Christine Brown

Christine Brown
ERC Librarian
Educational Resource Center
Maxwell Library, 2nd Fl.
Bridgewater State University
10 Shaw Rd.
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Related Guides

Resource Guides (themed bibliographies and guides to our collections compiled by the staff of the ERC)

Education K-12 Maxguide (main education subject guide)

MTEL (MA Tests for Educator Licensure) (subject guide)

C&YA Lit in the ERC

The Educational Resource Center in Maxwell Library has a collection of approximately 20,000 children's and young adult (C&YA) books,
both fiction and non-fiction. We provide these in support of the teacher education programs at Bridgewater State University.


              Best Books for Middle School and Junior High School Readers 

Organization of Our Collections

Our C&YA books are categorized and shelved as follows:

  1. Big Books (large format books for shared reading)
  2. Picture Books (books with few or no words)
  3. Juvenile Fiction
  4. Juvenile Non-fiction
    (books are arranged using the Dewey Decimal classification system)

Find Books in Maxwell Library

Maxwell Library Catalog

Advanced Search

Limit your search by location

An excellent way to limit your search to books located in the ERC is to go to the Advanced Search page and click on the Collection tab below the search boxes.  Here, you can limit to books in specific collections of the ERC, such as picture books, children's fiction books, textbooks, etc.

Find Books using the Commonwealth Catalog

Commonwealth Catalog

Search the Massachusetts Commonwealth Catalog to access millions of items at participating libraries across Massachusetts to find the books, DVDs, and music you’re looking for.


If we don't have a children's or young adult book you want at Maxwell Library, try this statewide catalog to see if another MA library has it.  If you find a book you want in the Commonwealth Catalog, you can select and order it online and have it sent to you at BSU (the item will go to the Maxwell Library Circulation Desk). 

Selected Books about C&YA Lit

We have many other titles.  Come in and browse the ERC Reference and General collections to discover more titles, or use our online catalog to find other titles we own.