NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus
October 08, 2012
How can I find book titles for my child’s grade level or lexile reading level? How can I search for an author by nationality, gender, or cultural identity? How can I find travel writing books for teens? Try MCPL's NoveList Plus database!
A basic search lets you find recommended reads for ages 0—adult. You can search for fiction: fantasy, graphic novels, horror, romance, thrillers and suspense, etc. If you prefer nonfiction (like me), you can also do a basic search for: arts and entertainment, current events and politics, food writing, humor, social issues, sports and competition, true crime, and more.
An advanced search includes the date published, a Dewey range search, lexile range search, the number of pages, and document type. I enjoy a good travel writing story from time to time, and when I’m looking for titles, NoveList Plus is almost always where I turn for ideas.
In addition to some great user-friendly searches, I’ve found some worthwhile feature articles, book discussion guides, and terrific ideas for author read-alikes. So...next time you’re looking for a good book, give NoveList Plus a try. There’s a NoveList K-8 Plus for younger readers as well. I hope you enjoy this fun and helpful database.
Amy Jo V.
Blue Springs South Branch