Review Texts

Below is a list of texts currently available for review with Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures. If you're interested in writing a review with our journal, please contact our Reviews Editor, Dr. Christina Fawcett (, with a short biographical note and a review proposal. For more information on instructions for writing reviews, see the section on Review Essays on our "About" page.

Texts available for Standard Academic Reviews of a Single Monograph or Anthology:

Bichara, Ilka Dias, and Celine Maria Colino Magalhaes, eds. Children’s Play and Learning in Brazil. Springer, 2018.

Bode, Rita, and Jean Mitchell, eds. L. M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s). McGill-Queens UP, 2018.

Boehm, Deborah A., and Susan J Terrio. Illegal Encounters: The Effect of Detention and Deportation on Young People. NYU P, 2019.

Bohlmann, Markuss P. J., and Anna Hickey-Moody. Deleuze and Children. Edinburgh UP, 2019.

Boylan, Ciara, and Ciara Gallagher, eds. Constructions of the Irish Child in the Independence Period, 1910-1940. Springer, 2018.

Castro, Ingrid E. and Jessica Clark. Representing Agency in Popular Culture: Children and Youth on Page, Screen, and In Between. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

Coats, Karen. The Bloomsbury Introduction to Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Codrescu, Andrei, editor. Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn. Princeton UP, 2019.

Crane, Jennifer. Child Protection in England, 1960-2000. Springer 2018.

Darr, Yael. The Nation and the Child: Nation Building in Hebrew Children’s Literature, 1930-1970. John Benjamins Publishing, 2018.

Do Rozario, Rebecca-Anne C. Fashion in the Fairy Tale Tradition. Springer, 2018.

Dudek, Debra. The Beloved Does Not Bite: Moral Vampires and the Humans Who Love Them. Routledge, 2018.

Duvall, Spring-Serenity. Celebrity and Youth: Mediated Audiences, Fame Aspirations, and Identity Formation. Peter Lang, 2019.

Elias, Jamal J. Alef Is For Allah: Childhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies. U California P, 2018.

Farley, Lisa. Childhood Beyond Pathology: A Psychoanalytics Study of Development and Diagnosis. SUNY Press, 2018.

Flegel, Monica, and Christopher Parkes. Cruel Children in Popular Texts and Cultures. Springer, 2018.

Green-Barteet, Miranda, and Anne K. Phillips. Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House and Beyond. UP Mississippi, 2019.

Harrison, Jennifer. Posthumanist Readings in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction. Lexington Books, 2019.

Herring, Jonathan. Vulnerability, Childhood, and the Law. Springer, 2018.

Hintz, Carrie, and Eric L. Tribunella. Reading Children’s Literature: A Critical Introduction. 2nd ed. Broadview, 2019.

Honeyman, Susan. Perils of Protection: Shipwrecks, Orphans, and Children’s Rights. UP Mississippi, 2019.

Ito, Mizuko, et al. Affinity Online: How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning. NYUP, 2019.

Joosen, Vanessa. Adulthood in Children’s Literature. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Joy, Louise. Literature’s Children: The Critical Child and the Art of Idealization. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Kidd, Kenneth B., and Derritt Mason, editors. Queer as Camp: Essays on Summer, Style, and Sexuality. Fordham, 2019.

Marcus, Leonard S. The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. U of Minnesota P, 2019.

Mayall, Berry. Visionary Women and Visible Children, England 1900-1920. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Moruzi, Kristine, Nell Musgrove, and Carla Pascoe Leahy, editors. Children's Voices from the Past: New Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Palgrave, 2019.

Müller, Miriam. Childhood, Orphans and Underage Heirs in Medieval Rural England. Palgrave, 2019.

Natov, Roni. The Courage to Imagine: The Child Hero in Children’s Literature. Perspectives on Children’s Literature Series, Bloomsbury, 2018.

Newbon, Pete. The Boy-Man, Masculinity and Immaturity in the Long Nineteenth Century. Springer, 2018.

O’Dowd, Mary, and June Purvis. A History of the Girl. Springer, 2018.

Pankenier Weld, Sara. An Ecology of the Russian Avant-Garde Picturebook. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018.

Richardson, Sue, and Heather Bacon. Child Sexual Abuse: Whose Problem? Polity P, 2018.

Rosen, Rachel, and Katherine Twamley, editors. Feminism and the Politics of Childhood. UCL Press, 2018.

Saguisag, Lara. Incorrigibles and Innocents: Constructing Childhood and Citizenship in Progressive Era Comics. Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Sircar, Sanjay, translator. Fantasy Fictions from the Bengal Renaissance. Oxford UP, 2018.

