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Children's Literature: Children's Literature

Find information about the CSULB University Library's children's collection as well as information about children's literature in general.

Looking for that old book you loved?

Oftentimes we remember a story fondly but can't remember the title or author.  This seems to happen frequently with children's books we remember having been read to us when we were little.  Try these ideas to find the titles and relive the memories!

Searching COAST for Children's Literature

COAST is the University Library's catalog.  You can search for items specifically in the Children's collection by selecting Children's Collection under "Search In"  You can search by title, author, as well as keywords.

You can also do a subject search using library terms such as

  • "juvenile literature"
  • "childrens literature"
  • "picture books for children"
  • "Children's literature spanish"
  • "caldecott"


Search for information ABOUT children's literature, written by teachers, librarians and university professors using these databases:

Search for award winning children's books:

Books are still challenged and banned everyday across the USA.  Head to the Banned Books tab to see examples, and visit ALA's website for more information.

#1 Banned Book from 2015:

Picture Books!

Overdrive eBooks

CSULB offers many children's books via Overdrive, including Magic Tree House and Lemony Snicket.  You can read them on your device or on your computer.  Put the Overdrive app on your device and search for CSULB library.  Sign in and you're ready to go!

You can also find them in COAST by searching keyword:overdrive and limit to Children's

Search COAST for Children's Books