For all fiction and nonfiction books
Does this book fill a particular need?
o High interest
o School population
Does it pertain to the curriculum needs of
my school, staff, and/or students?
Is this book a good match for the students
using the media center?
o Reading interest
o Developmental level
Is it free of bias and stereotypes?
Is the book an example of literary and/or
Will children check this book out? Does it
have appeal to my patrons?
o Attractive cover
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o page layout
o page numbers
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Additional Points of Consideration
Picture Books Informational
Artistic quality Accurate in terms of
Literary quality content
Durability Table of contents or
Content connections index
How will this book be Text supported by
used? graphics (charts,
Created by Dedra K. Van Gelder May 1, 2005