Middle and Junior High Core Collection

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Develop Your Collection with Expert Recommendations for
Middle and Junior High School Readers

For libraries and educators serving readers in grades five through nine, this resource provides indispensable help with collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory and general reference. With more than 29,000 recommended titles, Middle & Junior High Core Collection covers fiction and nonfiction works for children and adolescents.

Created by Librarians, for Librarians

In addition to recommended youth titles, Middle & Junior High Core Collection covers review sources and other professional 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 people, listed books encompass a wide variety of topics for youth. Among nonfiction entries, special importance is given to works devoted to technology, personal values, and current social and political issues, with special emphasis on ethnic diversity. Fiction entries encompass a broad spectrum of contemporary and classic fiction and literary works that are of interest to young readers, including many titles that are frequently part of the school curriculum. 

Titles 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

View the print edition available from Grey House Publishing.

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Indispensable for librarians and school media specialists involved with collection development and user advisory services. Highly recommended.

– Choice