An item is considered a work of non-fiction if the author’s intent is to portray real or factual information, although author biases may still exist. Notes and resources are strong indicators that an item is non-fiction in nature. Books containing collections of poems (including rhymes and rhyming games) or folklore from specific cultures are also considered non-fiction.
The CML Juvenile Non-Fiction collection include titles aligned with P-12 curriculum as well as popular and classical titles. Some titles may be marketed to an adult audience but will still be added to the collection due to their appeal to higher grade levels within P-12. Popular topics in the collection include but are not limited to:
- Arts and Recreation
- History and Geography
- Health Topics
- Social Interaction/Etiquette/Manners