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A guide to help you with your educational research.
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Jazmyne Baylor
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Use this box to quickly search for children's literature, professional teaching books, and curriculum materials from the WCU CMC and ASU Instructional Materials Center.


The CMC is composed of several collections:

  • CMC Pro -- Professional Teaching Books (Reading, Mathematics, Classroom Management, Art Projects, etc.)
  • CMC -- North Carolina State-Adopted Textbooks by Grade and Subject and Sample Curricula
  • CMC ER -- Leveled Easy Readers
  • CMC PIC -- Fiction Picture Books
  • CMC FIC -- Fiction Chapter Books
  • CMC Children's -- Nonfiction, Poetry, Fairy and Folktales, Counting, and Alphabet Books
  • CMC Closet -- Puppets, Kits, Math Manipulatives, Storytelling Props, Puzzles, and Games

Curriculum Material Center 

The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) supports teacher education students in field experiences and coursework related to teaching methodologies and children’s/young adult literature. The CMC collections include instructional materials, professional teaching resources, NC state-adopted textbooks, big books, and children's and young adult literature. 

The CMC is located on the upper mezzanine in Hunter Library. If you are using the elevator, press the button for the CMC. 

Please contact Jazmyne Baylor, Research and Instruction Librarian/Education Liaison for consultation, class projects, lesson planning, or tours of the CMC. 




Great Resources for Children and YA Literature

Novelist K-8 is a great tool to locate books for children in grades K-8. Books are searchable by author, title, series name, Lexile level (reading level), and plot. It includes lists of award-winning fiction, book lists arranged by genre and subgenre, feature articles, thematic units, teacher resources, and more.

Features original streaming children’s and young adult author videos and audiobook excerpts, and guides to thousands of titles. Browse by grade level, subject, or genre. Additional content includes booklists, Common Core literacy connections, award lists, curricular applications, and more.


North Carolina Adopted Textbooks K-12


The following is a new list of North Carolina Adopted Textbooks approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education. For more information, please contact Jazmyne Baylor.