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A guide to locating and evaluating children's and young adult literature in the Education & Music Library at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Children's and young adult literature collection

The children's literature collection in the Education and Music Library includes picture books, fiction for children and young adults, information books, folklore, fairytales, graphic novels, and traditional stories from diverse cultures.

Resources in this collection support the K-12 curriculum by providing exemplary reading materials which correlate with the goals and themes specified by the Ministry of Education.

Selection emphasis for this collection is on Canadian materials, aboriginal authors and content, works by Saskatchewan authors, and award-winning books in all genres.


Librarian's choices of the month

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How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers - Mordicai Gerstein (2013)
Too busy with school, soccer, and other activities, a young boy who wants to cheer up the sad, lonely moon presents the reader with a step-by-step plan for becoming the first human to bicycle to the moon. Ages: 6-8

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Allegra - Shelley Hrdlitschka (2013)
Allegra falls in love with her young music theory teacher, and sets in motion a chain of events that could destroy everything and everyone she loves. Ages: 12-15


Previous Librarian's choices

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The White Bicycle - Beverley Brenna (2012)
"The White Bicycle is the third title in the Wild Orchid trilogy following the adventures of Taylor Jane, a young woman with Asperger's Syndrome. In The White Bicycle, Taylor travels to the south of France with her mother and her friends. She is going to be working for the summer babysitting for the Phoenix family. While on this journey Taylor will embark on another quest for independence both personal and universal as she casts her mind back to her earliest memories."--pub. desc.

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You Are Stardust - Elin Kelsey; Soyeon Kim (Illustrator) (2012)
"It can be difficult to find science books for young children that are engaging and convey an educational message with lightness and humour. You are Stardust, written by environmental educator Elin Kelsey and illustrated by Soyeon Kim, achieves both criteria. The book's premise, that all of the atoms in our bodies come from an exploded star, is a magical way of presenting a scientific truth. While this book is filled with factoids, Kelsey manages to relate these facts back to a child's experience and worldview; by her doing so, these facts encourage a child to feel connected with the natural world." CM

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