Provides a guide to current print and non-print materials worthy of consideration for purchase by small and medium-sized public libraries and school library media centers
Book Review Digest Retrospective (EBSCOhost database)
Book review digest retro provides excerpts from, and citations to, reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. Citations with excerpts of reviews of juvenile and adult fiction and nonfiction in the English language are included.
Books In Print
Provides record of in-print and forthcoming books published and distributed in the U.S. which are available to the general public or trade for purchase. Includes reviews for some books taken from various book review sources.
Literature Resource Center (LRC) Excellent source for literary information. Includes poetry, short stories, novels, drama and reviews for children & young adults. Also plot summaries, critical analysis, author portraits, literary images, and biographies of authors and illustrators. Includes full text of journals containing book reviews and literary criticism relevant to children's and young adult literature (e.g. BookList, Horn Book Magazine).
Publisher's Weekly Current reviews of children's books. The trade journal of the publishing industry - does not typically include critical reviews.
School Library Journal The most complete provider of news, information and reviews for librarians, media specialists and teachers who serve children and young adults in school and public libraries.
Book Selection Tools
Following is a select list of journals for finding reviews of children's and young adult books.
Many books have been published listing the 'best' titles in selected subject areas, genres or for use with target groups [e.g. age, reading level, ethnicity etc.]. A selected list of those titles are listed below. In addition to single books a database for identifying titles is also listed. Search ASU Library catalogfor additional "best" titles.
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