Forthcoming book

Digital reading and embodied meaning-making: Young children’s transactions with literary apps, Bloomsbury, 2019

Academic journals


Children making meaning with literary apps: A 4-year-old child’s transaction with The Monster at the End of This Book. Paradoxa, 29 (Small Screen Fiction), 43-64, 2017.

The future of the reader or the reader of the future: Digital interactive books for children and multiliteracies. Caderno de Letras da UFF, 26(52), 121-139, 2016.

The visual construction of metafiction in Ziraldo’s The Panel Boy. Forum for World Literature Studies, 8(3), 352-370, 2016.

Book Chapter


Mendes, C. & Frederico, A. (2018). A direção de arte como linguagem. [The language of art direction]. In Direção de Arte e Transmidialidade [Art direction and transmediality], Katia Augusta Maciel e Amaury Fernandes (Org.), pp.45-82. Rio de Janeiro: Editora UFRJ.

Book review

Review of Digital literature for children: texts, readers and educational practices, by Mireia Manresa and Neus Real. Nordic Journal of ChildLit Aesthetics, 8, 2017.

Conference proceedings

Meaningful animation in children’s print and electronic picturebooks, co-authored with Cynthia Nugent. International Conference in Illustration and Animation, IPCA, Porto, Portugal, Nov 2013.

Parameters for the graphic design of children’s illustrated dictionaries, 2nd Brazilian Conference: Book and Editorial History, Brazilian National Library, Brazilian Academy of Arts and Letters, and Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2009

Other contributions

Review of the book Digital Literature for Children: Texts, Readers and Educational Practices, by Mireia Manresa and Neus Real (eds.), for the International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL) website, 2016

IBBYLink UK: review of picturebooks selected by the UK office of the International Board on Books for Young People – IBBY, 2016 

High-tech column at the website Brasileirinhos:
posts about children and technology, with special attention to the use of technology in the development of Portuguese as a heritage language (in Portuguese), contributions since 2016

Literatura Infantil Digital:
Blog posts about digital children’s literature (in Portuguese), contributions since 2016

Children’s Literature at the University of Cambridge – A postgraduate perspective:
Eventual blog posts about the experience of researching children’s literature and of being a PhD student in this field, contributions since 2016

Blog Boolino – Mucho más que cuentos infantiles:
posts about children’s literature in general (In Spanish), 2014