Spyrou, Spyros. Disclosing Childhoods: Research and Knowledge Production for a Critical Childhood Studies. Palgrave, 2018.

Stephens, John, ed. The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature. Routledge, 2018.

Suhr-Sytsma, Mandy. Self-Determined Stories: The Indigenous Reinvention of Young Adult Literature. Michigan State UP, 2019.

Sutliff Sanders, Joe. A Literature of Questions: Nonfiction for the Critical Child. U of Minnesota P, 2018.

Terras, Melissa M. Picture-Book Professors: Academia and Children’s Literature. Cambridge UP, 2018.

Tosi, Laura. The Fabulous Journeys of Alice and Pinocchio: Exploring Their Parallel Worlds. MacFarland, 2018.

Vaclavik, Kiera. Fashioning Alice: The Career of Lewis Carroll’s Icon, 1860-1901. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Valencia-Garcia, Louie Dean. Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Wakely-Mulroney, Katherine, and Louise Joy, eds. The Aesthetics of Children’s Poetry: A Study of Children’s Verse in English. Routledge, 2018.

Waller, Alison. Rereading Childhood Books: A Poetics. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Watkins, S. Craig. The Digital Edge: How Black and Latino Youth Navigate Digital Inequality. NYUP, 2018.

Texts available for Longer Academic Reviews:

Picture books:

Acheson, Alison. A Little House in a Big Place. Illus. Valériane Leblond. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Arnold, Marsha Diane. Mine. Yours. Illus. Qin Leng. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Bailey, Linda. Stowing Away with the Vikings. Illus. Bill Slavin. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Bal, Floor, and Sebastiaan Van Doninck. It Started with a Big Bang: The Origin of Earth, You and Everything Else. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Bat Zvi, Pnina, and Margie Wolfe. The Promise. Illus. Isabelle Cardinal. Second Story, 2018.

Beam, Matt. The Zombie Prince. Illus. Luc Melanson, Groundwood 2018.

Becker, Helaine. Hubots: Real-World Robots Inspired by Humans. Illustrated by Alex Ries. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Becker, Helaine. Megabugs and Other Prehistoric Critters That Roamed the Planet. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Button, Lana. My Teacher’s Not Here! Illus. Christin Battuz. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Carter, Anne Laurel, and Marianne Dumas. Rocky Waters. Groundwood, 2019.

Cassidy, Sara. Helen’s Birds. Illus. Sophie Casson, Groundwood, 2019.

Collier, Kelly. Team Steve. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Cook, Julia. A Flicker of Hope. Illus. Mackenzie Haley, National Centre for Youth Issues, 2018.

Cunti, Loredana. Karate Kakapo. Illus. Stacy Curtis. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Curtis, Andrea. Eat This! Illus. Peggy Collins. Red Deer Press, 2018.

Dubuc, Marianne. And Then the Seed Grew. Kids Can Press,

Duncan, Alice Faye. Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop. Illus. R. Gregory Christie. Calkins Creek, 2018.

Eamer, Claire. Out of the Ice: How Climate Change is Revealing the Past. Illustrated by Drew Shannon. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Everson, Caroline. Song on the Wind. Illus. Anne Marie Bourgeois. Fifth House, 2018.

Feder, Sandra V. Bitter and Sweet. Illus. Kyrsten Brooker, Groundwood, 2018.

Fergus, Maureen. Buddy and Early Meet the Neighbours. Groundwood, 2018.

Fergus, Maureen. The Day Dad Joined my Soccer Team. Illus. Mike Lowery. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Fergus, Maureen. The Reptile Club. Illus. Elina Ellis. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Fitch, Sheree. EveryBody’s Different on EveryBody Street. Nimbus, 2018.

Fyvie, Erica. Trash Revolution: Breaking the Waste Cycle. Illus. Bill Slavin. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Gay, Marie-Louise. Fern and Horn. Groundwood, 2019.

Gibault, Thomas. Hotel Fantastic. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Gladstone, James. Turtle Pond. Illus. Karen Reczuch. Groundwood, 2018.

Grant, Shauntay. Africville. Illus. Eva Campbell, Groundwood, 2018.

Gray-Barnett, Daniel. Albert’s Very Unordinary Birthday. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Gutnick, David. Mr. Mergler, Beethoven, and Me. Illus. Mathilde Cinq-Mars. Second Story, 2018.

Gyetxw, Hetxw’ms (Brett David Huson). The Sockeye Mother. Illus. Natasha Donovan. Highwater Press, 2018.

