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

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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 - Book of the Year Awards

You can find the Winners of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards in the Fisher Curriculum Collection, along with many of the titles on the Notables list.

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The Protected - Claire Zorn
Call Number: A 823.92 Z88 J2 1
ISBN: 0702250198
Publication Date: 2015-04-01
Winner Older Readers

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The Cleo Stories : The Necklace and the Present - Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood (illustrator)
Call Number: A 823.91 G555 J30 1
ISBN: 9781743315279
Publication Date: 2014
Winner Younger Readers

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My Two Blankets - Freya Blackwood (text) and Irena Kobald (illustrator)
Call Number: A 823.92 K75 J1 1
ISBN: 9781921714764
Publication Date: 2014
Winner Picture Book

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A - Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land - Simon Barnard
Call Number: 365.609944 20
ISBN: 9781922079343
Publication Date: 2014
Winner Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

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Nona and Me - Clare Atkins
Call Number: A 823.92 A8731 J1 1
ISBN: 9781922231680
Publication Date: 2014
Honour Book Older Readers

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The Minnow - Diana Sweeney
Call Number: A 823.92 S974 J1 1
ISBN: 9781922182012
Publication Date: 2015
Honour Book Older Readers

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Two Wolves - Tristan Bancks
Call Number: A 823.92 B213 J3 1
ISBN: 9780857982032
Publication Date: 2014
Honour Book Younger Readers

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Tea and Sugar Christmas - Jane Jolly and Robert Ingpen (illustrator)
Call Number: A 823.92 J75 J1 1
ISBN: 9780642278630
Publication Date: 2014
Honour Book Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

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Audacity: Stories of Heroic Australians in Wartime - Carlie Walker
Call Number: 355.00994 41
ISBN: 9781877007934
Publication Date: 2014
Honour Book Eve Pownall Award for Information Books

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Intruder - Bongers, Christine
Call Number: A 823.92 B713 J4 1
ISBN: 9780857983763
Publication Date: 2014
Shortlist Older Readers

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Bleakboy and Hunter Stand out in the Rain - Steven Herrick
Call Number: A 823.92 B213 J3 1
ISBN: 9780702250163
Publication Date: 2015
Shortlist Younger readers

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Pig the Pug - Aaron Blabey
Call Number: A 823.92 B627 J4 1
ISBN: 9781743624777
Publication Date: 2014
Shortlist Picture Book

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Snail and Turtle are friends - King, Stephen Michael, author, illustrator.
Call Number: A 823.91 K542 J12 1
ISBN: 9781743620236
Publication Date: 2014
Shortlist Picture Book


Graphic Novels


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

Children's and young adult literature is an important part of Fisher Library's Curriculum Collection. The collection includes quality  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.

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.

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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