What users say about Who Next
- It is such a fabulous resource. I use it in my library lessons for pupils and also recommend it to staff
- With our ever decreasing pool of librarians it is important for our remaining Library staff to have access to these 2 [Who Next and Who Else] valuable resources
- Such a good resource and one that will form part of the library lessons for all pupils in school years 7, 8 & 9
- My only regret is that I have only just discovered this site. Am telling all my friends
(public library member)
- We find the Who next guide easy to use and extremely useful
(school LRC manager)
- I have found this website incredibly useful and have always recommended it to students... I would definitely recommend the site to acquaintances or readers in the future as I firmly believe it's an incredibly valuable tool!
(senior school librarian)
- ...If your child has enjoyed a particular book you can look up the author and find great 'next reads'. If you're stuck for something for your child to read, or not sure what to get out of the library you can search by age, or by genre. I've used it extensively for my 5yr old and my daughter uses it herself to find decent books to read that she's interested in. It's great. Wouldn't be without it. Great for looking up book ideas for gifts too.
As a new junior librarian I found this really useful to recommend books to children stuck on a particular author. It has a great use in a library, but could be useful as a general teaching resource.
... The increasing trend towards supplier selection for library stock means that it is often more difficult for staff to see new books and keep up to date with what is being published. In addition, library closures and the reduction of professionally qualified children’s librarian posts leads to further loss of the specialist knowledge and expertise about what books and writers are good to recommend to children. While not replacing this expertise, guides like this can provide valuable support for staff and readers and should be part of the standard reference tools in all public and school libraries.
(Journal of Librarianship and Information Science)
... is an invaluable resource for anyone working, in any capacity, with children and books.
- ... a great resource for encouraging children to widen their reading interests. ...Who Next...? is certainly a wonderful, indispensable resource for librarians!
(The School Librarian)
- A word in your ear. What do you do when your child has a favourite author but has gobbled up all the books they’ve written? Help is at hand with Who Next?
- ... it is good to have reliable and up to date selections made by experienced practitioners with that practical knowledge built up over time which retains its enthusiasm for new reads and readers ... So Who Next...? is a value-for-money practitioner’s tool likely to be just as useful and popular among readers and their parents.
- For parents and teachers alike — this is a gem! If you want some information on books written by a specific author — then this is for you ... a must for teachers, teaching assistants, parents and children too! ... ... it has opened up so many opportunities for new literature for my children as well.
(A reader from Ashford, Kent)