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University Library Children's Literature Collection

This is an academic guide for resources in the Children's Literature Collection

About this Collection

The University Library Children's Collection  provides materials useful for teachers and students working with children and young adults. The collection includes:

  • Picture and story books
  • Folklore and folktales
  • Young adult literature
  • Non-fiction such as biographies, math and science materials
  • Graphic novels

Some secondary sources, such as lists of best books, books about children's authors and illustrators, reviews, and selection aids are also included in the collection.

This collection is located on the main floor of the library, right in the middle of the information commons area and uses the  Dewey Decimal Classification scheme, the system that is used most often in school and public libraries.

The major call numbers are:

  • FIC (fiction)
  • BIOG (biography) 
  • EASY (picture books)
  • 000-999 for nonfiction

Dewey Decimal Classification System:

000-099 General works
100-199 Philosophy; Psychology
200-299 Religion
300-399 Social sciences
400-499 Languages
500-599 Pure sciences
600-699 Technology
700-799 The arts
800-899 Literature
900-999 History

The Children's Collection also includes a substantial number of books donated by the family of Dr. Armin R. Schulz in July 2011. This collection, comprising 3,145 titles, was the personal library of Dr. Schulz, Professor Emeritus of Teacher Education and inaugural Director of the John Stuart Rogers Faculty Development Center at CSU Stanislaus.

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