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ENL 334: Literature for Young Children. Prof. Richard Giso: Overview

This course is taught by Professor Richard Giso.

ENL334:Literature for Young Children. Professor Richard Giso

This course is taught by Professor Richard Giso.. Students study the benefits of reading to children while learning about the origins and genres of children’s literature for ages birth-eight. Wide reading of children’s books builds the foundational knowledge necessary to select, evaluate, research, review, and share children’s literature across early childhood settings. The course emphasizes as well how children’s literature reflects a wide range of ways to support anti-bias/anti-racist education and how children’s literature may be used to support early literacy and social emotional development and to promote social justice.

Education Resource Area Collection and Video Tutorials

Click to access Education Resource Area Video Tutorials

Education resources located in the library (2nd floor) include:
  • Education, curriculum and children's book collections, shelved in Library of Congress order. 
  • 29,000 books shelved as a unit in the second floor Education Resource Area.  Each of these items has Educ. Res. preceding its Library of Congress classification in the catalog.
  • SELECT books, big books, kits, test books and leveled readers, shelved in the second floor Education Resource Area.
  • ERA Print periodicals: alphabetically listed by title with the ERA periodical collection.
  • ERA Reference books, shelved on the 1st ERA shelf.
See more information about books and other materials in the Education Resource Area (ERA) of the library.


How to get a ClipperCard?


Looking to order a ClipperCard? Find directions for uploading your photo and ordering a card here. ClipperCard is your student ID card and your SSU Berry library card.

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Salem State NOBLE Library Catalog

Use the NOBLE online library catalog to search for books, e-books, streaming videos.  To request non-SSU items, provide your library card number on the back of your Clipper Card with your password/pin number (request password/pin number online or at the Library Help Desk)

eBooks collections

Teaching Books: Search Children's Literature Resources

TeachingBooks (PreK-12) is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. This one stop database provides resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.

How to access TeachingBooks Database? Log in here: Please use your SSU student email to create an account or go to

Username: salemstate
Password: reads! (case-insensitive)




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