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Building a Home Library

Building a Home Library

Create a high-quality library for kids at home! Building a Home Library lists provide guidance to parents, grandparents, and others interested in assembling an at-home library for the kids in their care.

Every two years, the ALA-Children’s Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee, with cooperation from ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee, partner to create free Building a Home Library lists. These lists — organized by age groups from 0 to 14 — include tried-and-true classics, under-the-radar gems, multicultural books, and notable new reads.

2018 list coming soon!

 

Download the 2016 Lists

Ages 0-3

2016 Building Home Library bifold 0-3      2016 Building Home Library OPDS 0-3

2016 bi-fold (0-3)                     2016 one page double-sided (OPDS 0-3)

Ages 4-7

2016 Building Home Library bifold 4-7      2016 Building Home Library OPDS 4-7

2016 bi-fold (4-7)                      2016 one page double-sided (OPDS 4-7)

Ages 8-11

2016 Building Home Library bifold 8-11      2016 Building Home Library OPDS 8-11

2016 bi-fold (8-11)                     2016 one page double-sided (OPDS 8-11)

Ages 12-14

2016 Building Home Library bifold 12-14      2016 Building Home Library OPDS 12-14

2016 bi-fold (12-14)                    2016 one page double-sided (OPDS 12-14)

 

Download the 2014 Lists

Ages 0-3

2014 Building Home Library bifold 0-3      2014 Building Home Library OPDS 0-3

2014 bi-fold (0-3)                    2014 one page double-sided (OPDS 0-3)

Ages 4-7

2014 Building Home Library bifold 4-7      2014 Building Home Library OPDS 4-7

2014 bi-fold (4-7)                    2014 one page double-sided (OPDS 4-7)

Ages 8-11

2014 Building Home Library bifold 8-11      2014 Building Home Library OPDS 8-11

2014 bi-fold (8-11)                    2014 one page double-sided (OPDS 8-11)

Ages 12-14

2014 Building Home Library bifold 12-14      2014 Building Home Library OPDS 12-14

2014 bi-fold (12-14)                    2014 one page double-sided (OPDS 12-14)

 

Download the 2012 Lists

Ages 0-3

2012 Building Home Library bifold 0-3      2012 Building Home Library OPDS 0-3

2012 bifold (0-3)                     2012 one page double-sided (OPDS 0-3)

Ages 4-7

2012 Building Home Library bifold 4-7      2012 Building Home Library OPDS 4-7

2012 bi-fold (4-7)                    2012 one page double-sided (OPDS 4-7)

Ages 8-11

2012 Building Home Library bifold 8-11      2012 Building Home Library OPDS 8-11

2012 bi-fold (8-11)                    2012 one page double-sided (OPDS 8-11)

Ages 12-14

2012 Building Home Library bifold 12-14      2012 Building Home Library OPDS 12-14

2012 bi-fold (12-14)                  2012 one page double-sided (OPDS 12-14)

 

Printing Instructions

Please note that there are two versions of each list, a bi-fold and a one page doubled-sided (OPDS). For both versions, select “landscape” and “double-sided” in the properties menu after selecting “print”.


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