April 15, 2019
How to experiment with reading outside the box
As a cataloger of juvenile works, my reading has leaned more towards picture books of late, but I wanted to challenge myself with a standard readers' advisory goal: For the benefit of patrons, read “outside the box.”
October 22, 2018
Introducing Own Voices as an appeal term in NoveList
Big news, folks! Own voices is now a searchable appeal term in NoveList. Own voices would be the perfect complement to our existing diversity appeals that call out books for all ages featuring culturally diverse, LGBTQIA diverse, religiously diverse, or ability diverse characters. By focusing on aspects of the author's identity as well as the identity of their characters, we hope to provide a more precise access point for these kinds of stories.
June 20, 2018
You asked, we listened!: Diversity appeal on adult titles
Back in 2015, in response to #weneeddiversebooks, NoveList created four diversity character appeal terms: ability diverse, culturally diverse, LGBTQIA diverse, and religiously diverse to juvenile titles. After many discussions and a lot of work, we have begun adding diversity appeal to adult titles, too!
February 21, 2017
Find Battle of the Books titles (that kids want to read)!
Want to get students interested in broadening their horizons by reading a wide range of genres? How do you entice reluctant readers to read? The answer -- Battle of the Books!
February 7, 2017
Swipe right—on over to the library
Some of us grow up loving the library. Some of us fall in love more gradually. And some of us might still need a little wink wink nudge nudge to light that spark of loving the library.
January 12, 2017
Announcing the 2017 edition of The Secret Language of Books
Have you ever wondered if books have their own secret language? We here at NoveList think they do, and we call it appeal.