• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • You already know Dokkio is an AI-powered assistant to organize & manage your digital files & messages. Very soon, Dokkio will support Outlook as well as One Drive. Check it out today!


Reader's Advisory

Page history last edited by Jane McManus 5 years, 1 month ago


"All the surveys we've seen, conducted by librarians as well as non librarians, indicate that there is virtually no service library users value more highly than the ability to match a book with a reader or to answer the question, 'What do I read next?'" ~ Francine Fialkoff

Here are some great websites to use when helping kids determine what to read next!!



ALA/Reader's Advisory

E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards

Kent District Library's What's Next Database


The Reading Zone Blog 


AR--PUBYAC 6-21-2011

Here is the closest site we could find to a *free* equivalent to AR:  Sylvan Book Adventure.  The website is: http://www.bookadventure.com  We also have had the same requests and sent them to Sylvan. 

No response from our patrons if they liked or disliked.


Leveling Easy Readers--Discussed at J meeting 10-12-2011


Transitioning to YA--PUBYAC 8-22-2011


PUBYAC 9-21-2011

         When you recommend to patrons, point out that they should look at the site's review guidelines to see how the books are rated and by whom.


J Meeting, 9-8-2015

  • Be approachable
  • Ask patrons what they like to not only read, but watch on TV, what their interests are, etc
  • Suggest titles within comfort zone and perhaps a title or two that may be an introduction into another genre  

  • Don't forget about the non-fiction, magazines and graphic novels that are also on your shelves


Don't forget the MCLS Booklists!!!


 Here at Greece, I created an internal Blog for the children's staff. We use this to explore the variety of children's literature. There is usually a task and everyone has to post an example of JNF or Biographies, so that everyone can look at it and use it for readers advisory. --Cathy    

Comments (1)

Kathleen Phillips said

at 12:16 pm on Sep 26, 2009

Looking For Great Reference Books for the Collection pertinent to today's world.

You don't have permission to comment on this page.