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EARL: Early Childhood Education

This guide is intended for students in the Early Childhood Education program. It will help you locate children's picture books in the Library collection, and conduct research using our online databases.


Many of your assignments will require you to find picture books on different topics or themes. Under this tab, we've collected some of the more popular requests from ECE students. Use the drop-down menu on the left to explore those different topics. 

Locating Award-Winning Picture Books

To locate award-winning picture books in the SpartaCat Library Catalog:

Change "All Collections" to Children's.

Enter the name of the award in the search bar. Some examples include:

  • Caldecott Medal
  • Caldecott Honor
  • Coretta Scott King Illustrator
  • Geisel Award
  • Keats New Writer Award
  • Pura Belpré Award
  • Schneider Family Book Award
  • Zolotow Award 

Click on Search.

SpartaCat Search Bar