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Children's and YA Literature Section in Morgan Library
The Children's and YA Literature section is located on the first floor (Lower Level) of the library. Take the stairs down to the lower level, then turn right when you reach the first floor.
Searching for Children's Literature in LancerQuest
To locate Children’s literature in LancerQuest, click on Advanced Search.
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Toolkit Texts - Grades K-1 by
Call Number: LB 1050.45 .T66 2007 V.1
Publication Date: 2011-03-16
Includes a CD with reproducibles.
Toolkit Texts: Grades 2-3 by
Call Number: LB1050.45 .T66 2007 V.2
Publication Date: 2007-08-27
Includes CD with Reproducibles.
Toolkit Texts, Grades 4-5 by
Call Number: LB 1050.45 .T66 2007 V.3
Publication Date: 2007-08-27
Blogs offer another way to keep up in the overwhelming area of children's literature. Who is publishing what? What are the challenges being addressed or should be addressed in children's literature? What are the new potential award-winning books?
Here Wee Read
Charnaie's blog reviews and shares tips and suggestions for finding great children's books. Columns include Board books, Picture books, Diverse books and children's magazines.
The Horn Book offered 4 different blogs, Read Roger, Out of the Box, Calling Caldcott, and Lolly's classroom.
School Library Journal
SLJ offers a network of 9 blogs dealing with children's and young adult literature.
2021 Ultimate list of Diverse Children's Books
Here Wee Read post from December 21, 2020 by Mrs. G.
Children's literature examples
Groundhog Gets a Say by
Call Number: EASY Anim Sw18g 2005
Publication Date: 2005-11-03
Theres so much more to being a groundhog than just putting on a show once a year, and Groundhog has decided its time to tell the world the Hog truth. With the help of a few of his fans, Groundhog is ready to tell everything about himself, from how loud he can whistle (loud), to how fast he can run (not fast), to how many things he uses his teeth for (a lot). Groundhog may be full of himself, but chances are good that, by the end of this book, youll agree hes pretty wonderful! From the illustrator of the Junie B. Jones books and the author of the Melvil & Dewey books comes a funny, fact-filled look at what happens when one very proud groundhog speaks out.
The Best Town in the World by
Call Number: EASY Comm B344b 1983
Publication Date: 1983-10-01
A nostalgic view of the best town in the world, where dogs were smarter, chickens laid prettier brown eggs, wildflowers grew taller and thicker, and the people knew how to make the best chocolate cakes and toys in the world.
Red Is Best by
Call Number: EASY Worl St57r 2006
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
The Relatives Came by
Call Number: AWARD Cald R983r
Publication Date: 1985-10-01
The relatives come to visit from Virginia and everyone has a wonderful time.
Roller Coaster by
Call Number: EASY Vehi F869r 2003
Publication Date: 2003-05-01
Twelve people set aside their fears and ride a roller coaster, including one who has never done so before.
The Snowy Day by
Call Number: AWARD Cald K225s 1962
Publication Date: 1962-11-05
The adventures of Peter, a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than this book. With its universal appeal, the story has become a favorite with millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
Those Shoes by
Call Number: EASY Scho B633t 2009
Publication Date: 2009-06-09
Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.
Thunder Cake by
Call Number: EASY Emot P756t 1990
Publication Date: 1990-03-15
Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms.
Call Number: JUV Real B772f 1985
Publication Date: 1986-05-31
A young boy is proud of having caught a jar full of fireflies, which seems to him like owning a piece of moonlight, but as the light begins to dim he realizes he must set the insects free or they will die.
Owl Moon by
Call Number: AWARD Cald Y78o
Publication Date: 1987-10-23
On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.
Primary Comprehension - Trade Book Pack
Call Number: EASY Natu C839a 1990
Publication Date: 1990-04-01
In Antarctica, the penguins and the seals share their world with their enemies, the skuas and the leopard seals, but the most dangerous enemy may be Man
The Art Lesson by
Call Number: EASY Arts D44a
Publication Date: 2001-12-21
Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, young Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lesson there much more regimented.
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest by
Call Number: J 591 J418b1995
Publication Date: 1997-08-25
Colorful illustrations demonstrate animals representing the extremes of the animal world in speed, size, and strength
The Great Kapok Tree by
Call Number: EASY Clas C424g
Publication Date: 2010-06-22
The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.
Honey, I Love by
Call Number: EASY Poet G383h 2003
Publication Date: 2002-12-24
A young girl expresses what she loves about life.
Call Number: J 595.7 B456i 1999
Publication Date: 2001-05-01
Introduces the body parts and other characteristics that are common to many kinds of insects.
Patches Lost and Found by
Call Number: EASY Pets K919p 2017
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
Jenny draws, then writes, a story about losing and finding her pet guinea pig.
Recess at 20 Below by
Call Number: J 371.2 Ai53r 2005
Publication Date: 2005-10-01
How cold does it have to be before Alaskan kids stay inside for recess? This is a photo book with text written from a child s perspective on what kids do during recess at 20 below. We see kids getting ready for recess, putting on layers of outdoor clothing, and then somebody has to go to the bathroom! Going sledding, swinging, running around outside with frosted-up eyelashes and face masks.
Call Number: J 551.55 C355t 2002
Publication Date: 2002-04-14
Describes how tornadoes are formed, the conditions that exist in tornadoes, the harmful and beneficial effects of these storms, and their impact on humans, plants, and animals.
Intermediate Comprehension - Trade Books
Surprising Sharks by
Call Number: J 597.3 D288s 2005
Publication Date: 2005-04-26
Introduces many different species of sharks, pointing out such characteristics as the small size of the dwarf lantern shark and the physical characteristics and behavior that makes sharks killing machines.
Lend Me a Paw by
Call Number: J 372.4122 H2621 2013
Publication Date: 2012-05-01
Speak Out by
Call Number: J 372.4122 H262n 2013
Publication Date: 2012-05-01
The Journey That Saved Curious George by
Call Number: J 813.52 R33z B644 2005
Publication Date: 2005-09-26
Story tells how Margret and H.A. Rey escaped from Nazi-occupied France in 1940, carrying in their bicycle baskets the manuscripts that would become their beloved picture books about Curious George, the little monkey.