Foote, D. (2014). Popular Picks for Young Readers: 500+ best-loved contemporary titles for kids age 0-14. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. 978-0-8389-3605-4.
Featuring contributions by active librarians from around the country, this guide offers a goldmine of quality books for children, spotlighting more than 500 titles published within the last four years. Ranging from books for newborns through readers to age 14, the selected books encompass a wide variety of formats and themes to reflect the diversity of contemporary society. Popular Picks for Young Readers is equally useful for readers' advisory and collection development, and includes
- High-quality, well-reviewed books that are popular with kids
- Only original titles, eliminating derivative works such as those based on a movie or licensed characters
- Picture books, graphic novels, poetry, informational books, fiction, and more
- Thorough annotations, with summary, author, and publication information
- Multiple indexes for easy searching by title, author, type of book, genre, award-winners, and subject matter