Children's Literature

Education Librarian

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Laura Cameron
MULN 419

2021 Award Winners

2021 Newberry Medal Award

When You Trap a Tiger
by Tae Keller
Location: Chapter Books
Call Number: PZ7.1.K418 Whe 2020

2021 Caldecott Award

We are Water Protectors
by Carole Lindstrom; Illustrated by Michaela Goade
Location: Picture Books Section
Call Number:  PZ7.L6613 We 2020

2021 Coretta Scott King Medal Winner

Before the Ever After
by Jacqueline Woodson
Location: Chapter Books Section
Call Number: PZ7.5.W67 Be 2020 

2021 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul
by Carole Boston Weatherford; Illustrated by Frank Morrison
Location: Biographies
Call Number: ML3930.F68 W43 2020 

2021 Michael L. Printz Award Winner

Everything Sad is Untrue
by Daniel Nayeri
Location: Young Adult Novel Section
Call Number: PZ7.N225 .E84 2020  



2021 Pura Belpré Author Award

by Yamile Saied Méndez
Location: Young Adult Novels Section
Call Number: PS3613.E48238 F87 2020

2021 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera
by Candace Fleming
Location: Non-fiction Section

Call Number: QL568.A6 F533 2020   

2021 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

See the cat: three stories about a dog
David LaRochelle
Location: Early Readers Section
Call Number: PZ7.L3234 Se 2020

2021 Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Telephone Tales
by Gianni Rodari
Location: Chapter Books Section
Call Number: PQ4878.O313 T45 2020 

2021 Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book

This is My Brain in Love
by I.W. Gregorio
Location: Young Adult Novels Section
Call Number: PZ7.1.G7415 Thi 2020 

2021 Schneider Family Book Award - Middle School Book

Show Me a Sign
by Ann Clare LeZotte
Location: Chapter Books Section
Call Number: PZ7.L59114 Sh 2020


The Children's Literature Collection is located on main floor of Mulllins Library in the northwest corner of the building. 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.

Floor plan showing the layout of the Children's Literature Collection.

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.