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Children's Literature and Librarianship: Picture Books & Other Primary Texts

Find Picture Books, YA Fiction & Other Primary Texts

Are you looking for a primary text in Children's Literature, such as a picture book, poetry, or Young Adult fiction?  The library catalog is a great place to start looking for works by individual authors, works in a particular genre or works that focus on a particular topic. 

Children's Books in the Stacks

If you're looking for a children's book, the library has a large collection of picture books, young adult literature and much more.  Below is a sample of some of the many books in the library's collection that you might find interesting.

Finding a Work by Title

To find a particular title, use the dropdown arrow in the catalog search box to select Title.  Then type the title of the book you want into the search box and click search. Keep in mind that the library may have multiple editions of books or more than one copy of the same edition.  So if you want Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, use the information in the catalog to find the right edition!

Looking for a Particular Children's Book?

Below is a quick guide to finding a children's book by topic, author and title in the library catalog. Remember, this is just a quick guide, so if you can't find what you're looking for, please ask a librarian for help!

Finding Children's Books by Topic

To find children's books on a particular topic, use a simple keyword search such as school or parents.


On the next page, Narrow Search to the Children's Literature Collection under Location




Finding an Author's Work

To find a book by a particular author, use the dropdown arrow in the catalog search box to select Author.  Then type the name of the author, last name first, into the search box and click search.

On the next page, you'll see a list of the author's works in alphabetical order. Scroll down to find the book you want.