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Children's Core Collection (H.W. Wilson) A comprehensive collection development guide, this database provides librarian-selected titles chosen specifically for readers from preschool through grade five. Containing titles at five recommendation levels, this collection covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books, graphic novels and magazines.
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database Offers more than 240,000 reviews of both fiction and non-fiction children's and young adult books, as well as related professional books--all full text searchable from 35 review sources. You can limit your search by age, grade level, lexile level, year of publication and genre. There are also links to author and illustrator sites, awards and prizes, teaching materials, booktalks and other resources from the CLCD home page.
EBSCOhost A collection of databases, including Academic Search Elite, which offers full text for nearly 2,000 scholarly journals, including more than 1,500 peer-reviewed titles, covering the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education, and much more.
Middle and Junior High Core Collection (H.W. Wilson) For libraries serving readers in grades five through nine, this is a collection development tool containing titles for nonfiction works, fiction and collections for children and adolescents. Selected and recommended by collection development specialists at 3 recommendation levels, listed books encompass a wide variety of topics for youth.
Senior High Core Collection (H.W. Wilson) This collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction titles—recommended by collection development specialists—for high school students (grades 9 through 12), along with review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists.
Something About the Author (SATA) Provides comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people, and includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images.
TeachingBooks.net Online database developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
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The University of Iowa Libraries maintains a collection of children’s and young adult books to support the research and curricular needs of faculty, students, and staff. The libraries will order the following award and honor books which are announced each year:
Other materials will be purchased upon request. Check the online catalog. If a children’s or young adult book is not listed, click here to complete and submit a Recommend a Library Purchase form. Instructors may place children’s and young adult books on reserve for courses. Go to http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/services/courseres/ for information about course reserves.
This guide was modified by Yunkyoung Loh, Spring, 2015.