Children's Literature Collection


The Children's Collection supports the learning, research, and teaching needs of the faculty and students of the College of Education and Health Professions.


Objectives and Scope

The Children’s Literature Collection makes readily available for inspection, evaluation, and use literature of the highest quality produced for use with children from preschool through grade twelve. The goal of the Children’s Literature Collection is to provide access to contemporary educational resources that support course offerings in the College of Education as well as to foster innovation and change in the field of education.

The collection contains juvenile literature appropriate for teaching early childhood to grade 12. Materials that support all subject areas taught in early childhood to grade 12 curriculum are collected for the curriculum, which includes language arts, fine arts, health, physical education social studies, mathematics, and sciences. Materials that support career and technical education, special education, and English language learning are also purchased.

Subject areas relevant to early childhood to grade 12 students outside of state curriculum frameworks are also collected. Examples include mental health, hobbies and recreation, nutrition, career planning, etc. Additionally, the collection continually strives to favorably reflect our society of multiple ethnic, racial, religious, social and sexual characteristics. Materials are selected that represent a variety of economic and geographic orientations, as well as the problems, aspirations, attitudes, and ideals of our society.


In-Kind Gifts to the Children's Literature Collection

Please note: we are temporarily not accepting gift-in-kind donations until the summer 2024 completion of the Mullins Library renovation.

Awards Actively Collected

Awards Collected

As part of our on-going efforts to provide high-quality contemporary juvenile literature, the Children's Literature Collection actively collects titles receiving a number of awards, including the following:

Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award

Arkansas Diamond Home Page

Arkansas Teen Book Award

Arkansas Teen Book Award Home Page

American Indian Youth Literature Award

American Indian Youth Literature Award Home Page

Asian Pacific American Award

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Home Page

Caldecott Medal and Honors

Caldecott Medal Award Home Page

Charlie May Simon Award

Charlie May Simon Book Award Home Page

Charlotte Zolotow Award

Charlotte Zolotow Award Home Page

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Coretta Scott King Award Home Page

Dolly Gray Award

Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award Home Page

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

Mildred L. Batchelder Award Home Page

Theodor Geisel Award

Theodor Geisel Award Home Page

Newbery Medal and Honor

Newberry Medal Award Home Page

NCTE Orbis Pictis Award

NCTE Orbis Pictis Award Home Page

Printz Award

Michael L. Printz Award Home Page

Pura Belpré Award

Pura Belpré Award Home Page

Robert F. Sibert Award

Robert F. Sibert Award Home Page

Schneider Family Book Award

Schneider Family Book Award Home Page

Stonewall Book Awards

Stonewall Book Award Home Page

Tomás Rivera Award

Tomás Rivera Book Award Home Page