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What is KidSafe™?


KidSafe is Brodart’s proprietary system for designating titles as being appropriate for kids.

Brodart does the work so libraries can feel confident selecting for young patrons and students.

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KidSafe titles share the following characteristics:

  • Reviewed book-in-hand or online and judged suitable for ages 2-12 for our Children’s titles and 10 and up for our Teen titles
  • Material is both popular and high quality
  • Includes hardcover, trade, and mass paper — among all classifications
  • Inclusive of manga and other series, plus important single titles and nonfiction in graphic format
  • KidSafe designation is generally applied two-to-three months prepublication, with some occurring four months prepublication
KidSafe Approved

Selection lists:

  • Titles are selected by Jack Phoenix, Brodart’s Graphic Novels Specialist/Selector
  • Every month, Brodart creates a new Silver TIPS® KidSafe selection list
  • These KidSafe lists are free, and anyone can sign up to receive them (delivered to your Bibz user ID)
  • Monthly KidSafe selection lists are also posted to Bibz® under recommended Graphic Novels lists
  • KidSafe titles are also included in our Children’s Hardcover Purchase Plus Plan
  • An average of 100 titles per month are awarded KidSafe designation, but the total ranges from 70–130 titles per month