Children's Literature Collection

Education Librarian

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Megan York

Mullins Library
MULN 419
(479) 575-4937

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The Children's Literature Collection is located on the south side of the fourth floor of Mulllins Library. The collection includes books suitable for children pre-k to 12th grade. The collection is organized into 8 sections to allow for easier browsing: picture books, early readers, chapter and middle grade books, young adult novels, graphic novels, traditional tales, biographies, and non-fiction. Each section is identified with a five digit code, color-coded spine stickers, and shelf signage.

Collection Map

This image is a map of the Children's Literature Collection at Mullin's Library. Shows the location of picture books, early readers books, traditional tales, young adult novels, graphic novels, chapter book, biographies, non-ficiton books, and children's literacy bags. Along with this, the map shows the location of the monthly poster display for the children's collection.

Section Descriptions

Picture Books
Picture books are usually 32 pages long and have illustrations on every page. Only fiction picture books are included in this section.

Early Readers
Early readers use short, simple sentences and basic vocabulary. These books are meant to be read by children and have lots of pictures.

Chapter / Middle Grade Books
Chapter / middle grade books are written for ages 7 to 12 and grades 3rd through 7th. The books have chapters and few illustrations.

Young Adult Novels
Fictional books and novels geared toward teens and older tweens. This content is meant for ages 12+ and grades 7th and up.

Traditional Tales
Fiction and non-fiction books about legends, fairy tales, folk tales, myths, fables, traditional stories, and tall tales from around the world.

Graphic Novels
Graphic novels and comic books tell stories with comic-strip style illustrations. Both fiction and non-fiction graphic novels are included.

Biographies and autobiographies are non-fiction books that tell the story of someone’s life. They can be written for any age level.

This section includes non-fiction children’s books except biographies and graphic novels. These books cover a wide range of topics.

2023 Award Winners

The Couch Potato

Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award
by Jory John
Location: Picture Books Section
Call Number: PZ7.J62168 Cou 2020


Arkansas Teen Book Award Level 1 (7th-9th)
by Lisa Flipps
Location: Chapter Books Section
Call Number: PZ7.5.F57 St 2021

Concrete Rose

Arkansas Teen Book Award Level 2 (10th-12th)
by Angie Thomas
Location: Young Adult Section
Call Number: PS3620.H62463 C66 2021

In Every Life

Caldecott Honors Book
by Marls Frazee
Location: Picture Books Section
Call Number: PZ7.1.F866 In 2023


Caldecott Medal Winner
by Vashti Harrison
Location: Early Readers Section
Call Number: PZ7.1.H37553 Bi 2022

Me and the Boss: A Story About Mending and Love

Charlotte Zolotow Award Winner
by Michelle Edwards
Location: Picture Books Section
Call Number: PZ7.E262 Me 2022


Coretta Scott King Medal Winner and Newberry Medal Winner
by Amina Luqman-Dawson
Location: Chapter Books Section
Call Number:  PZ7.1.L865 Fr 2022

I Did It!

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners
by Michael Emberley
Location: Early Readers Section
Call Number: PZ7.7.E456 Iad 2022

All My Rage

Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Winner
by Sabaa Tahir
Location: Young Adults Section
Call Number: PZ7.1.T33 Al 2022


Pura Belpré Award Winners
by Claribel A. Ortega
Location: Graphic Novels Section
Call Number: PZ7.7.O7653 Fr 2022

Seen and Unseen

Robert F. Sibert Medal Award Winners
by Elizabeth Partridge
Location: Non-fiction Section
Call Number: D769.8.A6 P365 2022

The Words We Keep

Schneider Family Teen Book Award
by Erin Stewart
Location: Young Adult Section
Call Number: PZ7.1.S7457 Wor 2022


Schneider Middle School Book Award
by C. C. Harrington
Location: Young Adult Section
Call Number: PZ7.1.H3739 Wi 2022

Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion

Schneider Young Children Book Award
by Shannon Stocker
Location: Biographies Section
Call Number: ML3930.G6 S76 2022

Himawari House

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
by Harmony Becker
Location: Graphic Novels Section
Call Number: PN6727.B37578 H63 2021