Online Selection Lists

The Lists tab in Bibz, Brodart’s online collection development and ordering tool, offers a number of FREE selection lists built by Brodart’s Collection Development staff.  The sections and sub-sections are described below but may change from time to time to reflect current trends.


  • ALA - all awards given by ALA and its divisions
  • State Awards – state awards and reading lists
  • More Awards – literary awards bestowed by organizations other than ALA

Featured Lists

  • Blockbusters - recent six months of high-demand, must-have titles
  • Children & Teen – Fresh reads and nonfiction picks as well as YA reads for adults
  • Hot Topics - based on up-to-the-moment, newsworthy subjects
  • Literacy/ESL – Adult – a collection of available fiction and nonfiction titles from well-known publishers such as Steck-Vaughn, New Readers Press, Grass Roots Press, and more
  • Literacy – Early Childhood - 11 lists of storytime-ready titles that match Every Child Ready to Read skills and practices
  • Picks for Public Libraries - recent three months of practical adult nonfiction on popular topics, containing titles not likely to be reviewed; listed on or close to publication dates
  • Publisher Lists - supplied by our publisher partners for print and audiobook formats
  • Summer Reading - age level lists based on national reading program themes

Graphic Novels

Titles for all ages selected, annotated and age-rated by graphic novels expert, Kat Kan.



  • Monthly lists of forthcoming titles, listed by audience
  • Hardcover and paperback formats
  • Additional categories by audience
  • Children: Board Books and nonfiction series
  • Teen: Nonfiction series
  • Adult: Christian fiction, Urban fiction, large type, travel books, and test prep

Public Library Collection Builders

  • Lists by audience, categories, genres, Dewey “century”, biographies, and special topics
  • Forthcoming, current, and backlist titles
  • Nonfiction and fiction in hardcover and paperback formats


  • Children/Teen - recommended titles, book-in-hand examination of language, content, and physical format
  • Adult - recent six months of Blockbuster titles and other pop