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Syracuse University Libraries

Human Development & Family Science

Browsing physical and online collections: Bird Library & Local Public Libraries

Bird Library

Bird Library has many children's books. You don't typically think academic libraries have such materials, but many academic programs use teaching materials like children's literature.

Browse Bird Library's  children's book collection located on the FIFTH Floor - go to the PZ call numbered section. You'll find children's easy reading (usually thin books) intermixed with young adult (fatter) books,

Local Public Libraries

Onondaga Public Libraries within 1 mile of SU's campus:

How to get a library card

When you arrive ask a librarian or staff member where their children's books are. Public libraries have a different organizational structure than academic libraries.

Subscription (free for educators/fee-based for parents):

Children's Literature Databases

Databases that can help you identify children's book titles that are best for age levels, grades or reading (Lexile) level, interest, cultural area, and more! Identify the titles here and then check SU Libraries' catalog, public libraries (print and/or online), and online subscription libraries like Epic (above).

Databases with lesson plans and tools to enrich the experience with literature