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The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

Children's and Young Adult Literature

Children's and young adult literature collected at the Macdonald-Kelce Library at UT.

Social Studies

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

The books that appear in these annotated book lists were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children’s Book Council (CBC). NCSS and CBC have cooperated on this annual bibliography since 1972.

The Notable Trade Books for Young People list is published each year as an insert to the May/June issue of Social Education. The Macdonald-Kelce Library acquires a selection of books from each list. Priority is given to books that reflect themes related to Florida or that are in the news.

Books selected for this bibliography are written primarily for children in grades K-8. The selection committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, and have a pleasing format and, when appropriate, illustrations that enrich the text.

National Council for the Social Studies website: www.socialstudies.org

Science

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12

Reading science books is the perfect way for students to build literacy skills while learning science content. The books that appear in these lists were selected as outstanding children's science trade books. They were chosen by a book review panel appointed by the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC). NSTA and CBC have joined forces on this bibliographic project since 1973, when the list was known as Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children and was primarily targeted at grades K through 8. Beginning in 2002, the list has been expanded to include high school as well.

For the lists from 2010 and after, we are including links to activities that complement each selection, and they plan to do so with future annotated lists. List is published in March.

The Macdonald-Kelce Library acquires books from each list. The library selects books from these lists that reflect themes related to Florida or events that are in the news.

The list can be found at National Science Teaching Association website: nsta.org.

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