For one assignment you are asked to read books from each of the categories below.
Begin with your textbook! Each of the types of books below is described in depth along with examples. Use Research@UWW to find out whether titles listed are in Andersen or another UW System library.
Here is a summary of finding strategies covered in class and on this guide:
Strategy 1: Walk to the Easy Book section in the Curriculum Collection on 2nd floor. Look for books that are 40-100 pages, usually smaller format books - not picture books.
Strategy 2: Look at the CCBC Choices for the previous years. They are located toward the bottom of the CCBC Choices page. There are also copies located at the Reference Desk. Open the document/publication to the chapter "Books for Newly Independent Readers." These will most likely be chapter books.
Note: Look at the section in your textbook about transitional books. There is a list of examples in the appendix. According to your textbook, these "lie somewhere between picture books and full-length novels"(p. 105). Characteristics listed include:
A) Audio book: Try this search: ("juvenile fiction" OR "juvenile literature") AND " audio disc*" NOT illustrations
B) Digital book, or Ebook: Use the instructions on the "FInd Children's Books online (E-books)" navigation link on this guide.
The International Reading Association (ILA) describes these as "ensemble" texts, which present "information across a variety of modes including visual images, design elements, written language, and other semiotic resources to convey meaning and engage readers" (para. 1). There is no subject heading or genre filter in online catalogs, so Begin with your textbook! for a starting point. Find additional examples of multimodal texts mentioned in this blog from the Univ of Brighton College of Education as well as in the article mentioned above from the ILA. Goodreads can be a potential source, but you must verify that the selections truly fit the multimodal description in your textbook.
Visit American Library Association (ALA) Frequently Challenged Books List, then search for the titles in Research@UWW
Use the following title:
There are many ways to find these in Research@UWW.
Step 1, try this search:
Step 2, try both of these strategies, one at a time:
(norse OR norway OR norwegian) AND juvenile