Archive for February, 2015

Remembering Leonard Nimoy With His Audio Performance in War of the Worlds
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Remembering Leonard Nimoy With His Audio Performance in War of the Worlds

The passing of the multi-talented actor and artist Nimoy has shocked fans who mourn the loss of the icon Mr. Spock. Nimoy reprises his Star Trek role on many audiobooks detailing the Star Trek world, narrates his biography I Am Spock (1995), and performs on spoken word recordings in the NPR series “Selected Shorts.” His voice will […]

Reviews of the Week
By February 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from February 23–27 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, February 23rd A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of […]

Posted in: Book Lists
High Interest-Low Vocab Books:  You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

High Interest-Low Vocab Books: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

Lynn:  A gazillion years ago when I started in my first school library, I bought some high interest-low vocabulary books at the request of my teachers. Frankly, they were awful! They had dull, plodding stories and were afflicted with orange, blue, or pea green covers that shrieked BOOKS FOR BAD READERS for all to see. […]

Posted in: Bookends, Young Adult
By February 26, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: The Opposite of Spoiled

What is the most expensive thing in the world? What does it mean to be rich? Are there people who get rich from doing bad things? No, you’re not taking a personality quiz and, no, your responses won’t be graded. New York Times Columnist Ron Lieber asks these questions and more of a pint-sized audience […]

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These YA Novels Are Graphic: Blurring the Line between Comics and Prose
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These YA Novels Are Graphic: Blurring the Line between Comics and Prose

Graphic novels have come to occupy their own tidy little corner of most libraries, staking an ever-expanding claim on the 741.5s (if you’re still using Dewey, that is). This, of course, makes perfect sense for readers looking only for sequential art narratives, as well as for readers looking just for sentences neatly ordered on a […]

Posted in: Book Lists, Young Adult
The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels
By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels

The March 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 290 new reviews and 7 feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t registered […]

Posted in: Inside Booklist
True Stories: African-American Nonfiction

True Stories: African-American Nonfiction

As you’re restocking your African-American History Month displays, don’t forget to feature your nonfiction collection. Here are some compelling stories that deserve a second look. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., by Martin Luther King, Jr. The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood, by Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Boy (American Hunger): A […]

Posted in: Backlist, Book Lists
Publishing U: A Single Novel? A Trilogy? A Series?
By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: A Single Novel? A Trilogy? A Series?

How Do I Know Where My Book Begins and Ends? Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In the sixth post of our Publishing U series, novelist Leigh Bardugo and agent Joanna Volpe shine light on a common quandary faced by first-time authors. Joanna […]

Checking in on Chernobyl’s Dead Zone

Checking in on Chernobyl’s Dead Zone

Cindy: Almost 30 years ago, when I was a baby librarian—and not too many years after acquiring my college protest marching “No-Nukes” button—a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine exploded and the news was full of the fallout. Today’s students may be fuzzy on the details, if they even know about this devastating accident. […]

Posted in: Bookends, Young Adult
An Overlooked Gem for Your Next Book Group Read: Amanda Hodgkinson’s 22 Britannia Road
By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

An Overlooked Gem for Your Next Book Group Read: Amanda Hodgkinson’s 22 Britannia Road

When I am putting together a list for one of my book clubs, I always like to include an overlooked gem. This is usually a book that has not received a lot of publicity or media attention, but is still rich and engaging. One year, I was lucky to come across an ad for an author […]

Posted in: Book Groups