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Finding Fiction in the Catalogue
When searching the library catalogue you can limit the search to various categories of fiction by entering the terms: into the search box:
- "short stories,"
- "picture books,"
- or "folktales".
After searching, select "Curriculum Resources" from the filters on the left.
Resources for choosing fiction
The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature by
Call Number: 016.823 OXF
Publication Date: 2015
The collection contains a variety of resources for assisting with choosing fiction. These include journals such as 'Carousel' and 'The School Librarian' (both review books by age group).
In addition there are reference books including School Library Association bibliographies by theme (such as World War I or Narrative Information) or by age group. To find these use 'Riveting Reads' as a search term and filter to IOE or Curriculum Resources.
The Ultimate Teen Book Guide by
Call Number: 016.823 FLY
Publication Date: 2010
Who Next?...: a Guide to Children's Authors by
Call Number: 016.823 WAR
Publication Date: 2011
The Fiction collection has separate sequences for novels and short stories, poetry, picture books and folktales. Fiction is collected extensively. The collection objective is to provide a range of high quality material for reading resources and to supplement the use of non-fiction materials in the teaching.
The fiction collection has been comprehensively indexed by subject. Searches by subject will retrieve non-fiction and fiction resources. For example, entering the term "bullying" will retrieve non-fiction items, novels, and picture books.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal
The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. It is awarded by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded annually for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people. It is awarded by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
Bookmark: Books and Disability: Book of the Month
Bookmark is a Booktrust web resource for anyone seeking information, books or advice relating to disability and children's books.
Children's Books Ireland
Ireland's organisation for children's books. Sponsors a Book of Year Award and publishes the journal Inis.
Books for Keeps
The children's book magazine online.
The Story Museum
The Story Museum in Oxford exists to celebrate children's stories and to share enjoyable ways for young people to learn through stories as they grow.
The guide to children's books online.
Federation of Children’s Book Groups
Aims to promote enjoyment and interest in children’s books and reading and to encourage the availability of books for children of all ages. Groups' members include parents, carers, teachers and librarians. The Federation has strong national links with children’s publishers, authors and illustrators.
International journal for the practice and theories of writing for children and children's literature, based at the University of Winchester
A collective promoting diversity, inclusion and equality in children's literature. The website has a book spotlight section where books are reviewed and discussed.
An independent charity aiming to empower people through reading and writing. Manages the Waterstones Children's Laureate.
Waterstones Children's Laureate
The role of Children's Laureate is awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field. The website includes biographies of the current and previous laureates and teaching resources related to their works.
The Reading Agency
A charity whose mission is to inspire more people to read more. It works with many partners, in particular with public libraries. Amongst other programmes, runs the annual children's Summer Reading Challenge, targeted at 4-11 year-olds.
A website from CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) dedicated to inspiring children through poetry.
A reading programme from Booktrust, which supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure, independent choice and develop a whole school reading culture.