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eBook Collection Development
Core Collections Recommended Titles K-12

Core Collections Recommended Titles K-12  

A comprehensive collection development series, these e-book collections provide librarian-selected titles chosen specifically for readers from preschool through grade twelve. Containing titles at two recommendation levels, this in-depth collection covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books,  and graphic novels. With a solid history of excellence–which has earned respect and recognition within the library market– Core Collections, formerly H.W. Wilson’s Standard Catalogs, are the only impartial collection development tools on the market with clear recommendation levels and documented selection criteria.

Highlighted Titles include:

  • The Science of Science Fiction by Matthew Brenden Wood
  • Cleared for Takeoff by Rowland White
  • The Pants Project by Cat Clarke
  • Energy Lab for Kids by Emily Hawbaker
  • Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer

Top publishers include Random House, Holiday House, Capstone, Enslow, ABC-CLIO, Hachette and many more.

Please contact your EBSCO sales representative for a title list and price quote.

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Children’s Picture Books Collection

Children’s Picture Books Collection  

This collection contains over 150 of the latest and greatest in picture books for children.

Top titles inlcude:

  • Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner
  • You Can Read by Helanie Becker
  • The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh

Highligh publishers included Holiday House Publishing, Inc., Lightning Source Inc. and Orca Book Publishers.

Title List(s):
Children’s Picture Books Collection


AAUP Titles for High School and Public Libraries Collection

AAUP Titles for High School and Public Libraries Collection  

This collection contains titles from the American Association of University Presses (AAUP) selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries bibliography. Topics cover the humanities, social sciences, science, technology, math, the arts and more.

Highlighted titles:

The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World
A Constitutional History of the U.S. Supreme Court
Newton’s Apple and Other Myths About Science
Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-powered Future
From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood

Title List(s):
AAUP Titles for High School and Public Libraries Collection


Page to Screen - Youth Collection

Page to Screen - Youth Collection  

This collection contains popular fiction and nonfiction for youth, ages 0-18, as well as classics, that have been adapted into well-known movies or TV shows.

Highlighted titles:

  • Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Complete Series by Ann Brashares
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Top publishers include Sourcebooks, Hachette and Readbox.

Title List(s):
Page to Screen - Youth Collection


Classics as Graphic Novels

Classics as Graphic Novels

This collection contains classic novels in graphic novel format suitable for readers of all ages. Find your favorites or discover a new one with rich graphics!

Highlighted titles:

  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
  • William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale
  • Beowulf: Monster Slayer: a British Legend

Key publishers include Trajectory, Inc., Capstone, Independent Publishers Group, Abdo Publishing and Lerner Publishing Group.

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Classics as Graphic Novels


Popular Juvenile Fiction

Popular Juvenile Fiction  

This collection offers bestselling, high-demand popular fiction titles for juvenile readers, covering a broad range of subjects to suit a variety of reader interests. Included are titles from high quality publishers such as Algonquin Young Readers, Lerner Publishing Group, Penguin Random House, and Hachette Book Group, as well as New York Times Bestsellers and award-winning titles.

Highlighted Titles include:

 

  • Shackleton Sabotage by Dee Garretson, J.M. Lee, Anthony VanArsdale, and Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Ever After High: Once Upon a Twist: Rosabella and the Three Bears by Perdita Finn
  • Lola Levine and the Halloween Scream by Monica Brown

Title List(s):
Popular Juvenile Fiction


Popular Juvenile Nonfiction

Popular Juvenile Nonfiction  

This collection offers bestselling, high-demand popular nonfiction titles for juvenile readers, covering a range of subjects such as biography, history, sports, and science. Included are titles from high quality publishers such as Lerner Publishing Group, Penguin Random House, and Hachette Book Group, as well as New York Times Bestsellers and award-winning titles.

Highlighted titles include:

  • A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston
  • Grover Cleveland, Again! A Treasury of American Presidents by Ken Burns
  • You Never Heard of Willie Mays?! by Jonah Winter
  • Magic Tree House Survival Guide by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
  • Plants Can’t Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch

Title List(s):
Popular Juvenile Nonfiction


Lexile® Leveled Titles Collections

Lexile® Leveled Titles Collections  

These collections contain over 3,400 fiction and nonfiction titles with Lexile® measures, key indicators of text complexity that provide recommended Lexile® grade bands for reading development to ensure students are on track, for grades K-4, with levels up to 810L, grades 5-8, with levels from 565L to 1100L, and grades 9-12, with levels from 855L to 1620L.

