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Content Spotlight: Books for the Holidays

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Posted November 04, 2013 in NoveList Plus, Readers' Advisory News

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Looking for book display ideas or book discussion inspiration? Want to know what’s new in NoveList this month? Content Spotlight gives you a sneak peek into the NoveList resources that will make your job easier. This month, we have visions of the upcoming holidays dancing in our heads -- which books will we give as gifts? What will we fill our holiday plates with?

Looking for Great Gift Books?

Look no further. As literary superpower and library advocate Neil Gaiman said, "Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!"

  • Great Gift Books, 2013 (Feature Article)
    Looking for a perfect gift for that special child in your life? Children’s books have the magic to fit all occasions and everyone on your list regardless of age. These recommendations for gift books are perfect for holidays or any occasion. This Feature Article can be found inside NoveList. 
  • NoveList’s "Juvenile Brain Trust:" Picks for Great Gift Books (Feature Article)
    It’s no secret that NoveList staff are always talking about and trading books. Every year, it’s become a tradition for the “Juvenile Brain Trust” (the librarians who catalog and create our youth content) to put together a list of books that would make ideal gifts.
  • November 2013 Older Kids Display Idea: Making Holiday Gifts (Readers’ Advisory)
    These aren’t “gift books” per se, but they are books meant to help with the making of holiday gifts. The books listed in this article can help you or a child create one-of-a-kind, inexpensive yet special presents. This Readers' Advisory article can be found inside NoveList. 

Savor a Good Book This Holiday Season

Hungry for a culinary mystery this holiday season? Want to learn about the history behind your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? Be on the lookout for these Feature Articles inside NoveList.

  • A Historical Feast: Food-Centered Historical Novels
    For many, tasting food is an emotional as well as sensual exercise. Detailed descriptions of dishes and meals help bring historical fiction vividly to life for many readers. Discover some delicious reading choices with a "foodie" focus today. 
  • History by the Slice: The Microhistory of Food
    Food microhistories are a bit like Thanksgiving: there are a vast array of choices, some familiar and some not. And there’s never enough room on your plate (or your bookshelf) to try it all. Don't despair -- tempting microhistories of food should hit the spot!