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Instructional Resources Center (IRC) website with course guides supporting the Division of Teacher Education curriculum.

Course description

EDU 270 Art for Children. Knowledge and skills appropriate to children, including techniques and media for teaching art to children from nursery age through the sixth grade.

Recent Caldecott Medal Winners

Journals and Magazines

Teaching resources

Locating children's books

To browse children’s/YA literature on the shelves-


Picture books  are in the  C E area, shelved by the first 4 letters of the author's name, and the first 4 letters of the title:

   C E REYN WORD is the call number for author Peter H. Reynolds' book titled The word collector.

Intermediate and young adult books are in C FIC, shelved the same as picture books:

  C FIC MEDI MERC is the call number for Meg Medina's Merci Suárez changes gears

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 3 or more Dewey Decimal (subject classification) numbers:

    C 534 MARS 2019 Sound waves.

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.