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Resource Guide:
Children’s Literature

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Juvenile CollectionJUV
Theory and Practice of Education Child StudyLB 1101-1139
American Literature Juvenile LiteraturePS 490
Literature General Juvenile LiteraturePN 1008.2-1009.5
Books or Special Classes of Persons, Institutions, etcZ 1037-1039

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Juvenile Literature
  • Children's Literature - Moral & ethical aspects
  • Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Children - Books and reading
  • Storytelling
  • Children's plays
  • Picture books for children
  • Children's Poetry
  • Children's Writings
  • Follklore and Children

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
The Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in EnglishCredo Reference
Who's who in children's booksPN 1009 .A1 F575
Dictionary of American children's fiction, 1859-1959PS 374 .C454 H45
Essentials of children's literaturePN 1009 .A1 L96
From cover to cover : evaluating and reviewing children's booksPN 98 .B7 H67
The Story of ourselves : teaching history through children's literatureLB 1581 .S76
The uses of enchantment: the meaning and importance of fairy talesGR 550 .B47
Interpreting literature with childrene-Book
The world of work through children's literature an integrated approache-Book
Understanding children's literaturee-Book

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • Children's Literature in Education
  • Children's Literature Association Quarterly
  • Children's Literature Review
  • Journal of Children's Literature
  • The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
  • School Library Journal
  • The Lion and the Unicorn
  • Horn Book
  • ALAN Review
  • The Looking Glass
  • Achuka
  • Bookbird

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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