Children's Literature in Education has been a key source of articles on all aspects of children's literature for more than 40 years. It covers classic and contemporary material, the highbrow and the popular, and ranges across works for infants through to material for young adults. It features analysis of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fictional material (plus studies in other media: film, TV, computer games, online works); visual narratives from picture books and comics to graphic novels; interviews with writers and artists; textual analysis and interpretation from differing theoretical perspectives; historical approaches to the area; reader-response work with children; ideas for teaching children's literature; adaptation, translation and publishing. CLE is a peer-reviewed journal covering children's literature worldwide, suitable for professionals in the field (academics, librarians, teachers) and any other interested adults.

  • Features stimulating articles and interviews on noted children's authors
  • Presents incisive critiques of classic and contemporary writing for young readers
  • Describes successful classroom reading projects
  • Offers timely reviews on a variety of reading-related topics for teachers and teachers-in-training, librarians, writers, and interested parents
  • Contains articles on prose, fiction, poetry, as well as picture books

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  • Rhonda Brock-Servais,
  • Catherine Butler,
  • Victoria de Rijke
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67 days
Submission to first decision
260 days
Submission to acceptance
122,985 (2020)

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This journal has 41 open access articles

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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Children’s Literature in Education Emerging Scholar Award (CLEESA)

    CLE, with the support of its publisher, Springer, is launching the CLEESA, which will run annually. The prestigious winner will receive a prize of $500 and their article will be published exclusively in Children’s Literature in Education, with an appropriate acknowledgement of its award-winning status.

  • Advice to Contributors to Children’s Literature in Education

    CLE’s house-style involves elements from two different styles (MLA style in-text, and a modified version of APA or Harvard style, for references). Authors are thus advised to read these examples and directions carefully when preparing submissions.

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