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Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Title of selection tool/ database

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


Author or responsible party

Deborah Stevenson


Format (Journal/website/book

Print and Online


Publisher/price/ frequency

(if print)

John Hopkins University Press Publishing, Institutions:

Print US $103.00

Institutions: Online US $115.00

Institutions: Print and Online US $144.00

Individuals: Print US $55


Annotations/ Reviews

(By whom, Length/Thorough?)

Reviews are contributed by practicing librarians, classroom teachers, and media/technology specialists.


Purpose

The Bulletin provides summaries and critical evaluations to help find books that are needed. Each review gives information on reading level, book’s content, and suggestions for curricular use.


History

The Bulletin, founded in 1945, is devoted entirely to the review of current books for children.


Intended user

Students, Teachers, Librarians, and Researchers


Content

The Bulletin features the year’s most distinguished books, new titles and trends, bibliographies, reviews of new professional books, and abstracts of research articles. The Bulletin is one of the nation's leading children's book review journals for school and public librarians. The Bulletin reviews storytelling recordings, resources, and recommended websites.


Arrangement

The Review information is easy to find. The subscription information is located in the center of the homepage. The awards and features are located on the left side of the page.


Indexes or search mechanism

Index


Bibliographic information provided

Price, ISBN, publication date, contact person’s email address


Any special features?

A list of features of this month Bulletin’s magazine is included along with Awards.


Where was this tool located?

(library, URL, database)

http://bccb.lis.illinois.edu/index.html


Recommended for purchase

Yes, this was a very easy resource to use. Book reviews were easy to find and read.

What's Next

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Title of selection tool/ database

What’s Next


Author or responsible party

Lance Werner, KDL Director


Format (Journal/website/book

Onine


Publisher/price/ frequency

(if print)

Kent District Library, free


Annotations/ Reviews

(By whom, Length/Thorough?)

What’s Next offers books in series database and helps you search series fiction.


Purpose

KDL What’s Next series is two or more books linked by character(s),
settings, or other common traits. Its purpose is to help provide library resources that enhance citizens’ quality of life.

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History

KDL was established in 1936.


Intended user

Public, School, and Children’s library


Content

These databases are for people or students who want to find out more information about fiction book series.


Arrangement

Search for a Book

-Author

-Series

-Title

-Category

-Genre


Indexes or search mechanism

Search Mechanism


Bibliographic information provided

Author Last Name

Author First Name

Series

Book Title

Category

Genre

Search Button


Any special features?

Feedback section related to your experience.


Where was this tool located?

(library, URL, database)

http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnext.asp


Recommended for purchase

I would recommend this website because they are not many like them.

No Flying No Tights

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Title of selection tool/ database

No Flying No Tights


Author or responsible party

EDITOR IN CHIEF – Robin E. Brenner


Format (Journal/website/book

Website, Print = Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators



Annotations/ Reviews

(By whom, Length/Thorough?)

Librarians from public and school libraries review for this site.


Purpose

No Flying No Tights review graphic novels for children, teens, and adults.

They also review anime movies and TV programs for the same age ranges.


History

No Flying No Tights started in 2000. Robin E. Brenner created the first reviews.


Intended user

Kids, Teens, and Adults


Content

Features

Action and Adventure

Fantasy

Historical Fiction

Horror

Humor

Mystery and Thrillers

Nonfiction

Realism

Romance

Science Fiction

Superheroes


Arrangement

No Flying No Tights website includes a conventional toolbar on the upper section of the webpage. It allows the learner to click each subject to access a list of reviews for teens, kids, and adults that can be fused into the library. The website categorizes resources to allow subscribers to access and obtain information. There is also a search button of the top right hand side of the website.


Indexes or search mechanism

Search Mechanism


Bibliographic information provided

Author

Title

Date of Publications


Any special features?

Top Post and Pages Section


Where was this tool located?

(library, URL, database)

http://noflyingnotights.com/


Recommended for purchase

Without a doubt! The website is a great collection of materials.

References

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Retrieved from http://bccb.lis.illinois.edu/

KDL What's Next® Database. Retrieved September 23, 2015.

No Flying No Tights. Retrieved September 23, 2015.