A Novel Way to Read!
Are you an adventurous reader? Do you find yourself browsing the shelves, looking for unique reads? Have you ever wondered how on Earth to find similar reads on your own? NoveList Plus & NoveList K-8 Plus are great resources for passionate readers! They’re free databases with comprehensive reading recommendations that any Clermont County Public Library card-holder can use, 24/7, at home or out and about.
NoveList gives you:
- Recommendations from experts
- And more!
NoveList K-8 Plus catalogs reading recommendations & information for kids and teens. All you need is your library card!
Don’t have a card? Apply online for an eCard!
Say you’ve just finished reading The Shining by Stephen King, and want to read something similar to it. Type in the title or author in the search box across the top of the page and click Search. The Shining’s page will have a brief description of the book, as well as keywords relating to its genre, pace, writing style, and more. The Lexile & Accelerated Reader scores, book reviews, lists of any audiobook editions, more about the book, as well as related lists and articles available to read as well.
Using the keywords, you can select as many or as few as you want to search for similar titles. On the right of each book’s page is a list of read-alikes, matching several or most keywords listed for the book.
Below each cover image is a list of how many copies the Clermont County Public Library has available, in various formats – print, audiobooks, etc. To learn more about a book on the read-alike list, simply click on the cover image to go to its page.
Let’s say you just want to explore mystery titles for kids. You can use the “Browse Genres” to discover new & new-to-you titles & authors. NoveList provides lists for both Fiction and Nonfiction reads.
You can also find more helpful information on learning the ins & outs of NoveList by exploring the “How Do I?” link across the top of every page in NoveList & NoveList K-8 Plus. There, you’ll find information & videos on finding read-alikes, searching by grade or Lexile level, using genre & appeal factor terms to your advantage, and more.
There’s so much to explore in NoveList & Novelist K-8 Plus, that it simply can’t all be covered in one blog post! Explore it for yourself, and find a great new read that you otherwise would never have found. Happy reading!