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A guide to resources on the field of education.

Library Collections

Children's books can be found in the K-12 Curriculum Materials Collection and in the Library's literature collections in the bookstacks (often under the PZ call number), There are also historical children's books in the Special Collections Research Center (available for use only within the Library).

To locate children's books at the University of Chicago Library search our Library Catalog for specific titles and subjects. The following subject searches provide good starting points.

You can also browse the Curriculum Materials Collection online, limiting to "fiction" or "juvenile works" as a subject.

Children's books are eligible for our Paging & Pickup Service.

Children's Ebooks and Magazines

Below are databases for finding ebooks and online magazines for children. The magazine databases provide limits for Lexile reading level in the advanced search.


The following databases are helpful for identifying children's books for teaching.


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Rebecca Starkey
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Head of Research & Instruction Services
Education & Library Science Librarian
Regenstein Library, Room 309