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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.

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EDEL 300

Children’s Literature for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Schools

Your Librarian: Cathy Outten |

Our Collection

Room 200

  • Picture Books (PZ8.)
  • Graphic Novels (all call numbers)
  • Beginning readers (PZ6.)
  • Juvenile Fiction (PZ7.)
  • Young Adult Fiction (PZ7.5.)

Room 204

  • Non-Fiction – all ages (by subject)
  • K-12 Curriculum (by subject)
  • Braille
  • Poetry (PZ5.) Videos, audiobooks (all call numbers)
  • Oversized (all call numbers)


This Online Guide 

  • Link through Home Page/ Research Guides/ Children’s Literature
  • We Need Diverse Books / Banned Books
  • Includes info about OneSearch, Award Winners

Using our Collection

  • Don’t put books back on shelf, use bin or leave on tables
  • Check out books by the front door of the library with your student ID
  • Or via a locker system out front, request the book in OneSearch, you will get an email when they are ready, limit 5 book requests at one time
  • Check out for 16 weeks, up to 50 at a time

Using OneSearch

  • Use Advanced Search and enter “CSULB Children’s Collection” in first box
  • Use keywords (e.g. bunnies) or library “subject terms”: (e.g. rabbits)
  • Limit Location on the left to:  Picture Books, Nonfiction, etc.
  • Limit searches to the last 10-20 years to get better/more multicultural books
  • Find the LOCATION and CALL NUMBER for your book and find it on the shelf, OR use the request feature to pick up the book from our lockers



  • Biographies and informational texts
  • Use your keywords in OneSearch and use the "location" feature on the left to select "nonfiction"
  • Find a call number related to your subject and find books on your topic for all ages there


  • Picture Books, chapter books, Historical Fiction
  • Use your keywords in OneSearch and use the "location" feature on the left to limit to "Children's Fiction" for chapter books or "Children's Picture" for picture books

Evaluating a Children’s Book

  • Find a book, using OneSearch.  award winners are good place to start
  • Age/ability appropriate?
  • Multiethnic/cultural? We Need Diverse Books!
  • Anti-bias? Non-sexist? Reflective of your readers? Positive?
  • Accurate information?