Mackin Recommends

Our professional Collection Development team of librarians is proud to introduce this customer-first service. In addition to the titles with starred reviews on our Compendium lists, these new books are also highly recommended for use in your library or classroom.
Only a small percentage of books published each year are reviewed in the major book review journals, and only a small percentage of those titles receive stars. Our Mackin librarians research beyond the stars, reading advance reader’s copies and reviews to find more high-quality fiction and nonfiction for all grade levels.
Our selection criteria include how popular a title will be with students, if the title can be used in the curriculum, what other reviewers are saying about the book, and if the writing and format are of the highest quality.
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