The Children's and Young Adult Collection serves primarily as a resource and examination center for classes in English, literacy, education and early childhood education. It makes available the best writing in the field, including fiction, non-fiction, and picture books.
It also includes a substantial amount of material at the middle and high school reading levels. Since September 1981, the emphasis has been in the areas of picture books, fiction, multicultural and ethnic books, poetry, folk literature, biography, and historical fiction and non-fiction.
There are two locations for the Children's & Young Adult Collection:
The Children's & Young Adult Collection is classified into 5 major areas:
Mostly picture books, Pre-K-3rd grade
48- to 64-page books intended for young readers, K-2nd grade
Chapter books and novels for students, 4th-12th grades
Non-fic---Non-fiction books Arranged by Dewey Decimal number, from 001 to 999
Caldecott & Newbery Award books, "C" or "N" .
A reference collection of the Caldecott and Newbery award-winning books arranged by year; the books are arranged chronologically
Check out the extensive subject guide I have created for children's and young adult literature. You will find considerable information there about the field of children's literature.