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Featured New Books

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A Splash of Red - Jennifer Bryant; Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC ND237.P65 B79 2013 P-I
ISBN: 9780375867125
Publication Date: 2013

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El Deafo - Cece Bell; David Lasky (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC HV2534.B44 A3 2014 P-JH
ISBN: 9781419710209
Publication Date: 2014

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Fiona's Lace - Patricia Polacco
Call Number: CMC PZ7.P75186 Fi 2014 P
ISBN: 9781442487246
Publication Date: 2014

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March: Book One - John Lewis; Andrew Aydin; Nate Powell (Artist)
Call Number: CMC E840.8.L43 A3 2013 I-HS
ISBN: 9781603093002
Publication Date: 2013

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Mikis and the Donkey - Bibi Dumon Tak; Philip Hopman (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC PZ7.D893635 Mik 2014 P-I
ISBN: 9780802854308
Publication Date: 2014

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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress - Christine Baldacchino; Isabelle Malenfant (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC PZ7.B18122 Mor 2014 P
ISBN: 9781554983476
Publication Date: 2014

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Nelson Mandela - Kadir Nelson
Call Number: CMC DT1974 .N43 2013 P
ISBN: 9780061783746
Publication Date: 2013

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Tito Puente Mambo King/Rey del Mambo - Monica Brown; Rafael Lopez (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC ML3930 .P83 B76 2013 P
ISBN: 9780061227837
Publication Date: 2013

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Viva Frida - Yuyi Morales; Tim O'Meara (Photographer)
Call Number: CMC ND259.K33 M66 2014 P
ISBN: 9781596436039
Publication Date: 2014



Finding Children's & Young Adult Literature in the Library

The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) , located on the lower level of the SUNY Old Westbury Library, offers a large collection of children's and young adult literature books. These books are listed in OWLCat, the Library's online catalog. To search for CMC books in OWLCat, click on the "Advanced Search" tab and select "Curriculum Materials Center - Entire Collection" from the "More Collections" drop down box. Then enter your search words and click on "Go."  Children and young adult books can by borrowed for two weeks.

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

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  • Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
    Provides an extensive array of information about children's books, video and audio recordings, film strips, and other children-focused media. Contains more than 130,000 critical reviews of thousands of children's books, ranging from the earliest baby board books to novels and nonfiction for young adults, and an average of more than 1500 new reviews are added to the database monthly. Reading levels are assigned to each evaluated book.

Reference & Guide Books

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A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children’s Picture Books - Carolyn W. Lima; John A. Lima
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .L715 2006
ISBN: 1591582326
Publication Date: 2006

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Across Cultures: A Guide to Multicultural Literature for Children - Kathy East; Rebecca L. Thomas
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .E19 2007
ISBN: 9781591583363
Publication Date: 2007

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Best Books for Children: Preschool through Grade 6 - Catherine Barr; John T. Gillespie
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .G48 2006
ISBN: 1591580854
Publication Date: 2006

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Children's Book Award Handbook - Diana F. Marks; Susanne Frey (Illustrator)
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .A2 M37 2006
ISBN: 9781591583042
Publication Date: 2006

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Historical Fiction for Young Readers (Grades 4-8) - John T. Gillespie
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .G497 2008
ISBN: 9781591586210
Publication Date: 2008

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Teaching Science Through Trade Books - Christine Anne Royce
ISBN: 9781936959860
Publication Date: 2012-01-01

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature - Jack Zipes (Editor)
Call Number: CMC REF PN1008.5 .O94 2006
ISBN: 9780195146561
Publication Date: 2006

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Valerie and Walter's Best Books for Children - Walter M. Mayes; Valerie Lewis
Call Number: CMC REF Z1037 .L58 2004
ISBN: 9780060524678
Publication Date: 2004


Books About Disabilities


  • LGBTQ Books for Children & Young Adults
    This guide lists LGBTQ children and young adult books that are available in the Library's Curriculum Materials Center. Many of the books are winners of the Stonewall Book Awards.

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