Has information on the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Pura Belpré Medal, and other awards for children’s books.
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.
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)|
|American History & Culture||LZ E||970|
|Arts and Crafts||LZ TT||646/745|
|Folk and Fairy Tales||LZ GR||398|
|Native Americans||LZ E90||970|
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.