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From the publisher:
NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction - for all ages.

Also included:
  • Read-alike lists and some book discussion guides.
  • Coverage of thousands of fiction series.
  • The option to sort by popularity and/or reading level (Lexile) scores.
  • A Readers' Advisory section including Genre Outlines, an online product tour, and more.
  • Curriculum-driven material designed to help integrate NoveList in the classroom.
  • Articles by notable librarians and subject matter experts.

>> Please click here to access Novelist Plus.
Access Options:


This database can be accessed from any of Thrall Library's public Internet or research computers.

Concerning access outside the library:

Members of Middletown Thrall Library may log in to this service using their library barcode.

This databases is funded by the RCLS Central Library (Newburgh Free Library).

Try Novelist Plus K-8 to explore reading suggestions for younger readers.

Tips & Special Features:


When searching, you can check one or more of the following reading age limits: Adults, Teens, Older Kids, or Younger Kids.

After searching, several tabs appear over the search results: All Results, Books, Author Biographies, Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, Feature Articles, Recommended Reads, What We're Reading, Series.

You can click any of these search tabs to view only those search results.

To the left of search results is a "Narrow Results" panel where you can click on groups of search results by subtopics.

For total control over your search, click the "Advanced Search" link at the top of the database page. Once you do that you will see a new search page with numerous options you can select, such as Reading and Grade Levels, Year of Publication, Number of Pages, an Author's Cultural Identity, whether or not you want only "Award Winning" titles provided, and more.

The Advanced Search mode also lets you search multiple fields simultaneously, including Author names, titles, series title (if a book is part of a larger series), ISBN, subject, or genre.

If you ever wanted to locate other titles in a series and find out the order of those titles, Novelist can help you do that. Just enter the author or title of a series or the name of a series and click on one of the titles listed in the search results. In the title's record there should be a "series" link you can click.
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