Tag: books for youth

Book Trailer Thursday: REAL FRIENDS by Shannon Hale

Childhood friendships can sometimes be bumpy rides—something that Shannon Hale explores in her new graphic memoir, Real Friends. Young Shannon can’t quite determine who is actually her friend and who isn’t, and she is constantly worrying about what her peers think of her. Hale’s story is punctuated by colorful illustrations from LeUyen Pham, previewed in […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE SCATTERING

Book Trailer Thursday takes a titillating turn with Kimberly McCreight’s new YA novel, The Scattering (Harper). The entire trailer is short, only 15 seconds, and shows the sound waves of two panicked voices, one male and one female. We hear Wylie, the female voice, urgently tell the male voice that “they” won’t let her leave and that “they’re” […]

Book Trailer Thursday: JAKE THE FAKE KEEPS IT REAL

While probably best known for his hilarious portrayal of Darryl Philbin on The Office, Craig Robinson’s talents expand far beyond acting. He’s a musician and a comedian. . . and now an author. Our book trailer this week showcases Jake the Fake Keeps it Real (Crown), a middle-grade book he wrote with Adam Mansbach (Go the Fuck to Sleep, […]

Book Trailer Thursday: MOO MOO IN A TUTU by Tim Miller

Tim Miller’s debut, Moo Moo in a Tutu, will delight fans of the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems. Here, we’re introduced to Moo Moo and Mr. Quackers, two friends that do absolutely everything together. In this installment, Moo Moo decides that she wants to become a ballerina; what can only follow is a […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE BONE WITCH

This week’s book trailer is a perfect visual representation of the novel it’s promoting. The trailer for The Bone Witch (Sourcebooks/Fire) by Rin Chupeco begins with intense music that continues throughout. Dark, swirling colors flash between images of a girl, skulls, and a map, as a voiceover from protagonist Tea intones phrases such as “the DEAD HIDE truths” […]

Kwame Alexander Named 2017 Summer Reading Champion

Kwame Alexander Named 2017 Summer Reading Champion

The Collaborative Summer Library Program has named Kwame Alexander as this year’s Summer Reading Champion. The poet, educator, and Newbery Award-winning novelist takes over the post held most recently by Kate DiCamillo, who championed summer reading for two successive years. As part of his duties, Alexander will compile a summer reading list, built around this year’s […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Like Magic

A piano melody trills as a young voice tells us about the friendship of poet Grace, painter Jada, and musician Malia. At the end of a summer turned upside-down, when loss and change seem unbearable, the three 10-year-olds are granted hope and comfort in the form of a hidden note in a secret box of the […]

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Reviews of the Week: Jess Lourey, Marcus Sedgwick, Jason Reynolds, and more!

Reviews of the Week: Jess Lourey, Marcus Sedgwick, Jason Reynolds, 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 29 through September 2 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, August 29 Salem’s Cipher, by Jess Lourey Fans of Lourey’s whimsical Murder-by-Month mysteries (February Fever, 2015) […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Quit Calling Me a Monster!

Although most will admit that a fuzzy beast with horns, fangs, claws, and crazy eyes might sound pretty ferocious, this week’s Book Trailer Thursday focuses on a character that’s far from monstrous. In fact, he would prefer if you could refrain from that particular modifier. This sensitive purple creature is Floyd Peterson, and he’s the star of Jory John […]

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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? […]