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6" x 9"
Year Published: 2014
AP Categories: A, C, G
Featuring contributions by active librarians from around the country, this guide offers a goldmine of quality books for children, spotlighting more than 500 titles published within the last four years. Ranging from books for newborns through readers to age 14, the selected books encompass a wide variety of formats and themes to reflect the diversity of contemporary society. Popular Picks for Young Readers is equally useful for readers' advisory and collection development, and includes
- High-quality, well-reviewed books that are popular with kids
- Only original titles, eliminating derivative works such as those based on a movie or licensed characters
- Picture books, graphic novels, poetry, informational books, fiction, and more
- Thorough annotations, with summary, author, and publication information
- Multiple indexes for easy searching by title, author, type of book, genre, award-winners, and subject matter
With selections geared towards every child's interest and reading level, this guide will help librarians, teachers, caregivers and others connect young readers to books they're sure to love.
Table of Contents
Introduction, by Diane Foote
Popular Picks for Young Readers
APPENDIX A: Books by Age Level
APPENDIX B: Books by Genre/Subject
APPENDIX C: Books for a Diverse Collection
About the Authors
Diane Foote is assistant dean at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library
and Information Science in River Forest, Illinois, and is currently serving as fiscal
officer and a member of the board of directors for the Association for Library Service
to Children (ALSC). She was a member of the 2010 John Newbery
Award Selection Committee and the 2011 and 2012 Coretta Scott King Book Award
Juries, and cochaired the ALSC Preconference Planning Committee for the 2013
event that celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal. She is a former executive director of ALSC and a former associate editor of Book Links
For more than eight decades, librarians from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) have intensely scrutinized the children's books published each year, selecting the winning and honor books for the Newbery and Caldecott Awards. In addition, the ALSC division of the ALA is committed to creating a nation of readers, starting with the youngest. ALSC supports all those providing library services to children, including youth librarians, teachers, families, literature experts, publishers, and child advocates.
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