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M.A.T. Graduate Education Research Guide: Children's Books

An online guide to library resources to support students enrolled in the M.A.T. Education program at LaGrange College.

Award Winning Books

Click on the name of the award (in blue) or the award/medal image to go to the official website for each award. Each website contains list of current and past award winners:

Search the Catalog for Children's Books

Lewis Library Online Catalog


Click here to use your library's Online Catalog:

  • When searching for children's books in the online catalog, you can select to limit your search by location to JUVENILE. This will ensure you only get results from the JUV section. 
  • If you know the author's name of a children's book you are searching for, use the Author search to get a results list of all the books the library has by that author.
  • When browsing the library shelves for children's books, look for call numbers beginning with JUV.
    • Lewis Library JUV books are separated into fiction and non-fiction.
    • Fiction titles will have call numbers with JUV followed by letters. These letters represent the author's last name. For example, a book by Eric Carle would have a call number that looks like this: JUV CAR
    • Non-Fiction titles will have call numbers with JUV followed by numbers, then followed by the author's last name. For example, a book by Shirley Climo would have a call number that looks like this: JUV 398.2 Climo
  • All JUV books are located on the top (3rd) floor of Lewis Library, on the right side. When you are ready to check out books, you can do so at the circulation desk on the main (2nd) floor of Lewis Library.

Books Spotlight: Multicultural Cinderella Stories

In May 2000, the popular periodical Book Links (v.9 no.5) published an article by Mary Northrup titled "Multicultural Cinderella Stories".  This excellent article discusses the history and evolution of Cinderella stories across various cultures. Additionally, the article lists Cinderella books by country (e.g. Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and so on...) giving descriptions of each book. 

Lewis Library has many of the titles mentioned in Northrup's article. Below are a few featured titles from the article that are available for check-out at Lewis Library:

Special Collections of Children's Literature

There are many resources out there for accessing children's books. Explore the links below and discover the variety of children's books available online. Many of the below links have digitized collections, allowing you to read the entire book in color, full-screen! Other links are to online exhibitions by library's with excellent children's literature collections and will take you on a "virtual tour" of some of their most unique and rare titles. Searching for children's books in a variety of languages? Try the ICDL link below, which is a fully digitized collection of children's books in more than 50 languages!

Featured Children's Book App Previews!

ICDL: International Children's Digital Library

This online collection of children's books features more than 4400 books in 55 different languages. You can search for books by language, plus a variety of other ways including by book color, kids age, chapter books, picture books, types of books (fantasy, fairy tale, true books), the length of books, award winning books, and more! All book titles are free to read, and load in full-color, full-screen!

ILL for JUV Books

Are you searching for a particular book that Lewis Library doesn't have? ILL may be the answer. ILL, or Interlibrary Loan, allows your library to borrow books from other library collections. To find out more about ILL or make a book request, use the links below:

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