May 17, 2018

“I’m looking for a mystery.”

It's a simple request, but I confess -- I was surprised the first time I heard it from a teen reader. In the rapidly expanding and increasingly genre-blended world of YA lit, something as clear-cut as mystery seemed like a throwback to me.

May 4, 2018

Books for the #metoo movement

The #metoo movement has sparked a discussion about violence against and harassment of women to newspaper headlines and leading stories across the world. Like with all critical questions facing society, librarians are poised to respond by doing what we do best: providing ready access to the books our readers need.

May 2, 2018

Find it in NoveList: Resources for Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

An ideal time to double down on your library’s #weneeddiversebooks and #ownvoices campaigns, Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month means readers’ advisory lists and displays as well as programming and exhibits. NoveList is here to help!

March 28, 2018

Find it in NoveList: Wordless books

Here at NoveList, those of us who work with juvenile materials are big fans of kidlit blogger Betsy Bird. When she mentioned meeting a Fuse #8 fan who was in search of a list of wordless books, our ears perked up.

March 15, 2018

Find it in NoveList: Books that encourage creativity

Can you imagine life without music, art, theater, dance, or (gasp!) literature? There are many ways books can encourage creativity in our young ones, and NoveList can help!

January 23, 2018

Find it in NoveList: Books that foster compassion in children

With bad news filling our social media feeds, reading can offer us a compassion and empathy break. Get some tips for searching NoveList to find books that encourage kindness at every age level. 

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