Who We Are and What We Offer

Children’s Literature reviewers read and critically review thousands of books annually. Our mission is to help teachers, librarians, parents, and childcare providers make appropriate literary choices for children.

Founded in 1993 by librarian Marilyn Courtot, the review staff has grown to more than 125. Our reviewers include book authors, librarians, writers and editors, teachers, children’s literature specialists, and physicians. We pride ourselves on being an independent review source that is not affiliated with any publisher and accept no advertising.

In 2012 Emily Griffin assumed ownership of Children’s Literature.

The Children’s Literature Author/Illustrator Booking Service was established in 2007 to assist schools, conferences, and other organizations in identifying authors and illustrators for speaking engagements. In addition, Children’s Literature handles book sales at these and similar events, providing resources and support at numerous author events, school book fairs, and the like.

The Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) company was established in 1999 as a spin-off from Children’s Literature. It uses reviews from a variety of sources, including Children’s Literature, to provide an Internet based acquisition, research, and reference service. Its subscribers include schools, libraries, colleges, publishers, and booksellers. Please visit CLCD, and its new owner, Ajay Gupte, at www.clcd.com.