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KATHRYN A. MARTIN LIBRARY

IESE 1010: Introduction to Elementary Education: Children's Literature

Children's Literature

To search the UMD LIbraries Collection of Children's Book:

  1. Go to the  Kathryn A. Martin Library homepage and click on the Library Catalog tab.
  2. Click on Advanced Search.
  3. Under Search Scope, select Children's Literature.
  4. Enter your search term(s). 

Children's Literature Resources from UMD Library

For locating information on children's authors and illustrators, see library guide:
IESE 3331 Children's Literature in the Elementary School

Reference Books

Allen, Marjorie N. (1999). What are little girls made of? : a guide to female role models in children’s books. New York : Facts on File. REF PS374.G55 A55 1999

Berman, Ruth. (2001). The Kerlan Awards in children’s literature, 1975-2001. St. Paul : Pogo Press. REF PN497 .K47 2001

Carpenter, Humphrey, & Prichard, Mari. (1984). The Oxford companion to children's literature. New York : Oxford University Press. REF PN1008.5 .C37 1984

Carroll, Frances Laverne, & Meacham, Mary. (1992). More exciting, funny, scary, short, different, and sad books kids lilke about animals, science, sports, families, songs, and other things. Chicago : American Library Association. REF PN1009.A1 M6 1992x

Cullinan, Bernice E., & Person, Diane P. (2001). The Continuum encyclopedia of children’s literature. New York : Continuum. REF PN1008.5 .C66 2001

Keyser, Elizabeth L., Partridge, Juliet, & Styles, Morag. (2001). The Cambridge guide to children’s books in English. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press. REF PR990 .C36 2001

Lima, Carolyn W. & Lima, John A.  (2006). A to zoo : subject access to children’s picture books.  (7th ed.). Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006. REF Z1037 .L715 2006 (UMD also owns 2nd-6th editions in Reference).

Lynn, Ruth Nadelman. (1995). Fantasy literature for children and young adults : an annotated bibliography. New Providence, N.J. : Bowker. REF PN1009.A1 L97 1995

Marantz, Sylvia S., & Marantz, Kenneth L. (1995). The art of children's picture books : a selective reference guide. New York : Garland Pub. REF PN1009.A1 .M37 1995


Muse, Daphne. (1997). The New Press guide to multicultural resources for young readers. New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton. REF Z1037 .N57 1997x

Rand, Donna, & Parker, Toni Trent. (2001). Black Books Galore!--guide to great African American children’s books about boys. New York : Wiley. REF E185 .R334 2001

Short, Kathy G. (1995). Research & professional resources in children's literature : piecing a patchwork quilt. Newark, Del. : Interantional Reading Association. REF PN1009.A1 R46 1995

Something about the author. Detroit : Gale Research. REF PN451 .S6

Vardell, Sylvia M. (2007). Poetry people : a practical guide to children's poets. Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited. REF PS309.C48 V37 2007

Zipes, Jack. (2006). The Oxford encyclopedia of children’s literature. New York : Oxford University Press. REF PN1008.5 .O94 2006 vols. 1-4

Dewey Decimal Classification

The Dewey Decimal Classification System is used for non-fiction books in the Children's Literature Collection.

000 General works
100 Psychology
200 Religion
300 Social Sciences
  398 Folklore
400 Languages
500 Natural Sciences
       510 Mathematics
        520 Astonomy
        530 Physics
        540 Chemistry
        550 Earth Sciences
        560 Palenotology & Fossils
        570 Life Sciences
        580 Botany
        590 Zoology
  600 Techology & Applied
         Sciences
         610 Health
         690 Building & Construction
700    Arts and Recreation
         700-770 Arts
         780 Music
         790 Sports,& games
800    Languages
900    History, Geography
         & Biography
          920 Biography
          973 United States History