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Literacy, Language Arts, and Literature Studies (LLLS): Children's Books

Resources for reading, language arts, literacy, and library science

Find Books & Audio Books

To find a specific title:

  • Use quotation marks for an "exact phrase"
  • If results are unclear, try an advanced search where you can:
    • restrict terms to the title field
    • add creator's name in author field if needed

Advanced Search

To find children's books on a given topic (e.g., polar bears), select and apply relevant Location filters to search results, including:

  • Pearland Juvenile Collection​
  • UHCL Easy Book Collection
  • UHCL Juvenile Collection
  • UHCL Juvenile Reference Collection

 1. Sign in to OneSearch, and use Request under Get It if a UH library has a copy available.


 2. Or submit a Book Request form.

Map of upper floor with Curriculum Library, Juvenile Reference, Easy Book Room, and Juvenile locations noted

Classification numbers used for children's fiction may not be unique.

Fic Wil 2005 for example is used for:

  • Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles
  • Broken China by Lori Williams
  • Brothers in Hope by Mary Williams
  • The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson

Write down or remember the author's name. When you get to the right shelves (Juvenile Fic Wil in this example), books are filed alphabetically by author, then subfiled by title. The date is ignored.

If there is no author, the first 3 letters of the title will be used in the classification instead. This arrangement is common in public libraries and K-12 schools.

Related Databases

Award-Related Shortcuts

There will be some false matches; check detailed records to verify that award or honor or medal appears in an Awards note.

For realistic fiction, search for a known title in OneSearch. If you don't have a specific book in mind:

  • identify books of interest in Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature, which has a limiter for realistic fiction
  • then search for those titles in OneSearch
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