University of Wisconsin–Madison

What’s New in Children’s Books?

Are you looking for ways to keep your children’s collection inclusive, relevant, and up-to-date? Designed for librarians and library workers in service to children, this course will provide a survey of new books for readers from birth to 12 years old. Participants will learn about current evaluation and selection techniques and resources for finding a wide variety of books for young readers. Books examined include outstanding new (2017-present) board books, picture books, graphic novels, poetry, along with fiction and nonfiction in various formats. Please click here for the Fall 2020 reading list.

At a glance

When: Oct 19 – Nov 15, 2020

Where: Online

Cost: $150 (Register 2 weeks early for 10% off)

CE Credit: 1.4 CEUs/14 LEUs

Program: #306221


Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer

Register online

Due to remote work continuing into the Fall, please use the online registration option. If you need alternate arrangements, email Anna Palmer, ahpalmer@wisc.edu or Meredith Lowe, mclowe@wisc.edu. Alternate registration options may result in delays.


Payment and Cancellation Policy

Login information will be emailed to you a few days before the course begins

Course details

Topics

  • Creating and maintaining inclusive collections
  • Current trends in children’s lit
  • Titles and formats popular with young readers
  • Titles connected to current issues in the world
  • Resources for locating materials and staying current

Readings

There are several books to read for this course. Please click here for the Fall 2020 reading list.

Instructor

Crystal Brunelle is a library media specialist at Northern Hills Elementary School in Onalaska, WI. She has twelve years of elementary classroom experience in addition to thirteen years as a teacher librarian. She has served on the Charlotte Zolotow Award Committee and the CCBC Advisory Board. She is currently serving on the Wisconsin State Reading Association’s Children’s Literature Committee and is a co-founder and writer at the YA blog Rich in Color.