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Children's Literature Topics: Welcome 

Use this guide for help locating juvenile books by subject; view resources developed for arts, exceptionalities, holidays, math, the environment and health.

Children's Literature Topics Page

Juvenile collection

Welcome to the Children's Literature Topics LibGuide!

This guide is a starting place for information about AU Library's juvenile collection. It highlights how to locate desired topics and subjects. A growing resource, it currently includes juvenile book resources for math, special education, folklore, and art, dance, theater and music.


Juvenile books, including big books and book kits, are located on the second floor or AU Library directly outside of the Instructional Resource Center.


Juvenile Collection Overview: Library of Congress

Juvenile fiction falls under the Library of Congress subject heading P, language and literature; specifically PZ for general juvenile fiction. Juvenile non-fiction titles is classes within the topic area of it's regular subject heading class from A (general works) to Z (bibliography). Below is a quick guide resource for popular subject headings within language and literature.

Interested in learning more about Library of Congress Classification?
Visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline web site.


Class P Language & Literature
  Subclass Description
  PE English Language
    1155 Alphabet Books
    1591 Juvenile Thesaurus
    1628 Juvenile Dictionaries
  PN Literature (General)
    6110 Poetry Anthology
    6371 Riddles
    6727 Graphic Novels Categorized for YA Readers
  PR English Literature
      Individual Authors: Poetry, Prose, Drama
  PS American Literature
      Individual Authors: Poetry, Prose, Drama
  PZ Fiction & Juvenile
    PZ 5 Collections
    PZ 6 Early to 1860 / 1870
    PZ 7 General Juvenile Fiction
      Alphabetical by author last name, then book title
    PZ 7.5 Novels in verse
    PZ 7.7 Graphic Novels Categorized for Young Readers
    PZ 8 Fairy Tales
    PZ 8.1 Folklore, Legends, Romance
    PZ 8.2 Fables
    PZ 8.3 Stories in Rhyme, Nursery Rhymes
    PZ 10.3 Animal Stories
    PZ 23 Languages, French
    PZ 73 Languages, Spanish



Search the Catalog: Juvenile Collection

Ashland University Library Catalog

Use the library catalog to locate books in Ashland University Library's juvenile collection. Start with a keyword search on your topic and limit the results to "AU Juvenile." This will provide you with a starting point.

AU Library Catalog   



OhioLINK Catalog

Not finding what you need in our library's juvenile collection? Search for holdings in the OhioLINK catalog using the same beginning search strategy. 

OhioLINK Catalog:  




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This collection features indexes, directories, and bibliographies to help locate books on specific subject areas.