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Children's and Young Adults' Literature: Getting Started

A research guide for locating children's and young adults' literature available through and beyond the Tyndale libraries.

This guide

Children's Literature Interest Group — University of Leicester


This guide contains a list of suggested resources to help you find Children's Literature by topic.

If you are still having problems finding information on your topic, click on the tab Ask a Librarian above.

Finding Childrens Literature at the Tyndale Libraries

You can now use WorldCat to search the library collections for children's and youth literature. To do so, try the following steps: 
  1. Go to the Tyndale library catalogue.
  2. Enter your topic (i.e. 'Canada') and press enter, or click on the magnifying glass
  3. When results come up, change 'Refine This Search' to sort by Library. This brings up Tyndale holdings first
  4. Scroll down further to 'Audience' and choose 'Juvenile'

You can search by format:

You can also search by one of the following:

Browse Children's Literature by Grade & Age

Suggested Online Resources

Suggested Reference Books

Children's Books That Nurture the Spirit

by Louise Margaret Granahan; Tom Harpur

Z 1037 .G73 2003

Best Books for Children

by John T. Gillespie; Catherine Barr

Z 1037 .G48 2010

Books Kids Will Sit Still For, Level 3

by Judy Freeman

Z 1037 .F847 2006

A to Zoo

by Carolyn W. Lima and John A. Lima

Z 1037 .L715 2006

The Dr. Seuss Catalog

by Richard H.F. Lindemann

Z 8808 .915 L56 2005 and Ebook

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

edited by Jack Zipes