Have you ever had trouble matching your reader with a book? Or are you looking for a book for yourself? If you haven’t heard of Novelist, let me introduce you to it. Novelist is a database that is accessed through our webpage and Lili.org database. After verifying your city and zip code, this works for Pocatello as well, you can search for Novelist or you can use the alphabet keys and hit N. Through lili.org there are two options for Novelist, there is Novelist Plus K-8, which is geared towards grades K-8, and then Novelist Plus which is for all ages. I will be talking about Novelist Plus. I am the first to admit that I hadn’t looked at Novelist due to the fact that I use other platforms to look for books. It never hurts to have more than one platform to look at but I have learned that I do like Novelist more than others because there are some important key differences with this one.
Novelist has information for the Accelerated Reader (AR) program and the Lexiles that opens up in another window. That information is accessed by going to the “How do I” link and choosing “Find books by grade or reading level.” There are so many different options for how to look for books through this site. You can check out the videos on our youtube channel that will help walk you through accessing the database and doing some basic and advanced searching. I would highly recommend browsing through this site and taking advantage of what it has to offer.
Looking for some inspiration on what to read next? Who better to ask then the people who work around books for a living!? Each month we will post a "staff picks" blog post written by one of our staff members. These posts will vary in genre, theme, age appropriateness, etc. If you have any requests on a genre or age category you would like to see, submit a comment here and we will get it on the list!