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Content Spotlight: June

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Posted May 15, 2013 in NoveList Plus, NoveList Select

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Looking for book display ideas or book discussion inspiration? Want to know what's new in NoveList this month? This column is intended to give you a sneak peek into what resources you can find in NoveList to make your job easier. This month, we're wild for summertime reads and books-to-movies.

Take a Stay-cation: Go on an Adventure with a Book! 

As temperatures rise and our air conditioners work overtime, many of us long for a cool ocean breeze (or at least a shady tree and a tall glass of lemonade!). And some of us crave a swashbuckling adventure story set upon the high seas or a riveting tale of danger and suspense in the deepest jungles of the Amazon. Treat yourself to both this summer, with a little ice and a long list of heart-pounding adventure books.

Is your book club trekking off with an adventure book this summer? NoveList's Book Discussion Guides are the perfect way to get your book club talking, or to complement your own reading. Don't miss out! 

  • The Lost City of Z
  • Passionate Nomad
  • The Nautical Chart

Also, make sure you're scanning the horizon for these feature articles appearing in NoveList soon:

  • Gone But Not Forgotten: Alistair MacLean
  • Women on the Verge of Adventure
  • Manly Men Doing Manly Things: Adventures for Men

Foster a Love of Reading

While you're whisked away on an adventure, you can also foster a love of reading in your kids while helping them with their summer reading.

This year's Collaborative Summer Library Program theme is "Dig Into Reading." NoveList's Curricular Connections article, Summer Reading: Can You Dig It? offers an excellent list of both fiction and nonfiction for older kids (ages 9-12). The "underground" titles featured heere are sure to delight and intrigue. 

It's not all about reading for school -- help your kids learn to love reading for pleasure this summer. Introducing kids to age-appropriate graphic novels helps bridge the divide between what kids want to ead and what their parents want them to read. Don't miss this Feature Article

  • Graphic Novels Set the Stage for Summer Fun

From Paperback to Silver Screen

It looks like 2013 is shaping up to be a year full of book-to-movie adaptations. With the release of the highly anticipated The Great Gatsby earlier this month, World War Z set to release in June, and Ender's Game and Catching Fire releasing later this year, it's no wonder that movie buffs and book lovers alike are clamoring to reserve tickets at their local box office. Don't miss out on this popular list:

Books to Movies 2013 -- Available as a free download!