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Children's and Teens' Resources

Award-winning children's and young adult literature, fun government document sites, and more!

Find Books & Audiobooks for Children & Teens

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

Find resources for children and teens by genre with these shortcuts. There may be some false matches.

Click on the following links to see the books the library owns for a specific award. 

Review detailed records for awards notes as some false matches may occur.

Award and honor site homepages:

Search by keyword (e.g., siblings), and then select and apply relevant filters to your results:

  • Language: Spanish
  • Location: UHCL Easy Book Room, UHCL Juvenile Collection, Pearland Juvenile Collection, etc.

Advanced Search

For more complex searches like siblings OR "brothers and sisters", use Advanced Search. See sample results below with active filters for Spanish language and locations of UHCL Easy Book Collection and UHCL Juvenile Collection:

Sample results as described above

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.

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