April 7, 2020

For fans of Tiger King

Tiger King’s buzz has reached a fever pitch, and with a scripted series adaptation reportedly in the works (with Saturday Night Live mainstay Kate McKinnon set to portray Carole Baskin), it’s likely that folks are going to be talking about the head-scratching exploits of Joe Exotic and co. for a long time.  

April 6, 2020

Webinar: Form-Based Readers’ Advisory When Your Readers (and Staff) are at Home

Librarians’ essential work, connecting books to readers, is more difficult now, since so many libraries and schools have closed. While you’ll be helping from afar your work *can* continue to be responsive, compassionate, and innovative. 

March 25, 2020

Historical Fiction Starter Pack

We're delighted to share the Starter Pack we created for the Historical Fiction Webinar with LibraryReads. It's a quick way to get in-the-know on what's popular in this genre currently. All five books are well-reviewed, will appeal to a wide variety of readers, and are either stand-alone titles or the first in a series. Let's get historical!

March 19, 2020

Reading in a pandemic

So, how’s your work from home going? 

But seriously, we are in strange times, folks. The book drop is a biohazard. Walking the dog is an exercise in paranoia. Bird Box is looking like a documentary. What’s a reader to do? 

March 18, 2020

Readers’ advisory on social media

When I began writing this blog post, ensconced at my picture book-strewn desk at NoveList HQ, I had no idea that I’d be finishing it from the solitude of self-quarantine. Thanks to the spread of COVID-19 and the resulting closure of many public libraries and schools, social media has suddenly become the primary method of readers’ advisory.

February 26, 2020

Author gender identity added to NoveList

We’re continuing to research author characteristics and are adding or updating information regularly. Let us know how we’re doing! We’d love to hear from you.

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