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2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

Congratulations to the Pulitzer Prize winners in the category of books, which were announced early this afternoon! Notably, two of the winning titles are also Carnegie shortlisters: All the Light We Cannot See and The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. Learn more each winner here. The winning titles are listed below, with Booklist reviews linked […]

Booklist Seeks Intern for Fall 2015

Booklist Seeks Intern for Fall 2015

Gain valuable publishing experience by becoming an intern for Booklist Publications in Chicago! We will be accepting applications until May 15 for one position starting in September. For over a century, Booklist has helped more readers find more titles than any other publication. Published by the American Library Association, Booklist delivers more than 8,000 recommended-only […]

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Roller Derby Is on the Rise

Roller Derby Is on the Rise

Cindy: Watch out Raina Telgemeier, there’s a hip check coming your way in the form of the fictional graphic novel, Roller Girl (2015), by Victoria Jamieson! Those sound like fighting words—they really aren’t. There are no more popular books in my middle school library right now than Smile and Sisters, but all the more reason to […]

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 April 13–17 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, April 13th Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures, by Jackson Pearce […]

Great Minds Don’t Think Alike: Learning Differences in Middle Grade Books

Great Minds Don’t Think Alike: Learning Differences in Middle Grade Books

Lynn: Lynda Mullaly Hunt’s new book, Fish in a Tree, introduces us to 6th-grader Ally Nickerson, who is smart, good at math, gifted at drawing, and has a behavior problem. She’s also hiding a painful secret: she can barely read. Words to her look like a “can of alphabet soup dumped on a plate.” She can’t […]

Book Trailer Thursday: American Ghost: The True Story of a Family’s Haunted Past

Book Trailer Thursday: American Ghost: The True Story of a Family’s Haunted Past

Hannah Nordhaus, author of American Ghost: The True Story of a Family’s Haunted Past (Harper), here briefly touches on why the ghost in question—the author’s great-great-grandmother—is said to haunt a hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (If the ninety-second version of Nordhaus’ story gives me goosebumps, this is a book I should probably read in daylight hours only!) In her […]