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Instruction & Assessment Librarian

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Stella Hudson (she/her)
Wallace Library G35 (Periodicals Level near the ground level entrance and the ITSS help desk)
(508) 286-3732
Subjects: Criminology

Choosing High Quality Children's Literature

This book is written for teachers and parents of young children to help them select the very best in children's literature. Written by practicing teachers in a graduate children's literature class at Ashland University, the book contains ten chapters covering eight genres of children's literature, picture book illustrations, and children's book awards. 

Finding Children's and Young Adult Books in the Library

Children's and young adult books are located in the PZ range (under the subject of "juvenile belles lettres" or juvenile literature) on our Stacks Level. Within the PZ range, the books are arranged based on what type of book it is: graphic novel, traditional fairy tale, realistic animal stories, braille and sign language books, books written in more than one language, etc. 

To find a book based on the character, use recommended reading lists to identify what books you want to find, then use our catalog to see if Wheaton or HELIN, a group of area libraries of which we are a part, have the book in our collections. 

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Recommended Book Lists

Finding Children's Books Online

Use these sources to find children's books freely available online. You can filter by language, level, categories, etc. Books are available various formats including PDF, Readalong, and ebook. 

Diversity in Children's Books in 2018 Infographic