Children's and Young Adult Resources (Youth Collection)
Locating Youth Books
- Go to the Library Catalog.
- In the "Keyword" search, specify the subject, title, and/or author keywords of interest to you.
- Limit your search to the "Youth Collection" location using the drop down menu.
To search for Foriegn Language Youth Materials, use the Advanced Search and limit by both "Youth Collections" location and the language you want.
To search for eBooks, type d:"juvenile fiction" in the "Keyword" search line and limit your search to the "Electronic Resources" location using the drop down menu.
Leveled ReadersDial Easy-to-Read
I Can Read Books
I Like to Read
Let's Read & Find Out Science
Step into Reading
Middle Grade Books
The Chronicles of Narnia
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Hardy Boys Mystery Stories
Heroes of Olympus
The Little House Series
Nancy Drew Mystery Stories
Percy Jackson & the Olympians
Series of Unfortunate Events
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
The Underland Chronicles
Youth Literature Awards
Newbery Medal - The John Newbery Medal is awarded anually to the most distinguished book published the preceeding year, and is given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
Caldecott Medal - The Randolph Caldecott Medal is given anually to the artist of the most distiguished picture book published the preceeding year. It is given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a divion of the American Library Association.
Coretta Scott King Book Award - This award is given annually to both an African American author and an African American illustrator who produced children's or young adult books that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture. It is awarded by the Ethinic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table, a membership group of the American Library Association.
Other Awards in Youth Literature - This site lists and explains a number of other children's literature awards.
Databases for Children
Middle SchoolDaily Life Through History
Middle Search plus
Student Research Center