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Children's books, also known as juvenile literature, are located in the northernmost part of the 4th floor, including genres such as biographies. As of November 2019, there are now 2 locations for children's books. One location is for books purchased using the Hirsch fund for children's literature, next to what is called the Hirsch room. All other books are located on the half-height shelves near the faculty and grad study lounge.
Please note that there are a select few items in Kardon, namely outdated material. Special Collections, the Blockson Afro-American Collection, and other Temple libraries also have some juvenile literature.
Finding Children's Books in Temple Libraries
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."
Databases and Journals about Children's Literature
Literature Resource Center
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline.
MLA International Bibliography
MLA International Bibliography is a database of citations to critical documents on folklore, language, linguistics, and literature, including articles from journals, monographs, collections & reference works.
Search scholarly articles and issues related to children's literature.
The Lion and the Unicorn
The Lion and the Unicorn is a theme- and genre-centered journal of international scope committed to a serious, ongoing discussion of literature for children.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books provides concise summaries and critical evaluations of current children's books. This invaluable resource assists readers with questions regarding the ever-evolving children's literature field. Reviews give an in-depth look at a selected book's content, reading level, strengths and weaknesses, and quality of the format, as well as suggestions for curricular use.