The Children's Literature collection is located on the Hammond third floor, and the call numbers are prefixed with C.L. Most children's fiction is located in the call number PZ7 or PZ8.
Books written for Young Adults have been separated from the Children's Literature. These books generally are for young people beginning at age 12 and have the prefix Y.A. Both the Children's Literature collection and the Young Adult collection have been enhanced by the hundreds of books generously donated by Dr. Marilyn McCaffrey, retired Fitchburg State College English Professor.
Books about Literature for children and collections of children's literature will be found on the fourth floor. Some of the call number areas are:
Subjects that can be used for locating these books are as follows:
"When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead, published by Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books
"Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice" by Phillip Hoose, published by Melanie Kroupa Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
"The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate" by Jacqueline Kelly, published by Henry Holt and Company
"Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" by Grace Lin, published by Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers
"The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg" by Rodman Philbrick, published by The Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.
"The Lion & the Mouse" illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney, Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers
"All the World" illustrated by Marla Frazee, written by Liz Garton Scanlon, published by Beach Lane Books
"Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors" illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Joyce Sidman, published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt