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Children's Book Collection in the Special Collections Research Center: 2000-Present Titles

A Research Guide to the Children's Book Collection in the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center, which contains more than 3,000 children's books.


"If you walk into the children's section of a large bookstore, you will be immediately struck by a curious phenomenon: there will be beautiful covers, lots of tempting gadgets, books with buttons, books with shoelaces, books with boxes, books with golden necklaces and pendants, books with games, books with tools, books with wheels."

Source: Course Overview: CMLT3250 - Children's Literature. Independent and Distance Learning. University of Georgia. p.1. [.pdf] Accessed online 02/10/2012 

Selected Titles

Children's Writers

Be merry and wise : origins of children's book publishing in England, 1650-1850 / Brian Alderson and Felix de Marez Oyens. Z1037.A24 A53 2006

Billy Creekmore : [a novel] / by Tracey Porter. PS3566.O657 B54 2007

For God so loved the world! : my John 3:16 book / by Dandi Daley Mackall ; [illustrated by Elena Selivanova]. PS3613.A27257 F67 2007

Free spirits / Julia Watts. PS3573.A868 F74 2009

Inside Narnia : a guide to exploring The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe / Devin Brown. PR6023.E926 L4325 2005

Jan Karon presents Cynthia Coppersmith's Violet comes to stay / story by Melanie Cecka ; pictures by Emily Arnold McCully. PS3603.E43 J36 2006

John Denver's Grandma's feather bed / adapted & illustrated by Christopher Canyon. PS3603.A65 J6 2007

The last little polar bear : a global change adventure story / by Tim Foresman ; illustrated by Laura Lee Cundiff. PS3606.O76 L37 2007

Only one neighborhood / by Marc Harshman & Barbara Garrison ; illustrated by Barbara Garrison. [no call number]

Postcards from William : 1803-1806 William Clark writes home from the Lewis and Clark Expedition / by Betty Southard Stokes. PS3619.T642 P67 2006

Puppies and piggies / Cynthia Rylant ; illustrated by Ivan Bates. PS3568.Y55 P87 2008

'Twas the day before Christmas : the story of Clement Clarke Moore's beloved poem / Brenda Seabrooke ; illustrated by Delana Bettoli. PS3569.E16 T93 2008 

Veterans reign in their own parade / [by the fifth grade class at Rainelle Elementary School, Rainelle, WV, and Martin & Delia Bowman Wach]. DS559.73.U6 V48 2007

Raggedy Ann & Andy by Patricia Hall

Ratfink by by Marcia Thornton Jones

Breaker by N. A. Perez

Puppy Love by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey

The Devil in Bellminster by David Holland

Crazy in Love by Dandi Daley Mackall

Children's Book Illustrators