The International Research Society for Children's Literature is an international scholarly organization established to support and promote research in the field of children's literature. It includes members from over forty countries worldwide.


  • To promote academic research and scholarship into children's and youth literature, reading and related fields.
  • To facilitate co-operation between researchers in different countries and in different branches of learning.
  • To enable researchers in different countries to exchange information, share discussion of professional and theoretical issues, and initiate and co-ordinate research.

Statement of Principles

Download the IRSCL Statement of Principles - Multilingual