A collection development plan generally begins with a needs assessment that may include an inventory of available library media materials, an alignment of available materials to the state standards and teacher input on curricular needs. The collection development plan generally includes strategies for selecting, evaluating, purchasing, processing, and weeding materials.
AASL’s Essential Links: Collection Development
Resources recommended by AASL for building quality library collections.
The Association for Library Service to Children
Offers numerous lists of books for children.
A monthly general interest book review that covers the best in new releases.
One of the nation's leading children's book review journals for school and public librarians.
At Miami University (CPBD@MU) A bibliography for designing literature-based thematic units for all disciplines.
Reviews for books for teens.