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Children's Literature: Finding Books

A starting point for researching children's literature.

Authors & Good Sources

Search LBC's OneSearch by author (Last name, First Name)

The Series  "Meet the author", books are located in the ERC.

The Series "Who wrote that?", books are located in the ERC.

The Series "About the Author", books are located in the ERC.

Authors, American

Children's literature--Bibliography

Or By Author Name

Bunting, Eve

Carle, Eric

Teacher Aid Books as well as Bulletin Board Idea Books can be found in The ERC (Room 301) 

Current Book Selections


LBC OneSearch is a single search box experience that allows you to search for books, electronic books, journal articles, and sources of other formats all simultaneously. Here's how to retrieve only electronic books using LBC OneSearch:

  • Type in relevant search terms and select "Search."
  • To limit your search to electronic books, go to the column on the left side of the screen: "Refine Results."
  • Check the box "eBooks" under the heading "Source Types."
  •  This will reduce your search to just electronic books. 

Google Books

Google Books is a project to digitize and put the full-text of books online. Most of the full-text books are older and out of copyright; for books that are newer and/or still within copyright, you will find only excerpts, with links to libraries (including The Jones Library) that may own the print copy.

Search LBC OneSearch (Basic Search)


Education Resource Collection (ERC)

Our children's materials are a part of the Education Resource Collection housed in Room 301 of the TLC.The children's books are divided into fiction and non-fiction categories by grade level.  Each fiction and non-fiction grade level is color coded (see the chart below).  Fiction books are cataloged by author, and non-fiction books are cataloged using the Dewey Decimal System.

Every book has the appropriate color-coded band on the spine. 

Bin Books, Easy Readers and Big Books are all located in the cubbies on the left-hand side of the room.

Audio-visual materials are also included in the Education Resource Collection.