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Children's Literature

Background Materials in Print

These titles are located in the reference collection of the Northeast Philadelphia Campus' Library, and the juvenile reference collection at the Newtown LRC.

Online Resources

We subscribe to a number of online resources that provide information about authors and illustrators. These resources are only available to current students, faculty, and staff using your Holy Family login. 

Something About the Author Online

Includes biographical information about authors and illustrators, as well as information about their work.

TeachingBooks.net

Provides original, up-close profiles of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of book readings, guides to thousands of titles and a wealth of resources on children's and young adult literature.

 These resources are freely available online:

Google

Use a search engine like Google to locate author's or illustrator's websites.

  • Enclose the name in double quotes, for example: "Lois Ehlert."
  • Explore the site to be sure it is the author, illustrator, or publisher's official site.
Google Web Search
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