Recommendations

24/7 ONLINE READERS ADVISORY RESOURCES

Book Connections

Resources about children's and young adult books from TeachingBooks, including exclusive Meet-the-Author movies and recordings, book trailers, and Reader's Advisory to help you choose the right book.

Book Review Digest Plus

An essential library tool providing access to book reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources, including newspapers, review journals and popular magazines.

NoveList Plus

Subjects, reviews and annotations for thousands of fiction titles, plus author read-alikes, genre lists and more. Log in with your Library card number.

TeachingBooks.net

Bring to life children's and YA books with video trailers, author interviews, discussion questions, and much more. Great for book clubs, choosing books, and homework help.

WorldCat

WorldCat is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of tens of thousands of institutions, in many countries, that are current or past members of the OCLC global cooperative.

PERSONALIZED RECOMENDATIONS

The library's trained reference staff may also provide recommendations of reading materials in response to customer requests. In addition, the staff has developed a number of reading lists that are helpful to customers seeking authors whose style is similar to those they have enjoyed, as well as lists on specific subjects. 

Depending on the request, the staff member may refer the customer to another staff member whose experience may be better suited to addressing the request. In addition to staff expertise and staff-developed tools, the customer may be referred to published readers advisory resources.

Please fill out the Reader's Advisory Form or contact the library at reference@thecolonypl.org to receive personalized reading recommendations.