Children's Literature

Guide to Locating Children's & Young Adult Literature
Curriculum Materials Center
The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), located on the lower level of the SUNY Old Westbury Library, offers a large collection of children's and young adult literature books. These books are listed in OWLCat, the Library's online catalog. To search for CMC books in OWLCat, click on the "Advanced Search" tab and select "Curriculum Materials Center - Entire Collection" from the "More Collections" drop down box. Children and young adult books can by borrowed for up to two weeks. 
Reference Books
Bibliographies & Guides
The following bibliographies and guides provide lists directing you to children's and young adult books and authors. Many of the resources list children's and young adult titles by subject and theme. These print resources are located in the Reference Area of the Curriculum Materials Center. 
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .L715 2006
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .E19 2007
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .G48 2006
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .K29 2006
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .F847 2006
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .L97 2005
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .L58 2004
Bibliographies of Award Books
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .A2 M37 2006
Call Number: REF CMC Z1037 .A2 C67 2004
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .A2 G56 2006
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .A2 P87 2006
Call Number: CMC REF PN1008.5 .O94 2006
Library Database
Provides an extensive array of information about children's books, video and audio recordings, film strips, and other children-focused media. Contains more than 260,000 critical reviews of thousands of children's books, ranging from the earliest baby board books to novels and nonfiction for young adults, and an average of more than 1500 new reviews are added to the database monthly. Reading levels are assigned to each evaluated book.
  • Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature
  • Book Links
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
  • Children's Literature
  • Children's Literature Association Quarterly
  • Children's Literature in Education
  • Cricket
  • Five Owls
  • Horn Book Magazine
  • Odyssey
  • School Library Journal
Authors & Illustrators
Book Awards