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K-4 Lexile® Leveled Titles

5-8 Lexile® Leveled Titles

9-12 Lexile® Leveled Titles


Popular Young Adult Fiction Collection

Popular Young Adult Fiction Collection  

This Collection offers bestselling, high-demand popular fiction titles for young adult readers, covering a broad range of subjects to suit a variety of reader interests. Included are titles from top authors such as Sarah Dessen, David Levithan, and Laurie Halse Anderson, as well as New York Times Bestsellers and the latest blockbusters.

Title List(s):
Popular Young Adult Fiction Collection


Best of 2016

Best of 2016

All titles in this collection appear on Best Books of 2016 lists.  Sources include Library Journal, National Book Awards, Publisher’s Weekly, Book List and many more.  This collection contains fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult titles.

Top titles include:

  • The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
  • Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn
  • The Nix: A Novel by Nathan Hill
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
  • To the Bright Edge of the World: A Novel by Eowyn Ivey

Highlighted publishers include Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House and Oxford University Press.

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Best of 2016


Diverse Books

Diverse Books  

This collection contains diverse books for youth, grades K through 12. Tiles are fiction and nonfiction, and cover many topics, subjects and interests.

  • Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel
  • The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Pride by Robin Stevenson

Top publishers include Algonquin Books, Hachette, Lerner, and Penguin Random House.

Title List(s):
Diverse Books


EBSCO eClassics

EBSCO eClassics

EBSCO eBooks™ is proud to provide EBSCO eClassics, 25 free e-books available to anyone interested in these well-known, young adult literary novels. These world-class narratives include the works of famous authors such as Dickens, London, Wells and Melville and offer readers some of most famous stories in history to enjoy in the classroom, at home or on-the-go.

For more information on how to add these titles to your digital catalog please contact EBSCO Customer Support.

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EBSCO eClassics


Best of 2015

Best of 2015

All titles in this collection appear on Best Books of 2015 lists. Sources include Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, Book List and many more. This collection contains fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult titles.

  • The Thing About Jellyfish - Kirkus Best of 2015, Amazon Top 20 Children’s Books of 2015
  • Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead - Business Insider’s 20 best business books of 2015
  • Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America - Kirkus Best of 2015, Amazon Best Books of the Year: Top 20
  • A Spool of Blue Thread - Library Journal’s Best Books 2015
  • All the Things We Never Knew - Booklist Best Adult Nonfiction of 2015

Notable Publisher include Hachette Book Group, Penguin Random House, Perseus Books, Sourcebooks Inc., Yale University Press.

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Best of 2015


Women's History Collection

Women's History Collection

Released to coincide with Women’s History Month, this collection contains titles delving into the social, economic and cultural history of women around the world.  Titles range from a detailed biography of one woman’s experiences during the fall of the Roman Republic to a study on gender, mobility and labor in 20th and 21st century Japan. This collection contents high demand titles from reputable publishers that will enhance any collection’s holdings.

•    Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte by Carol Berkin
•    The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
•    A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams
•    The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran by Nazila Fathi
•    A Forgotten Sisterhood: Pioneering Black Women Educators and Activists in the Jim Crow South by Audrey Thomas McCluskey

Top publishers include Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis, University of North Carolina Press, Penguin Random House, Rowman & Littlefield and Perseus Books.

Title List(s):
Women's History Collection


African American History Collection

African American History Collection

The African American History Collection features more than 300 titles to enhance your library’s African American History Month programs. Titles for all age levels are included, from biographies of famous political leaders, athletes, and performers for the K-8 set, to primary source materials from major events in US history and current bestsellers by award-winning authors.

