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Children's and Young Adult Literature

This guide helps orient users to locating juvenile fiction and non-fiction in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library.

Overview of Philip A. Sadler Research Collection of Literature for Children and Young Adults

  • Adolescent Novels
  • Missouri Association of School Librarians Readers' Awards--complete collection of Winners and Nominees of the Gateway, Truman, Mark Twain & Show Me State Awards
  • Henry P. Garwick Collection: approximately 4,000 volumes of children's literature published during the 19th and 20th centuries; primarily books in series from American publishers
  • Books by Missouri Authors and Illustrators
  • Books of Missouri or Set in Missouri
  • ABC & Counting Books
  • Little Golden Books, with particular emphasis on the first 600 published
  • Mother Goose Books 
  • Fairy Tales 
  • Toy and Movable Books
  • Foreign Language Editions
  • Original Manuscripts, Illustrations, Letters, Documents and Videos from authors affiliated with the Children's Literature Festival
  • St. Nicholas Magazine, Volume 1 (1873) through Volume 66 (1939)

Location of Sadler Research Collection

The Sadler Research Collection is located on the second floor of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. Items can be examined in the Ophelia Gilbert Room on the 2nd floor of the library but may not be checked out. For more information about accessing any of these resources, visit the Special Collections guide.