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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 […]

Summer Reading: Is Rereading, Is Rereading…

Summer Reading: Is Rereading, Is Rereading…

To help you prepare for the outdoor reading season, each week we’re sharing a list from different Booklist editors and staff. —Ed.) My family spends much of each summer on beaches in Michigan, and I’m sorry to say that, as a kid, I thought beaches were the most boring places in existence (I hadn’t taken chemistry yet). So what […]

Novel Soundtracks: Books for Record Store Day

Novel Soundtracks: Books for Record Store Day

Record Store Day is nearly upon us, that magical third Saturday of April when hipsters and music lovers line up outside of their local record shop to support indies and get their hands on special releases produced for the occasion. The truly serious will stake out shops in the early hours of the morning in hopes of […]

Of Sinkings and Shipwrecks: Historical High Seas Disaster Stories

Of Sinkings and Shipwrecks: Historical High Seas Disaster Stories

In Erik Larson’s latest bestseller, Dead Wake, he tells the twisting and terrifying tale of the sinking of the British ocean liner Lusitania in 1915. From the intense fight for survival to the intricate logistics of salvage, these stories of high stakes on the high seas also make for gripping reading. Dark Light, by Randy Wayne […]