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Resource Guide:
Children’s Literature

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

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

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • 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

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

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

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • 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

Selected Websites and Digital Archives