Print books for pre-school through young adult readers are available in the Children’s and Young Adult Collection on the ground floor of the library adjacent to the CMC. The collection is divided into four sections:
- Easy books - Also known as picture books (pre-school to grade 3 reading level)
- Fiction books (grade 4 to grade 8) and YA–young adult/teen literature (grade 9 to grade 12)
- Biography (all reading levels)
- Non-fiction (all reading levels)
Separate collections of Newbery, Caldecott, and Michael Printz Award books are also maintained.
Award medallions and labels indicate other medal books and honor books (i.e. Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpre, and Robert Siebert, etc.).
The children’s collection has recently expanded to include Spanish and bilingual (with parallel text) children’s books.
The children's collection includes many books on disability and special needs topics.
These collections are primarily designed for students’ use in education and reading courses as well as for the faculty members teaching these courses.
If you have questions or suggestions for additions to the collection or want to discuss using children’s literature in your lesson planning, please contact Mary Rodrigues, CMC Library Assistant or Allyson Wind, Education Department Liaison Librarian.