Librarians implemented a new & improved Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) database that will make Children’s Literature research easier! Need a science fiction title for a 12 year old? Looking for 5 books to use with a science lesson focusing on water, written at a certain Lexile? Or a book on Sojourner Truth for a 3rd grader? Hunting for a review of a children’s book? Or a list of award-winning children’s books? CLCD has those – and more!
CLCD provides diverse, unbiased reviews of PreK – 12 media of all types, along with thematic lists, 850+ award listings, and curriculum tools. And now, you can limit your results list to Juvenile titles that GRCC owns.
It’s an interesting and colorful database to browse. Take a look! Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number. For more on juvenile literature, see the Children’s Literature Subject Guide.
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Some folks wonder “who uses the children’s literature collection at a community college library?” Well, -it is a very well-used collection with a high percentage of award-winning books. Users include students taking Children’s Literature (EN), Child Development, graphic arts, as well as students heading out for service learning or clinicals in school settings.***
This month’s second floor display was curated by Librarian Mary Johnson who showcases new and past winners of several major juvenile literature book awards, including the Caldecott Medal, Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Pura Belpre Award, and, the Michael L. Printz Award. Come on over, check some of them out, and Read a Winner!
*** You don’t have to be in any of those classes to check out these titles. Maybe you’re helping a younger sibling with her reading, or, you’re babysitting, or, maybe you just need to read a little Seuss!
Students will find multicultural children’s books in GRCC’s collection is a whole lot easier due to Cataloger Lori DeBie adding local descriptive subject headings into RaiderSearch Catalog. Lori also created dynamic catalog search links on the [Multicultural Children’s Literature] tab of the Children’s Literature Subject Guide, based on questions received at the Reference Desk.