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Children's Literature: Finding Audio-Visuals

This is a guide for finding information related to children's literature.

Searching for children's media (films, DVDs, etc.) at Purdue

  • Then limit search to DVDs

  • First result is a book in the Children's Lit Collection that has a DVD with it.
  • The second result is a set of DVDs in our Media Collection.


Media Collection Moved to HSSE Library

The Libraries media collection, consisting largely of DVDs and VHS tapes, can be found on the 2nd floor of the HSSE library.

  • This collection supports academic courses taught across the University, but many titles support the Childrens Literature studies. 
  • Check out media items with a Purdue ID for a 2-week period.
  • Viewing equipment and headphones are available.
  • Scheduled media items or items on reserve will be at the Hicks UGRL Library iDesk through spring semester 2013.

Weston Woods Films at Purdue

The Library owns many DVDs and Videos produced by Weston Woods Studiios.  Each of these is based on the original illustrations in a children's picture book or the life or an author.  Click on the link below to see a list. 

Some DVD or Videos have more than one story.  To find out if we own a specific title, search in "Books & Media". (See box on left for instructions.)  For example Stories Near and Far has these titles:   

  • Hot Hippofrom the book by Mwenye Hadithi ; illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway
  • Possum magic written by Mem Fox ; illustrated by Julie Vivas ;
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo from the folktale retold by Arlene Mosel ; illustrated by Blair Lent ;
  • I, Crocodile  from the book by Fred Marcellino

Edutopia (free website)

Edutopia has a collection of streaming videos which can also be downloaded from iTunes. The programs cover numerous areas, including teacher development, & all the grades. 

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