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

Recent Caldecott Medal Winners

Locating children's books

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.

Journals and Magazines

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