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Children's Literature

Tools and resources to assist research/assignments on children's literature

Information for Faculty

Need ideas for research topic?

Explore these topics from the Center's suggestions.  Topics range from evaluating books and their movie adaptations, comparing different editions of the same book, exploring challenged and banned books, examining cultural differences of fairy tales, and researching the history of book illustration.

Are you a children's or young adult literature instructor on campus?

Contact us to post your syllabus on our LibGuide and to schedule a class visit to the Arne Nixon Center.

   *Email us at: arnenixoncenter@csufresno.edu, or

   *Call us at: 559.278.8116

Need ideas for research topic?

Explore these topics from the Center's collection. Topic ranges from researching about books and its movies adaptation, comparing different editions of the same book, challenged/banned books, cultural differences of fairy tales, or history of book illustrations.

Can't find the books you need at the Center or you need a book that you can take home?

Try the Henry Madden Library Catalog. Books that are available at the Center might also be available from the Teacher Resource Center collection or the General Collection in the library.


Still can't find the book?  

Use the library's  (link plus) system. Items available from 'Link+' can be delivered to the Henry Madden Library within a week, or most of the time, in a few days time. If you see a 'Link+' icon in your search results, just click to see the book's availability and request it.

Are you a children/young adult literature teacher on campus?

Contact us to get your syllabus listed on our LibGuide and to have a class visit to the Arne Nixon Center.