restricted access   Volume 50, Number 3, July 2012

Table of Contents


Bookbird Editors

pp. iii-iv


British Children’s Literature in the Twenty-First Century: Bookbird Guest Editors

pp. iv-vi

Feature Articles

My (Black) Britain: The West Indies and Britain in Twenty-First Century Nonfiction Picture Books

pp. 1-11

“Stories from the Outside”: Representations of the Underclass in Nineteenth and Twenty-first Century Britain

pp. 12-24

Michelle Paver: Ancient Magic for a Modern, Greener World

pp. 25-33

Rewriting Colonial Histories in Historical Fictions for the Young: From Below and Above

pp. 34-46

Children & Their Books

Braving the Dark in Writing for Young People

pp. 47-55

Seven Years of Seven Stories: The Center for Children’s Books Comes of Age

pp. 56-59

Consulting the Experts: Martha and Alex Talk about Books and Reading

pp. 60-65

The Children’s Laureate

pp. 66-71


What a Performance: The Lively Work of Julia Donaldson

pp. 72-74

“So good, it’s exhilarating”: The Jacqueline Wilson Phenomenon

pp. 75-78

Mini Grey is Here!

pp. 79-81

Reviews of Secondary Literature

Re-Visioning Historical Fiction for Young Readers: The Past Through Modern Eyes (review)

pp. 82-83

Sherlock Holmes: une vie [Sherlock Holmes: a life] (review)

pp. 83-84

Creating the National Mosaic: Multiculturalism in Canadian Children’s Literature from 1950 to 1994 (review)

pp. 84-86

The Role of Translators in Children’s Literature: Invisible Storytellers (review)

pp. 86-87

Contemporary English-Language Indian Children’s Literature: Representations of Nation, Culture, and the New Indian Girl (review)

pp. 87-89

Children’s Fiction 1765–1808. By John Carey; Margaret King Moore, Lady Mount Cashell; and Henry Brooke (review)

pp. 89-91

Alisa v Strane Chudes, v strane chudes Alisy. Iz istorii knigi (review)

pp. 91-92


pp. vi-99

Focus IBBY

pp. 93-98