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To searching for books for children and young adults at Lehman College:

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In the First Search Box change: "Any Field" to: "Subject heading"

Then type in a subject of interest to you,  e.g.: 

Alphabet, Art, Board books, Counting, Environment, Families, Grandparents, Readers, Stories in rhyme, Stories without words

In the Second Search Box type: Juvenile OR Fiction.

Then select the Filter: Library (Lehman College)

This will your limit your results to books in our Juvenile Collection.

You can Sort by Date (Most Recent) to find current books.

Browsing the Juvenile Collection

Fiction

Within each classification number (e.g. PZ7) works are organized by the author’s last name.

Classification Number Contents
PZ 7 Fiction by authors whose first works were published between 1870 and 2014
PZ 7.1 Fiction by authors whose first works are published in 2015 and beyond
Other PZ Class. Numbers Contents
PZ 5  Collections of works by different authors
PZ 7.5  Novels in verse
PZ 8    Traditional fairy tales
​PZ 8.1  Folklore and legends
PZ 8.2  Fables
PZ 8.3  Nursery rhymes and stories in rhyme
Higher PZ numbers  Juvenile fiction in languages other than English

Non-Fiction

Classification Number Contents
A General works
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
C Auxiliary sciences of history
D World history and history of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
E & F History of the Americas
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
H Social sciences
J & K Political science & Law
L Education
M  & N Music & Fine arts
P Language and literature (Criticism, Plays, Short Stories, Poetry)
Q Science
R Medicine
S Agriculture
T Technology
U  & V       Military science & Naval science
Z   Bibliography. Library science. Information resources

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