Children’s Core Collection

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Created by Librarians, for Librarians

Children’s Core Collection is the ideal collection development, readers’ advisory, and curriculum support resource for educators and librarians working with elementary students. Containing more than 45,000 titles, this rich resource covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, and picture books recommended for readers in preschool through sixth grade. Professional literature for the children's librarian is also covered.

An Essential and Impartial Expert Aid

Selected and recommended by specialists in library service to children, listed books within Children’s Core Collection encompass a wide variety of topics, including a new abundance of books on technology, social sciences and sciences. Books are searchable by subject, author, grade level, Dewey Decimal number, and more.

Features include:

  • Content for collection development, readers’ advisory and curriculum support
  • Complete bibliographic data for purchasing guidance
  • Coverage of graphic novels
  • Full-text book reviews of recommended books “Similar Books” and “Other Books by this Author” suggestions in each book record
  • Starred Reviews, Book Lists, and Awards notations within applicable records
  • And much more…

Print Edition available from Grey House Publishing
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Recommended to librarians and libraries at all levels...Easy to use, economical, and makes so much possible for anyone working with children's literature and collection development.

– Booklist