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The Children's Book Corner: Welcome

Library Collections


A picture of a book which links to the Lib Guide on library collections.

Using the Children's Book Corner


This is a display collection and books cannot be borrowed. However there are copies of the books for loan in the main Curriculum Resources Collection. The book lists on display with the phase collections (also available from this guide) show the location for each item.

If you have difficulty finding borrowable copies please ask a member of staff.

You are welcome to explore the Book Corner whenever the Library is open.

The Book Corner can also be booked for use by a group. Please contact


If you have a question, why not tweet us @IOELibrary, text us on 
+44 (0)20 3322 1810 or

Our online enquiry service, LibAnswers, is available:

Mon to Fri from 10.45 to 19.00 and Sat from 09.30 – 17.00 except during the Summer when it is available Mon to Fri 09:30-18:00.

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    Picture of Author Focus board in Children's Book Corner      

In the Author Focus area we have Shaun Tan's work on display, one of our Year 5/6 authors, and in the model book corner we are displaying the Year 3/4 collection and feature 'The Village that Vanished' by Ann Grifalconi. 

The Children's Book Corner


The Children's Book Corner is a collaborative project between the PGCE Primary English team and the UCL IOE Library. It aims to

  • Expand students' knowledge of children's literature
  • Provide guidance in selecting books for class focuses and as 'read alouds'
  • Indicate the wide range of books which should be available for children in the primary and early years classroom
  • Demonstrate the importance of the teacher's role in promoting reading for pleasure

The area includes a model book corner which gives some ideas for how books might be displayed in a classroom setting. The books on display will change through the academic year.


Some comments on the Book Corner from Users