Children’s and young adult (YA) literature is rich and diverse, spanning multiple formats and genre. Increase your knowledge and understanding of the literature, and discover strategies to evaluate and promote it to engage students in reading.

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Getting to know read-alouds Find out how to choose great stories for reading aloud, and how you can share them with children of all ages. Explore sources for finding read-alouds that you and your students will enjoy.​
Girls reading picture books

Picture books ​Learn more about picture books and their importance in engaging students with reading. Find out where you can get quality resources for using picture books.​
A selection of early chapter books

Early chapter books Find out about early chapter books — what they're typically about, who they're for, and how to build and display an engaging collection in your school library.
A young person enjoying a sophisticated picture book

Sophisticated picture books ​Get ideas and recommendations for including sophisticated picture books in your library's collection. Find out how you can use these books with students of all ages to explore complex ideas and visual language features.
Tween readers like a variety of genre

Books for tweens Learn about the types of genres and formats that capture the imagination of tween readers (aged about 9–12 years).
Arrange fiction by genre

Genres and forms for young adult and young fiction Find out about popular fiction genres and forms for young people, particularly in young adult literature, so that you can guide readers to stories they'll enjoy.
An engaging display of poetry books

Poetry Find out about poetry and how to use it to engage children with reading. With wordplay, humour and fresh insights into the ordinary and extraordinary, children’s poetry captures emotions and confronts serious issues.
Graphic novels engage students

Graphic novels Find guidance for incorporating graphic novels into your library collection, and how you can use them to engage readers and develop their visual literacy skills. This guide includes review sites and suppliers of graphic novels.