Children's and Young Adult
Literature Bibliographies

Favorites—bibliographies of recommended titles for young readers, from picture books to early reader chapter books to middle grade novels to young adult novels, including a few related author interviews and much, much more)

Anthologies (highlighting favorite children's and young adult short story collections)

Adoption In Childen's And Young Adult Books (adoption is one of the themes of Greg Leitich Smith's debut middle school novel, NINJAS, PIRANHAS, AND GALILEO)

Asian American Children's And Young Adult Books (selected by Cyn's husband, children's author Greg Leitich Smith, who is Japanese-German American)

Children's Book Writers' Reading List: A Technical And Inspirational Bibliography (not all you need to know but a good start on it; recommendations for beginners and advanced)

Children's And Young Adult Books With Interracial Family Themes (includes interracial romance, identity, transracial adoption, and related resources)

Fantasy Novels for Children and Young Adults

Favorite Books From Childhood (plus links to help locate hard-to-find out-of print books)

Grandparents In Children's Books (Cyn's third book, INDIAN SHOES, was dedicated to her grandparents)

Guidebooks to Children's and Young Adult Literature

Gothic Fantasy and Suspense Novels For Teens and 'Tweens (with a couple of Cyn's favorite middle grade titles tossed in because she just couldn't resist)

Gothic Fantasy Background Bibliography

Kit Lit: Cat-Themed Picture Books (as recommended by Mercury Boo, professional writer cat, and Bashi)

Multicultural Books For Children And Young Adults (an annotated bibliography of favorite titles; great for curriculum building, collection diversification, and reading groups; quick-print format)

Native (North) American Indian Children's and Young Adult Books (contemporary and historical titles, books by Native authors and illustrators, teacher/librarian resources)

Science Fiction Novels For Children And Young Adults

Shape-Shifter Background Bibliography

War and Peace In Children's Literature