Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1859-1959: Books of Recognized Merit
Alethea Helbig and Agnes Regan Perkins. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985. Ref PS374 .C454 H45 1985 Includes 1, 266 entries on titles, authors, characters, and settings based on 420 books of fiction for children and young adults. All books included have won or been finalists for major awards in children's literature.