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 20, No 1 (2017)

Table of Contents

Frame of Reference

Introduction: It was 20 years ago, today ...
David Beagley

Alice's Academy

Keith Moser
Shandel Gamer
Annette Wannamaker

Emerging Voices

Duncan Olenick
Emma Hayes

The Tortoise's Tale

Mark I. West


Sophie Masson

Curiouser and Curiouser

Review: Day, Sara K. Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature.
Patricia Schnase

The Caucus Race

Clarke Library’s International Children’s Literature Research grant
ChLA's Phoenix Award
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