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Children's and Young Adult Literature: Finding Books

guide to children's and young adult literature resources

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Finding books with a specific topic, genre, etc.

 To limit your search to children's or young adult fiction or nonfiction books, you can:
  • use Keyword phrases such as "juvenile fiction" or "young adult fiction" for fiction or "juvenile nonfiction" or "young adult nonfiction" for nonfiction  (the term juvenile refers to children's books)

Using terms such as the following as Subject terms can help limit your search to a specific type of book:

  • Picture books
  • Stories without words
  • Poetry
  • Mathematics juvenile fiction 
  • Adventure
  • Mystery
  • Fantasy
  • Graphic novels
  • Historical fiction
  • Humor
  • Science fiction
  • (There are other options, too.  Let me know if you need help. You may also want to see this e-book for more suggestions) 


Children's and Young Adult Literature Collection

Butler's Children's and Young Adult Literature Collection is located in the Education Commons in the basement of Irwin Library.

The collection contains reference materials and children's and young adult books, including the following award winners:


Email Butler University Libraries
Irwin Library: 317-940-9227
Science Library: 317-940-9937
CAT: 317-940-8575

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