NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus helps you find just the right book for your younger readers.

Our Recommendations

If you get a little nervous when a parent asks if there's a new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book or get that “genre in the headlights” feeling when a child says they have to read a war story for school, you’ll love our recommendations.

Our expertise and passion for books and reading means you’ll always get the best help finding just the right books.

Our process
Our experts evaluate and write recommendations, crafting them by hand. We do as many of those as we possibly can, but we also have a very sophisticated algorithm that considers subjects, genres, and our signature appeal terms.

By librarians, for librarians
NoveList is created by librarians, for librarians. We have over 25 librarians on staff, plus others from around the country who contribute their expertise. Read more about our team.

Elements of a good recommendation
We believe the main element of a good recommendation is trust – some recommendations are just better than others. We always tell you why one book, author, or series is recommended for another and, if it's one of our handwritten recommendations, we'll tell you who made the recommendation. 

NoveList is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion across our products. One way we are doing that is by making it easier for our users to find stories by and about people with diverse identities. Our story elements help readers connect with characters and authors of various races, genders, cultures, nationalities, orientations, religions, and abilities. We also hold ourselves to high standards of inclusivity when curating read-alikes, book lists, library promotional materials, training, and more.

You talk, we listen
We take your feedback very seriously. Every page in NoveList K-8 Plus has a feedback button at the top – use it to tell us anything. We also have a thumbs-up/thumbs-down feature where you can let us know if you agree with our recommendations. Do you have a read-alike you'd like to see included in the databases? Let us know.

Recommendations in your catalog
NoveList K-8 Plus recommendations and our unique story mixer are available in your library catalog with NoveList Select

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“As a school librarian, I need to create lists of books to order, teach various genres, and meet teacher requests for thematic and curricular units. I love that I can go to NoveList and create these lists … it makes me look like a Library Goddess.”

— Debbie B., Media Coordinator, North Carolina

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Want NoveList K-8 Plus connected to your catalog?

We offer three different ways for NoveList K-8 Plus to connect to your catalog, including On The Shelf (compatible with most ILSs) that offers real-time availability information.

Learn more about NoveList catalog linking

Sign up for a demo

Let us walk you through the features of NoveList K-8 Plus. 

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Contact us for purchasing or trial information. 

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