Subject Guides are currently being updated. Please pardon the look and functionality of some of these guides as they are being revised.
Below you will see links to resources to help you choose books for particular age groups. Go to the 'Find Books' tab at the top to learn how to search for specific titles, subjects, or keywords in IG12's catalog.
As always, reach out to us if you have any questions or need help finding the right materials.
The Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) has four Readers Awards represent the best current youth literature available to students of different grade levels.
Choosing a Child's Book - Guidelines for choosing books for babies and toddlers, preschool and kindergarten students, early schoolagers, and older children. Short and sweet.
Getting the Most Out of Picture Books - From hooking kids with illustrations to using pictures to build reading skills to exploring art using picture books, this short essay gives lots of good ideas for choosing and reading picture books.
Selecting Books for Young Children - Great ideas for identifying books appropriate for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers via elements such as repetition, "...funny-sounding words," and number of lines on a page.
YALSA's Teen Book Finder Database allows you to search and browse by award, booklist, author, genre, and award year.