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ENG 240 & 242: Children's Literature

Where can I find Children's Books?

Bailey Library Children's Literature Collection PhotoFiction and non-fiction books for children of all ages are located in the Bailey Library Children's Literature Collection.

The collection is located to the right as you enter the library, near the copy machines.

 NOTE: On campus check-out of print materials is currently suspended. Students and faculty can access the eBook K-8 Collection for digital content below or place materials on hold from local public libraries pending current conditions. 

Children's eBooks

Access eBooks from home using your WCC Net ID and Password. 

Local Public Libraries

Find books in print and online through your local public library with a public library card.

Children's Literature Quick Search

Find books in the Children's Literature Collection by author, title, or subject. 

Browsing Children's Literature

Browsing the children's literature collection is a delight. Use these Library of Congress Classification numbers to guide you:

  • PZ 5  short story collections
  • PZ 7  fiction (picture books, chapter books, and young adult titles interfiled alphabetically by author)
  • PZ 8 & PZ 8.1  folk and fairy tales
  • PZ 8.2  fables
  • PZ 8.3  poetry and stories in rhyme (picture books with a rhyming text are here!)

Nonfiction children's literature is also found in the Children's Literature Collection, arranged by subject.  

Find Books by Age, Ethnicity, Setting, Genre, and More.

This is an absolutely wonderful website to find books with specific topics or features.

  • A book for 5 year olds set in colonial America? 
  • A book about Hispanic children with a female protagonist? 
  • A book about a child dealing with a mother's death? 

You choose!! Then use WCC's catalog or the Children's Literature Quick Search on this page to see if we own the book.

Book Lists

New Books about Children's Literature