Nonfiction - Easy/Junior
Reviewed August 2012
The purpose of this collection is to provide informational books
at an introductory level from preschool to sixth grade, encompassing
both easy and juvenile nonfiction titles. While attention is paid
to the length of the book, the information should also be presented
with colored photography or bright drawings. Children at a young
age seeking information can understand a lot from well done graphs
and pictures or photographs, even if the reading level is a challenge.
Many areas in the Dewey classification are not represented because
the information level requires high level understanding and reading
skills. Also, the information in these areas may be too complex,
inappropriate, or not of interest to younger students. Easy nonfiction
materials (preschool through third grade reading levels) having
basic information with colorful illustrations are developed and
maintained. Junior nonfiction is developed and maintained to meet
the informational, educational, and recreational reading needs of
children with third to sixth grade reading levels. While students
use this collection to complete school assignments, it is not developed
only to support the school curriculum.
Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:
- electronic/Internet sources availability.
- shelf space.
- budget constraints.
- reading level.
- new works.
- circulation statistics.
- patron requests.
- visual appeal.
- Most titles in this collection are generally very basic and
do not date as quickly as more in-depth materials. However, close
attention is paid to the quickly changing world and misinformation
is withdrawn immediately.
- Physically worn materials are replaced or updated.
- Books are withdrawn due to damage, loss, drop in general interest
level as evidenced by circulation figures, or content relevancy