Children's Literature

Resources of interest to students researching themes, genres and authors of books written for children.

Young People and the Effects of War

Some recent Canadian books, on deposit in the Library as part of the Canadian Children's Book Centre donation, to honour the work of peace educators and to mark Being the Change: Building a Culture of Peace, the Conference held at the Mount from July 7 to July 10, 2010

Online Reference Sources

Canadian Children's Book Centre

E-books and other online collections

Theses and Dissertations

  • Subject Databases
    Many of our subject databases (including ERIC, PsycInfo, Ageline, MLA, SocIndex, Historical Abstracts/America: History & Life, Child Development & Adolescent Studies, Gender Studies) provide indexing of select dissertations.
  • Degree-granting institution
    Check the home institution for an online repository/archive.  More and more theses and dissertations are being made available in open access format.

Search for books

Search the Novanet catalogue for books, e-books, videos and more:


Novanet Catalogue Subject Headings

You can search the Novanet Catalogue by these and other Subjects:

Animals in Literature

Animals, Mythical

Children – Books and Reading

Children - Folklore

Children’s Literature – History and Criticism

Children’s Literature, American

Children’s Literature, Canadian

Children’s Literature, English

Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales - History and Criticism

Fantasy Fiction

Fantasy Literature


Illustrated Books, Children’s


Imaginary Places



Picture Books for Children

Tales – History and Criticism


Many classic book titles and characters may be searched as Subjests:  Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, Alice (Fictitious character)


Note: Books about an Author may be located by searching the author (surname first)  as a Subject Heading e.g. Sendak, Maurice – Criticism and Interpretation


Books by an Author are located by searching the catalogue under the author’s surname e.g. L’Engle, Madeleine A Wrinkle in Time


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