VCU Libraries

Research Guides

TEDU 386: Children's Literature

Selected Web Resources

Challenged Books

Children's books are frequently challenged on the basis of content and age-appropriateness. The Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association compiles lists of challenged books, including a list of Frequently Challenged Children's Books.

Finding Books at VCU Libraries

Open VCU Libraries Home Page

Search by title:

  1. Enter title in quotation marks, e.g., "doll bones"
  2. Look for "Cabell Library Juvenile Literature" in the area below the title

Search for award winners (sample search):

  1. Select 'Advanced' link below search box on our home page
  2. 1st line - newbery medal OR newbery honor
  3. Select 'Books' as Material Type
  4. After results appear, select 'on shelf' from choices to the left

Titles will begin to appear on the 2nd screen of results

Selected Ejournals

NOTE: As a rule, 'children's literature' includes young adult literature.

Selected Book Award Sites