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Summer Fun with a Side of Serious

Summer Fun with a Side of Serious

Cindy: Earlier this summer, on the plane ride home from ALA Annual Conference, I read the graphic novel Sunny Side Up (August 2015) by siblings Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. I hinted at this in a previous post about our exhibit haul. The book’s front cover blurb from Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile (2010), […]

Six-guns and Six Starred Reviews: Great Westerns for the National Day of the American Cowboy

Six-guns and Six Starred Reviews: Great Westerns for the National Day of the American Cowboy

Did you know that today, July 25, is the National Day of the American Cowboy? Yee haw! Now, ideally, you’ll be celebrating by saddling up Old Paint for a ride out onto the ol’ prairie, where you’ll round up some dogies before settling in around the campfire for son-of-a-gun stew and a few shots of […]

Beyond The Little Paris Bookshop: More Books and Baked Goods for the Brokenhearted

Beyond The Little Paris Bookshop: More Books and Baked Goods for the Brokenhearted

While the sane ultimately concede that there’s no such thing as perfect, we all indulge in the occasional fantasy about the store clerk, librarian, or bartender who will look deep in our eyes and say, “Ah, yes. I know exactly who you are and what you need. Sit while I fetch the enchanted item that […]

Reviews of the Week: Patrick Ness, Salman Rushdie, Dr. Seuss, Sue Grafton, and Louise Penny

Reviews of the Week: Patrick Ness, Salman Rushdie, Dr. Seuss, Sue Grafton, and Louise Penny

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 July 20–24 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, July 23rd The Rest of Us Just Live Here, by Patrick […]

Audiobook Trailer Thursday: Ms. Marvel

Audiobook Trailer Thursday: Ms. Marvel

Here’s a format we haven’t covered at Book Trailer Thursday: the graphic audiobook. GraphicAudio promises to give listeners an action-packed listening experience, with sound effects and full-cast recordings. It’s interesting to have a trailer to share, too, because although the graphic element is of course what’s missing in an audiobook, this could bridge the gap for […]

Four Picture Books That Celebrate Summer Fun at the Beach

Four Picture Books That Celebrate Summer Fun at the Beach

Lynn: There’s no better summer fun than a day at the beach! Cindy and I are so lucky to live in Michigan beach towns. Our gorgeous, sandy beaches more than make up for the mountains of snow we get in the winter. Today, we’re looking at four picture books that celebrate this most iconic symbol of summer […]