With 1,200 biographical-critical entries and nearly 100 topical articles all written by experts in the field, "The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature" is the most complete and up-to-date single-volume reference source on the subject. The work covers 150 years of children's literature in many cultures: The United States, Great Britain, Canada, continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Asia. Biographical-critical entries include authors as well as illustrators. A distinguished board of advisers, made up of scholars, editors, librarians, authors, and artists, has helped make this encyclopedia even more user-friendly.
Bernice E. Cullinan is past president of the International Reading Association and the Reading Hall of Fame, and has received the Arbuthnot Award for Outstanding Teacher of Children's Literature. Diane G. Person is a children's librarian in the school and public-library worlds, and teaches children's literature on the university level. She has served on award committees for the IRA, ALA, and the NCTE.