To browse children’s/YA literature on the shelves-
Picture books are in the C E area:
C E HENK KITT is the call number for Kevin Henkes’ book Kitten's first full moon.
Intermediate and young adult books are in C FIC:
C FIC DICA BECA is the call number for Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie.
Most historical fiction, fantasy, and realistic fiction are found in C FIC. You will need to use the online catalog to find these 3 genres. See below Genres and Realistic Fiction.
Non-fiction / Informational books for children begin with C, followed by three or more numbers:
A tree is a plant / by Clyde Robert Bulla C 583 BULL 2001
Traditional literature (fairy tales, myths, legends): C 398.2’s.
Poetry, including collections by author and theme: C 811’s.
Biographies are found mainly in in the nonfiction subject area that the person represents.
For example, you will find biographies about authors under the subject heading Authors, and a biography about a scientist under the subject heading Scientists.
The amazing life of Benjamin Franklin C 973.3 GIBL 2000 is in the 973s -United States History.
Award winners, biographies, and holiday books can be identified on the shelves by the sticker on the book spine.