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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]