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sheld of children's books

We have over 7 shelves of illustrated children's books. They are mostly located in NC 965.

Books about children's literature are mostly located in PR 990 and PN 1009.5. There are MANY e-books as well.

There are also books ABOUT illustrating for children, illustrators, history and criticism, and interpretations of children's literature from various perspectives.

Possible terms to search in the catalog:

  • children's literature
  • folktales
  • folklore and children
  • fairy tales
  • fables
  • illustrated children's books
  • legends
  • picture books for children

You can always add a name of a county to terms above.

There are also many collections of fairy tales, folktales, and fables.

Relevant Articles

History of Children's Books

McNamara, Charles. “In the Image of God: John Comenius and the First Children’s Picture Book.” The Public Domain Review, 14 May 2014, Accessed 17 Oct. 2023.

Grenby, M. O. “The Origins of Children’s Literature.” British Library, 15 May 2014,

SEE ALSO: Books about the History of Children's Books

Using Children's Books for Research and Inspiration

Desai, Christina M.. "What’s so important about children’s literature?: Nostalgia meets research." College & Research Libraries News, vol. 75, no. 3 . Apr. 2014, pp. 144-146,

leeandlowbooks. “Where Is the Diversity in Publishing? The 2019 Diversity Baseline Survey Results.” Lee & Low Blog, 28 Jan. 2020,

SEE ALSO: Telling People's Stories

Banned Children's Books

Robinson, Joanna. “30 Banned And Challenged Kids Books That Will Make You Feel Terrible About Humanity.” Pajiba, 1 Sept. 2016,

Keenan, Kathleen. “Banned Children’s Books to Read During Banned Books Week.” BOOK RIOT, 25 Sept. 2017,

Major Book Awards for Children's & Young Adult Literature

These books are available at public libraries everywhere. Some items are also in the library's collections.

Children's Books Get Banned More Than You Think!

Banned Books Week 2023 Let Freedom Read

Banned Books Week: October 1-7, 2023: Let Freedom Read


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