Darr, Yael. A Canon of Many Voices: Forming a Labor Movement Canon for Children in Pre-State Israel. Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi: Jerusalem, 2013 [Hebrew].
Darr, Yael. Called Away From Our School-Desks: The Yishuv in the Shadow of the Holocaust and in Anticipation of Statehood in Children's Literature of Eretz Israel, 1939-1948. Magnes Press: Jerusalem, 2006 [Hebrew].
Darr, Yael. The Nation and the Child. Nation Building in Hebrew Children’s Literature, 1930-1970. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018.
Darr, Yael. “Nation-Building and Children's Literary Canons: The Israeli Test Case”. In Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer & Anja Müller (eds.) Canon Constitution and Canon Change in Children's Literature. New York and London: Routledge, 2017, 23-38.
Darr, Yael. Renovations in a Five-Story Building: Three Different Readings of Lea Goldberg's 'A Flat for Rent'. Iyunim Bitkumat Israel 27, 2017, pp. 174-196. [Hebrew]
Darr, Yael. "Two Competing Avant-Guard Models in the inter-Generational discourse of Hashomer-Hatzair", Israel 23, Spring 2016, 315-332. [Hebrew]
Darr, Yael. “Picture-Books and Politics: Israeli Children's Picture-Books during the Shift from Pre-State to Statehood”, Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji/Issues in Early Education, Katedra Wczesnej Edukacji UWM, Poland, (3) 43 2016, 36-47.
Darr, Yael. "What does the Disbanding of the Palmach Have to do with Children's Stories? Moshe Shamir and Yigal Mosinson Write for Children during the 1948 War". Mordechai Bar-On and Meir Chazan (eds.) Politics in Wartime: Studies on the Civilian Society during the Israeli War of Independence. Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi: Jerusalem, 2014, 580-598. [Hebrew]
Yael Darr. "The Great War and its other battle-fields: Nahum Gutman dictates a first canonical memory of the war to children", Zmanim 126, Spring 2014, 110-121. [Hebrew]
Darr, Yael. "Nominating a children’s national poet: The belated canonization of Chaim Nachman Bialik in Hebrew hegemonic children’s culture", Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung international: Ansichten und Aussichten ("Children's and Young Adult's Literature Research International: Opinions and Outlooks"), Peter Lang Publishing, 2014, 275-288.
Darr, Yael. "When the Recruited Was Beautiful and the Beautiful Was Recruited Thoughts about the Assumed Built-in Conflict Between the "Political" and the "Beautiful in Its Own Right" in Hegemonic Children's Press in Pre-state Israel". Kesher, Vol. 44, winter 2013, 80-86. [Hebrew]
Darr, Yael. "Grandparents Reveal Their Secrets: A Holocaust Narrative for the Young 'Third Generation' in Israel". International Research in Children's Literature, Vol. 5, Edinburgh University Press 2012, 97-110.
Darr, Yael. "Nation Building and War Narratives for Children: War and
Militarism in Hebrew 1940's and 1950's Children’s Literature". Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, Vol. 48, No. 4, August 2012, 601-613.
Darr, Yael. "Creating a Socialist Canon for Children: Lea Goldberg Dictates a Revolutionary Dualism in Labor Movement Children's Literature During the 1940's and 1950's". Journal of Israeli History: Politics, Society, Culture, Routledge, Vol. 31, No. 2, September 2012, 235-248.
Darr, Yael. "An Artist of Equalitarian Poetics: Nachum Gutman in Davar Liyeladim". History and Theory: Protocols, Bezalel: Jerusalem, April 2011, http://bezalel.secured.co.il/zope/home/he/1301858337/1301859932]. [Hebrew]
Darr, Yael. "Discontent from Within: Hidden Dissent Against Communal Upbringing in Kibbutz Children's Literature of the 1940s & 1950s". Israel Studies, 16.2, Summer 2011, 127-150.
