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Children's Literature: Welcome

A guide to resources for students taking Children's Literature courses.


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  • Introductory sources, reference works and textbooks about Children's Literature
  • Recommended books categorized by subject and award
  • Help with the EDUC 225 annotated bibliography project
  • Professional journals and research databases to search
  • High quality websites





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Children's Literature Collection

The Children's Literature Collection is located on the main floor of the Marvin Library.

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The Children's Literature Collection was started in 2008 to support the Children's Literature courses offered by the Teacher Preparation Department, now part of the Education and Social Sciences Department. The collection includes picture books, fiction, and nonfiction appropriate for preschoolers through the sixth grade. It includes works of excellence recognized by children's literature awards including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newberry, Theodore Geisel, and others.

Books About Children's Literature

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Silly Books to Read Aloud by Rob Reid

Child. Lit PN1009.A1 R45 2013

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A History of Children's Books in 100 Books by Roderick Cave and Sara Ayad

Child. Lit Z1037.A1 C38 2017

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The Cambridge Companion to Children's Literature edited by M.O. Grenby

Child. Lit PR990 .C36 2009

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The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature edited by Jack Zipes

Child. Lit PZ5 .N655 2004

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Picture Books for Children: Fiction, Folktales and Poetry by Mary Northrup

Child. Lit Z1037 .C565 2012

(Ebook available too!)