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Children's Literature: Home

About Picture Books

Picture books are unique in the way they combine art and literature. Art in picture books can contain photographs or drawings depending on the artist's and writer's preferences. Sometimes the author is also the illustrator and other times the author and illustrator are two separate people. Picture books are geared toward children, but many adults find them visually pleasing and study them. If you are interested in studying picture books many colleges offer a Children's Literature class, including MCC.

Book cover with Grover waving. Caption reads "Hello everybodeee!"Children's Library from Internet Archive

The collection consists over of 3,000 digitized children's books. While most were originally published before 1924, some titles are more recent (1990s and 2000s). 

New Children's Books


Welcome to MCC Library's Children's Literature subject guide! This guide is to aid students in Early Childhood Development research. English and Art students may also find this guide useful. Perhaps you love picture books and want to learn more. This guide will give you all the information you need on the MCC Library's collection of Children's Literature. Enjoy!

Books on Health and Safety!