Senior High Core Collection

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Created by Librarians, for Librarians

This selective list of books recommended for young people in grades 9 through 12 is invaluable for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory and curriculum support in the high school library.

An Impartial and Expert Aid

Senior High Core Collection contains entries for fiction and nonfiction works, including listings of review sources and other aids for librarians and school media specialists. Entries provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, a descriptive annotation, and evaluative quotations from a review when available.

Selected and recommended by specialists in library service to young adults in senior high schools and public libraries across the United States, the books listed encompass a wide variety of topics for youth, with a special focus on contemporary literature and subjects covered in high school curricula.

Features include:

  • Content for collection development, readers’ advisory, and curriculum support
  • Detailed descriptive records for more than 28,000 recommended books
  • Coverage of graphic novels
  • Full-text book reviews of recommended books
  • “Similar Books” and “Other Books by this Author” suggestions in each book record
  • Indicators for Starred Reviews, Book Lists, and Awards
  • Books are searchable by subject, author, grade level, Dewey Decimal number, and more
  • And much more…


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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.

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