An organization dedicated to bringing children's literature and advocates of children's literature together.


The Children's Literature Assembly celebrated our 40th anniversary at NCTE15 in Minneapolis. Thank you to all who made this celebration possible, but most of all, thanks to all the publishers who donated items for raffles at their booths. The winners of the raffles are:

Penguin Young Readers: Cathy P.
Random House Children¹s Books: Rachel R.
Listening Library: Jacob A.
Abrams: Linda B.
Macmillan: Jen B.
Bloomsbury: Harriet H.
Disney-Hyperion: Simone T.
Simon & Schuster: Emily J.
Peachtree: Gwynne A.
Boyds Mills Press/Highlights Press: Erin W.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Carol V.
Chronicle Books: Julie C.
Charlesbridge: Melissa G.
HarperCollins: Julie K.
Sourcebooks: Sarah M. 





Welcome to the Children's Literature Assembly (CLA), a professional community of children's literature enthusiasts. CLA is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English and welcomes all points of view and levels of experience in the field of children's literature. The members of CLA are dedicated to achieving the following goals:

  • To provide a forum for exchange among teachers of children's literature who share keen interest in children and classrooms;
  • To promote children's literature as a field of learning, research, and classroom application;
  • To undertake and disseminate programs and projects of special interest to those interested in children's literature;
  • To work cooperatively with other organizations devoted to the promotion of literature in children's lives;

To achieve these goals, members of the Children's Literature Assembly engage in several activities through a variety of venues. We publish the refereed Journal of Children's Literature two times a year which contains articles by noted authors, profiles of authors and illustrators, research updates, and reviews of children's and professional books to broaden your knowledge about children's literature.

We invite you to explore our website, which offers further information about our organization and activities. Be sure to check out the links to various photographs of our events! If you are not yet a member of CLA, please visit the Membership page to become part of our community. We encourage you to become an active part of our group by indicating your interests on the membership form or via email. Also, please visit us on Facebook.