A compilation of the nation's most highly reviewed titles

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Compendium is a professionally compiled collection of the most recent, highly reviewed PK-12 titles — created exclusively for Mackin customers and provided free of charge. All selections have been culled from the nation's acclaimed review sources listed below.

  • AudioFile
  • Bulletin of the
    Center for
    Children’s Books
  • Booklist
  • Horn Book Magazine
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Media Connection
  • Publishers Weekly
  • School Library Journal
  • Science Books & Films
  • Video Librarian
  • Voice of Youth Advocates

Inside every issue you'll find titles for elementary, middle school, high school, nonprint, professional and reference. All titles have a full-color book image, in-depth summary, review sources, author and publisher, ISBN, available bindings, subject heading and more. You can also find these titles on by exploring the Compendium lists. All Compendium selections, past and present, have a flower icon () next to them in your search results to help you easily identify them.
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