Children's Literature

Education Librarian

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Laura Cameron

2020 Award Winners

2020 Newbery Medal Winner

New Kid
by Jerry Craft
Location: Graphic Novels
Call Number: PZ7.7.C734 Ne 2019 

2020 Caldecott Winner & 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

The Undefeated
by Kwame Alexander
Location: Picture Books Section
Call Number: PS3601.L35388 U53 2019

2020 Pura Belpré Author Award

Sal & Gabi Break the Universe
by Carlos Hernandez
Location: Young Adult Novels Section
Call Number: PZ7.1.H4943 Sal 2019

2019 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award

by Yuyi Morales
Locatioin: Picture Books
Call Number: E184.M5 M67 2018

2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award

Fry Bread: a Native American family story
by Kevin Noble Maillard
Location: Biographies Section

Call Number: PZ7.1.M34683 Fry 2019 

2020 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Stop! Bot!
James Yang
Location: Early Readers Section
Call Number: PZ7.Y1934 St 2019

2020 Mildred L. Batchelder Award

by Håkon Øvreås
Location: Picture Books Section
Call Number:  PZ7.O9693 Bro 2019

2020 Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book

by Karol Ruth Silverstein
Location: Young Adult Novels Section
Call Number: PS3619.I55275 C87 2019

2020 Schneider Family Book Award - Middle School Book

Song for a Whale
by Lynne Kelly
Location: Chapter Books Section
Call Number: PZ7.K29639 Son 2019


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.

Children's 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.

Map of the children's collection in Mullins Library