Hampson, Sarah. Dr. Coo and the Pigeon Protest. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Henderson, Judith. Big Words Small Stories: The Missing Donut. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Henderson, Judith. Big Words Small Stories: Smell the Daisies. Illus. T.L. McBeth, Kids Can Press, 2019.

Henderson, Judith. Big Words Small Stories: The Traveling Dustball. Illus. T.L. McBeth, Kids Can Press, 2019.

Hickman, Pamela. Nature All Around: Bugs. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Hickman, Pamela. Trees: Nature All Around. Illus. Carolyn Gavin. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Hughes, Susan. Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs. Illus. Valérie Boivin. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Hume, S. E. Charles. Illus. Jessica Bromley Bartram. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2018.

Hunt, Dallas. Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock. Illus. Amanda Strong. Highwater Press, 2018.

Huser, Glen. The Snuggly. Illus. Milan Pavlovic. Groundwood, 2018.

Kaner, Etta. Wild Buildings and Bridges: Architecture Inspired by Nature. Illustrated by Carl Wiens. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Kastner, Emmy. Nerdy Babies: Ocean. Roaring Brook Press, 2019.

Kastner, Emmy. Nerdy Babies: Space. Roaring Brook Press, 2019.

Kay, Edward. Stinky Science: Why the Smelliest Smells Smell So Smelly. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Kazemi, Nahid. I’m Glad That You’re Happy. Groundwood, 2018.

Kerrin, Jessica Scott. The Better Tree Fort. Illus. Qin Leng. Groundwood, 2018.

Kochanoff, Peggy. Be A City Nature Detective: Solving the Mysteries of How Plants and Animals Survive in the Urban Jungle. Nimbus, 2018.

Kor, Paul. The Hawk and the Dove. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Kyi, Tanya Lloyd, and Marie-Ève Tremblay. Under Pressure: The Science of Stress. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Larsen, Andrew. The Bagel King. Illus. Sandy Nichols. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Larsen, Andrew. Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden. Illus. Anne Villeneuve. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Latour, Francie. Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings. Illus. Ken Daley, Groundwood, 2018.

Lebeuf, Darren. My Forest is Green. Illus. Ashley Barron. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Lukoff, Kyle. A Storytelling of Ravens. Illus. Natalie Nelson. Groundwood, 2018.

Luxbacher, Irene. Deep Underwater. Groundwood, 2018.

MacFarlane, Robert, and Jackie Morris. The Lost Words: A Spell Book. Groundwood, 2018.

Mangal, Sakshi, and R. D. Ornot. Hide-and-Seek: A First Book of Position Words. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Miyakoshi, Akiko. The Piano Recital. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Moyer, Naomi M. Black Women Who Dared. Second Story, 2018.

Oldland, Nicholas. One Wild Christmas. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Oliver, Carmen. A Voice for the Spirit Bears: How One Boy Inspired Millions to Save a Rare Animal. Illus. Katy Dockrill. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Phillips, Jessica. Zoom Along. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Poloquin, Rachel. Beastly Puzzles. Illus. Byron Eggenschwiler. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Renaud, Anne. Fania’s Heart. Illus. Richard Rudnicki. Second Story, 2018.

Renaud, Anne, and Milan Pavlović. The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle: The Cool Science Behind Frank Epperson’s Famous Frozen Treat. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Richardson, Bill, and Roxanna Bikadoroff. The Bunny Band. Groundwood, 2018.

Ritchie, Scot. Follow That Bee!: A First Book of Bees in the City. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Ritchie, Scot. Join the No-Plastic Challenge! A First Book of Reducing Waste. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Ritchie, Scot. See How We Move! Kids Can Press, 2018.

Roderick, Stacey. Birds from Head to Tail. Illus. Kwanchai Moriya. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Rondina, Catherine. Carey Price: How a First Nations Kid became a Superstar Goaltender. Lorimer, 2018.

Rozler, Lora. Lucky Me. Illus. Jan Dolby. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2018.

Ryan, Candace. Red Light, Green Lion. Illus. Jennifer Yerkes. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Sadler, Judy Ann. Nothing Happens in this Book. Illus. Vigg. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Sage, James. Teddy: The Remarkable Tale of a President, A Cartoonist, A Toymaker, and a Bear. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Sawler, Sarah. 100 Things You Don’t Know About Atlantic Canada For Kids. Numbus, 2018.

Schwartz, Joanne. Pinny in Fall. Illus. Isabelle Malenfant, Groundwood, 2018.

