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"Content supports K-12 school librarians as they plan instruction collaboratively with teachers. It helps strengthen information literacy skills, inquiry and the research process and encourages the use of a variety of resources." [from source]
"Booklist is a book-review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association for more than 100 years, and is widely viewed as offering the most reliable reviews to help libraries decide what to buy and to help library patrons and students decide what to read, view, or listen to." [from source] The reviews are summary mixed with opinion and evaluation.
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Founded by Bertha Mahony Milled in 1924 to recognize excellence in children's literature. A prominent resource for reviews on materials for children and young adults. Horn Book reviews the strengths and weaknesses of publications while ranking them on a scale of 1-4. A review of 1 is a starred review.
Operating for over sixty years, reviews focus on materials for children and teens, ranging from books to databases. The book reviews include a brief plot summary and a final verdict on the book. Pay particular attention to the SLJ Stars, which are the most noteworthy reads of the month.
A blog run by a public librarian who keeps track of children and young adult book reviews in spreadsheets. Of particular interest, her Starred Reviews spreadsheet lists books within a given year by the number of stars they got from: Booklist, the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Horn Book, Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. She gives particular prominence to the rare books that are given a starred review from all six sources. Her lists date back to 2011.