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Core Collections 

This first step in great readers’ advisory is a great collection.  

Core Collections provides:

  • Impartial guidance, by experts in their fields, on the most highly recommended titles for reference, nonfiction, and fiction materials for all ages.
  • Authoritative recommendations that are vendor and publisher neutral.
  • Three levels of recommendations to help you prioritize materials for your library’s size and budget.
  • Professional materials on building and managing collections. 

Core Collections includes:

  • Children's Core Collection: the ideal collection development and curriculum support resource for anyone who works with children’s books. 
  • Graphic Novels Core Collection: especially useful as librarians build graphic novel collections. 
  • Fiction Core Collection: perfect for libraries of all sizes navigating the vast fiction market. 
  • Middle & Junior High Core Collection: an essential resource for anyone who works with middle grade books. 
  • Nonfiction Core Collection: provides guidance for adult nonfiction collections, including plays and poetry.  
  • Senior High Core Collection: covers young adult books and adult books with teen appeal, making it perfect for anyone who works with young adult literature collections. 

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