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Children's Literature

Guide to assist students in locating resources related to children's literature in our library and the Web.

The Library Catalog

The Library Catalog is the best place to search for books or other materials on any aspect of children's literature in our library.  You can search by title, author, subject, or keyword.


Some suggested terms to use when searching

When searching by subject                                                                                                        

  • alphabet books
  • board books
  • children's literature, Canadian
  • challenged books
  • children's literature - book lists
  • best books
  • newbery medal
  • picture books for children
  • illustrated books, children's
  • children-books and reading
  • young adult literature
  • caldecott medal
  • minorities-juvenile literature

When searching for a particular award

  • caldecott medal winner
  • newbery medal winner
  • texas bluebonnet winner
  • coretta scott king award

Archives of Fables & Fairy Tales & Myths

Aesop's Fables a Univ of Massachusetts in Amherst computing in arts class and the students retellings of the fables

Aesop's Fables Online Collection  655+ fables, includes audio, images.  Also includes 127 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales

Greek Mythology for Kids  a great web page of the various Greek myths.  You might want to check out the full site:  Ancient Civilizations.  There is information for kids and teachers

Labyrinth of Fables  39 Aesop Fables in 3D

The Little Red Riding Hood Project  a text and image archive of 16 English versions of the classic fairy tale


Some Interesting Web Pages

Appalachian Folktales in Children's Literature  a very comprehensive bibliography of links about all things Appalachian Folktale related

Fractured Fairy Tales  current books that retell the classic fairy tales