J FIC FOR GROWNUPS
Many adult readers are drawn to the books on young adult shelves like Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games and so on. Even though these novels were written for teens and young adults they continue to appeal to adult readers. There’s no denying that we’re in the golden age of young adult fiction. If you don’t believe me, just ask CNN, they wrote an article saying just that a few years ago.
Unfortunately, the universal appeal of young adult fiction has not spread to the children’s shelves. This is really sad because many juvenile fiction books are just as good as their young adult counterparts. These juvenile books have wonderful stories with fantastic (and fantastical) characters that will still be with you years later.
Reading a great story is not the only perk of getting a book off of the children’s shelf. Here are a few more:
So, the next time you visit the library do not discriminate against books intended for juvenile audiences. Browse the juvenile shelves, talk to a Children’s Librarian or place one of these great juvenile fiction titles on hold and pick it up from the circulation desk.