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K-12 Education Resources: Books and eBooks

A guide to K-12 resources available through Dacus Library, and on the web.

Caldecott Award winners

The Library has copies of ALL the books that have been awarded the Caldecott Medal, from 1938 forward.  They are shelved within the Juvenile section of our collection, on the ground floor of the Library. You can search for these books by using the search phrase "Caldecott Medal" in the search bar -- this will bring up both Medal winners and honors. Most Caldecott books also have the Caldecott medal sticker on them, making them easy to identify on the shelf.

the randolph caldecott medal image"The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott.  It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children."

"Welcome to the Caldecott Medal Home Page!", American Library Association, November 30, 1999. (Accessed December 1, 2017)  Document ID: 350098f6-f11c-5e44-1520-6e7ac9876a5a

Click here for Caldecott Medal Winners and Honor Books, 1938-Present.

The JUVENILE Collection at Dacus Library

Dacus Library has thousands of juvenile fiction and non-fiction titles. The Juvenile Collection is located on the Ground Floor

All of the resources have a call number that begins with JUV, so you can narrow your search in the catalog by using nu:JUV to confine your search to just juvenile materials.  For example, for titles related to Mark Twain in the juvenile collection, type "twain AND nu:JUV" in the search box. 

Front cover image for Diary of a worm  Front cover image for Missing in action  Front cover image for Chew on this : everything you don't want to know about fast food  Front cover image for Coming on home soon  Front cover image for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  Front cover image for Fancy Nancy


Search Strategies for Books on Teaching

Subject headings helpful for searching the catalog for materials relating to education include:

  • Education
  • Study and teaching
  • Teaching
  • Teaching methods
  • Teaching aids

Add these headings to a topic search to find resources on teaching a particular area. For example:

  • science AND "teaching methods"
  • math AND "study and teaching"
  • history AND "teaching aids"