Young Adult Fiction Core Collection

Available in print only, Young Adult Fiction Core Collection is an essential resource for library and media specialists looking to enhance and enrich their collection with the most important and highly recommended YA titles currently available.

What are Core Collections?

For all of your collection development and maintenance, general reference and readers’ advisory needs, Core Collections — formerly H.W. Wilson's Standard Catalogs — are reliable guides to help librarians build and maintain well-rounded collections of the most highly recommended reference, non-fiction and fiction books. Learn more about Core Collections.

Core Collections Testimonials:

"An essential selection and readers' advisory tool for most academic and public libraries." – American Reference Books Annual

"Should be found somewhere in every school district as a core resource for collection building. Highly recommended." – Teacher Librarian

"The 'Mother of all Selection Tools', otherwise known as Wilson's Core Collections." – School Library Journal

Recommended to librarians and libraries at all levels. Easy to use, economical and time-saving for librarians and paraprofessionals working on collection development.


Created by Librarians, for Librarians

Young Adult Fiction Core Collection highlights recommended titles for young adult readers, excerpted from H.W. Wilson’s popular Senior High Core Collection and Middle & Junior High School Core Collection.

Detailed entries in Young Adult Fiction Core Collection include:

  • Complete bibliographic data
  • Descriptive and critical annotations
  • Subject headings, price, ISBN and grade level classification
  • Quotations from select reviews
  • Alphabetical organization with detailed author, title and subject index
  • "Most Highly Recommended" titles within subject areas easily identified with starred listing

Every entry has been carefully selected by experienced librarians from public library systems and school libraries across the United States. These specialists represent a diversity of backgrounds in librarianship for young people and possess a wealth of experience on national juries and American Library Association committees.

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