Author Archive: Briana Shemroske

Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Editorial Assistant for Books for Youth. She recently graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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This Week on Well Read TV: Dava Sobel Talks about THE GLASS UNIVERSE

This week on Well Read, award-winning author Dava Sobel will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her most recent work of scientific nonfiction, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars (2016), released December 6. After investigating Galileo’s eldest in Galileo’s Daughter: […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Emma Donoghue Talks about THE WONDER

This week on Well Read, best-selling, award-winning author Emma Donoghue—of Room (2010) fame—will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her most recent novel, The Wonder (2016), released September 20. A historical thriller set in 1859 Ireland, Donoghue’s latest introduces English nurse Lib Wright and her “unsettling mission”: the care of 11-year-old […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Caterpillar Dreams

Caterpillars have dreams, too—“Incredible, impossible-seeming” ones, at that. And Henri, the pint-sized star of Clive McFarland’s latest picture book, Caterpillar Dreams (Harper), out January 17, knows it. Determined to leave the garden he calls home, Henri floats atop birds, flowers, and fish—all before sprouting wings of his own—in this wonderful watercolor adventure. As Randall Enos […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Margot Livesey Talks about MERCURY

This week on Well Read, New York Times best-selling author Margot Livesey will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Mercury (2016), released September 27. The tale of a Thoroughbred racehorse (the book’s namesake), ex-equestrian Viv Stephenson, and the depths of dangerous obsession, Mercury, writes Booklist reviewer Carol […]

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Instant Cult Classic: STORIES FOR WAYS & MEANS

Have you ever wanted to hear Danny DeVito narrate a pseudo-children’s story written by the Pixies’ Frank Black? Jeff Antebi, founder of Waxploitation Records and mastermind behind the upcoming “deluxe art book” Stories for Ways & Means, has. Ten years in the making, Stories for Ways & Means features short stories and illustrations from 29 songwriter/painter […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Air

“Putting two feet of air between you and the ground feels like being a super hero,” Grey, the daredevil protagonist of Ryan Gattis’ upcoming Air (Adaptive), marvels. Reeling from his mother’s murder, separation from his siblings, and recent relocation to Baltimore, Grey falls in with a covert crowd of stunt riders, BASE jumpers, and social […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Larry Brilliant Talks about SOMETIMES BRILLIANT

This week on Well Read, author and epidemiologist Larry Brilliant will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his memoir, released October 11, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History (2016). A physician, professor, philanthropist, and more, Brilliant […]

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2016: The Year of the Sea Creature

2016: The Year of the Sea Creature

From blasé barnacles and bashful blobfish to the ever-majestic narwhal (aptly branded the “unicorn of the sea” by author Ben Clanton), 2016 has been a banner year for sea creatures in kids’ lit. In the 20 marvelous marine-centric titles below, you’ll find fact (there are more photos of Mars’ surface than there are of the […]

This Week on Well Read TV: Tracy Kidder Talks about A TRUCK FULL OF MONEY

This Week on Well Read TV: Tracy Kidder Talks about A TRUCK FULL OF MONEY

  This week on Well Read, bestselling author Tracy Kidder (Mountains beyond Mountains) will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest book, A Truck Full of Money: One Man’s Quest to Recover from Great Success. In his latest work of nonfiction, Kidder profiles Internet entrepreneur Paul English, cofounder of the travel […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Du Iz Tak?

Be warned: today’s video is no book trailer! It is, rather, a brief interview with author/illustrator extraordinaire Carson Ellis. To promote the release of her latest picture book, Du Iz Tak? (Candlewick), Ellis taks, er, talks early artistic memories, great advice she’s received, and the creation of a wonderfully nonsensical language. A glimpse into the lives […]

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