December 19, 2017

Our picks for the ten most horrific non-human characters in children’s literature

Encountering a creepy creature in Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage got the NoveList KidLit team thinking of other creatures from our reading pasts that keep us up at night. 

December 6, 2017

Find it in NoveList: Printables

Did you know you can find printables in NoveList? Learn how, and check out some recent favorites. 

November 15, 2017

The Mary Roach approach

Do you Gulp when Mary Roach fans ask for recommendations? When her latest book is all checked out and a patron has read her other titles, are you on the brink of Packing for Mars?

October 17, 2017

Horror at the service desk

Raise your hand if you think that supernatural baddies, psychotic serial killers, and/or shambling hordes of the undead make great fictional reading companions. Even if your hand is down, you can still help readers who relish the vicarious thrill of being scared find great horror in your library.

September 26, 2017

Book club “speed dating”

Singles will tell you: dating is the worst. Playing “matchmaker” between individual readers and their next great book is the exception.

September 13, 2017

NextReads newsletters: Theme and variation

We do themed sections in NextReads newsletters to help circulate your library’s backlist by drawing attention to the books you already have on your shelves. Like physical displays, newsletter themes help readers discover new treasures -- or remind them of books they'd forgotten they wanted to read.