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Children's and Young Adult Literature

Your CECH Library guide to support the study of children's and young adult literature.

Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature

The children's and young adult collections consist of fiction and non-fiction children’s and young adult titles.

Fiction holdings are classified into sub-sections including:

  • Easy picture books
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Young adult fiction
  • Graphic novels
  • Board books
  • Big books

Non-fiction holdings are divided into two sub-sections, with biographies separated from the general non-fiction section. 

The Mary Louise Schroth Charitable Trust funded the purchase of more than 2,500 children’s and young adult books in these collections.

The CECH Library is also the proud home of the Kretschmer Collection of Native American Children’s Literature, a unique special collection of children’s and young adult literature titles written and/or illustrated by Native Americans.

The children's and young adult collections are located on the 3rd floor.

PK-12 Curriculum Materials and Resources in CECH Library

For a complete description of the PK-12 curriculum materials resources available to you in CECH Library's physical and digital collections, please visit the PK-12 Curriculum Materials and Resources guide below. It is also linked from the left navigation menu on this guide.

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