Foreign Language Children's Literature Collection
Welcome to the Foreign Language Children's Literature Collection, now housed in our Education Resources Library. This is a relatively new collection of which we are very proud and on which we are continually working to expand our horizons and increase our collections. At the moment, there are three separate collections--French, German, and Spanish, with a fourth--Russian--being added. Of the four, the French is the oldest (though itself still quite young) and largest, with over 1000 titles in its collection, while the others are significantly smaller. Nevertheless, there are great hopes for the growth and expansion of all four, with the French setting a phenomenal precedent in both growth and use. Our aim is to set up and maintain a world-class foreign language children's literature collection to aid in the study of said literature as well as the development and promotion of language studies throughout the state in these target languages.
Below are links to three of the four collections with as much detailed information on each as we can provide, including history, access, application forms, and links to the catalog records themselves when possible. (The fourth will be added soon.) Please feel free to comment on our collections, particularly as concerns what you would like to see here, both in the collections themselves and in the online sites.
In addition, we recommend to you our Webliography for the Foreign Language Children's Literature Collection, divided into the three existing sections, French, German, and Spanish. Click here on any of these highlighted terms or on the Webliography link provided below and you will go right to our Internet resource guides for the languages involved. There you will find wonderful links to sites all around the world dealing with topics of interest ranging from on-line literature to news sources to dictionaries and much in between. If there are certain types of things you would like to see added, step in our on-line "office" via the map, and drop us a line.