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EDU 334 Literature for Children: Overview: Genres

EDU 334 Literature for Children

This course is taught by professor Richard Giso. Students study classic and contemporary literature for children in grades one through six. Emphasized in this study are the origins and genres of children’s literature; literary elements; strategies for teaching children’s literature; and key issues in the field, such as cultural and gender stereotyping and the treatment of sensitive subjects

Children's Literature

This library guide is a starting place for resources and information about children's literature genres. Use the tabs below to  explore genres: biography, fantasy, folklore & folk tales, historical fiction, realistic fiction, and non-fiction. Find some of these titles in the Education Resource Area Collection, Berry Library, 2nd floor.

Picture Books:

Board Books

Wordless and Concept Picture Books

Alphabet Picture Books

Counting and Predictable

Poetry & Verse

Folklore & fairytales 


Science Fiction

Realistic Fiction

Historical Fiction



Chapter Books and Easy Readers

Graphic Novels

Challenged and Banned Books

Adapted from Ashland University Libary's LibGuide to children's literature. Linked guides are created by Rukmal Ryder

Genres Resources

Childhood Education and Care Research and Instruction Librarian

Need help with Education databases or finding age appropriate children's books? Reach out to Rukmal Ryder: Reference Services and Childhood Education and Care librarian. She is available for library instruction sessions in the Childhood Education and Care department and for research assistance. Schedule an appointment here. 


phone: 978-542-6767

Education Video Tutorials

Salem State University Library TeachingBooks link.