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Book Trailer Thursday: The Crossover

Riding the wave of excitement following Monday’s 2015 Youth Media Award announcements at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, I thought it would be fun to share a trailer for the winner of the 2015 John Newbery Medal: Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover. This five-minute, so-labeled extended version features two Kwames, and lots of happy kids, teachers, […]

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Cindy: Those of you who have been following Bookends for a few years know that Big Ten basketball season brings a review or two for basketball books from Lynn (Boilermaker) Rutan and Cindy (Hoosier) Dobrez and this year is no different. Yesterday our two teams played their way out of the Big 10 tournament and […]

14 More Fictional Crossovers for Fans of Gregory Maguire’s After Alice

14 More Fictional Crossovers for Fans of Gregory Maguire’s After Alice

Have you ever read a book that was so good the characters seemed to leap off the page? How about off the page and into another book? Gregory Maguire’s new book, After Alice, is the latest in a long line of literary crossovers. Readers who enjoy seeing a new take on old favorites will love […]

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Today’s Video Break: KidLit Crossover – Onion Style
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Today’s Video Break: KidLit Crossover – Onion Style

Librarians & booksellers everywhere will tell you that KidLit & YA crossovers are hot, hot, hot. If your book group has devoured Twilight and Harry Potter, the Onion has a terrific suggestion for you: Green Man! And as the Onion notes on the video crawl, the titles are available as audiobooks for those who find […]

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Crossovers

Crossovers

Do you ever consider using  novels that are marketed as YA in your book group? Interesting essay in The New York Times the other day about the fine line between adult and YA novels.  Among the authors the essay mentions is Peter Cameron, who has written several adult novels and thought he was writing Someday This Pain […]

Poetry Unbound: Stories in Verse on Audio

Poetry Unbound: Stories in Verse on Audio

It is Poetry Month, and I have to confess that I’ve never really learned to appreciate poetry—at least not when I read it silently. Poetry, however, offers a new world of pleasures and opens up my imagination to an auditory play of cadence and words. In high school, I discovered stories in verse and plowed my way through Tennyson’s […]

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Kwame Alexander’s THE PLAYBOOK: Rules to Live By

Kwame Alexander’s THE PLAYBOOK: Rules to Live By

Lynn: Parents and teachers of teenagers should be all-too-familiar with how many of their charges feel about rules and advice. My own two sons could have rolled their eyes for America! But those of us who have (mostly) achieved adulthood know that there is a lot of good advice that could really help young people. […]

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Page to Stage: Books on Broadway

Page to Stage: Books on Broadway

There’s no denying that it’s certainly been the Year of Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical surprised no one when it won the Tony Award for Best Musical in June, and swept 10 other categories besides. (For an excellent behind-the-scenes account, check out this audiobook.) Hamilton is a singular sensation to be sure, but Broadway’s been bursting […]

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The 31 Horror Films in 31 Days Challenge: 2011

The 31 Horror Films in 31 Days Challenge: 2011

Our newest intern showing up for work. As Booklist‘s resident horror expert, it’s not just the Stephen King and Rick Yancey novels I need to devour to keep on top of terrifying trends. Any serious horror fan knows the crossover between books and movies is especially key in this genre–you can hardly be versed in […]

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Reward Piles: or, M&Ms in Book Form

Reward Piles: or, M&Ms in Book Form

Cindy and Lynn: Pavlov would have loved us. We’re behavior mod kind of gals. We’re assigned reading by Booklist and by each other for the blog and somehow, even if it’s a book you wanted to read, once someone assigns it to you a bit of the shine disappears. So, enter the beauty of the […]