Books for Kids
Welcome to this research guide for Children’s Literature. On the following pages, you will find numerous resources about children’s literature as well as several resources to find free literature, either in our library on on the open web.
On this page, find course information and a list of resources to get you started.
The following can help you start your research.
See the Library Resources tab for more extensive lists of suggested materials.
- Education Source
Education Source is designed to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policymakers.
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, is an online resource to education literature and research.
- The Cambridge Companion to Children’s Literature byCall Number: 820.99282 C1442ISBN: 0521687829Publication Date:
Some of the most innovative and spell-binding literature has been written for young people, but only recently has academic study embraced its range and complexity. This book offers a state-of-the-subject survey of English-language children’s literature from the seventeenth century to the present.
- Children’s Literature byCall Number: 809.89282 L5621cISBN: 9780226473017Publication Date:
Children’s Literature charts the makings of the Western literary imagination from Aesop’s fables to Mother Goose, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Peter Pan, from Where the Wild Things Are to Harry Potter. Seth Lerer here explores the iconic books, ancient and contemporary alike, that have forged a lifelong love of literature in young readers during their formative years.
- Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature
A library of historical works at the University of Florida. It includes many texts that have been digitized and made available on the internet.
- Children’s Literature Bookshelf
An extensive collection of public-domain children’s literature sorted by author, available from Project Gutenberg.
Education at Northwestern
These links will take you to official NWOSU university pages.
- School of Education
The School of Education offers a variety of undergraduate majors and a master of counseling psychology (MCP), a master of general psychology, and a master of education (M.Ed.) at the graduate level.
- Division of Education
The Division of Education is committed to helping teacher education candidates, students, and educators meet the high standards expected of higher education institutions and public/private schools today.
- Graduate Studies
If you are interested in furthering your higher education at Northwestern, we offer master’s degree programs in education, counseling psychology, general psychology, and American studies—and one doctorate program in Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP online).
- Master of Education
The master of education degrees are available to any individual who holds a baccalaureate degree in the field of education from an accredited institution and who has a current teaching certificate.