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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. 

Children's eBooks

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

Local Public Libraries

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.

Use this database 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

Books about Children's Literature

TALK Program - Text and Learn for Kindergarten

A service developed by the Ypsilanti District Library for parents who might not have time or resources to visit a public library for storytimes. It offers at-home activities and ideas to help prepare their child for school success and is available to all Michigan parents with children 5 and under. Sign up to get two activity suggestions by text message each week. Receive notifications about services and programs for families if you live near a participating library.