December 3, 2019

Gift books for kids and teens, 2019 edition

Each December, the staff who work with children's books here at NoveList try to choose just one or two books they believe could make a treasured addition to someone's bookshelf. Here are our picks out of the ones we read this year. They range from books for toddlers to teens and appeal to all kinds of readers. It's our gift to you.

October 24, 2019

Ever wonder why? Pourquoi tales can help!

We are pleased to introduce you to a new genre in NoveList, Pourquoi tales. 

August 20, 2019

Reluctant readers

The end of summer and beginning of a new school year often means an uptick in public library visits from a specific kind of young patron: the summer reading procrastinator. 

July 31, 2019

Your back-to-school master list, 2019 edition

At the beginning of the summer, we compiled all our best resources for surviving summer into a single summer reading master list. Now that the school year is gearing up again, we’ve done the same with a list of resources, ideas, tips, and tricks to help you have the best school year ever — whether you’re an educator, librarian, parent, or student.

July 26, 2019

Speculative fiction featuring diverse characters

Many libraries are following the Summer Reading theme Universe of Stories, bringing to mind images of outer space, astronauts, and creatures out of this world. And whether your library is following the theme or not, the speculative genres of science fiction and fantasy are perennially popular. 

March 7, 2019

Introducing a new way to find STEM fiction

We are pleased to introduce you to our latest new genre in NoveList, STEM fiction. Here at NoveList, we realized that although discovering nonfiction STEM books is fairly straightforward, identifying fiction STEM books can be more challenging. We wanted to come up with a simple way for librarians, educators, and patrons to identify fictional titles that incorporate problem-solving using STEM concepts. 

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