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Children's Department

Special Collections

Collections Overview

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Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys

Significant Authors and Illustrators

The Children's Department holds a complete collection of the Newbery Medal books (1922-present) and the Caldecott Medal books (1938-present), as well as of the Carolyn W. Field Award.

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The Way of the Storyteller

Storytelling and Folklore

Our Storytelling and Folklore collections include traditional tales retold in picture book form as well as collections of traditional tales. A great variety of ethnicities and time periods are represented, including African, American, Celtic, Chinese, German, and Polish folklore.

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