Finding Children's & Young Adult Literature in the Michael Schwartz Library

Maintained by Kathy Dobda.

The Library's juvenile literature collection includes both young adult and children's literature. Consequently, it covers literature for children from preschool age through twelfth grade. The collection is shelved in Library of Congress call number order in a separate collection in the Multimedia Center on the 3rd floor of the Library.

Scholar Catalog: The Juvenile Literature Collection is searchable via the Library's online catalog, Scholar. The location Juv Coll, MMC 3rd FL in the SCHOLAR record indicates the book is in the juvenile collection. Get help finding juvenile literature through SCHOLAR catalog.

Children's Literature Bibliographies: Bibliographies, sometimes called indexes or subject guides, help users find children's literature by theme, subject, age level, and/or type or genre (i.e. concept, fantasy, ABC, board books, etc.). They provide necessary information, including title and author, for users to check SCHOLAR if the book is available in the Michael Schwartz Library. Each book on this bibliography is available in the Library Multimedia Center on the third floor of the Library.

Children's Literature (pre k-6)

Book Location Book Title
Z1037 .L715 2002 A to Zoo : Subject Access to Children's Picture Books
Z1037 .N346 2002 Adventuring With Books: a Booklist for pre-K-Grade 6
Z1037 .G48 2002 Best Books for Children: Preschool through Grade 6
Z1037.9 C42 1992-1996 Children's Books of the Year
Z1037 .F848 1995 More Books Kids Will Sit Still For: A Read-Aloud Guide
Z1037 .T46 1992 Play, learn, and grow: an annotated guide to the best books and materials for very young children

Young Adult Literature (grades 4-12)

Book Location Book Title
Z1037 .B55 2000 Best Books for Young Teen Readers
Z1037 .N568 1993-2002 Books for the Teen Age. New York Public Library
Z1037 .S7575 1994 What Do Young Adults Read Next? A Reader's Guide to Fiction for Young Adults
Z1039.S5 N4 1990 High Interest Easy Reading: A Booklist for Junior and Senior High School Students


Book Location Book Title
Z1037.A1 C482 1997: v.1 & 2 Children's Books in Print
Z1037.A1 C482 1997: v.1 & 2 Children's Catalog

Award Books

Book Location Book Title
Z1037.A2 C534 1996 Children's Books. Awards & Prizes
Z1037.A2 C545 1994 Children's Literature Awards and Winners
Z1037.A2 C67 1999 The Coretta Scott King Awards Book, 1970-1999
Z1037.A2 C67 1999 The Newbery & Caldecott Awards: A Complete Listing of Medal and Honor Books
Z1037 .N568 1993-2002 Books for the Teen Age. New York Public Library
Z1037.A2 B76 1992 Newbery and Caldecott Medal and Honor Book Winners: Bibliographies and Resource Material Through 1991

Specialized Bibliographies: Multicultural

Book Location Book Title
Z1037 .D86 1992 Guide to the 400 best children's multicultural books
Z1037 .W672 1991 Books by African-American Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults
Z1037 .M654 1992 Our Family, Our Friends, Our World: An Annotated Guide to Significant Multicultural Books for Children and Teenagers
Z1361.E4 K34 2001 Kaleidoscope: A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8
Z1232.H45 2001 Many Peoples, One Land: A Guide to New Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults
E77.4 .T63 1992 Through Indian Eyes: The Native Experience in Books for Children

Specialized Bibliographies: Disabilities

Book Location Book Title
Z1037.9 .R63 1992 Portraying Persons with Disabilities: An Annotated Bibliography of Fiction for Children and Teenagers
Z1037.9 .F73 1985 Accept Me As I Am: Best Books of Juvenile Nonfiction on Impairments and Disabilities

Specialized Bibliographies: Other

Book Location Book Title
Z1037.9 .S57 1992 E for Environment: An Annotated Bibliography of Children's Books with Environmental Themes
Z1037 .L97 1989 Fantasy Literature for Children and Young Adults: An Annotated Bibliography
Z1037 .A6 1989 They Wrote for Children Too: An Annotated Bibliography of Children's Literature by Famous Writers for Adults
Z7401 .K45 1990 Science & Technology in Fact and Fiction: A Guide to Children's Books
Z7401 .K46 1990 Science & technology in Fact and Fiction: A Guide to Young Adult Books
Z6651 .W85 1992 The Wonderful World of Mathematics: A Critical Annotated List of Children's Books in Mathematics


The following magazines provide reviews and recommendations of new children's literature. Current issues and bound volumes of older issues are shelved together alphabetically on the fourth floor.

  • The Horn Book Magazine 1990-
    This semimonthly publication is devoted to children's literature, reviewing about 100 books in each issue.
  • Lion and the Unicorn: A Critical Journal of Children's Literature
    Each issue focuses on a particular theme or genre. Includes articles, interviews, and book reviews on that topic.
  • The New York Times Book Review 1980-
    Children's book reviews found weekly in the "For Younger Readers" column. Each November and December numerous lists of outstanding children's books are provided.
  • Publisher's Weekly 1997-
    Each issue has a section of children's book reviews with recommended age group. Two monthly issues, Spring and Fall, devoted to children's literature.
  • Reading Teacher 1990-
    The October issue includes an extensive annotated bibliography of selected children's books from the previous year, organized by age group.
  • School Library Journal 1974-
    September through May issues review approximately 200 books.
  • Young Children 1944-
    Children's book reviews in each issue.