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Childhood Studies: Books and eBooks

About Books and eBooks

We have a large collection of both physical books and eBooks available to staff and students. Each one of our libraries has a physical collection of books suitable for courses that are taught at their campus, however you are welcome to borrow books from any of our libraries. All of our books are arranged on bookshelves, grouped by topic area. These topics and sub-topics are numbered and the books are in number order. So, when you search for a book using our online library search, each book will have a classmark (a number) and this is where you will find the book on the shelf.

You can access our eBooks by searching for something via our library search. If you prefer to read in large print you can change this in the eBook settings, along with background colour and the read aloud feature.

Below you will find a gallery of new books and eBooks that we have recently added to our collection. You will also find key books and eBooks for your subject area - you may recognise some of these from your reading list!

New Books and eBooks

Key books

Key eBooks

Growing up in a Digital Age

Ebook Spotlight

Reading List

Units of work for your course can be found in Moodle or Microsoft Teams.

Log in with your Manchester College student email address and password. Ask your tutor if you are unsure of where to look. 


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Where to find a book

Need to find a book? Below are the main class numbers where you can locate Childcare books and resources in our libraries. If you are unsure where to find a specific title you can always ask a librarian or check on the library catalogue. 

Child psychology  155.4
Child development 155.4
Observing children 155.4
Playwork 155.418
Childcare 362.7
Child abuse 362.76
Child protection 362.76
Teaching assistants 371.14124
Behavior management  372.21
Early childhood education 372.21
Learning through play 372.21
Leadership in the early years 372.1207