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!

June 13, 2018

Celebrating NoveList Contributors

Did you know that from its founding, NoveList has relied on the knowledge and expertise of working librarians to offer the best readers' advisory resources possible?  Find out more and how to be a contributor!

May 31, 2018

Spotlight on diverse Canadian books

NoveList can help you find reliable content spotlighting the best in diverse books by Canadian authors and/or published by Canadian presses.

May 29, 2018

This summer, keep the slide on the playground

We’ve all seen studies citing summer as a time when kids with no access to stimulating experiences or books can slip behind their peers. It’s known as “summer slide.” The effects are sobering and can be long-lasting. 

May 25, 2018

Readers’ advisory and the Great American Read

Since it is summertime, and librarians everywhere are gearing up for their version of a summer reading program, why not incorporate The Great American Read into your readers’ advisory and programming work? Try these 5 ideas to get you jump-started. 

May 24, 2018

Audiobooks for family road trips

How does a family headed out on a summer road trip choose audiobooks that everyone in the car will enjoy as the miles roll by? We have suggestions for six middle-grade audiobooks that are full of family, friendship, and adventure, and that are sure to keep the kids AND the adults engaged. 

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