Yippeee! I just received the Spring issue of The Journal of Children's Literature .
JCL is the journal of the Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English. It is only published twice annually, once in November and again in April, so each issue is a treasure!
This issue has a very nice balance between themed book lists (A Dozen Great Books), critical analysis, author interviews, and book reviews.
Table of Contents:
Multicultural Literature: Reading, Writing, and Responding Witin a "New" Literacy Context by Shirley B. Ernst and Janelle B. Mathis
Celebrating New York City in Children's Literature: CLA Workshop Brings NYC to Life by Lesley Colabucci
A Dozen Great Books: Unlikely Friendships by Deanna Day and Barbara A Ward
The Framed and the Framing in Flotsom by Sylvia Pantaleo
Back to Basic: Aesthetic Experiences with Literatue and Discovering the World by Kathleen C. Tice
An Endangered Relationship by Ann M. Trousdale
A Dozen Great Books: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Spirit - Unique Relationships by Sharon Kane
From the Ocean's Flotsam, David Wiesner Imagines a Journey by Barbara Ward
Looking Closely at the Creative Process by Frank Serafini
The Invention of The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
A Dozen Great Books: Creating a Lifelong Relationship with Reading through Read Aloud by Carol Hanson Sibley
Read for You: Audio Review Poetry Aloud! by Nancy Roser with Susan Keehn and Mairam Martinez
Professional Book Reviews by Glenda Sloan and Patricia L. Scharar
Pretty good stuff, huh? A membership to the Children's Literature Assembly is only $30 or $15 for students. A very small price to pay for so much information and insight! An application form is available online.