Books & eBooks
Books for You about Books for Children
Our recommended titles are of scholarly books containing in-depth information about children’s literature.
See also the tips for searching our catalog and an overview of the Dewey numbers you will find most useful while looking for children’s books.
How to Find Books in the Catalog
Type any term, such as psychology or modeling. Remember, keyword searching only looks for your term. There’s no guarantee the results will be about your term.
Type any known words from the title. Avoid articles like a or the.
Use Last name, First name or First name Last name order.
To Northwestern Oklahoma State University Library Services to discover items held at NWOSU.
By Format (book, article, etc.) to get materials of a particular type.
To Full Text to see materials you can read right away on your screen.
To Peer Reviewed to see only scholarly journal articles.
Select the Advanced Search option to refine your search or use the options in left sidebar after you have begun your search.
Use quotes around phrases like "social media" or "college athletes".
A search for books will include both print books and eBooks but can be limited to either format.
Use the Boolean operators and, or, and not.
"Soviet Union" or Russia
Mexico not New
Note: Some databases and search engines require that Boolean operators be typed in all caps to distinguish them from search terms.
To truncate a search term, enter a minimum of the first three letters followed by a question mark (?) or an asterisk (*).
Example: child* or infant*
Use parentheses to create more precise searches.
Example: (games or toys) and (child* or infant*)
Note for Distance Learners
If you are on a satellite campus or taking classes online, you have the same access to library resources as students on the Alva campus. That includes books in our print collection, which we can deliver by mail or courier. See the Interlibrary Loan page for details:
- Interlibrary Loan
The Interlibrary Loan Department can order books from other libraries or ship our books to other locations.
Finding Specific Types of Books
Looking for a specific type of children’s book? Let Dewey come to your rescue.
The Dewey Decimal System categorizes books by subject: In particular, the numbers from 800 to 899 are reserved for literature while 390 to 399 are for customs and folklore. Use the following Dewey numbers to find the types of children’s books you need.
|390–399||Customs, Etiquette, & Folklore|
|810–819||American Literature in English|
|811||American Poetry in English|
|820–829||English & Old English Literature|
|860–869||Spanish, Portuguese, & Galician Literature|
Try these books about children and reading.
This is a selection of titles from our catalog.
- Educating Language-Minority Children byCall Number: eBookISBN: 0585025320Publication Date:
In the past , a large and growing number of students in U.S. schools have come from homes in which the language background is other than English. These students present unique challenges for America’s education system.
- Informational Picture Books for Children byCall Number: eBookISBN: 0585317534Publication Date:
Presents guidelines for evaluating quality in informational books, and features descriptions of 260 contemporary informational picture books for children from six months to fourteen years, grouped into eight categories including the natural world, numbers and arithmetic, children and families, and arts and crafts.
- Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children byCall Number: eBookISBN: 0585032475Publication Date:
While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are imperiled because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. This book explores the problem within the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors.
- Translating for Children byCall Number: eBookISBN: 0203902009Publication Date:
Translating for Children is not a book on translations of children’s literature, but a book on translating for children. It concentrates on human action in translation and focuses on the translator, the translation process, and translating for children, in particular.
- Where Texts and Children Meet byCall Number: eBookISBN: 0203190696Publication Date:
It is impossible to reflect upon children’s books without considering the children who read them. Where Texts and Children Meet explores the ways in which children make meaning of the various texts they meet both in and out of school.
Databases of Children’s Nonfiction
These collections contain nonfiction works aimed at younger readers.
- Book Collection: Nonfiction Elementary School Edition
Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition is a rich research database for school and public libraries. A cross-curricular database, it provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers.
- Book Collection: Nonfiction Middle School Edition
Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition is a rich research database for school and public libraries. A cross-curricular database, it provides content representing a wide spectrum of works, including popular series from top book publishers.
- Middle Search Reference eBook Collection
This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for middle-school students. Topics include social studies, math, history, language arts, technology, geography, culture, and science.
- Primary Search Reference eBook Collection
This eBook reference collection offers a rich selection of eBook titles covering a broad range of general reference subjects for primary-school students. Topics include social studies, history, language arts, geography, culture, math, and science.