Archive for March, 2015

Catch Booklist’s Ilene Cooper at the Society of Midland Authors Centennial Celebration This May

Catch Booklist’s Ilene Cooper at the Society of Midland Authors Centennial Celebration This May

Early Society of Midland Authors (SMA) members (from left to right) Jane Addams, Clarence Darrow, Edgar Lee Masters, Harriet Monroe, Ring Lardner and Vachel Lindsay. Image taken from SMA’s Blog. This April the Society of Midland Authors will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Founded in 1915 by a group of 50 Midwestern writers, the SMA sought to […]

PRAESA Receives the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

PRAESA Receives the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) was announced early this morning, March 31st, at a press conference in Stockholm. The international award, founded by the Swedish government and administered by the Swedish Arts Council, is named after Astrid Lindgren, the creator of the Pippi Longstocking series, and one of Sweden’s most important and beloved authors […]

Posted in: Book Awards
Remembering Cathie Linz, Romance Writer and Advocate

Remembering Cathie Linz, Romance Writer and Advocate

Booklist lost an enthusiastic friend, an avid supporter of romance fiction, and an extremely popular author—seven consecutive starred reviews!—when librarian and writer Cathie Linz passed away earlier this month. Romance novels now live happily ever after in public libraries across the country. Romance expert and Booklist contributor John Charles sent this tribute: Twenty years ago, most […]

April Is Coming! New Poetry Books for Kids

April Is Coming! New Poetry Books for Kids

Lynn and Cindy:  Yes, it is still March. But April is Poetry Month and it is coming FAST! Here are some brand new, beautiful poetry books to add to your collections. Get them while there’s still time! The Maine Coon’s Haiku and Other Poems for Cat Lovers (2015), by Michael Rosen. Poet and cat lover, […]

Celebrate Poetry Month with Booklist

Celebrate Poetry Month with Booklist

April is Poetry Month! In the spirit of things, Booklist has made public their reviews for the special roundups featured in the March 15th issue. Adult Books The Beauty, by Jane Hirshfield. Throughout The Beauty, her gracefully evocative eighth book of poems, Hirshfield is archly witty and riddling. The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in […]

Posted in: Books and Authors
Listen Up Librarians: Over $600 Worth of Free Audiobooks!

Listen Up Librarians: Over $600 Worth of Free Audiobooks!

Starting on May 7, audiobook program SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads every week through August 13—a current young adult title along with a thematically-paired classic. Your own library of more than $600 worth of audiobook titles, in MP3 format compatible with any digital player or computer, and the choices are top titles from the best audiobook […]

Reviews of the Week

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 March 23–27 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, March 23rd The Debtor Class, by Ivan G. Goldman This amazing […]

The Beautiful Journey of Thanhha Lai’s Listen, Slowly

The Beautiful Journey of Thanhha Lai’s Listen, Slowly

Lynn: The sassy, courageous heroine of Thanhhà Lai’s Newbery Honor book Inside Out & Back Again (2011) won a lot of hearts, including mine. I was excited to hear about her new book, Listen, Slowly (2015), and now having read it I can tell you it’s worth getting excited about. This story is told in prose instead of […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Home

Carson Ellis’ picture-book debut, Home (Candlewick), showcases many types of homes for all kinds of creatures. In her starred review, Ilene Cooper calls out Ellis’ fanciful details that will keep kiddos returning for second and third peeks at pages. This author-interview style trailer features Ellis’ charming home, workspace, and shelves of books, all of which […]

Summer Reading: To All the Books I’ve Loved Before

Summer Reading: To All the Books I’ve Loved Before

(To help you prepare for the outdoor reading season, each week we’re sharing a list from a different Booklist editor. —Ed.) One of the trickiest issues for all of us who share books in the library is how to promote our favorites. We know we can’t simply hand them out to everyone who asks for suggestions, […]