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Stranger Things: 13 Supernatural Stories for 80s Horror Fans

Stranger Things: 13 Supernatural Stories for 80s Horror Fans

Fans of red-fonted horror novels of the 1980s and all the pop-culture feels that go with them are geeking out over the late- summer release of “Stranger Things” on Netflix. Patrons who love creepy reads can keep the chills alive with these supernatural stories. The Boy Who Drew Monsters, by Keith Donohue Boy’s Life, by Robert […]

They All Saw a Cat: A Matter of Perspective

They All Saw a Cat: A Matter of Perspective

Lynn: Brendan Wenzel’s excellent They All Saw a Cat (2016) relies on the brilliantly simple concept of a how variety of subjects perceives the same object in different ways. The object in question is a cat, a cat who “walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears and paws.” Each page-turn reveals a wide, two-page spread showing how various […]

Reviews of the Week: Amy Schumer, Megan Shepherd, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Amy Schumer, Megan Shepherd, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from August 22 through August 26 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, August 22 Trump Revealed, by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher Let’s start with […]

Middle-Grade Graphic Novel Round-Up

Middle-Grade Graphic Novel Round-Up

Cindy and Lynn: It’s a great year for middle-grade and middle school graphic novels, whether they are sequels to popular series or something brand new. Here are two we’ve read recently and a short list of others that should also be on your radar…and your back-to-school order lists.   The Nameless City, by Faith Erin Hicks, […]

Book Trailer Thursday: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Book Trailer Thursday: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Do not be deceived: despite this video’s noncommittal charm, you definitely need to get your hands on a copy of Amy Schumer’s most recent success, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo (Gallery). As soon as possible. Since we don’t know anything about Schumer’s bank account (inferences aside, of course—fame pays, as they say), our heartfelt recommendation of […]

Books in a Bottle

Books in a Bottle

The Books for Youth department at Booklist has been positively flooded with books whose covers have things in bottles/jars/globes, etc. The two books in Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger series involve boats, one—Nicole Castroman’s Blackhearts—is about pirates, while Ally Condie’s Everlife series concerns warring factions in the realm of the dead. Is this coincidence, or the glass-covered shape of things to come? […]