Ideas for Educators

Whether you’re an educator, librarian, parent (or student!), we can help you have the BEST school year ever.

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A teacher reading a book to her young students during storytime.

Curriculum Support

Need books to go along with your lesson plan? NoveList products support your schools’ curriculum with:

  • NoveList for Schools video playlist 
  • Books for storytime search strategy 
  • Recommended teacher resources
  • Materials to promote books and resources
See resources for curriculum support
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A teacher reading a book to her young students during storytime.
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Two little girls reading together. A teacher is reading with another student in the background.

Just-Right Books

Find the right book for the right kid. Whether you’ve got a struggling reader or a kid who’s reading at an adult level, we can help you find appropriate books to capture your readers’ attention. 

  • Finding the Right Books at Every Level video
  • Guidance on which are the essential books to buy
  • "Just Right Books" search strategy 
  • Tips for Working with Youth 
See resources for finding just-right books
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Five children dressed up in costumes, walking up porch steps while trick-or-treating.

Books and Popular Culture

Series and fandoms can become like old friends to kids, but kids (and adults!) need help finding new friends. Tune into their thing by connecting to what's popular. 

  • Unlocking Popular Culture webinar replay 
  • “For Fans Of…” reading lists
  • Readers' advisory flyers made in LibraryAware
Find books and popular culture resources
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Five children dressed up in costumes, walking up porch steps while trick-or-treating.
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Young girl reading a story at her desk. Other classmates are reading around her.

Find Diverse Books

You (and the kids you teach) want books with characters that reflect their lives. Find these books fast with: 

  • Books with Diverse Characters search strategy
  • Discover Books Based on Culture or Place video
  • Exploring Books By Culture search strategy
See resources for finding diverse books

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