Syllabus/achievement requirements

Primary Texts – students must buy these, and in the editions specified

  • R. M. Ballantyne, The Coral Island (first published 1858) - Puffin Classics edition, 0140367616
  • J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens/Peter and Wendy (first published 1911) – Oxford World’s Classics edition, 0199537844
  • Lucy Boston, The Children of Green Knowe (first published 1954) – Houghton Mifflin edition, 0152024689
  • Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are (first published 1963) – Vintage Publishing edition, 0370007727
  • Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle (first published 1986) – HarperCollins edition, 0007299265
  • Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games (first published 2008) – Scholastic Press edition, ISBN 9781407132082
  • Philip Reeve, Rail Head (first published 2015) – Oxford edition, 0192742760

Textbook – students must buy this

  • Perry Nodelman, The Hidden Adult: Defining Children’s Literature – Johns Hopkins University Press edition, 0801889804

Key secondary texts

  • Jacqueline Rose, The Case of Peter Pan, or the Impossibility of Children’s Fiction
  • Karin Lesnik Oberstein, Children’s Literature: Criticism and the Fictional Child
  • Peter Hunt, An Introduction to Children’s Literature
  • Peter Hunt, Criticism, Theory, and Children’s Literature
  • John Stephens, Language and Ideology in Children’s Fiction
  • Zoe Jaques, Children’s Literature and the Posthuman
  • Marah Gubar, Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children’s Literature
  • M. O. Grenby (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Children’s Literature
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