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Children's Literature @ Osterlin: Welcome

Featured Chapter Book


The war that saved my life

Out of darkness

Featured Picture Book

The nonsense show


Last stop on market street

Children's Literature Collections @ NMC

You'll find Children's Literature in several sections in the library:

  1. Reserve Books: titles put on reserve by professors.  Located at the Library Reference Desk, these include reserve titles for MATH and ENG 210.
  2. Stack Collection: the main children's literature collection, under the call number PZ. Chapter books (3-week checkout) and picture books (1-week checkout) are shelved separately here.
  3. Children's Book Cart: contains books for young library visitors. Materials are near the print journal collection on the main level. These books do not check out. 
  4. Big Books: oversized picture books for group storytelling use and may be checked out for one week at a time.  Big Books are located on a cart next to the Children's Book Cart.

Discover Great Children's Lit Blogs

Breezes from Wonderland blog 

Blog by Maria Tatar, Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University.



100 Scope Notes blog

News and reviews on children's books from School Library Journal.



Educating Alice blog

Written by an educator, this blog contains commentary and classroom experience regarding children's books.



Subject Guide

Joelle Hannert
Office: (231) 995-1684
Reference Desk: (231) 995-1540

NMC Osterlin Library
1701 E. Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686

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