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Children's Literature



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

Happy School Year book cover

DePalma, M. N., ill, & Milord, S. (2008). Happy school year! (1st ed.. ed.). New York: Scholastic Press. 

 Children gather for a first day of school celebration that calms their worries about the day. Includes note about the history of such celebrations, and a related website.





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