Freud in Oz: At the Intersection of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature is by Kenneth B. Kidd. A marriage of psychology and children's literary criticism which posits the symbiotic relationship between the two fields. I had to read this for a college class. Kidd looks at both genres of children's literature: trauma fiction, picture books, and fairy tales; and specific texts: the Pooh novels, the Oz series, Alice in Wonderland, and The Catcher in the Rye. It is not a textbook and I did find it interesting and worth the time it takes to read (it is only 205 pages), but I wouldn't take it to the beach for summer vacation.
Ratings: Adult - 7 out of 10.