Skip to main content

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

Welcome Children's Literature Topics

IRC web siteWelcome! This guide is a starting place for information about Ashland University Library's juvenile collection. Learn more about some of the frequently used children's literature topics and subjects such as alphabet and counting books, art & performing arts, environment, exceptionalities, health and exercise, holiday, and math. Each page features library catalog links, books recently added to the juvenile collection; some present IRC Pinterest boards with additional details.

The library's juvenile collection, including picture books, chapter books, fiction, non-fiction, young adult fiction and non-fiction, big books and leveled books kits, is located on the second floor, directly outside of the Instructional Resource Center. Need help locating a title? Stop in the IRC for assistance.

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.


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




Diane S.

Diane Schrecker, MLIS

Curriculum Librarian
Head of the IRC

☏ 419.207.6406


Instructional Resource Center
Ashland University Library
509 College Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805

☏ 419.289.5406

Stay Connected!

 Pinterest  twitter  blog  IRC Web  irc chat

IRC Reference

Use these IRC reference books for additional help locating specific children's literature topics.