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Children's Literature



This guide will assist in helping to locate children's literature at Boston College.

Collection Overview

Boston College Libraries contain a great number of resources useful for the study of children's literature. The Educational Resource Center (ERC) has a rich collection in the area of children's literature in both fiction and non-fiction. The collection includes titles ranging from teaching with children's literature to outstanding titles in children's literature. In addition, the collection contains classic titles in children's literature, award winning titles, reviews of children's literature, picture books, concept books, big books, best books for children and information about authors and illustrators.

New books are added monthly to the collection and are evaluated for their quality. The reference collection at the ERC features many useful print bibliographies to assist patrons in selecting specific titles based on a child's age, subject interest or genre. The entire collection may be accessed through Holmes, the Boston College Libraries online discovery tool.

New Children's Literature at the ERC


Subject Librarian

Margaret Cohen
Educational Resource Center

Campion, G13


Monthly Feature

Book cover: Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson

 "CJ’s journey with his Nana is not just a simple bus ride; it is a multi-sensory experience through which he discovers that beautiful music, nature and people surround him.  CJ’s questions are familiar, and Nana answers him with gentle wisdom.  Right up until their arrival at the last stop on Market Street, Nana guides CJ to become “a better witness for what’s beautiful.” (Newbery Medal)




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