Yael Darr, Tal Kogman & Yehudit Shteiman (eds.) Dor Ledor – Children as Avant-Garde: Childhood and Adolescence in Times of Crises and Social Change. Tel Aviv University and Mofet Institute, 2010, 381 pp. [Hebrew]
Darr, Yael. "Youth in Battle on the Elite Theater Stages: The Dilemma of Representing the Israeli Independence War during its Occurrence". In Meir Hazan and Mordehai Bar-on (eds.). The Civil Society in Israeli Independence War, vol 2, Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi: Jerusalem, 2010, 238-259. [Hebrew]
Darr, Yael. "The Rhetoric of Catastrophe in Children's Periodicals: Transmission of Holocaust Memory in the Weeks Preceding the 1967 War". In Yael Darr, Tal Kogman, Yehudit Shteiman (eds.) Dor Ledor – Children as Avant-Garde: Childhood and Adolescence in Times of Crises and Social Change. Tel Aviv University and Mofet Institute, 2010, 265-288. [Hebrew]
Darr, Yael. "From Canon to Canon: Key Poets for Adults Generate Change and Set the Taste in Literary Canon for Children, 1930's-1970's". In Yaacov Shavit (ed.) Te'uda XXIII Canon and Holy Scriptures, Tel Aviv University, 2009, 269-293. [Hebrew]
Darr, Yael. "A Confrontation between Two Doctrines: The Birth of Struggle for Hegemony in Hebrew Children's Literature". International Research in Children’s Literature, Edinburgh University Press, Vol. 1,2009 , 139-154.
Darr, Yael. "Negating Diaspora Negation: Children's Literature in Jewish Palestine during the Holocaust Years". European Judaism, vol. 42, no.1, UK: Leo Baeck College and the Michael Goulston Education Foundation, spring 2009, 17-30.
Yael Darr. "Every Child Will Tell His Child: Constructing the Past for Children in the Midst of a 'Historical Moment'. The Case of The Six-Day War". In Israel: Studies in Zionism and the State of Israel History, Society, Culture, Vol 13, spring 2008, 89-108. [Hebrew]
Darr, Yael. "A Tale of Amendment: A Third Generation in New Holocaust Stories for Young Children written in Israel". In: Gabriele von Glasenapp/ Hans-HeinoEwers (editors): Kriegs- und Nachkriegskindheiten. Studien zur literarischen Erinnerungskultur für junge Leser. Frankfurt a. M. u. a,(Kinder- und Jugendkultur, -literatur und –medien. Theorie - Geschichte - Didaktik; Bd. 57), 2008, 397- 415.
Darr, Yael. "Selling Subscriptions to Davar Li-Yeladim: Partisanship and Literary Independence in Davar Li-Yeladim During the Yishuv". Kesher, Vol. 35, Winter 2007, 110-117. [Hebrew]
Darr, Yael. "Inter-Generational Affinities in the Poetics of Modern Children's Literature: The Israeli Case study". Olam Katan (Small World): A Journal of Children's Literature Study, Vol. 3, 2007, 13-30]. [Hebrew]
Darr, Yael. "Under the Protection of Time: Third-Generation Holocaust Survivors in New Books for Children". In What Was the Word "Shoa"? The Holocaust and the Israeli Cultural Discourse and Creative Works. Massuah, Vol. 33, 2005, 53-68. [Hebrew]
Darr, Yael. "Atoning for Diaspora Negation: Educators and Writers for Children are Reconciled with the Diaspora as News of the Holocaust Taking Place in Europe Reaches Them". In Dapim: Studies of the Shoah. Haifa University and The Ghetto Fighters House, 2004, 55-76. [Hebrew]
Darr, Yael. "Recruiting the Zabar: Hebrew Children's Literature Sends its Readers to Battle, 1939-1948. In Hannah Naveh and Oded Menda-Levy (eds.) Sadan: Studies in Hebrew Literature, Vol. 5, Tel Aviv University, 2002, 254-286. [Hebrew]