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Children's Literature

Let's Read!!

 Children learn to love the sound of language before they even notice the existence of printed words on a page.  Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word.

Books create warm emotional bonds between adults and kids when they read books together. Books help kids develop basic language skills and profoundly expand their vocabularies—much more than any other media. Books are interactive; they demand that kids think. Fiction and nonfiction books widen our consciousness.

Adapted from: Helping Your Child Learn to Read. (1996). Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education.

Why Do Kids Need Books? (2015, October 20). Retrieved October 08, 2020, from

How do I find Children's Books?

Browse the Children's Collection at SWIC Library!

SWIC Library has a special area filled with children's books on each campus.  The books are arranged on the shelf using the Library of Congress Call Number System.  Below is a guide to help!  The guide is also posted in the children's book area.

Call Number

Type of Book

PZ 5

Collections of children’s stories by various authors

PZ 7

General children’s fiction (made-up stories) published between the years 1870 and 2014.  Books are in alphabetical order by the author's last name.

PZ 7.1

General children’s fiction (made-up stories) published between the years 2015 to current day. Books are in alphabetical order by the author’s last name.

PZ 8

Fairy Tales

PZ 8.1


PZ 8.2


PZ 8.3

Nursery rhymes and stories in rhyme

PZ 71-78

Spanish language children’s fiction (made-up stories)

Non-fiction Children’s Books

Located on the last row of bookshelves in the Children’s Collection area.