Thursday, March 20, 2008

NoveList Is for Readers of All Ages

The more than 30 people who came to the first Books & Breakfast meeting recently were treated to a demonstration of Novelist, an online resource for finding satisfying works of fiction, learning about an author, preparing for a book discussion and more. What even people familiar with this great tool may not realize is that Novelist also covers books for children and teens, along with its content for adult readers.

Has your child ever said: “I need to read an historical fiction book for school, but I don't know where to find one?” Or, “I read all the Lightning Thief books; can you help me find more books like those?” If so, you may want to look at NoveList’s special sections for Younger Kids, Older Kids and Teens. You can find a favorite author and every book s/he has written; search by series to see which book comes next; or look for books by plot points (to find another great dog story, for example). Book lists are broken down by age and then subject. Need a book on immigration for your fifth grader? There is a list of titles to choose from. You can also explore fiction by genre - mystery, historical fiction, fantasy, romance and more are further divided by age so you can find just the right book for your child. There is abundant supplementary material for teachers and parents, plus plenty of ideas for making the transition from young adult to adult books.

Access NoveList at www.ridgefieldlibrary.org, from the Research or Children’s Services pages. From one handy opening page, you can explore the world of great fiction, no matter what your age or reading level.

REMINDER: The next Books & Breakfast meeting will be held March 31st, at 10:30 AM in the Dayton Program Room. Join us to learn about more hidden treasurers like NoveList.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Hello,

I noticed your blog as I'm researching books for kids. My niece loves to read so I'm looking for great reads fof her. FYI: I found a great book by Paul Miller. It's called "A Place To Belong". It's along the same line as "To Kill A Mockingbird". It's a story about a young boy who grows up in very tough times in very tough circumstances. In his adult life he finds a wonderful lesson. My niece loved the book I hope your readers will too.

Happy Reading,

Mary :>)