Howard County Library
Novelist K-8

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Having trouble finding the right book for class discussion? Are you hoping to find a book in a specific lexile level?  One of the most valuable electronic resources available at the Library is Novelist K-8! While state budgets tightened, and e-resources dwindled, this resource was one that we fought hard to keep. Why?

NoveList K-8 is a powerful and creative online educational tool, that maximizes the instructional value and pleasure of fiction resources.

Here’s a snapshot of what’s included in NoveList K-8 :

  • 97,000 fiction titles for Teens, Older Kids and Younger Kids.

  • 36,000+ subject headings.

  • Full-text, searchable reviews from authoritative sources including Library Journal, School Library Journal and Booklist.

  • Superlative series information in reading order—find the latest, fast!

Plus, additional content features for you and your students:

  • Curricular Connections and other articles featuring ideas for integrating reading into content areas at multiple grade levels.

  • BookTalks on just-right reads for older kids and teens.

  • Recommended Reads book lists on high-interest topics.

  • Book Discussion Guides for lively after-school book clubs or classroom discussions.

  • Ability to search using the Find Similar Books feature, Lexile level and popularity.

You can get started right away by taking a tour of NoveList K-8. Just click on the “Tour NoveList” link located on the right-hand side of the NoveList K-8 homepage. They also offer resources like slide presentations and scavenger hunts to help students better acquaint themselves.

You can also register for their free webinars for searching strategies, sign up for their email newsletters, or follow them on twitter.

For access to Novelist K-8, simply go to our web site, click on the New & Hot Items tab, and scroll to the bottom. You may be prompted to enter a library card number.

Happy browsing!

Sarah Russo – Howard County Library Elkridge Branch

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 10:12 am and is filed under Elementary School, English, Grade Level, Middle School, Reading, Resources, Subject. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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