by Amanda May, former Head Editor, INALJ North Dakota
previously published 10/21/13
5 Free Reader’s Advisory Resources
There are many free reader’s advisory resources available on the Internet. Here are five of my favorites:
Based on the Book – This resource is made available through the Mid-Continent Public Library. This page is a compilation of over 1,450 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into feature films. All of the films in this collection were released in the United States since 1980.
Fiction_L – This resource is the Morton Grove Public Library’s electronic mailing list on reader’s advisory issues. Librarians can ask and answer questions related to topics such as book discussions, book talks, or collection development.
What’s Next: Books in Series – This resource is made available through the Kent District Library and helps you search series fiction. It is great to use when patrons are looking for the next book in a series but are unfamiliar with the specific title.
Juvenile Series and Sequels – This database is made available through the Mid-Continent Public Library. It includes over 36,000 books in 4,900 series titles. Each series is classified into one of three groups: Juvenile Easy, Juvenile, or Young Adult.
Bookspot – This website has a multitude of resources for librarians, such as bestseller lists, book reviews, and book news. Website sections include “What to Read”, “Genre Corner”, “Where to Buy”, and “Behind the Books.”
previously titled: Five Free Reader’s Advisory Resources
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