EDU 280 Literature/Creative Drama for Children. A comprehensive survey of the literature written for children; emphasis on the development of techniques for encouraging enjoyment of literature; a special component on the use of creative drama.
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 catalog by title.
Limit search results by choosing: Library - Teacher Education Library.
Choose "Format" to limit by books, kits, toys, etc.
Sample searches below.
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.
Genres in children's literature
Find resources for your storytelling presentation.
Media Hand puppets are located on the puppet tree. Kits, games, pictures, and art prints are in the Media Room.
Follow-up activities Get ideas from activity books located at the end of the English textbook section (call numbers beginning with ENG 372.6 and. Search for this type of book in the catalog by combining keywords with the subheadings (Study and teaching) or (Activity programs.)
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