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Core Collections - "...these reliable guides help librarians build and maintain well-rounded collections of the most highly recommended reference, non-fiction and fiction books." For all of your collection development and maintenance, general reference and readers’ advisory needs, these reliable guides help librarians build and maintain well-rounded collections of the most highly recommended reference, non-fiction and fiction books.

Core Collections - "...these reliable guides help librarians build and maintain well-rounded collections of the most highly recommended reference, non-fiction and fiction books."

With a solid history of excellence—which has earned respect and recognition within the library market—these collections are the only collection development tools on the market with clear recommendation levels and documented selection criteria. This gives these collections an unparalleled level of credibility and authority as impartial and expert aids. Learn more about the team that selects and recommends these titles. NoveList K-8 Plus - "NoveList K-8 Plus is an ideal solution for librarians, parents, and teachers looking for Common Core resources for students. "

NoveList K-8 Plus is an ideal solution for librarians, parents, and teachers looking for Common Core resources for students.

NoveList K-8 Plus - "NoveList K-8 Plus is an ideal solution for librarians, parents, and teachers looking for Common Core resources for students. "

A key focus of Common Core State Standards is nonfiction. NoveList K-8 Plus includes extensive nonfiction reading recommendations, plus additional documents that help teachers select appropriate texts and create assignments based on the standards. Specifically, you can use NoveList K-8 Plus to: Caldecott Medal Home Page - "...awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.". Sweet’s inspired mixed media illustrations illuminate the personality and work of a man passionately interested in many things.

Caldecott Medal Home Page - "...awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children."

Her collages combine disparate elements to create a cohesive whole, echoing the ways in which Roget ordered the world into lists that evolved into his groundbreaking thesaurus. Intricately detailed illustrations in shades of indigo are masterfully layered with the text in this graphic novel. Newbery Medal Home Page - "...awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.". ALAN Online-"The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE promotes communication and cooperation among all individuals who have a special interest in adolescent literature.

Welcome to AcqWeb, "the gathering place for librarians and other professionals interested in acquisitions and collection development." Junior Library Guild - "The collection development and book review service relied upon by thousands of schools and public libraries." The Horn Book Guide Online: "For every teacher, librarian, or parent who has struggled to identify just the right book to place in a particular student's hands, help has arrived with The Horn Book Guide Online." Welcome!

The Horn Book Guide Online: "For every teacher, librarian, or parent who has struggled to identify just the right book to place in a particular student's hands, help has arrived with The Horn Book Guide Online."

For every teacher, librarian, or parent who has struggled to identify just the right book to place in a particular student's hands, help has arrived with The Horn Book Guide Online. Published each spring and fall by the Horn Book, Inc., the authoritative Horn Book Guide publishes short, critical reviews of virtually every hardcover trade book published in the United States for young people. Gathered here are more than 100,832 reviews published between 1989 and 2015! Guys Read - "Welcome to Guys Read, a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka. Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.".

School Library Journal - "School Library Journal aspires to be an accelerator for innovation in schools and public libraries that serve the information, literacy, and technology needs of 21st century children and young adults." Youth Services Librarianship - Special Needs Youth: This project "provides students with an opportunity to think more deeply about some of the unique challenges and opportunities of working with young people in both school and public libraries."

The term "special needs youth" covers a diverse group of children and teens.

Youth Services Librarianship - Special Needs Youth: This project "provides students with an opportunity to think more deeply about some of the unique challenges and opportunities of working with young people in both school and public libraries."

At the most basic level, it refers to any nontraditional or disadvantaged populations. These are patrons who are marginalized in their communities such as teen parents, youth in foster care, homeless teens and runaways, homeschooled students, and members of the LGBTQ community as well as people with disabilities. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 13% of youth (aged 3-21) are identified as having a disability,[1] which can include physical disabilities, visual impairments, hearing impairments, learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia), cognitive disabilities, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities (e.g. autism spectrum disorders), and mental illness. They can be congenital (i.e. present from birth) or acquired, and can be visible (e.g. readily apparent to the casual observer) or invisible (e.g. not identifiable unless explicitly disclosed).

Facilities. Titlewave - "Welcome to Titlewave, where you can find the best, educationally-relevant materials to support learning. Search our curated content – print books, ebooks and more – and let our resources help you build your curriculum." Library Media Connection - "Library Media Connection delivers the insight, answers and encouragement school librarians need to transform their libraries into thriving hubs for 21st century learning and teaching." Center for Children's Books - "The CCB houses a non-circulating collection of more than 16,000 recent and historically significant trade books for youth, birth through high school, plus review copies of nearly all trade books." VOYA - "Founded in 1978, Voice of Youth Advocates, or (VOYA), magazine is the leading library journal dedicated to the needs of young adult librarians, the advocacy of young adults, and the promotion of young adult literature and reading.".

Booklist Onine: "More than 170,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers—from the trusted experts at the American Library Association" ALSC Book & Media Awards: "The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children." 2016 Book and Media Awards 2016 ALSC Book & Media Award winners View Reaction Videos from the 2016 Youth Media Award Winners.

ALSC Book & Media Awards: "The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children."

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books - "Welcome to the homepage of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, one of the nation's leading children's book review journals for school and public librarians.". YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists - "The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. ".

Looking for great teen books?

YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists - "The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. "

Look no further than YALSA's Book Awards and Selected Booklists. While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families. Pura Belpré Award - "The Pura Belpré Award is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children."

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library.

Pura Belpré Award - "The Pura Belpré Award is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children."

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate. 2015 Author Award Winner I Lived on Butterfly Hill, written by Marjorie Agosín, illustrated by Lee White and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division When warships appear, in “I Lived on Butterfly Hill,” Celeste’s idyllic life is shattered. 2015 Illustrator Award Winner “It’s Yuyi, what more can you say?”

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site- "A collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.". The Coretta Scott King Book Awards - "given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.".

International Children's Digital Library - "The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world. ". PLCMC: BookHive Home Page - "Throughout the system, the Library provide free and open access to its physical and electronic collections and information, as well as to its services for people of all ages, from toddlers to teens to adults." James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead: The site "which helps parents and educators connect their children with the books that will turn them into lifelong readers.".