Wednesday, August 17, 2011


As the summer winds down (sorry!), I have had a lot of teachers in looking to update their reading lists for those hard to reach kids, known in librarian and teacher speak as "reluctant readers". I love helping those that come in with personal recommendations, and offering our bookmarks of suggested reading, but I also know there are many that don't ask for our help. For those struggling at home to create a book list I have one word for you--NoveList. It is a database that Dover Public Library cardholders have access to and one that you can easily fall in love with. It is a readers advisory database that gives you access to suggested genre reading lists, read-a-likes, reviews of books, book discussion guides, etc. You can limit searches to adult, teens, ages 9-12, or ages 0-8. Wondering if the reading level is appropriate for your student? Many of the titles for kids provide you with the lexile rating. To access the database visit our Online Resources page, and choose Ebschohost. You will need to enter the barcode from the back of your card to access their databases. It really is a wonderful database that can help you match your students with the perfect book! What more can you ask for?

1 comment:

  1. Scholastic also has a really handy search tool, . You can search by different leveling systems, subject, age, etc. :) It's also really helpful when trying to level your classroom library.


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