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Children's Literature: Books

This LibGuide pinpoints sources for students studying children's literature.

Narrative Poetry

Finding narrative poetry for the early grades can be hard.  Here are some that we have in our library.  Notice that most are in the children's section, but some are located in the main stacks because they are also suitable for adults.  Look for JUV in the call number for the children's section, or STACKS for the general collection.

When searching in WorldCat Discovery, try keyword searches like: Juvenile AND Narrative Poetry, or Juvenile works and poetry


Goodness! How to search?

Subject vs. Keyword

Sometimes using two subject searches is best.  Be careful with subject searches.  They are specific and can really narrow down your choices to zero if you aren't careful.  Keywords are great for finding the most.  However, look what happens when you combine these subject searches.  Some really great books pop up.  When searching for these, always use subject searches using the word Juvenile Literature or Juvenile Works or Juvenile Poetry.  Combine that with your search using keywords.  Here are some examples.

Subject: Juvenile literature and Keyword: lullabies

Subject: Juvenile literature and Keyword: poetry


Caldecott or Newbery Winners?

Everyone knows that the Caldecott winners reflect the best in children's illustrations!  A subject search for Caldecott and filtered books only, will give you most if not all the titles which are in our collection.


The Newbery winners are also in our collection and they represent the best of children's literature.  Subject:  Newberry


For international or diversity issues, try the name of the country, or person, or movement.

Subject: Juvenile literature and Keyword: Asia, or China, or Hmong, Harriet Tubman, civil rights, etc.



Looking at Specific Types of Books?

Subject: Picture books for children

Subject: Chapter books

Subject: Juvenile literature and Keyword: oversize



Subject: Juvenile works and keyword: folk lore, or folk tales

Subject: Juvenile works and keyword: fairy tales.

Subject: Juvenile Literature and Subject: myths

Subject: Juvenile Literature and Subject: Science Fiction

Subject: Juvenile Literature and Subject: Fantasy

Subject: Juvenile Literature and Historical Fiction

Subject: Juvenile Fiction

Subject: Juvenile Non-fiction

Subject: Juvenile Historical Fiction




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