June 25, 2019

Reading immigrant experiences

Seeking out books written by immigrant authors is one way that people curious about immigrant experiences can gain a deeper understanding while glimpsing the life stories behind an issue that is often presented to us as a political problem. With the number of great books recently published by immigrant authors, representing a diverse spectrum of cultures and nations, readers have a great deal of choice. 

April 8, 2019

Looking for inspiration? Let our new themes browse pages guide you!

Themes are the (sometimes) hard-to-define elements of a book that hook a reader— we’ve talked about them before, from our initial announcement to suggesting ways to use them with library patrons. Now by popular demand, we built a resource within NoveList and NoveList Plus that allows you to see at a glance how our themes are organized.

February 28, 2019

How to use book reviews in NoveList

In addition to seeing a book jacket image, reading level, and the many tags we have added to the book, most of our titles also include book reviews from notable review sources. A recent poll amongst staff revealed multiple ways we here at NoveList use or have used the reviews. 

February 20, 2019

Finding the perfect winter reads

Winter reading is my favorite reading. I love the idea of curling up in a comfy chair in front of the fire (never mind that I don’t have a fireplace) wrapped in a warm blanket and sipping tea (or hot chocolate or a hot toddy). But winter reading, apart from holiday stories, doesn’t seem to have its own place and rather depends on the reader. 

November 9, 2018

New Feature: Accelerated Reader now available in the latest version of Select

As we designed the upgraded version of NoveList Select, we heard from many of you that Accelerated Reader (AR) information was important to your library and community. With your needs in mind, we’re pleased to introduce Accelerated Reader as the newest feature of NoveList Select for Catalog.

September 17, 2018

Lizzie Borden: on the big screen and in your library

The infamous Lizzie Borden is in the headlines again, this time as the subject of a fact-based biopic. With the September 14th release of the film Lizzie based on her true story, interest has peaked. And why not? Her trial practically kicked off the whole tradition of sensationalized domestic homicide, something Americans can’t seem to get enough of. 

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