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ENGL 501 Literature for Children

ENGL 501 Literature for Children

ENG501 Literature for Children

Documenting the Portrayal of Diversity in Children’s Books

Find picture books in the library catalog at

  • Books

  • For keyword, type in picture book

  • In facets, limit search to 2010-2021

  • In facets, set location to Juvenile Books

  • Click on search

Other searches: You can do the same search using folklore or fairy tale or marchen instead of picture book


Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database 

Find book reviews for books that interest you

  • Identify picture books that interest you in your list. 

  • Now, let’s find some reviews of these books to learn more about them and how others have evaluated them.

  • Open a second tab.

  • Go to the home page. 

  • Choose databases. 

  • Type in Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database.

  • Do a title search for your book.

  • If the review icon appears, look at the reviews. 

  • If not, choose a different book. 


Browse the Collection - When browsing a PK-12 school library or a public library use the Dewey Decimal System to find books. Look under these call numbers for books on topics.

000 – Computer science, information & general works

100 – Philosophy & psychology

200 – Religion

300 – Social sciences

400 – Language

500 – Science

600 – Technology

700 – Arts & recreation

800 – Literature

900 – History & geography


Special Collections and University Archives - Sign up and make your appointments using this form

Under materials you want to use, write ENG 501 cart.

To find books of folklore in Special Collections use the catalog at

  • Books

  • For keyword, type in folklore

  • In facets, set location to Special Collections

  • Click on search

  • Then request that book to view by appointment using the form