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Children's & Young Adult Literature

Guide for library and Internet research resources about children's and young adult literature.

Book Review Sources

Book Selection Tools

Following is a select list of journals for finding reviews of children's and young adult books.

"Best" Book Lists

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 catalog for additional "best" titles. 

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