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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. 

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Children's Book Awards: Web Sites

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