The TDRL Juvenile Fiction collection includes children’s literature as well as young adult literature titles. The collection ranges from fiction intended for the early elementary grades up to high school, and popular genres include contemporary fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction, or novels written in verse. Traditionally, children’s and YA literature can be distinguished from other works of fiction based on reading levels as well as the age of the protagonist and supporting characters.
The Juvenile Fiction collection is one of the largest collections at the TDRL and includes both contemporary and historical titles. Items reflect the various age ranges represented within children’s and YA literature genres, and a variety in titles are included in order to have items that appeal to diverse children and young adult populations. While literary quality is a major element in the decision to add an item to the collection, popularity of individual titles are also considered