Building a home library -- bibliographies
The ALA-Children’s Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee, with cooperation from ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee, created the four Building a Home Library bibliographies below to provide guidance to parents, grandparents, and others interested in assembling a high-quality library for their children at home. When creating these lists the committee looked to include tried and true classics; under the radar gems; multicultural books; and new, yet notable, reads for all ages.
Librarians, educators, and others who work with families are encouraged to download and print these brochures and share them with parents, grandparents, and caregivers in their community.
To download any of these brochures to your computer, right (mouse) click on the link to the version you'd like to capture and select "save target as", "save the target file", "save link as", "save link target as," or other similarly worded option. This should allow you to save a copy to your computer in a location of your choosing.
Please note that the Committee has provided two versions of each bibliography, a bi-fold and a one page doubled-sided (OPDS). For either version you must select for your printer to print in landscape form as a double-sided sheet. These settings can be found under "Properties" when the print menu appears after you select “Print”.
Books for children birth to age 3
Books for children ages 4-7
Books for children ages 8-11
Books for children ages 12-14