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Children’s book catalogues

Children’s literature is a phrase that covers a wide range of works and literary genres that are somehow regarded as suitable for children or teen-age readerships. The specific meaning of such a phrase may change. It may include: works specifically designed to be read by young people, works that are rated as suitable by an authority whose jurisdiction is publicly accepted (e.g. parents’ or teachers’ associations, or juries of international book awards, such as the Hans Christian Andersen Award or the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award), works that young people usually like. The children’s book category ranges from books for babies to teenagers and covers an extremely wide, increasingly fragmented time span in terms of published books, so as to better cater to different reading requirements. There is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ book. The selection of children’s books fulfils some general criteria, which also apply to fiction, so a careful selection must reflect the level of reading literacy as well as the objective accomplishment of some given evolutionary stages in linguistic, cognitive and ethical-social terms. So, the categories used to class the wide body of children’s books may change depending on the perspective from which you look at them. Non-fiction books are classed according to Dewey principles.

Children’s fiction catalogues

Game books LG – Game books
First books, 0-3 years of age   PL – First books, 0-3 years of age     
Detective stories GI – Detective stories
First books for learning PL/C – First books for learning
Science fiction FS – Science fiction
Comic strips FU – Comic strips
Myths and Legends ML – Myths and Legends
Graphic novels SI – Graphic novels
Horror HO - Horror
Fairy tales FF – Fairy tales
Comedy     UM - Comedy    
Novels and Short Stories RR – Novels and Short Stories
Poetry PO - Poetry
Western WS - Western
Theatre TE – Theatre

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