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Sources of Reviews and Criticism of Canadian Children's Literature

Best Books for Kids & Teens (ISSN: 1919-8426)
RULA has only Spring 2012-to present in online format (access restricted to the Ryerson community)
Issues from fall 2015-spring 2016 available online from the publisher's website.
This magazine has been published by the Canadian Children's Book Centre in Toronto since 2008, at first as an annual and then semi-annually corresponding to the spring and fall book launch seasons. It continues the previous annual publication Our Choice issued 1990-2007 (ISSN: 1192-2125) and Our Choice/Your Choice issued 1985-1989 (ISSN: 1185-2828) and Our Choice issued 1977-1984 (ISSN: 1185-281X)

Books in Canada: The Canadian Review of Books (1971-2008)
RULA has full text access online via two different vendors. 1971-2008 available from EBSCOHOST International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance; 1993-2008 available from ProQuest CBCA Database.
Archival website of Books in Canada, which ceased a print edition as of Dec. 2006. The archive of "back issues" covers 1971-2006.

Canadian Book Review Annual (1975-2009)
This annual originally covered primarily literature published in Canada for adults, however the Literature and Language category included one or two categories for Children's Literature. Beginning in 1993, it included an entire category for Children's Literature with many sub-sections. From 2009-2012 it was issued as CBRAonline.
RULA has print volumes from 1975-1999 10th floor Z1035 .A1 C3 and Archives F80.2.14
Canadian Book Review Annual Online (1978-2012) is now a closed database of over 30,000 reviews accessible to the public courtesy of the University of Toronto Libraries.

Canadian Children's Book News (ISSN: 1705-7809)
This is the quarterly magazine of the Canadian Children's Book Centre in Toronto, formerly the Children's Book Centre. Some back issues are available online from the Centre's website. It includes reviews of books written or illustrated by Canadians, as well as articles about book creators, publishers, bookstores.
RULA has access to citations from 2006- and full text from 2013. Connect via the catalogue record.
The Centre also publishes semi-annually Best Books for Kids and Teens, Formerly it was called Our Choice, or, Our Choice/Your Choice amongst other names. RULA has access from 2012- .

Canadian Children's Literature = Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse.
V.1 (1975)-v..34, no.2 (Fall 2008). (ISSN: 0319-0080)
This journal features literary criticism but also includes reviews.
RULA has a complete print collection 5th floor Per PS8069 .A1 C317
The journal is continued by: Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures.

CM: Canadian Review of Materials
This online journal began as a print journal published by the Canadian Library Association under the title Canadian Materials (1973-1979)(ISSN: 0317-4654). It began as an annual publication but by 1978 was issued on a quarterly basis. Catalogue records from the Toronto Public Library describe it as "An awareness list for school resource centres of print and nonprint materials" and as "An annotated critical bibliography for Canadian schools and libraries." The Canadian Materials Committee of the Canadians School Library Association was instrumental in the production of this journal. The title changed to  CM: Canadian Materials for Schools and Libraries (v. 8 no. 1 (winter 1980)-v. 14 no. 4 (1986). With vol. 14 no. (Sept 1986)-v. 22/6 (Nov./Dec. 1994) the title and subtitle in use was CM: A Reviewing Journal of Canadian Materials for Young People. (ISSN: 0851-1450). The Canadian Library Association sold the journal to the Manitoba Library Association that began to publish it through the University of Manitoba as an online reviewing journal catalogued with the uniform title CM (Winnipeg, Man. : Online)(Vol. 1, no. 1 (June 16, 1995)- )(ISSN: 1201-9364). It is also known by variant titles: CM Magazine, and, CM: Canadian Review of Materials. The online journal allows for lengthier reviews and includes excerpts from the materials reviewed plus photographs. The reviews published in the print predecessors are digitized and available in the CM Archive.

The Deakin Review of Children's Literature
Vol. 1, no. 1 (summer 2011)- (ISSN: 1927-1484)
This online journal published by the University of Alberta includes reviews of material published in Canada and other countries.

In Review: Canadian Books for Children. Toronto: Ontario Provincial Library Service.
Vol. 1, no. 1 (winter 1967)-v. 16, no. 2 (April 1982)
Available at the Toronto Reference Library of the Toronto Public Library.

Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures.
V. 1, no. 1 (summer 2009)-to present (ISSN: 1920-2601)
RULA has a complete print collection 5th floor Per PS8069 .C317
RULA has online access that may exclude the most current one or two issues. Online access restricted to members of the Ryerson community.
The journal's website includes tables of contents for all issues and some free/open access content.

The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children's Literature.
This open access electronic journal about children's literature began publishing April 2, 1997, International Children's Book Day. Vols. 3-19 are online. The first two volumes will hopefully be made available soon on this platform.

Quill & Quire
This trade magazine includes articles about the publishing industry in Canada along with reviews. A short section focuses on reviews of Canadian titles for young readers. Some issues have a focus on children's literature.
RULA has print 1990-to date 5th floor Per Z487 .Q8
RULA has online 1994-2001 only
indexed from Jan. 1982 (v. 48, no. 1)  in ProQuest's Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete

Resource Links: Connecting Classrooms, Libraries & Canadian Learning Resources
A journal devoted to the review and evaluation of Canadian English and French resources for children and young adults. Some content is freely available from the website for the period beginning in 2001. RULA has electronic access from 1996- (for members of the Ryerson community only)

Revue Lurelu (la seule revue québécoise exclusivement consacrée à la littérature pour la jeunesse)
Vol. 1, no. 1 (printemps 1978)-current

Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals
Vol. 26, no. 1 (Sep./Oct. 1998)-
formerly Emergency Librarian vol. 1 (1973)-vol. 25, no. 5 (May/June 1998)
RULA has indexing available from vol. 14, no. 1 (Sept./Oct. 1986)- via ProQuest and full text starting with vol. 24, no. 2 (Nov./Dec. 1996)-to present; and also full text via Gale's CPI.Q from Sept. 1 1998-to present. Connect from the RULA catalogue record