Thema Subject Categories 1.2

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Notation Category heading ?
Y Children’s, Teenage & Educational
YB Books for very young children, children’s picture books & activity books
With YB* codes, also assign appropriate 5A* Reading Age/Level Qualifier where possible
YD Children’s / Teenage poetry, anthologies, annuals
With YD* codes, also assign appropriate 5A* Reading Age/Level Qualifier where possible
YF Children’s / Teenage fiction & true stories
With YF* codes, ALWAYS also assign appropriate 5A* Reading Age/Level Qualifier, and 5X where appropriate to indicate explicit material for older readers; YF* codes may be used with PLACE and TIME PERIOD Qualifiers where these aspects are particularly pertinent and significant; use with & before relevant YN* codes for fiction with specific themes or topics not sufficiently indicate in YF*; use with YDC for fiction anthologies; use with & before appropriate YX* code for fiction dealing with specific social or personal issues; use X* codes for comic book fiction. See also: XADC European comic books: general, classic, all ages, XAKC American comic books: classic, Golden Age, XAMC Manga: Kodomo, XAMF Manga: Shōjo, XAMG Manga: Shōnen
YN Children’s / Teenage: general interest
Use YN* codes for all general interest material not covered elsewhere & not designed specifically for school use. Use YN* codes alone for non-fiction works, or after relevant YF* code for fiction on specific topics, as appropriate. With YN* codes, assign appropriate 5A* Reading Age/Level Qualifier where possible, and any other Qualifier as applicable.
YP Educational material
With YP* codes, assign appropriate EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE Qualifier where possible; use YP* codes for primary and secondary educational material up to and including minimum school leaving age; for further education, advanced level and vocational qualifications, use adult categories
YR Children’s / Teenage reference material
YX Children’s / Teenage: Personal & social issues
Use YX* codes alone or with other Y* codes indicating type of book; use with appropriate YF* code for fiction designed to deal with these issues
YZ Children’s / Teenage stationery & miscellaneous items
Use only for stationery & non-book items for children not able to be classified with any other Y* code