In order to locate YA/children’s books, or accompanying or supplemental materials, you may search OneSearch by specific authors or titles. Subject searching may also be performed using specific subject terms such as:
The Oviatt Library maintains a selective collection of young adult (YA) and children's fiction and non-fiction materials as well as teacher's guides, dolls and puppets, videocassettes, games, and sound recordings. The materials are listed in OneSearch by author, title, and subject. The YA/children's book collection is designated by "Teacher Curriculum Center TCC" under Available at in OneSearch. Both the children's books and the accompanying instructional materials are housed in the Teacher Curriculum Center.
For biographical information on authors or illustrators of children's works, you may use a personal name as a subject and/or perform a subject search using the following subject headings in OneSearch:
See also: Something About the Author. Teacher Curriculum Center PN 451 .S6
Provides concise biographical information and references on authors and illustrators.
Teacher's guides or study guides for individual works of YA/children's literature can be located by performing a title search in OneSearch. Teacher's guides are designated with the words "teacher's guide" following the title. Some good examples are:
For critical/analytical studies, perform a subject search in OneSearch using one or more of the following subject terms:
The following periodical indexes regularly contain citations to reviews of YA/children's books or research documents on the topic of children's literature, reading, etc. These can be accessed from the "Databases A-Z" link on the Oviatt Library home page.
The following will assist you in locating information on a variety of children's book awards. Remember that many of these awards are reported first in periodical sources so periodical indexes may also assist you to identify award winners.
The California State Department of Education, local school districts, and others create recommended reading lists. The following is a selected list from the Teacher Curriculum Center collection: