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A guide to assist in locating and researching children's and young adult literature.
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Children's Literature @ Staley Library

The Juvenile Collection:  At Staley Library, the children's and young adult books are located in their own special area, called the "Juvenile Collection." 

Location:  This area is on the second floor, on the southwest side of the building (essentially above the checkout desk on the main floor).  You will know to head to this area when you see a call number in the library catalog beginning with "JUV."

Call Numbers:  Most books in the juvenile collection begin their call numbers with the letters JUV. PZ7, the Library of Congress call number for juvenile literature.  Within this call number, the books are basically arranged by author last name, which is designated by the next line of the call number, a combination of letters and numbers (the letter standing for the first letter of the author's last name).

Other call numbers within the juvenile collection correspond to other subjects in the Library of Congress call number system.  For example, the Library of Congress code for books about music is "ML," therefore, books in the juvenile collection about music topics would start with JUV. ML.

JUV. BL-BX = juvenile books about Religion

JUV. D = juvenile books about Old World History (Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.)

JUV. E & F = juvenile books about New World history (United States, Central America, South America, Canada)

JUV. ML = juvenile books about Music & Musicians

JUV. N = juvenile books about Art & Artists

JUV. PZ7 = juvenile Literature & Poetry (most of the call numbers in the collection begin with this designation)

JUV. PZ8 = Fairy Tales, Fables, & Stories in Rhyme

JUV. PZ10.3 = Animal Stories

JUV. Q = juvenile books on Science



New Children's & YA Books @ Staley Library

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A Splash of Red - Jennifer Bryant; Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
Call Number: JUV. ND237.P65 B79 2013
ISBN: 9780375867125
Publication Date: 2013-01-08
Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career.

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Flora and Ulysses - Kate DiCamillo; K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.D5455 Fl 2013
ISBN: 076366040X
Publication Date: 2013-09-24
Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

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Rose under Fire - Elizabeth Wein
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.W4358 Ro 2013
ISBN: 9781423183099
Publication Date: 2013-09-10
When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women's concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.

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Rosie Revere, Engineer - by Andrea Beaty ; illustrated by David Roberts.
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.B38447 Ro 2013
ISBN: 1419708457
Publication Date: 2013
A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her fear of failure.


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