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Children's and Young Adult Literature

Librarian-curated guide for finding and using Children's and Young Adult Literature

Welcome to the Resource Guide for Children's and Young Adult Literature!

This guide will give you suggestions for specific library resources to consult for Children's and Young Adult Literature, along with tips for searching, exploring illustration and diversity in children's lit, and getting more help from your research librarian!

Special Collection: Children's Literature

Photograph of book shelves of the Children's Literature collection.

Some of the library's children's and YA books are in the Curriculum Collection, but others are in the Children's Literature collection located in the "Kuiper Reading Room" (the SW corner of the 5th floor). The collection contains an extensive selection of children's picture books, chapter books, and YA novels, including many award-winning titles. You can search in this collection using the library catalog - just use the Limits options under the main search box to change location from "In Hekman Library" to "Children's Lit Collection."

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