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Find Children's Literature : Genres & Topics

Finding Children's Books in Library Search

Use the library catalog to identify children's books before searching the library shelves.

To find fiction children's books, you'll need to use subject searching. In advanced search with the subject filter for "juvenile fiction," add a keyword for topic and/or genre you're interested in. An example might be subject: "juvenile fiction" and "bears." Try using "juvenile literature" as well.

  • Use lists of award winners and other titles to help identify more books. Search the catalog to see if we have the titles you found.
  • Use E-ZBorrow to get books that Temple doesn't have.
  • You can request books from other US Temple Libraries and they'll be sent to your home library. (Ex: Get Ambler books sent to Charles for you).
  • The boxes below have shortcuts to book categories for you to browse. You can narrow the books down using the red boxes to the left of the search results after you click the category link.

Find Topics in Library Search

Narrow these results to "online" or a specific Temple library using the options to the left of the results list. If you find a specific title that interests you, there's a good chance that similar books will be in the same area on the shelves.

If you're searching for a specific identity, ethnicity, religious, or racial group, etc, please note that library records don't always mention the identity, race, or ethnicity of characters or subjects in books. You might need to physically browse the shelves or look at lists if you're concerned that you'll miss out on diverse books.