Books from the Junior Collection

Welcome to the Junior Collection

Tēnā koutou katoa, Talofa lava and warm Pacific greetings. After some interim locations in Te Herenga Mātauranga Whānui | General Library, we’re excited to announce that the Junior Collection materials are now in their final homes on Levels 1 and M.

This material has a curriculum focus to support junior and young adult classroom teaching practice.

The Junior Collection on Level M

This collection is made up of a number of discrete areas, and these are the Locations that you will see in the Catalogue. They include:

  • Junior Fiction
  • Junior Non-Fiction
  • Junior Picture Books
  • Sophisticated Picture Books
  • School Journals
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Junior Oversize (Non-Fiction and Fiction)
  • Pictures (Posters)

The Māori Junior Collection on Level 1

This collection sits alongside the Mātauranga Māori Collection and includes:

  • Māori Junior Non-Fiction, including Early Childhood series and Māori language readers
  • Māori Junior Picture Books
  • Māori Sophisticated Picture Books
  • Māori Junior Fiction
  • Māori Young Adult Fiction
  • Māori Junior Oversize (Non-Fiction and Fiction)
  • Māori Pictures (Posters)

The Pacific Junior Collection on Level 1

This collection is at the beginning of the Pacific Collection and includes:

  • Pacific Junior Non-Fiction
  • Pacific Junior Picture Books
  • Pacific Junior Fiction
  • Pacific Young Adult Fiction
  • Pacific Junior Oversize (Non-Fiction and Fiction)
  • Pacific Pictures (Posters)

How to borrow a Picture (poster)

Given the large format of Pictures, they are not able to be self-issued.

To borrow a Picture remove it from the large plastic sleeve and take it to the Student Hub Help Desk on Level G. The staff will issue the Picture along with a protective Picture Tube to your library account.

Please return the Picture and protective Tube to the Student Hub Help Desk.

Searching tips for finding Junior Collection resources

As well as browsing the Junior Collection books on Levels 1 and M, a wider range of resources is available to you online and on request from the On-Demand Collection, through searching the Catalogue.

  • Use juvenile as a keyword, not junior, e.g. juvenile literature, Māori juvenile literature, Pacific juvenile literature
  • Create keyword searches that combine a collection area with a topic, title or author, e.g. picture books nature, picture books matariki 
  • Too many results? Once you have a search result, use the Catalogue filters to further narrow your search, e.g. picture books nature refined to Subject: Nature Fiction, or picture books matariki refined to Subject: Māori Language Materials.

For in-depth searching tips see the Education and Social Work Study and Research Hub, Classroom teaching resources module.

Any questions? Please Ask us.

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