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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 […]

Reviews of the Week

Reviews of the Week

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 March 23–27 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, March 23rd The Debtor Class, by Ivan G. Goldman This amazing […]

The Beautiful Journey of Thanhha Lai’s Listen, Slowly

The Beautiful Journey of Thanhha Lai’s Listen, Slowly

Lynn: The sassy, courageous heroine of Thanhhà Lai’s Newbery Honor book Inside Out & Back Again (2011) won a lot of hearts, including mine. I was excited to hear about her new book, Listen, Slowly (2015), and now having read it I can tell you it’s worth getting excited about. This story is told in prose instead of […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Home

Book Trailer Thursday: Home

Carson Ellis’ picture-book debut, Home (Candlewick), showcases many types of homes for all kinds of creatures. In her starred review, Ilene Cooper calls out Ellis’ fanciful details that will keep kiddos returning for second and third peeks at pages. This author-interview style trailer features Ellis’ charming home, workspace, and shelves of books, all of which […]

Summer Reading: To All the Books I’ve Loved Before

Summer Reading: To All the Books I’ve Loved Before

(To help you prepare for the outdoor reading season, each week we’re sharing a list from a different Booklist editor. —Ed.) One of the trickiest issues for all of us who share books in the library is how to promote our favorites. We know we can’t simply hand them out to everyone who asks for suggestions, […]

What’s with the Underwear in Picture Books?

What’s with the Underwear in Picture Books?

Lynn: So what’s with the underwear in picture books recently? Last year saw the publication of Veggies with Wedgies (2014), by Todd H. Doodler, and this year brings even more. Duh—why am I even ASKING that question? Underwear makes kids giggle, that’s why. The good news is that we have not one, but two, really fun picture […]