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The University of Iowa Libraries


Children's and Young Adult Literature: General Information

Subject Guide

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Steve Ostrem
Research & Library Instruction, Main Library, (319) 335-5521. If I'm not online, get help at the LIBRARIES link above or e-mail me.
Office hours: Thursdays 10-noon or by appointment, E201 Seashore Hall.

Award/Honor Books

The University of Iowa Libraries maintains a collection of children’s and young adult books to support the research and curricular needs of faculty, students, and staff.  The libraries will order the following award and honor books which are announced each year:

Other materials will be purchased upon request.  Check the online catalog. If a children’s or young adult book is not listed, click here to complete and submit a Recommend a Library Purchase form. Instructors may place children’s and young adult books on reserve for courses. Go to for information about course reserves. 

Guide Development

This guide was modified by Yunkyoung Loh, Spring, 2015.