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Children's Literature Research Guide: Home

About the Children's Literature Collection

The UC Berkeley Library houses a very selective collection of children's literature shelved in the Main Stacks, the Morrison Library and the Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF). There are also many non-English language children's books held in other campus libraries such as the East Asian Library. The Berkeley Library's collection specializes in literature for school-aged children, books supporting multicultural education and, over the years, has acquired many award-winning books.

Use the UC Berkeley online catalog, UC Library Search, to find children's books in the collection:

  • Identify books by title (where the wild things are) or author (myers, walter dean)
  • Search subject: juvenile literature (jazz juvenile fiction)
  • Browse: keyword: children's literature collection
  • Browse: keyword: jack graves early reader collection (to locate the special collection of early readers and primers donated by Berkeley alum Jack Graves)

Literary Criticism

For academic criticism of children's literature or literature in general, consult the following resources:

The Library subscribes to hundreds of databases. Consult the A-Z Databases list to see them. Search for or browse online resources by subject (broad academic disciplines) or by database type (article databases, book and film reviews, statistics and numeric data, etc.)

Children's Book Awards

Book Reviews

Web resources

Other collections

In addition to the collection at UC Berkeley most public libraries have rich and extensive children's book collections managed by knowledgeable and experienced children's librarians.


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