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Children's Literature

Book Collections and Children's Literature Subject Headings

For SDSU book holdings check the Library Catalog. The Catalog is the online tool used for finding books and multimedia in the SDSU Library. Books can be searched by keyword, author, title, or subject.

Book Information

  • Book Reviews at the National Center for the Study of Children's Literature.

    SDSU has come to be known as the leading place in the U.S. to do study in Children's Literature. Home to the National Center for the Study of Children's Literature, SDSU annually attracts visiting foreign researchers and has hosted numerous conferences and lectures.

  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database [SDSU] 1922 to present for book lists; 1993 to present for book reviews.

    Annotated listings of recommended books, critical reviews of children's books and brief review articles.

  • International Children's Digital Library

    Free access to digital children's books from around the world.

  • Recommended Literature (K-12). California Department of Education.

    CDE Staff, Lott, D. & Wheeler, M. CA: California Department of Education.
    Free online source. Recommended books for children and adolescents selected by children’s school and public librarians, teachers, parents, administrators and curriculum planners, and college professors. Users can search for books based on grade level, language, culture, genre, classification, curriculum connection and awards received. Print version of Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve with database contents available in the library's reference section.

  • WorldCat [SDSU]

    Combined catalog of many U.S. and international libraries.

Digital Collections

Books in Other Libraries

To find and order books from other San Diego area libraries use the Circuit or use Interlibrary Loan to borrow books from libraries elsewhere.