Readers’ Advisory to Children

Tool for Readers’ Advisory to Children

Providing readers’ advisory to children and parents can be both difficult and intimidating. If you want a little help, check out this great site created by the Mobile Public Library: Choosing Books for Kids.

It contains information about each age range’s reading needs and short descriptions of types of books a given age range typically enjoys, as well as suggestions of authors to try. This is a great training tool for staff and volunteers. Also, the site is easy to use and could be shared with parents. However, be sure to let them know that if they search an author, it is looking at the Mobile Public Library catalog, not your library’s catalog!

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