mark I West

Curiouser and Curiouser

Review: A New Trio for the Hogwarts Library.
Louise M. Freeman
Review: Robinson Crusoe and Children’s Literature
Jason J. Gulya

The Caucus Race

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