Children's Literature

A research guide for Children's Literature from West Chester University Libraries.

Education Librarian

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Katie Manwiller
FHG Library, Room 234
(610) 436-3393
Subjects: Education

Humanities Librarian

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Rachel McMullin
F.H. Green Library, Room 209

Children's Books at FHG Libraries

The books in the Children's Room are arranged by book type: picture books, juvenile fiction, juvenile non-fiction, board books, big books, and reference books. Everything, except the reference books, can be borrowed for 35 days and may be renewed for an additional 35 days. The reference books are for use in the library and cannot be borrowed.


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Locating Books in the Children's Room

  • Picture books are located nearest to the windows. They have the designation jP and are on the shelves in alphabetical order by the author's last name.
  • Juvenile Fiction (chapter books through YA) are located in the middle of the room. They have the designation J and are in alphabetical order by the author's last name.
  • Juvenile Non-fiction are arranged on the shelves near the door closest to the hallway. They are arranged in by subject according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System.
  • Board Books are located the tall bookcase on the wall with windows.
  • Big Books are located on the large flat shelving near the non-fiction books. These are oversized versions of picture books suitable for early childhood.
  • Juvenile Reference books are on the left side of the room as you enter from the hallway.

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