Originally published in 2001 as a reference book, The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, ed. by Bernice E. Cullinan and Diane G. Person, is now available in a lower-priced trade edition for a wider audience. This comprehensive resource features brief biographies of 1200 authors and illustrators from Verna Aardema to Lisbeth Zwerger. In addition, nearly 100 essays on subjects ranging from African-American literature to censorship, Mother Goose to young adult literature are included. Photographs of authors and artists break up the text, and a table of contents and index direct readers to subjects of interest.