The library has a few different resources in helping library customers find read alikes. The online database Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests.
In addition to read alikes, Novelist K-8 has reading recommendations, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more. For example, if kids like reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid books then Novelist K-8 has a list of other books that are similar to that series. Or kids who enjoy reading Harry Potter might like a book from this list.
One of our digital resources, The Ohio Digital Library, which is available as an app called Libby has a list of over 150 titles similar to the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey. There are other lists like sports fiction, funny stories, fractured fairy tales, mysteries, and bedtime stories.
Another digital resource, Cloud Library, offers users the option of searching topics within kids fiction and kids nonfiction such as ghost stories, humorous stories, mermaids, robots, stories in verse, time travel, superheroes, animals and more.
If you need help with any of the resources mention above stop in your library or call the computer lab 419.521.3146 to schedule a friendly 1 to 1 session.
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