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Children's Literature Topics Page
Welcome to the Children's Literature Topics Research Guide.
This guide is a starting place for information on children's books and how to locate desired topics and subjects. A growing resource, it currently includes juvenile book resources for math, special education, folklore, and art, dance, theater and music.
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Many thanks to Diane Schrecker, Curriculum Librarian at Ashland University for permission to use her research guide as a basis for this one.
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Use the library catalog to locate books in the children's literature collection. Start with a keyword search on your topic, and add the words and juvenile to your search. For example: motorcycles and juvenile will retrieve children's books about motorcycles. Your search results will include books from Western Carolina University, Appalachian State University, and University of North Carolina - Asheville. Students, faculty and staff can request these books from the other universities online, and they will be delivered the next Monday, Wednesday or Friday after the request is made via ABC Express (Asheville, Boone, Cullowhee).
Juvenile Collection Overview: Library of Congress
Juvenile fiction falls under the Library of Congress subject heading P, language and literature; specifically PZ for general juvenile fiction. Juvenile non-fiction titles is classes within the topic area of it's regular subject heading class from A (general works) to Z (bibliography). Below is a quick guide resource for popular subject headings within language and literature.
|P||Language and Literature|
|PE 1155||Alphabet Books|
|PE 1628||Juvenile Dictionaries|
||Comic Books, strips, etc.
|PZ||Fiction and Juvenile|
|PZ 6||Early to 1860/1870|
||General Juvenile Fiction
Alphabetical by author last name
|PZ 8||Fairy Tales|
|PZ 8.1||Folklore, Legends, Romance|
|PZ 8.3||Stories in Rhyme|
|PZ 10.3||Animal Stories|
|PZ 73-78||Languages: Spanish|
Interested in learning more about Library of Congress Classification? Visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline web site.