The Children's & Juvenile Literature Collection in the Newton Gresham Library at Sam Houston State University serves various purposes:
A small portion of the collection is available online, however, recognizing the need and preference for books in print by children and educators, the majority of the collection is in print.
** Note: It is the responsibility of the adult caregiver, family member, or teacher to select titles that are appropriate for the child(ren) that will be reading or interacting with items from the SHSU Children's Collection. This is a diverse collection that represents a variety of viewpoints in historical and current representations.
The Collection is approximately 27,000 titles, spanning 180 years in children's literature publication, and includes picture books, fiction, and nonfiction titles. At present, the collection is balanced as follows: