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Education: Children's Books

This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in education.

Children's & Young Adult Authors & Illustrators: Biographical Information

The Horn Book Magazine

Juvenile Collection on the 5th Floor

Welcome to the Juvenile Location!
Children's & Young Adult Books are Located on the 5th Floor of the Houston Cole Library in the "Juvenile Location."



Finding Children's Books on Topics & by Genre

Library Catalog Basic Search

Basic search in the Houston Cole Library catalog. 

Search Catalog: by:

Advanced Search

Children's Book Awards: Web Sites

Check out the latest award-winning children's books from a wide range of award sponsors below. If you see a title you like, do a title search in the Library Catalog above to find out whether the Library has the book and to obtain the call number. If the Library does not have the book you are looking for, feel free to contact the Education Librarian to make a book request.

Browsing Children & Young Adult Books by LOC Subject Headings

The children & young adult section is arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification System from A-Z. A rough call number guide is as follows:

A General Works- non-fiction

B Philosophy, Psychology, Mythology,  Religion

C World History

European History

Native American History, American History

Candian History, Latin American History

G Geography, Ecology, Folklore, Holidays

GV Sports

Social Sciences, Economy, Money, Family, Communities

J Politics, Governments


L Education, Schools

M Music, Musicians

N Art, Architecture,  Artists

PN-PS Poetry, Authors, Illustrators

PZ Juvenile Fiction (Both children & young adult)

PZ 8 Folktales & Fairy Tales

QA Math

QB Astronomy

QC-QD Chemistry, Phsyics

QE Geology

QH Natural History

QK Plants

QL Animals, Living Creatures

QM Human Anatomy


Agriculture, Forests

Technology, Transportation, Photography, Crafts, Cooking

U-V Military  

Libraries, Books