Author Archive: Amanda Shepard

Amanda Shepard is currently an intern for Booklist. A Michigan native, she recently graduated from Central Michigan University with her master’s degree in children’s literature. In her free time, she can be found cuddling with her cat, Nox, or brainstorming ideas for her next art project.

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Book Trailer Thursday: WINDFALL by Jennifer E. Smith

What would you do if your best friend (and long-time crush) won the lottery with a ticket you bought him for his birthday? Alice is about to find out, as her best friend Teddy just won $140 million under those circumstances. Author Jennifer E. Smith pitches her latest teen romance, Windfall, in this week’s Book […]

Best New Books: Week of April 17, 2017

Best New Books: Week of April 17, 2017

  The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  All the Beloved Ghosts, by Alison MacLeod  Any Day Now, by Robin Carr  Fallout, by Sara Paretsky  Imagine Wanting Only This, by Kristen Radtke  A […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: MOO MOO IN A TUTU by Tim Miller

Tim Miller’s debut, Moo Moo in a Tutu, will delight fans of the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems. Here, we’re introduced to Moo Moo and Mr. Quackers, two friends that do absolutely everything together. In this installment, Moo Moo decides that she wants to become a ballerina; what can only follow is a […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas’s debut, The Hate U Give, was released last week after much anticipation; with a movie in the works, the popularity of this already-popular novel will only continue to grow. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Thomas tackles important issues. Thanks to the trailer, we get to learn more about the author behind the #1 New […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS

This trailer certainly gets us hyped for the epic battle that started everyone’s favorite game, Rock, Paper, Scissors. In this hilariously retold history, Rock, Paper, and Scissors are each the greatest warriors in their respective kingdoms, but what happens when they finally converge in battle? Will the previously undefeated become defeated? To find out the […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: A LIFE IN PARTS by Bryan Cranston

In this week’s book trailer, we go behind the scenes as Bryan Cranston narrates his autobiography, A Life in Parts. Cranston’s talent and passion for acting come through in the brief glimpse of the narrative we get here—and an enticing glimpse it is. As Mieko Fujiura-Landers says in his Booklist review, Cranston narrates his text […]

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