Smith, Sydney. Small in the City. Groundwood, 2019.

Sparrow, Kerry Lyn. The Couch Potato. Illus. Yinfan Huang, Kids Can Press, 2019

Sparrow, Kerry Lyn. Sleep, Sheep! Illus. Guillaume Perreault. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Suneby, Elizabeth. Iqbal and his Ingenious Idea: How A Science Project Helps One Family and the Planet. Illus. Rebecca Green. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Suneby, Elizabeth, and Laurel Molk. No Room for a Pup! Kids Can Press, 2019.

Syliboy, Alan. Mi’kmaw Waisisk / Mi’kmaw Animals. Nimbus, 2018.

Sylvester, Kevin. Gargantua (JR!): Defender of Earth. Groundwood, 2019.

Tamaki, Jillian. They Say Blue. Groundwood, 2018.

Thị Văn, Mượn, and Pierre Pratt. One is a Lot (Except When It’s Not). Kids Can Press, 2019.

Thornhill, Jan. The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow. Groundwood, 2018.

Tougas, Chris. Tinkle, Tinkle, Little Star. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Valério, Geraldo. Blue Rider. Groundwood, 2018.

Valério, Geraldo. Friends. Groundwood, 2019.

Vickers, Roy Henry. One Eagle Soaring. Illus. Robert Budd. Harbour Publishing, 2018.

Whamond, Dave. Rosie’s Glasses. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Wishinsky, Frieda, and Natalie Nelson. How Emily Saved the Bridge. Groundwood, 2019.

Woodward, Caroline. A West Coast Summer. Illus. Carol Evans. Second Story, 2018.

Zhang, Ange. A Song for China: How My Father Wrote Yellow River Cantata. Groundwood, 2019.

Novels, comics, short stories, books of poetry, etc.:

Abrams, Dennis. I Was Cleopatra. Groundwood, 2018.

Ahn, Angela. Krista Kim-Bap. Second Story, 2018.

Allen, Carrie S. Michigan vs. The Boys. Kids Can Press, 2019

Allen, Paul V. Eleanor Cameron: Dimensions of Amazement. UP Mississippi, 2018.

Bach, Mette. Charming. Lorimer, 2018.

Bach, Mette. Cinders. Lorimer, 2018.

Bailey, Linda. Game on in Ancient Greece. Illus. Bill Slavin, Kids Can Press, 2019.

Bailey, Linda. Hot on the Trail in Ancient Egypt. Illus. Bill Slavin. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Bailey, Linda. On the Run in Ancient China. Illus. Bill Slavin. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Baker, Deirdre. Becca Fair and Foul. Groundwood, 2018.

Baugh, Leanne. The Story of My Face. Second Story, 2018.

Blair, Kelsey. Tough Call. Lorimer, 2018.

Brouwer, Sigmund. Moon Mission: The Epic 400-Year Journey to Apollo 11. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Browne, Christene A. Philomena (Unloved). Second Story, 2018.

Buitrago, Jairo. On the Other Side of the Garden. Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng, Groundwood, 2018.

Cline-Ransome, Lesa. Finding Langston. Holiday House, 2018.

Cooper, Sari. The Horse of the River: A Camp Canyon Falls Adventure. Harbour Publishing, 2019.

Curtis, Marci Lyn. The Leading Edge of Now. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Croza, Laurel. The Whirlpool. Groundwood, 2018.

Darling, Nikki. Fade Into You. Feminist Press, 2018.

Dublin, Anne. A Cage Without Bars. Second Story, 2018.

Ellis, Sarah. Dodger Boy. Groundwood, 2018.

Fagan, Cary. The Hollow Under the Tree. Groundwood, 2018.

Garvie, Maureen. Almost Invisible. Groundwood, 2018.

Gilbert, Kelly Loy. Picture Us in the Light. Hyperion, 2019.

Gilbert Murdock, Catherine. The Book of Boy. Greenwillow Books, 2018.

Gingras, Charlotte. Ophelia. Groundwood, 2018.

Grant, Joyce. Sliding Home. Lorimer, 2018.

Gray Smith, Monique. Tilly and the Crazy Eights. Second Story, 2018.

Harrington, Lisa. The Goodbye Girls. Nimbus, 2018.

Hartman, Rachel. Tess of the Road. Penguin, 2018.

Harwood-Jones, Markus. Just Julian. Lorimer, 2018. (pairs with Romeo for Real)

Harwood-Jones, Markus. Romeo for Real. Lorimer, 2018. (pairs with Just Julian)

Heidbreder, Robert. Rooster Summer. Illus. Madeline Kloepper. Groundwood, 2018.

