The ten main classes of the Dewey Decimal Classification system
000 Computers, information & general reference
100 Philosophy & psychology
300 Social sciences
700 Arts & recreation
900 History and geography
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.
Each year children's literature and young adult literature receive many fine awards. To find out if we own an award-winning book listed in the sites below, search the online catalog by title.
Genres in children's literature
Find resources for your storytelling presentation in the Teacher Education Library.
Media Hand puppets are located on the puppet tree. Kits, games, pictures, and art prints are in the Media Room.
Follow-up activities You can get ideas with "how to" books located at the end of the English textbook section. Search for this type of book in the catalog by combining keywords with the subheadings (Study and teaching) or (Activity programs.)