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EDEE-327 Literature and Materials for Young Readers

A survey of children's literature from oral tradition through contemporary times, including all types of literature and media appropriate for Early Elementary P-5.


Use the chart below when searching the online catalogs for libraries.  You may use the Dewey Decimal numbers to browse the shelves of your library.  Also use your textbook and the lists below to help identify books for a particular genre.


Genre Call # Browse at
Libraries Using Dewey Decimal System
Folk Tales  398.2 or LRC E Tales or Folklore or Fairy Tales Folk Tales
Fables  398.2 or LRC E Fables Fables
Myths  292 Mythology Myths
Legends  398.2 Legends Legends
Fantasy  F or E Fantasy  
Poetry  811 or LRC E Poetry or Ballads or Limericks or Haiku or Nonsense Verses  
Realistic Fiction   F or E    
Historical Fiction  F or E Historical Fiction Historical or Historic
Adventure Adventure and adventurers Adventure
Mysteries Mystery
Sports Sports
Supernatural     Supernatural
Biographies  B   Biography
Informational Books  001 - 999    


The following lists identifies specific ranges in the Dewey Decimal system that may be useful to your search.


 000   Generalities   


 Reading & Reading Aids


 Children's Literature
 100  Philosophy  
 200  Religion  


 Classical (Greek & Roman) religion  (including Myths)
 300  Social  Sciences  


 400  Language  
 500  Pure  Sciences  
 600  Technology  
 700  The Arts  
8 00  Literature  


 History, Description & Critical  Appraisal




 English Poetry
 900  Geography  & History