Irwin, Sue. Breaking Through: Heroes in Canadian Women’s Sport. Lorimer, 2018.

Khorram, Adib. Darius the Great is Not Okay. Dial Books, 2018.

Kuipers, Alice. Always Smile. Kids Can Press Loft, 2019.

Lam, Aaron. The Fake-Chicken Kung Fu Fighting Blues. Illus. Kean Soo. Lorimer, 2018.

Leland, Charles G. The Book of One Hundred Riddles of the Fairy Bellaria. Edited by Jack Zipes, UP Minnesota, 2018.

Leung, Carrianne. That Time I Loved You. Harper Collins, 2018.

Loughead, Deb. Bright Shining Moment. Second Story, 2018.

Lyga, Barry, and Morgan Baden. The Hive. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Magoon, Kekla. The Season of Styx Malone. Wendy Lamb Books, 2018.

McDivitt, Barry. Rank 6: Firestorm. Thistledown Press, 2018.

McMahon, Peter. The Space Adventurer’s Guide. Illus. Josh Holinaty. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Miller, Nancy. Gang Girl. Lorimer, 2018.

Misner, Caroline. The Spoon Asylum. Thistledown P, 2018.

Obono, Trifonia Melibea. La Bastarda. Feminist Press, 2018.

Reid, Raziel. Kens. Penguin Books, 2018.

Reynolds, Kimberley, Jane Rosen, and Michel Rosen, editors. Reading and Rebellion: An Anthology of Radical Writing for Children 1900-1960. Oxford UP, 2018.

Rider, Catherine. Kiss Me in Paris. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Robertson, David A. Monsters. Highwater Press, 2018.

Rondina, Catherine. Carey Price: How a First Nations Kid became a Superstar Goaltender. Lorimer, 2018.

Sandor, Steven. Called Up. Lorimer, 2018.

Schultz Nicholson, Lorna. A Time to Run: Stuart and Sam. Clockwise Press, 2018.

Snowden, Faye. A Killing Fire. Flame Tree Press, 2019.

Spafford-Fitz, Karen. Push Back. Lorimer, 2018.

Spillet, Tasha. Surviving the City. Illus. Natasha Donovan, 2018.

Spires, Ashley. Gordon: Bark to the Future. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Smith, Heather. Ebb & Flow. Kids Can Press, 2018.

Starr, David. Empty Net. Lorimer, 2018.

Starr, David. The King’s Shilling. Ronsdale, 2018.

Staunton, Ted. Daredevil Morgan (Be Brave, Morgan!). Lorimer, 2018.

Staunton, Ted. Morgan’s Got Game (Be Brave, Morgan!). Lorimer, 2018.

Staunton, Ted. Morgan on Ice (Be Brave, Morgan!). Lorimer, 2018.

Trifunoy, David. Free Runner. Lorimer, 2018.

Turrisi, Kim. Carmilla: The Novel. Kids Can Press Loft, 2019.

Vande Griek, Susan, and Mark Hoffman. Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel And Other Poems of Birds in Flight. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Vermette, Katherena. Pemmican Wars: A Girl Called Echo, Vol. 1. Illus. Scott B. Henderson and Donovan Yaciuk. Highwater Press, 2018.

Vermette, Katherena. Red River Resistance: A Girl Called Echo, Vol. 2. Illus. Scott B. Henderson and Donovan Yaciuk. Highwater Press, 2018.

Vo, Nancy. The Outlaw. Groundwood, 2018.

Voros, Ria. The Center of the Universe. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Wakely-Mulroney, Katherine, and Louise Joy, eds. The Aesthetics of Children’s Poetry: A Study of Children’s Verse in English. Routledge, 2018.

Wees, Janet. When We Were Shadows: A Holocaust Remembrance Book for Young Readers. Second Story, 2018.

West, Jacqueline. The Collectors. Greenwillow Books, 2018.

Whamond, Dave. Nick the Sidekick (Graphic Novel). Kids Can Press, 2018.

Wishinsky, Frieda, and Natalie Nelson. How Emily Saved the Bridge. Groundwood, 2019.

Wistow, David, and Kelly McKinley. Meet the Group of Seven. Kids Can Press, 2019.

Yershov, Pyotr. Fearless Ivan and His Faithful Horse Double-Hump: Russian Folk Tale, retold by Jack Zipes. U Minnesota P, 2018.

Zhang, Ange. A Song for China: How My Father Wrote Yellow River Cantata. Groundwood, 2019.