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Children's Literature & Juvenile Collection: Home

This page is intended to help you find Children's Literature sources, book reviews, and to use the Juvenile Collection.

All titles are located on the 2nd Floor of the Library.

Guide Overview

This guide is intended to help you find children's literature information and book reviews and to give you an overview of the Juvenile Collection.

This guide is only a starting point for your research, it is not meant to be a comprehensive list of resources.

If you need further assistance, please visit or email the Service Desk in the Library.  Also check out the Education Research Guide for more information.



For more, see our Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King and Pura Belpre Guides.


These are intended primarily for our English as a Second Language (ESL) students, though anyone may check them out. For more, see our Adult Readers Guide.

          Explore our Juvenile Collection! 


The Library’s Juvenile Collection was created for Teacher Education majors and other majors that may work with children, such as Social Work or Counseling, to represent some of the materials they may come across in their careers after graduation. The Juvenile Collection was not created or maintained for direct use by children.

This collection is located on the second floor of the Library, contains several types of Pre-K through High School level books that are arranged in a number of ways.  The Non-fiction books use the traditional Dewey Decimal System while the Easy (Pre-K - grade 3) and Fiction (grade 4 & up) books are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name.  The Biographies are alphabetical by the person the book is about.

There are two types of call numbers in the Juvenile Collection:

1. Juvenile Collection (mainly fiction)

B – Biography (by subject’s last name)

E – Easy (by author’s last name)

F – Fiction (by author’s last name)


Call number example:

E C192g 1996

(Easy; Author; Year)


2. Non-Fiction (Dewey Decimal Classification)

The juvenile Non-fiction collection uses the Dewey Decimal System. You may be familiar with this system from your school or local public library. These call numbers all begin with numbers and are arranged by subject:

Philosophy & Psychology
Social Sciences
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Technology (Applied Sciences)
The Arts
Literature & Rhetoric
Geography & History


Call number example:       

791.43 .K967b 1998

(Dewey Subject; Author; Year)

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