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Classroom Libraries

At Booksource, we are experts in children’s and young adult literature for the classroom. We have spent decades reading and cultivating custom lists of books that fit every classroom need imaginable, from fiction to STEM, fresh new reads to classroom-proven favorites, read alouds to independent reading. Over the years, our team has helped build thousands of classroom libraries, and we know how to help you support readers so they can discover great titles and enjoy reading.

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Meet veteran educator Kelli Westmoreland and learn how her early days as a teacher inspired her passion for engaging students through authentic literature.

Have you ever heard the term “book candy?” Here’s why students need access to a wide variety of classroom library books—both easy and difficult texts—and the ability to choose what they read.

Books are powerful tools for inspiring students to become engaged, motivated and skillful readers. Discover the specific benefits that classroom libraries have to offer.

To build a rich and diverse classroom library that engages readers, you need a wide and varied selection of authentic literature. Learn which types of books you should include and why each is essential.

Accountability is key to the success of any reading program. Instead of making students “prove” they have read a book, try these authentic strategies that promote talking, sharing and engagement.

Setting up a classroom library for the first time? Giving your current library a refresh? Kelli answers common classroom library organization questions and shares what she’s learned through the years.

Have you ever heard the term “book candy?” Here’s why students need access to a wide variety of classroom library books—both easy and difficult texts—and the ability to choose what they read.

If you establish a classroom culture where books and independent reading are a priority, engaged reading will follow. Here’s what you need to consider as you establish routines in your classroom.

Classroom library books aren’t just for independent reading. There are so many ways to incorporate books and reading into daily lessons at any grade level!

Read our Blog about Classroom Libraries Written by Educational Experts

Do you need help selecting classroom library books?

No matter what your classroom library goals are, Booksource is here to help.

We’re always happy to answer your classroom library questions, build custom classroom library collections or partner with your school or district on larger literacy initiatives. We make your job easier by offering free support and personalized assistance from a dedicated Literacy Accounts Manager before, during and after purchase. Think of your Literacy Accounts Manager as your personal shopper!

Your Literacy Accounts Manages can create title lists tailored to your learning objectives and student population, recommend the right Booksource products and services to meet your needs and help you navigate the purchasing process from start to finish. To get started, email literacy@booksource.com.