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Children's & Young Adult Literature

Juvenile
Grades
P-5

Middle School
Grades
6-8

High School
Grades
9-12

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Broken down into three separate collections by age level, the Children's and Young Adult Literature Sections include:

  • fiction
  • nonfiction
  • picture books
  • folk and fairy tales
  • plays
  • poetry

These three collections are based on the New York State English Language Arts Resource Guide for Instructional Materials.

Special emphasis is given to books that have been recognized for excellence by the following prestigious annual awards:
Caldecott Medal- For most distinguished American picture book Books at Dowling About the Caldecott
Coretta Scott King Award- Honors African American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children and young adults Books at Dowling About the Coretta Scott King Award
Michael L. Printz Award - For excellence in literature for young adults Books at Dowling About the Printz
Mildred L. Batchelder Award - For most outstanding children's book originally published in a foreign language and subsequently translated into English for publication in the U.S. Books at Dowling About the Batchelder
National Book Awards - Children's Books at Dowling About the National Book Awards
National Book Awards - Young People's Literature Books at Dowling About the National Book Awards
Newbery Medal - Most distinguished contribution to children's literature published in the U.S. Books at Dowling About the Newbery
Pura Belpré Award - Honors Latino authors and illustrators whose work best portrays and celebrates Latino cultural experience in a children's book Books at Dowling About the Belpré
Robert F. Sibert Award - For most distinguished informational book for children Books at Dowling About the Sibert
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award - Given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. Books at Dowling About the Geisel
Last updated February 4, 2010 by Laura Pope Robbins