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Education--PreK-12: ERC: Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA)

ERC Grade 4-12 Specialty Items

AYA Series- Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Hunger Games, etc.

Comics- Calvin & Hobbes, Marvel, Peanuts (Charlie Brown), etc. (See PN call numbers.)

Graphic Novels- Found throughout the Grade 4-12 collection. Search by topic.

Finding Grade 4-12 Books

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   See this on a book or shelf?     These items are for            Grades 4-12.

Searching for Grade 4-12 (AYA) Books by Topic

Use the Advanced Search option in the CONSORT catalog and narrow your search to WOO ERC.

In the first search bar use: graphic OR comic OR chapter OR juvenile
In the second search bar use: novel* OR book* OR literature OR fiction
In the third search bar, input synonyms for your topic, connected by OR
     Examples: manga OR comic* OR graphic
                       fantasy OR science fiction

The (asterisk) retrieves results for multiple endings on a common word root.
       Teen* retrieves teenteens, teenager and teenagers.

You can change search terms to retrieve different emphases. The above example retrieves graphic novels and comics, as well as juvenile literature. Remove any elements that do not reflect your desired search results.

These limits will give you the ERC books intended for children in grades 4-12.

Book Awards for Grades 4-12

Aesop Prize - folklore
Alex Award - adult books with teen appeal
‚ÄčAsian/Pacific American Award for Literature - Asian/Pacific American cultures
Mildred L. Batchelder Award - translated books for youth
Pura Belpré Award - Latinx writer or illustrator
Amelia Bloomer Project Top Ten List - feminist literature
Margaret A. Edwards Award - enduring young adult author
Coretta Scott King Award - African American literature
Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) Book Awards - Middle East region and people
William C. Morris YA Debut Novel - first time YA author
Walter Dean Myers Award for YA Literature - diverse books by diverse authors
John Newbery Medal - American literature for youth
Michael L. Printz Award - YA literary excellence
Schneider Family Book Awards - disability experiences
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award - children's non-fiction
Stonewall Book Award - LGBT experience
Teens' Top Ten List (TTT) - Teen picked literature
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction - best YA non-fiction

To find books that have won these awards in the CONSORT catalog, do a TITLE search using the name of the award, as listed above. You will see all years we have collected books earning that award.

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Elys Kettling Law
Research & Info Services Librarian
Gault Library, Room 103
330.263.2443 (office phone)