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Find Children's Books
Use the search box below to look for children's books.
To find children's fiction books, enter a keyword(s) and then add the phrase juvenile fiction to your search.
Example: horses AND "juvenile fiction"
To find children's non-fiction books, enter a keyword(s)and then add the phrase juvenile literature to your search.
Example: horses AND "juvenile literature"
To find a specific book, search for the book's title or author.
If you would like to browse for children's books in Auraria Library, children's literature is located on the 2nd floor in the LT call number section.
Find Children's Books by Age Group, Grade Level, or Topic
- Use the databases listed below to find books by topic, age group, reading level, award, or interest level.
- Then use the Start My Research search (see box to the left) to determine if Auraria Library owns the book.
- If Auraria Library does not own the book, you can request the book from Prospector or Interlibrary Loan or borrow from your local public library.
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) This link opens in a new window
Search for children's literature based on reader's age, grade, language, author, subject, interest level, reading level, genre, and many other data points. Includes an extensive collection of reviews and entries for award entries dating back to 1922. Users can register for MyCLDC and build, save, revisit and share - saved searches, lists and bibliographies.
Novelist K-8 This link opens in a new window
Book recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps children find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.
NoveList This link opens in a new window
A reader's advisory database for book recommendations. Identify books for specific age groups or find books by subject, title or award.
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature This link opens in a new window
Access book titles via keyword or phrase searching, or by using a form to indicate reading level, genre, language, historical period, gender of the protagonist, and ethnicity of the protagonist, among other elements. Books listed have been recognized with awards ranging from the Caldecott Award to ALA Notable Books for Children.