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ENGL 389 Children's Literature - Finding Children's Books

To Find Children's Books

Advanced method:

  • Use the Library Search box.
  • Search for: topic AND ("juvenile literature" OR "juvenile fiction")
    • Examples:
    • divorce AND ("juvenile literature" OR "juvenile fiction")
    • dogs AND ("juvenile literature" OR "juvenile fiction")
    • jumping AND ("juvenile literature" OR "juvenile fiction")
  • Limit Locations to MacEwan University - City Centre.

Quick method:

  • Use the Library Search box.
  • Search for: topic juvenile
    • Examples:
    • divorce juvenile
    • dogs juvenile
    • jumping juvenile
  • Limit Locations to MacEwan University - City Centre.
  • If it's says Juvenile Collection after the call number, then it's a picture book.

The Children's Collection is located on the third floor of the library, in the alcove at the top of the 6th street building stairs.

Try the resources below for ideas, or search Google or Amazon for topic lists. If you know the title of the book you are looking for, search for it by title using the Library Search box. 

You can also register for an L-Pass and use the Edmonton Public LIbrary! Search for titles at, and set your Hold pick up location as MacEwan Lending Machine.

Selected Web Resources

Reference Books


These are the best databases for criticism and analysis of children's literature.

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