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Children's Literature: Finding It.& Using It

Identifying, Locating & Using Children's Literature

If you scroll down this page of the guide and you will find sections on these topics:

  • Getting your hands on a book when you know the author or title already;
  • Identifying books on a certain topic or idea suitable for children of specific age;
  • Finding reviews or lists of recommended reading for children of a specific age;
  • Searching the professional education literature for ideas on using children's literature in the classroom;
  • Searching for research on different aspects of children's literature.

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I know what book I want -- how do I get it?

The easiest way to find a known book is to do a TITLE search for it. If you don't know the title, but you do know the author, you can do an author search. However, authors' names can appear differently in these catalogs. Always enter the author's name with the surname first (Cleary Beverly rather than Beverly Cleary.)

Begin with our catalog, OSCAR. We actually have acquired a rather impressive collection of children's literature over the years. If you don't find it through your OSCAR search, you will see a little button offering to                              for it. Do that! LINK+ will search over 20 different public libraries for the book and you can have it sent to pick up here in our library in a few days.

Use the links below to begin your search:



How do I Find a Children's Book on a Specific Topic for a Specific Age?

We have the Childrens Literature Comprehensive Database just for this purpose!