Tips for searching WorldCat for children's and YA books:
H.W. Wilson Core Collections are annotated lists of recommended books for different age groups, including reviews when available. See EBSCO's Use Cases for the Core Collection databases for tips on how to search for and use the content. Core Collection databases relevant to children's literature include:
The Children's Literature Collecting Guidelines describe the scope and focus of the Seattle campus children's literature collections.
Major collections of children’s literature at UW are located in:
Children's nonfiction is filed under the relevant Library of Congress designation, while the majority of the juvenile fiction (including picture books) falls under LC's PZ designation, which is used exclusively for children's literature.
PZ call numbers include:
PZ 5 : Collections
PZ 6 : Early to 1860/1870
PZ 7 : Genl. juvenile lit., 1870-2014
PZ 7.1 : Genl. juvenile lit., 2015-
PZ 7.5 : Novels in verse
PZ 7.7 : Graphic novels
PZ 8 : Fairy tales
PZ 8.1 : Folklore & legends
PZ 8.2 : Fables
PZ 8.3 : Nursery rhymes & Stories in rhyme
PZ 10.3 : Animal stories
PZ 10.4 - PZ 90 : Non-English languages
In addition to browsing the physical stacks, UW Libraries Search contains a browsing function. Choose By Library of Congress call numbers in the drop-down menu and enter a whole or partial call number to browse titles.