Judith  V. Lechner
Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology
Auburn University, AL 36849
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Judith Lechner is a Professor in the department ofEducational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology in the Collegeof Education at Auburn University.She holds the PhD in Library and Information Science from University of California, Los Angeles, Master of Education from Auburn University in Alabama, Master of Library Science from Columbia University, in New York,and B.S. in Biology from The City College of New York. She has been teaching at Auburn University since 1988.

Her primary teaching areas are children's literature/media, both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and reference materials and services for school library/media specialists.

Dr. Lechner's main research interests are global and multi-cultural children's literature, illustration in children's books, biographies and science literature for children; and folktales as a genre in children's literature. She also reviews children's books for the National Science Teachers' Association and for School Library Journal. Her articles appeared in such journals as:

Art Education
Bookbird: World of Children's Books

The Children's Literature Association Bulletin
JACYL Journal of African Children's and Youth Literature

Journal of Children's Literature
JOYS (Journal of Youth Services in Libraries)
Science Books and Films (AAAS)
Phi Beta Delta International Review
Teaching and Teacher Education

She is married to Norbert M. Lechner, Professor of Building Science at Auburn University, and has two sons, Walden and Ethan.

Allyn & Bacon Anthology of Traditional Literature

Children Between Worlds - International Books Presentation

Children Between Worlds - International Books (Presentation script)

Environmental Children's Books

Newbery Awards

Promoting Peace and Understanding

Arab andMuslimChildren's Books