[OYAN] YA Materials Selection and Review Resources

Kris Lutsock kris.lutsock at ci.mcminnville.or.us
Wed Aug 13 14:18:44 PDT 2014

I'll second Mark with VOYA (Voices of Youth Advocates).  If your institution will only provide one resource, VOYA is probably the best.  It's bi-monthly.  VOYA has a popularity/quality rating for recently published material (although like any publication,  sometimes there will be a lag on reviews of a certain books.  This may mean a delay in purchasing a hot title if it's your only resource).  They also feature topic specific collection development articles (great teen LGBTQ titles or humorous books for guys, for example).  They also break their fiction book reviews up into two sections, general Fiction and Science Fiction (I think anyway), though many genres reside within each.  They also have separate reviews for nonfiction.  It can help you break orders up by topic evenly.

School Library Journal, Booklist and Kirkus are all fine.

Kris Lutsock
Reference/Teen Services
McMinnville Public Library
kris.lutsock at ci.mcminnville.or.us

Libraries:  The medicine chest of the soul.  ~Library at Thebes, inscription over the door

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