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ELED 3190: Children's Book Information

Children's Books Awards Web Sites

Association for Library Service for Children’s Book and Media Awards 


Has information on the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Pura Belpré Medal, and other awards for children’s books.


Georgia Children’s Book Awards site

Information on Awards, Book Reviews, and Authors

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Children's Book Call Numbers

Children’s books are located on the southeast side of the 3rd  floor of the library addition, in 
the atrium. At Odum Library, all children’s books are prefaced with the call number LZ. This call 
number simply indicates the item is a children’s book. A “second” call number follows the LZ. It 
indicates the actual subject of the item.


Library of Congress Classication (LC) vs. Dewey Decimal


At the Odum Library we use only LC classification. Dewey numbers may be used by your school media 
center or public library.

Subject Library of Congress Dewey (Corresponding Number)
Africa LZ DT 916
American History & Culture LZ E 970
Archaeology LZ CC 930.1
Art LZ N 700
Arts and Crafts LZ TT 646/745
Cookbooks LZ TX 642
Europe LZ DA-DH 940
Dinosaurs LZ QE 560
Folk and Fairy Tales  LZ GR 398
Heroes LC CT 920
Math LZ QA 510
Music LZ M 780
Native Americans LZ E90 970
Psychology LZ BF 150
Religion LZ BL-BX 200
Sports LZ GV 790


Examples of LC Call Number Organization 


Literature is located in the LZ PZ’s:

General                                   LZ PZ 7
Fairy Tales                             LZ PZ 8
Stories in Rhyme/Poetry        LZ PZ 8.3
In the PZ’s, for each major category books are arranged alphabetically by author.

For example, books by Eric Carle begin with the call number PZ7.C21476.  The “PZ 7”
places it in general literature.  The “C” and the number stand for “Carle” and help to
locate the book alphabetically in the correct location.