Notable titles within the collection include:

  • The African American Press in World War II: Toward Victory at Home and Abroad by Paul Alkebulan (Choice Outstanding Academic Title)
  • History of African Americans: Exploring Diverse Roots by Thomas J. Davis
  • The Lives of Frederick Douglass by Robert S. Levine
  • The Freedom Schools: Student Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement by Jon N. Hale
  • Separate Games: African American Sport Behind the Walls of Segregation by David K. Wiggins

Notable publishers include Penguin Random House Inc., Hachette Book Group, ABC-CLIO and Rowman & Littlefield Publishing.

Title List(s):
African American History Collection


Basic Programming Collection

Basic Programming Collection  

This collection includes more than 200 titles that focus on introductory and beginners computer programming. Topics include various programming languages, computer applications, design, game and website development, and more.

 

  • Programming Language Explorations by Ray Toal et al.
  • Head First Python: A Brain-Friendly Guide by Paul Barry
  • Learning Modular Java Programming by Tejaswini Mandar Jog
  • Introducing Web Development by Jörg Krause
  • Scratch by Example: Programming for All Ages by Eduardo A. Vlieg

Publishers include No Starch Press, John Wiley & Sons, O'Reilly  and Packt Publishing.

Title List(s):
Basic Programming Collection


Basic Electronics Collection

Basic Electronics Collection

The Basic Electronics Collection includes more than 150 titles that focus on introducing and explaining every day electronics and their applications for learners of all ages. Topics include desktop applications, cell phones, tablets, social media, and more. Key titles and publishers include:

  • How Does Cloud Computing Work? by Leon Gray
  • Twitter for Dummies by Laura Fitton, et al
  • IPad: Portable Genius by Paul McFedries
  • 10 Don'ts on Our Digital Devices: The Non-techie's Survival Guide to Cyber Security and Privacy, by Daniel G. Bachrach and Eric J. Rzeszut
  • Take Control of Your Passwords by Joe Kissell

Publishers include Gareth Stevens, John Wiley & Sons, Springer Science & Business Media and TidBITS Publishing.

Title List(s):
Basic Electronics Collection


Youth Reference Collection

Youth Reference Collection  

This collection supports the educational needs and interests of young users, offering a collection of e-book titles that cover a wide range of topics, including earth science, biology, social studies and world cultures.

 

  • The Holocaust by Paul R. Bartrop and Michael Dickerman
  • My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals
  • Earth Science by Maya Bayden

Publishers include ABC-CLIO, Salem Press, Penguin Random House, Rowman & Littlefield, Gale and Rosen.

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Youth Reference Collection


Native American Heritage Collection

Native American Heritage Collection

This collection includes over 420 titles that explore and honor the history, cultures, traditions, and ways of life of the Native American community.

Notable titles include:

 

  • Brave Hearts: Indian Women of the Plains by Joseph Agonito
  • Native American Women and Land: Narratives of Dispossession and Resurgence by Stephanie J. Fitzgerald
  • Song of Dewey Beard: Last Survivor of the Little Bighorn by Philip Burnham
  • Black Elk Speaks: The Complete Edition edited by John G. Neihardt
  • In Geronimo’s Footsteps: A Journey Beyond Legend by Corine Sombrun, Harlyn Geronimo

 

Publishers include Random House Inc., Perseus Books, LLC, Taylor & Francis Ltd., and Blackstone.

Title List(s):
Native American Heritage Collection


Sports Collection

Sports Collection

Baseball season is in full swing! Use the collection to expand your selection of baseball titles. Topics covered in the sports collection rotate throughout the year.

  • 2017 Baseball Forecaster & Encyclopedia of Fanalytics by Ron Shandler et. al.
  • The Closer by Mariana Rivera
  • Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society That Shocked Depression-era Detroit by Tom Stanton

Top publishers include Penguin Random House, Human Kinetics, Springer, Rowman & Littlefield and Hachette.

Title List(s):
Sports Collection


Summer Reading 2017 Collection

Summer Reading 2017 Collection

Keep kids reading all summer long!  This collection offers 60 e-book titles that support summer reading curricula for grades K-12.  Spanning modern favorites and popular classics, these titles will help bridge the school-to-home connection and get kids prepared for the upcoming school year.

Notable titles include:

  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Regan Barnhill
  • A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans by Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Publishers include Random House, Yale University Press, Oxford University Press, and University of Chicago Press.

Title List(s):
Summer Reading 2017 Collection