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Children's and Young Adult Literature (Education)   Tags: children's non-fiction, picture books  

Last Updated: Jul 30, 2014 URL: http://libguides.library.usyd.edu.au/literatureyoungadultschildren Print Guide RSS Updates

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Books in your Library

The Curriculum Collection has many new books for reader's of all ages. The Curriculum resources collection is on Level 5 of Fisher south includes picture books, books and readers for beginning and young readers and many books for your adult readers, fiction & non-fiction. These are just some of  the the latest to arrive! Browse new titles added to the Curriculum resources collection.


Children's Book Council of Australia 2014 Shortlist now available.  The following are selected titles from the 2014 shortlist that are held in the Curriculum collection on Level 5. 

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Song for a scarlet runner - Hunt, Julie
Call Number: Fisher Curriculum A 823.92 H941 J6 1
ISBN: 9781743313589
Publication Date: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen and Unwin, 2013
Short list 2014 Younger readers

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City of Orphans: A Very Unusual Pursuit - Jinks, Catherine
Call Number: Fisher Curriculum A 823.92 J61 J2 1
ISBN: 9781743313060
Publication Date: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2012
Shortlist CBCA 2014 Younger Readers

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Fairytales for Wilde girls - Near, Allyse.
Call Number: Fisher Curriculum A 823.92 N354 J1
ISBN: 9781742758510
Publication Date: Sydney : Random House Australia, 2013
Short list CBCA 2014 Older readers


Children's and Young Adult Literature Guide

Welcome to the University of Sydney Library's guide for Children's and Young Adult Literature.

The guide is designed to support students in Education programs who are researching or using children's and young adult literature in their teaching practice and research.

In this guide you will find information about Library material including books, journal articles and databases; as well as the many web based resources that discuss, analyse, inform or promote interest in children's literature and young adult's literature.


Fisher Curriculum Collection

The Fisher Library's Curriculum Collection is on level 5 of Fisher. It is a specialist collection of books, journals, realia (educational toys/models), posters and audiovisual materials for teachers and students; spanning early childhood through to Year 12.

Children's literature is an important part of the Curriculum Resources Collection. The collection includes quality and comprehensive fiction, non-fiction and picture book collections. There is also a growing collection of graphic novels. The  collection includes recently published material but also literature published for children and young adults since the early twentieth century.

To find materials in the Curriculum collection search the Library Catalogue and modify your search results to Fisher Curriculum.


Featured Book

Rules of Summer, written and illustrated by Shaun Tan, is available in the Fisher Curriculum collection, Level 5 Fisher south. Shaun Tan is an award winning artist, illustrator and author. In 2011 he was awarded Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, honouring his contribution to international children's literature. For more information on  Rules of Summer and his other books visit Shaun Tan's website. The website includes a Teacher's Guide to Rules of Summer and other information about his work. Check the Library catalogue for other books by Shaun Tan held in University of Sydney Library collections.




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