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Selection Criteria

A Read-Aloud Program for Grades K-2

A spring reading program promoted by the library program. 
The method of voting is left to the discretion of each librarian. 
Voting is to be completed by May 1st.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Currency: Copyrighted within three years; most current preferred
  2. Interest level: K-2
  3. Suitability for reading aloud to an entire class.
  4. Reader and listener appeal
  5. Balance:
        • Literary and aesthetic merit
        • Non-fiction, fiction, and folklore
        • Curriculum needs
        • Inclusivity
        • Cultural representation
  6. Seasonal appropriateness
  7. Hands-on preview required
  8. Two favorable review sources required

Mockingbird Committee:
The Mockingbird Committee of Abilene Independent School District is comprised of library staff members as well as any member of the Center for Library Services faculty who wishes to participate. All members will have the opportunity to participate in the selection of the Mockingbird titles for the coming year during a June selection meeting.