Thursday, December 22, 2005

Looking for a good book for a winter day?

When John Grisham is out, Mary Higgins Clark is on hold, and Harry Potter is nowhere in sight… NoveList can help you find your next book to read.

This database of over 125,000 fiction titles for readers of all ages lets you use your favorite author to link to other books you might enjoy. Grisham fans can find over 200 other legal thrillers they might like to read and you can locate hundreds of fantasies with young heroes!

The “For Readers” tab provides additional material for fiction exploration. For example, Author Read-alikes list the appeal factors of your favorite authors and suggest other authors or titles that are similar. “What We’re Reading” lists the current titles being read by nationally-known fiction experts.

Looking for a book for your next book group meeting?
Click on the Book Discussion Guides link to find over 100 in-depth book discussion guides for popular book group titles. Each guide contains a brief author biography, a plot summary and discussion questions (with answers!). These guides are guaranteed to make your next book club meeting one of the best. Don’t belong to a club? These guides are a great way for independent readers to deepen their individual enjoyment and experience of a good book. You can also browse complete lists of award winning titles in NoveList’s Best Fiction section—another way to find books for your group.

Looking for a book to help your first-grader get ready for the first day of school?
Check out NoveList K-8’s “Search Our Database” tab. Use Describe a Plot and enter the words that describe the book you would like to read. NoveList uses over 36,000 subject headings to describe the books contained in our database—but don’t worry about learning all those headings—Describe a Plot lets you enter your own words and you’ll get a list of books that you might enjoy. The School Resources tab offers additional book lists for young readers.


NoveList is available for you. Ask a staff member to show you how to access this resource that has been called “a readers’ paradise.” Also available from home via our website!

Under Research Databases, click on “NoveList” or “NoveList K-8.”

Supply your library card number. That’s it! You’re on your way to discovering new authors and titles.


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