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Language and Early Literacy

Selecting Children's Books

Award Winners

Required for the assignment:


Banned/Challenged Books

Graphic Novels

Finding Reviews of Children's Books: Indexes & Databases

Encompass (the search bar on the library home page) provides the easiest way to get book reviews quickly.  Simply search for the title of the book and select "Articles."  However, if you aren't finding enough, you may want to try these resources:


Or search here:

Researching Children's Book Authors

Finding Lesson Plans

How do I get the full text of my article?

To get the full text of an article, consider the following options:

- If you are in Encompass Search or a library database, look for "Check for Full Text buttons," "Access Online," or "Check eResources" buttons. These buttons will take you the full text of the article or tell you that the full text cannot be found. If the full text is not available from Trexler Library, look for buttons to request the item from another library via interlibrary loan. Or go directly to the interlibrary loan request forms.

- If you have citation information for the article (i.e., journal title, article title, publication year, etc.), type the information about your article in Encompass Search on the library website. If the library subscribes to the full text, you will be directed to the article (see first bullet above). If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.

- If Trexler Library does not have access to the full text of the article, search Google Scholar by article title to see if the author has made a copy freely available online. If not, you can request a copy of the article via interlibrary loan.