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Teaching Multiple Texts (Wayne): Creating a Children's Literature Collection

The University of Akron Wayne College Library

Creating a New Collection

Try these steps, based on library collection development practices, to create a new classroom collection:

Set parameters and criteria for what will be included and excluded

  • Formats
  • Publication dates
  • Reading level / target ages
  • Topics
  • Cost
  • Duplication

Discover items

Review and preview items

  • Locate reviews and determine quality
  • If possible, get your hands on the item and examine
  • Where else can students find this item? Is it already available in the school library?

Acquire items

Organize items

  • How will the students be accessing the items?
  • Consider: reading level, format, subject area, author, categories (ABC books, picture books, chapter books, genres, etc.)

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