CfP: Encyclopedia Entries


Canonical Children's Texts and Authors

The Children’s Literature Group is currently interested in proposals for entries on texts, authors, illustrators, editors, and librarians often considered canonical, crucial to historical study of children’s literature, and taught in college courses.

Possible Topics:

  • Beverly Cleary
  • Arnold Lobel
  • Augusta Baker
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Eric Carle
  • Mildred D. Taylor
  • Eric Kimmel
  • Robert Munsch
  • Margaret Wise Brown
  • Ezra Jack Keats
  • Jon Scieszka
  • Jane Yolen

For more information or to propose an entry, email Dainy Bernstein at
Include: person or text of proposed entry, your CV a writing sample.

The Literary Encyclopedia publishes biographies of writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, etc.; scholarly descriptions of significant texts; and essays on literary, cultural, historical, and social contexts in which this writing was produced.