ENG249: Children's Literature; ENG 237: Fairy Tales

A guide to research resources for children's and young adult literature and fairy tales.

New Children's & Young Adult Books

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

by Laura Atkins; Stan Yogi 

Call Number: KF228.K59 A87 2017
Publication Date: 2017-01-01

Freedom in Congo Square

By Carole Boston Weatherford; R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ8.3.W374 Fre 2016
Publication Date: 2016-01-05

El Deafo

By Cece Bell; David Lasky (Illustrator) 
Call Number: HV2534.B44 A3 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-02

No One but You

 by Douglas Wood; P. J. Lynch (Illustrator)

Call Number: PZ7.W84738 No 2011

Publication Date: 2011-05-10

Bone Gap

By Laura Ruby
Call Number: PZ7 .R83138 BON 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-03

I Am Jazz

By Jessica Herthel; Jazz Jennings; and Shelagh McNicholas (Illustrator)
Call Number: HQ77.7 .H467 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-04

Last Stop on Market Street

By Matt De la Peña; Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ7.P3725LAS2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-08

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

By Kelly Barnhill 
Call Number: PZ7.B26663 Gi 2016
Publication Date: 2016-08-09

Fortunately, the Milk

 by Neil Gaiman; Skottie Young (Illustrator) 

Call Number: PZ7.G1273 Fo 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-30

The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

By Cheryl Klein
Call Number: PN147.5 .K59 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-06

Children of the Longhouse

by Joseph Bruchac

Call Number: PZ7.B82816 Ch 1996
Publication Date: 1998-08-01

Monster: A Graphic Novel

By Guy A. Sims; Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator); Walter Dean Myers
Call Number: PN6727.S567 M66 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-20

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

By Daniel Hahn
Call Number: PN1008.5.C37
Publication Date: 2015-06-01

Unsuitable Books

By Caren J. Town
Publication Date: 2014-07-28


 by Nick Abadzis (Illustrator)

Call Number: PN6737.A24 L35 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-30

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

 by Sherman Alexie; Ellen Forney (Illustrator)

Call Number: PZ7.A382 Ab 2007
Publication Date: 2007-09-12

New Fairy & Folk Tale Books

The Sorcerer`s Apprentice

By Jack Zipes; Natalie Frank 
Call Number: GR75.S67 S67 2017
Publication Date: 2017-04-04

African American Folklore

By Anand Prahlad (Editor)
Call Number: Ref. GR111.A47 A35 2016
Publication Date: 2016-08-08

Bulfinch's Mythology

By Thomas Bulfinch; Stephanie Lynn Budin (Introduction by)
Call Number: BL312 .B85 2014
Publication Date: 2014-10-14

Channeling Wonder

By Pauline Greenhill and Jill Terry Rudy (editors)
Publication Date: 2014-10-06

Children into Swans

By Jan Beveridge
Publication Date: 2014-10-31

Folktales Aloud

By Janice M. Del Negro
Publication Date: 2013-10-01

Once upon a Time

By Marina Warner
Call Number: GR550 .W39 2014
Publication Date: 2014-12-15

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

By Jack Zipes (Editor)
Call Number: PN3437 .O94 2015
Publication Date: 2015-11-01

Trolls: An Unnatural History

By John Lindow
Publication Date: 2014-04-15

Victorian Fairy Tales

By Michael Newton (Editor)
Call Number: PR1309.F26 V49 2015
Publication Date: 2015-05-01

Vidokoni: Folktales from Mzimba, Malawi

By Chidoba Banda
Publication Date: 2015-12-13

Voices of Fire

By Ku'ualoha Ho'omanawanui
Publication Date: 2014-05-07

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To Search for Books

If you want to browse our physical collection, children's and young adult books are located in the PZ section, while books about children's and young adult literature are located in PN 1008.2 - 1009, PS 490, and Z 1037. You can also use the Start Your Research Here box to find our book and ebook collection or find a specific title or author. And you can explore some of the searches linked below.

Some suggested search terms:

Children's fiction
Children's literature
Children's poetry
Children's stories
Fairy tales
Juvenile fiction
Juvenile literature
Juvenile poetry
Young adult fiction
Young adult literature

A few search tips: To limit your search (or one of the ones linked below) to physical books, scroll down to Library Location on the search results page and select Circulating. To find a specific book or author, search the author's name last name first or the title of the book and limit the search to Books


Any of the books listed in this guide that have a blue title and no call number are ebooks. Click on the title to go directly to these books if you are on campus! If you are off campus, you will need to click on the title and then login with your username and password.

Finding More Books Outside of SUNY Adirondack Library

We have a small collection of children's literature mainly in the PZ call number area. This collection includes many Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz (YA) Award winners. For a wider or different selection of children's and young adult literature, consider visiting your local public library. The public library closest to the SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus is Crandall Public Library and the one closest to our Saratoga campus is Saratoga Springs Public Library. SUNY Adirondack students can sign up for a library card at Crandall Public Library or at the library closest to your residence. Both Crandall and Saratoga Springs Public Library are part of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS) and you can easily search their shared catalog through the SALS catalog link below. If you have a library card at any SALS library, you can check out books at any SALS library and request books be sent to the nearest SALS library for you to pick up. SALS also has an ebook and e-audiobook collection (called SALON) which you can use if you have a library card at a SALS library.

If you need a specific book and neither the SUNY Adirondack Library nor your local public library has it, you can place an InterLibrary Loan (ILL) request for it through the SUNY Adirondack Library. Just ask for an ILL form at the Reference desk.