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Juvenile Literature: Home

Resources related to Children's and Young Adult Literature.

Welcome & Research Tips

The Instructional Materials Center (IMC) on the Ground Floor of King Library holds contemporary literature for children and young adults. 

While there are some older materials included in the IMC collection, researchers interested in the history of children's literature and educational materials should see the historic children's literature collection held in the Walter Havighust Special Collections and University Archives on the 3rd Floor of King Library. 

For assistance with literary research on children's literature, see this guide.

Finding Books in the IMC

Use this box to find books located in the IMC. Please follow the search tips below for help.

To find a book in the IMC, filter your search results by location. Make sure you are looking for King Library, Ground Floor, IMC

The Juvenile Literature collection is divided into several parts.

  • Juv Easy picture books for children in grades PK-3
  • Easy Readers - leveled readers for children learning to read
  • Juvenile Fiction/Non-Fiction includes non-fiction books for children of all ages and fiction books for children in grades 4-12
  • ELL - books for English Language Learners
  • Language Materials - books for teaching foreign languages
  • Big Books - oversized books for grades PK-3, perfect for reading-aloud to large groups 

The location and call number will end up looking similar to: King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv QA27.5 .L44 2016b

You can find a list of all the materials in the IMC here. 

Book Finder Databases

Free Children's eBook Collections

Kids and YA ebooks - through the Ohio Digital Library. Available with an Ohio Public Library card. Need a card? Use your local Oxford address to get one from the Lane Public Library here

Comics and Graphic Novels online - free from the State Library of Ohio. 

K-12 Online Textbooks - links to free online textbooks for ELA, math, science, and social studies.

Your Librarian

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Abigail Morgan

Summer 2024 Research Assistance

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