Thanks to all of our contributors for sharing their expertise via the keywords essay, one of the most demanding critical genres, requiring a balance of etymologies, literary and cultural histories, and representative examples from different countries and traditions—all succinctly organized in about eight paragraphs. Your hard work makes this book possible.

For inspiring the second edition of Keywords for Children’s Literature, thanks to the Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books and its director, Kristin Ørjasæter, for hosting the August 2012 Oslo conference Nordic Children’s Literature—a New Research Question? (Nordisk barnelitteratur—et nytt kunstforskningsspørsmål?). Thanks to Glenn Hendler, whose presentation at the 2007 Futures of American Studies Institute inspired the first edition. Indeed, thanks to both him and Bruce Burgett for the model they provide in their Keywords for American Cultural Studies (now in its third edition).

For offering a critique of the first edition, thanks to the participants in the international roundtable discussion on Keywords for Children’s Literature at the August 2013 International Research Society for Children’s Literature conference in Maastricht, including panelists Nina Alonso, Francesca Orestano, Emer O’Sullivan, and everyone in the audience.

For helping the book speak to literary traditions outside of the editors’ knowledge, thanks to the Keywords for Children’s Literature 2.0 International Advisory Board: John Agard (poet and playwright, UK), Nina Alonso (independent scholar, Luxembourg), Clémentine Beauvais (University of York, UK), Sandra Beckett (Brock University, Canada), Robin Bernstein (Harvard University, US), Clare Bradford (Deakin University, Australia), Natalia Cecire (University of Sussex, UK), Ute Dettmar (Frankfurt University, Germany), Victoria Flanagan (Macquarie University, Australia), Richard Flynn (Georgia Southern University, US), Nina Goga (Bergen University College, Norway), Mick Gowar (Anglia Ruskin University, UK), Marah Gubar (MIT, US), Erica Hateley (independent scholar, UK), Olga Holownia (British Library, UK), Andrea Immel (Cotsen Collection, Princeton University, US), Vanessa Joosen (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Lydia Kokkola (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden), Lourdes López-Ropero (University of Alicante, Spain), Nadia Mansour (Aarhus University, Denmark), Michelle Martin (University of Washington, US), Claudia Mendes (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Julia Mickenberg (University of Texas at Austin, US), Pamela Mordecai (poet, Canada), Francesca Orestano (State University of Milan, Italy), Emer O’Sullivan (Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany), Marek Oziewicz (University of Minnesota, US), Mavis Reimer (University of Winnipeg, Canada), Kimberley Reynolds (Newcastle University, UK), David Rudd (University of Roehampton, UK), Lara Saguisag (CUNY, US), Roger Sutton (editor of Horn Book, US), Ebony Elizabeth Thomas (Penn State, US), Lynne Vallone (Rutgers University, US), Sara Van den Bossche (Tilburg University, Netherlands), and Boel Westin (Stockholm University, Sweden).

For providing both research and organizational assistance, thanks to Roxana Loza and Corinne Matthews. And for preliminary work on the bibliography, thanks to Reuben Plance.

For their work on and support of this book, thanks to Eric Zinner, Dolma Ombadykow, and Lisha Nadkarni of New York University Press.

For guiding the manuscript through the copyediting phase, thanks to Elvis Ramirez of Scribe Inc.

For his support and guidance on the second edition, thanks to our agent Stephen Barbara of InkWell Management. For his help on the first edition, thanks to the late George Nicholson of Sterling Lord Literistic.

For lending a spouse to the cause, thanks to Karin Westman, Geoff Bubbers, and Jørgen Michaelsen.

Finally, thanks to readers of the first edition of this book. Your use of and responses to the 2011 version of Keywords for Children’s Literature makes this new version possible.