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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 ERC staff can assist patrons in selecting specific titles based on a child's age, subject interest or genre. The entire collection may be accessed through the Boston College Libraries catalog

Monthly feature: Wordless books: Getting Started

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This comprehensive guide will provide information on using wordless books in the classroom.  Wordless books can be good for differentiated reading levels, English language learners, and struggling readers.