The purpose of Ashland University Library's juvenile collection is to support the Dwight Schar College of Education curriculum and disciplines studying children's and young adult literature. Intended for AU students, pre-service teachers, student teachers, faculty, and staff, the juvenile collection is also used by Ashland community borrowers and OhioLINK patrons.
Titles added to the juvenile collection, both fiction and non-fiction, are subject to professional reviews before purchase. Review resources include, but are not limited to, Booklist, Book Links, The Horn Book Magazine, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and The Reading Teacher.
The juvenile collection features award winning titles and honor books for Newbery, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King. Also included are ALA Youth Media award titles from the Pura Belpre, Printz, Theodor Seuss Geisel, Batchelder, and Siebert, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards. ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Notable Children's books, and Children's and Teacher's Choice award books are also part of this collection.
Students are encouraged to preview, read and evaluate books before using them in a classroom. This step is necessary to determine if selected titles are appropriate for individual classroom situations. If you have questions about a particular title, consult with your professor or cooperating teacher.
This guide is a collection of resources, a starting place for information on Ashland University Library's juvenile collection. Explore the tabs located at the top of the page to learn more about a variety of children's book awards and their place in the juvenile collection. Included in this guide are IRC reference resources for children's literature and links to information about each award.