Reviews as a Selection Tool - Marketing to Libraries - LibGuides at American Library Association Booklist/Booklist Online reviews adult books (fiction and nonfiction), books for youth (children and young adults), and reference books and also newly released videos, DVDs, audiobooks, spoken word audios, and children's music CDs. Booklist is a book-review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association since 1905, and is widely viewed as offering the most reliable reviews to help libraries decide what to buy and to help library patrons and students decide what to read, view, or listen to. It comprises two print magazines, an extensive website and database, e-newsletters, webinars, and other resources that support librarians in collection development and readers' advisory. Booklist Online is the web version of the Booklist print magazine. The full Booklist Online database contains more than 170,000 reviews and thousands of features dating back to 1992 and 8,000 new reviews and related features every year.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are 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. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Notable Books For a Global Society (NBGS) - CL/R SIG The Children's Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Literacy Association formed the Notable Books for a Global Society Committee in 1995. Under the guidance of Yvonne Siu-Runyan, who originated and spearheaded the project, the committee undertook to identify outstanding trade books that it felt would help promote understanding across lines of culture, race, sexual orientation, values, and ethnicity.The Notable Books for a Global Society (NBGS) list was developed to help students, teachers, and families identify books that promote understanding of and appreciation for the world's full range of diverse cultures and ethnic and racial groups. Although advances in technology allow us to communicate quickly with people around the world and the growth of world trade brings us increasingly into contact with far-flung members of the "global village," today's society is rife with tension, conflict and ignorance of others different from us.
Selection Tools for School Librarians Resources for School Librarians - Index "It does not matter how many books you may have, but whether they are good or not." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (3 B.C.-65 A.D.), Epistolae Morale Books and Audio-Visual - Web Sites Teacher Book Wizard - This tool by Scholastic allows you to search for books by grade level, reading level, genre and other criteria. The New York Times Children's Book Reviews Kirkus Children's and Teen Book Reviews Children's Book Reviews by the Guardian The Children's Book Review - News of new and bestselling books, and reviews of books arranged by topic. University Press Books Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries - These books are selected by an ALA commmittee of librarians who work with young adults.
Outstanding International Books List - USBBY Beginning in 2006, USBBY has selected an honor list of international books for young people. The USBBY Outstanding International Books List is published each year in the February issue of School Library Journal and as a bookmark.The Outstanding International Books (OIB) committee is charged with selecting international books that are deemed most outstanding of those published during the calendar year. For the purposes of this honor list, the term "international book" is used to describe a book published or distributed in the United States that originated or was first published in a country other than the U.S. 2021 Outstanding international books list
Selection Tools - Collection Development - LibGuides at West Virginia Library Commission There are many sources that assist in selecting books. Among these are book reviews, “best of” and recommended title lists, and annotated bibliographies. · Book Reviews Nonfiction Monday – Rounding up the best nonfiction for children and teens Lynn: You’d have to live in a cave in the wilderness not to know that far too many Americans have a very sketchy concept of what a fact actually is or how to verify it. The need to understand this important issue is one of national importance these days as it is clear that millions of adults don’t grasp the difference and the impact on our culture is stark. Here, with a great way to start addressing the issue, is Michael Rex with a fabulous picture book, Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots (Penguin/Nancy Paulsen, 2020). With brightly colored cartoon-style robots, Rex’s appealing book takes on this topic with our youngest readers.
Grey House Publishing - R.R. Bowker's American Book Publishing Record Annual The annual editions of the American Book Publishing Record® represent the accumulation of the twelve (12) monthly issues of ABPR. For this 2018 edition, approximately 50,000 entries are represented for books published or distributed in the United States. The main input source is MARC data received from the Library of Congress.