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:

Artese, Charlotte, ed. Shakespeare and the Folktale: An Anthology of Stories. Princeton UP, 2019.

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

Campbell, Joseph W. The Order and the Other: Young Adult Dystopian Literature and Science Fiction. UP Mississippi, 2019.

Castro, Ingrid E. and Jessica Clark, editors. Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction. Lexington Books, 2019.

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

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

Conrad, Rachel. Young Poets and Questions of Agency: Time for Childhoods. U of Massachusetts P, 2020.

Cott, Jonathan. Pipers at the Gates of Dawn: The Wisdom of Children’s Literature. U of Minnesota P, 2020.

Dyer, Hannah. The Queer Aesthetics of Childhood: Asymmetries of Innocence and the Cultural Politics of Child Development. Rutgers UP, 2019.

Glassford, Sarah, and Amy Shaw, editors. Making the Best of It: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland During the Second World War. UBC Press, 2020.

Gray, Paige. Cub Reporters: American Children’s Literature and Journalism in the Golden Age. SUNY P, 2019.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Sachiko Cecire, Maria. Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century. U of Minnesota P, 2019.

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

Sakr, Naomi, and Jeanette Steemers. Screen Media for Arab and European Children: Policy and Production Encounters in the Multiplatform Era. Palgrave, 2019. (e-book)

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

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

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

Texts available for Longer Academic Reviews:

Picture books:

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

Alary, Laura, and Kass Reich. What Grew in Larry’s Garden. Kids Can Press, 2020.

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

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

Balasubramaniam, Saumiya. When I Found Grandma. Illus. Qin Leng, Groundwood, 2019.

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

Bramer, Shannon. Climbing Shadows: Poems for Children. Groundwood, 2019.

Button, Lana. What if Bunny’s Not a Bully. Illus. Christine Battuz, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Carmichael, L. E., and Josée Bisaillon. The Boreal Forest: A Year in the World’s Largest Land Biome. Kids Can Press, 2020.

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

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

Cherysheva, Natalia. The Return. Groundwood, 2019.

Corr Scott, Briana. She Dreams of Sable Island. Nimbus, 2019.

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

Curtis, Andrea. A Forest in the City. Illus. Pierre Pratt, Groundwood, 2020.

Evans, Keisha, and N.B. Gonsalvez. Consent: Deal With It Before Boundaries Get Crossed. Illustrated by Jenny Chan, Lorimer, 2020.

Garbutt, Loretta, and Carment Mok. A Stopwatch from Grampa. Kids Can Press, 2020.

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

Gladstone, James. My Winter City. Illus. Gary Clement, Groundwood, 2019.

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

Hickman, Pamela. Plants: Nature All Around. Illus. Carolyn Gavin. Kids Can Press, 2020.

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

Hilgemann, Judy. The Great Grizzlies Go Home. Harbour Publishing, 2020.

Hodge, Deborah. West Coast Wild Babies. Illus. Karen Reczuch, Groundwood, 2020.

Hrab, Naseem, and Frank Viva. Weekend Dad. Groundwood, 2020.

Isabella, Jude. Bringing Back the Wolves: How a Predator Restored an Ecosystem. Illus. Kim Smith, Kids Can Press, 2020.

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

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.

Landry, Barbara. nattiq and the Land of Statues: A Story from the Arctic. Illus. Martha Kyak, Groundwood, 2020.

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

Lee, Mark, and Nathalie Dion. The Biggest Puddle in the World. Groundwood, 2019.

Lee, Sherry J. Going Up! Illus. Charlene Chua, Kids Can Press, 2020.

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

Lebeuf, Darren. My Ocean Is Blue. Illus. Ashley Barron, Kids Can Press, 2020.

Lukoff, Kyle, and Mark Hoffmann. Explosion at the Poem Factory. Groundwood, 2020.

MacLeod, Elizabeth, and Maïa Faddoul. Canadian Women: Now + Then. Kids Can Press, 2020.

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

Martinez, Libby, and Rebecca Gibbon. The Homesick Club. Groundwood, 2020.

Meisner, Natalie. My Mommy, My Mama, My Brother, and Me. Illus. Mathilde Cinq-Mars. Nimbus, 2019.

Miyakoshi, Akiko. I Dream of a Journey. Kids Can Press, 2020.

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

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.

Pintadera, Fran. Why Do We Cry? Illus. Ana Sender, Kids Can Press, 2020.

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

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 Slavka Kolesar. The Promise Basket. Groundwood, 2019.

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. Owen at the Park. Groundwood, 2019.

Robertson, Joanne. Nibi Emosaawdang / The Water Walker. Translated by Shirley Williams and Isadore Toulouse, Second Story Press, 2019.

Robillard, Evie. A Portrait in Poems: The Storied Life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Illus. Rachel Katstaller, Kids Can Press, 2020.

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

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

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

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

Storms, Guy and Patricia. Moon Wishes. Illus. Milan Pavlović, Groundwood, 2019.

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

Syliboy, Alan. Wolverine and Little Thunder: An Eel Fishing Story. Nimbus, 2019.

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

Tekavec, Heather. Wanted! Criminals of the Animal Kingdom. Kids Can Press, 2020.

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

Tripartite Forum, Culture and Heritage Education Committee. Jujijk: Mi’kmaw Insects. Nimbus, 2019.

Valério, Geraldo. Friends. Groundwood, 2019.

Vickers, Roy Henry. Sockeye Silver, Saltchuck Blue. Illus. Robert Budd. Harbour Publishing, 2019.

Walters, Eric. Always with You. Illus. Carloe Liu. Nimbus, 2019.

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

Woo, Alan. David Jumps In. Illus. Katty Maurey, Kids Can Press, 2020.

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

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

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

Augustine, Myriad. Ace of Hearts. Lorimer, 2020.

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

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

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

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

Florence, Melanie. Just Lucky. Second Story Press, 2019.

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

Harrington, Lisa. The Big Dig. Nimbus, 2019.

Heidbreder, Robert. Our Corner Store. Illus. Chelsea O’Byrne, Groundwood, 2020.

Howling, Eric. Long Bomb. Lorimer, 2020.

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

Levitt, Mike. Rugby Rivals. Lorimer, 2020.

Lundburg, Sara. The Bird in Me Flies. Groundwood, 2020.

Maclear, Kyo, and Byron Eggenschwiler. Operatic. Groundwood, 2019.

Nickel, Barbara. The Mozart Girl. Second Story Press, 2019.

O’Brien, Alex. The Comeback. Lorimer, 2020.

O’Connor, Clare. Skateboard Sibby. Second Story Press, 2019.

Rondina, Catherine. P.K. Subban: Fighting Racism to Become a Hockey Superstar and Role Model for Athletes of Colour. Lorimer, 2020.

Sandor, Steven. Easy Out. Lorimer, 2020.

Scott Kerrin, Jessica. Clear Skies. Groundwood, 2019.

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

Taylor, Wanda. No One’s Baby. Lorimer, 2020.

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.

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

Whamond, Dave. Alien Nate (Graphic Novel). Kids Can Press, 2019.

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.

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