Book Recommendations

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Patron Picks


Novelist Plus 
Recommended reading lists, author read-alikes, book discussion guides, award winners. May require library card to use outside of the Library.

Fantastic Fiction 
Author bibliographies, book information, listings of author titles and series.

Book recommendations, book clubs, trivia, and quotes. You can also keep track of what you read.

A free website to catalog the books you are reading and link you to other readers who like comparable books.

An electronic mailing list devoted to reader's advisory topics such as book discussions, booktalks, collection development issues, booklists and bibliographies, and a wide variety of other topics of interest to librarians, book discussion leaders, and others with an interest in reader's advisory.


Accelerated Reader 
Accelerated Reader measures help teachers and parents manage children's reading practice at an appropriate level of difficulty and provides online multiple choice comprehension test at schools.

Caldecott Medal Books
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Newbery Medal Books
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Newsletters for children’s books.

NoveList K-8
Recommended book lists in different genres.

Juvenile Series and Sequels
Alphabetical list of children’s fiction books in chronological order for each series.

Patron Picks


Lexile measures help a reader find books and articles at an appropriate level of difficulty and determine how well that reader will likely comprehend a text.

Newsletters for Teen books.

NoveList K-­8 
Fiction and nonfiction titles chosen to support the school curriculum and the pleasure-reading needs of students.
Reviews new releases of young adult fiction.


Book Discussion Sets – Multiple copies of “discussable” books you and your group can check out for six (6) weeks at a time.

Reading Group Center  Vintage Books & Anchor Books site features a host of reading guides, author events, tips for building a better book group, discussion boards, and more.

Book Club Resources Simon & Schuster’s site has reading guides, new releases, and award winners, as well as message boards for discussions about authors, titles, and series.

Random House Reader’s Circle  Random House offers an e-newsletter, author chats, book club picks, and discussion questions.