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Children's Literature: Finding Reviews

A guide to assist in locating and researching children's and young adult literature.


Part of your assignment may be to locate published reviews of a children's or young adult title. 

Staley Library has many resources that can help with this task, including:

In addition, many other free, internet sources provide book reviews.

Print & Online Periodicals

Staley Library subscribes to several print and online periodicals that contain book reviews, including the following:

Online Catalog

Search for books, articles, media, & more...


Advanced Search

Both Staley Library's online catalog and the I-Share online catalog often include book reviews.

  • Search for the title of your book in the search box below (if Staley Library does not own the title, switch the search option from "Library Catalog" to "All I-Share Libraries"
  • On the list of search results, click on the title that you are looking for and look for the link near the title/book cover image that says "Book Reviews." Click on that link.

Book reviews option

  • On the next screen, click on the a link that says "Available Online"

Showing Book Review options

  • Then click on the link presented under "Full Text Availability." (You may need to sign in to your account before being allowed to see the review.)

Full Text Availability option

Article Databases

The databases most likely to have book reviews include ERIC, Academic Search Complete, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, OmniFile Full Text Select, and the Teacher Reference Center.

Free Websites

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