Tag: books for youth

By September 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: HER RIGHT FOOT

Shawn Harris’ beautiful cut paper and ink illustrations accompany an informal and good-humored profile on Lady Liberty in the trailer for Dave Eggers’ Her Right Foot (Chronicle Books). Eggers provides all the usual facts about the giant lady—­her height, her weight, how she was a gift from the French—with a unique focus on her lower […]

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2017 National Book Awards Longlist Announced
By September 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

2017 National Book Awards Longlist Announced

Throughout the week, the National Book Foundation has announced the longlist for the 2017 National Book Awards. Below, a list of titles, listed by category, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.         Fiction A Kind of Freedom, by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Barren Island, by Carol Zoref Dark at the Crossing, by Elliot Ackerman […]

By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: RUNNY BABBIT RETURNS

The trailer for Shel Silverstein’s Runny Babbit Returns will warm the heart of anyone familiar with the beloved children’s poet. It is a collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings, which features Runny and other endearing characters who speak a topsy-turvy language all their own. As Booklist editor Ilene Cooper says in her review, “Kids will laugh out […]

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2017 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature Announced
By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

2017 National Book Awards Longlist for Young People’s Literature Announced

Earlier today, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature (YPL). Finalists will be announced on October 4.  Two of this year’s longlisted authors are previous National Book Award finalists, nine out of ten of the authors on the longlist are women, and two are debut […]

Book Trailer Thursday: ON A MAGICAL DO-NOTHING DAY

The trailer for Beatrice Alemagna’s On A Magical Do-Nothing Day (Harper Kids) captures the magic of the book’s illustrations with animation. It shows the story of a child  forced to find fun outdoors when Mom takes away their video game. Outside, the child runs into four snails that demonstrate how fun a boring, rainy day can […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: DISAPPEARED

This week’s trailer introduces Francisco X. Stork’s YA novel, Disappeared (Scholastic). Publishing in September, the book explores human trafficking and abduction in Mexico through the character of Sara, a journalist who specializes in writing stories about missing women and girls. Her brother Emiliano struggles with finding ways to support their family, but when he thinks he’s […]

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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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