Selecting a Children’s Book
Visit the children’s section of your library and you will find an abundance of books for children and youth (and adults, too!). Choosing among them may at times seem overwhelming. The children’s librarian is a wealth of information. He or she can recommend popular books or ones tailored to a particular interest, and also help to determine which books are at the needed reading level. They are there to help, so don’t hesitate to ask for their advice!
If you would like to do some research online, one resource is the Children’s Book Council. On this web site, you can:
- Read a list of tips for choosing books based on age level - http://www.cbcbooks.org/readinglists/choosing.html
- Consult a variety of suggested reading lists - http://www.cbcbooks.org/readinglists/
The American Library Association also has resources for you, including lists of books that received the Newbery and Caldecott Medals: