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Review Sources

The following is a list of periodicals that review children's and young adult books. Most are available in the Periodicals Department of the Cheng Library. Many may be available at your public or school library.


Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

Choice (primarily for academic libraries)

Horn Book

Kirkus Reviews

Library Media Connection (not at Cheng)

Publishers Weekly (not at Cheng)

School Library Journal

SB&F (formerly Science Books & Films, online only, not at Cheng)

VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) (not at Cheng)



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General Selection Aids (Bibliographies) for K-12

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Best books for children: Preschool through grade 6 - Catherine Barr & John T. Gillespie
Call Number: [CMC-Reference] Z1037 .B547 2006
ISBN: 1591580854

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Best books for high school readers : grades 9-12 - Catherine Barr & John T. Gillespie
Call Number: [CMC-Reference] Z1037 .G4816 2009
ISBN: 1591585767

Children's core collection. - H.W. Wilson
Call Number: [CMC-Reference] Z1037 .C5443 2014
Publication Date: 2014
21st ed.

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Guide to Reference Materials for School Library Media Centers - Barbara Ripp Safford
Call Number: [CMC-Reference] Z1037.1 .S34 2010
ISBN: 9781591582779
Publication Date: 2010

Middle and junior high school core collection - H.W. Wilson Company
Call Number: [CMC - Reference] Z1037 .J854 2014

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Reference sources for small and medium-sized libraries - Jack O'Gorman (Ed.)
Call Number: [CMC-Ref] Z1035.1 .A47 2008
ISBN: 0838909434

Senior high school core collection - H.W. Wilson Company
Call Number: [CMC-Ref] Z1037 .S435 2011
ISBN: 0824209214
Name of the 2007 edition is Senior High Core Collection.

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