River Boy: The story of Mark Twain
written by William Anderson;
illustrated by Dan Andreasen
published by Harper Collins, 2003

Print Materials | Audiovisual Materials

The Library maintains a varied collection of materials to inform and entertain Redding's young people; they are described below.

(Each category is followed by its call number, indicating its shelving location in the library. All children's call numbers begin with "J" for "Juvenile". Click here for call number locator)


  • Picture books (fiction): for preschool through kindergarten (JPB)

  • Board books: for preschoolers (JPB board)

  • Read-along sets: picture books with CDs or cassette tapes (JRA)

  • Folk tales and fairy tales: they are considered nonfiction in the library's classification system and are assigned call numbers between JNF 398.2 - 398.4; however, these books are kept in their own separate location

  • Parent shelf: parenting books for children up to the teenage years; most books for parenting teenagers are shelved in the adult nonfiction collection (PS)

  • Nonfiction: information books for preschool through eighth grade (JNF)

  • Very easy readers: for children just learning to read - grades K-1 (JVE)

  • Easy readers: for children who have basic reading skills and need practice to improve fluency; grades K-2; (JER)

  • Beginning chapter books: for more skilled readers making the transition to longer books; grade 2-3; (JBC)

  • Juvenile fiction (children's chapter books): for confident readers in grades 2-6 Picture books with subjects appropriate for children older than kindergarteners are also placed in this category. (J)

    (NOTE: Grade levels are provided for young readers only; many of these books will be of interest to older or younger children based on the subject matter of the books.)

  • Fiction and nonfiction books of special interest to teenagers in grades 6-12, (which may include content for the more mature reader), are shelved in the library's teen/young adult collection (YA or YNF)


  • DVDs and videotapes especially for children preschool to age 10 (JVR)

  • Theatrical-release movies - parental discretion advised (DVD)

  • TV movies and program collections appropriate for children 7 and up - parental discretion advised (DVD in series)

  • Audio books on CD (K-12) (JBT CD)

  • Audio books on audiocassette (K-10) (JBT AC)

  • Language instruction for children in audio/visual formats (JLA)