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Children's Literature

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

Find books using the advanced search feature of OneSearch and select Books & Media (CSULB), then enter "CSULB children's collection", and then enter your keywords in the second box and click search:

                            This will limit your search to the books found in our Children's Collection.

Also, search DAWCL for award winning children's book titles and then use our OneSearch to see if we have them:

Article Databases

Search for articles ABOUT children's literature, written by teachers, librarians and university professors

Children's Literature Journals

These journals publishing research about children's literature and child development are available free on the web.

Children's Books for Current Events

Find books for kids to help understand what is happening around them.

Children's Literature Resources From Home

See these lists of eBooks available to you via OneSearch.  There are both ebooks and audiobooks.  Look them up in OneSearch to access them.

Online Resources for Children's Literature

Look to your local public library.  Most are offering online cards right now for access to their digital collections.  Look for services like Overdrive, Axis 360, Hoopla, Kanopy (for videos), TumbleBook Library and more.

Banned Books Week


Banned Books Week 2021





top 10 most challenged books 2020

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

#1 Banned Book from 2018, 2019 and 2020:

**** Update to the info in the video: As of Fall 2021, changes in OneSearch have removed the "Location" option.  Instead, enter "Children's Collection" in quotes to limit your search to the children's area.****