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Kwame Alexander’s Summer Reading List, Now with PSAs

Kwame Alexander’s Summer Reading List, Now with PSAs

Kwame Alexander— poet, educator, and Newbery Award-winning novelist—has begun his role as the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s 2017 Summer Reading Champion with a series of PSAs about summer reading. In addition to the above, there are more now available on the Collaborative Summer Library Program website. Check ’em out!

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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 […]

Book Trailer Thursday: I Am Not a Chair!

Unfortunately for Giraffe, a timid critter with a regrettably flat back, fellow jungle creatures have taken to mistaking him for a chair. Here, a massive rhino, hulking hippo, and “human with questionable taste in décor” take turns lounging upon the increasingly irked ruminant as he struggles to find his voice. What will it take for […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: They All Saw a Cat

In this captivating take on perspective, author/illustrator Wenzel explores how a variety of different creatures perceive one brown house cat. To the dog, the cat looks lanky and jagged. To the child, the cat appears snuggly and soft. And to the fish, the cat is but two big bleary eyes. How will you see the cat? […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: I Am a Story

This week’s BTT celebrates the power of storytelling, particularly its ability to unite people from various eras and backgrounds. As inspirational, cinematic music plays, narrators of all ages briefly summarize the history of storytelling, be it oral, visual, or written. Colorful two-dimensional drawings illustrate these traditions, ranging from cavemen paintings and Egyptian hieroglyphics to censorship and e-readers. This adorable video shows how […]

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Reviews of the Week: Mo Willems, Mary Berry, Michael Chabon, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Mo Willems, Mary Berry, Michael Chabon, 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 September 6 through September 9 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Tuesday, September 6 Moonglow, by Michael Chabon A young writer named Michael Chabon listens in breath-held […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: We Found a Hat

The third of Klassen’s hat-related romps, We Found a Hat (Candlewick) homes in on the dusky desert, two turtles, and one particularly flattering cowboy hat. Sure, the trailer—aptly accompanied by Burl Ives’ rendition of “Home on the Range”—is streaked with stars, cacti, and delightfully deadpan humor, but, like the book, it’s also laced with just […]

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Fictionalization in Nonfiction: Two Fall Books Stretch Young Readers and the Boundaries of Biography
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Fictionalization in Nonfiction: Two Fall Books Stretch Young Readers and the Boundaries of Biography

Two new books about men who lived under slavery bring up interesting questions about the elasticity of biography, the discernment capabilities of younger audiences, and the lines between history and historical fiction. The author of many acclaimed nonfiction books, Jonah Winter takes on a neglected part of American history with the story of the son […]

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Well Read Returns with Todd Kessler

The new season of Well Read TV, back this week, kicks off with their first-ever discussion about children’s books. This week’s guest, “Blue’s Clues” co-creator Todd Kessler, was there to discuss his books for young readers (Good Dog and Good Dog, Bad Cat), and his aspirations for children’s literacy. Watch the clip above to see Kessler […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: A Child of Books

This Book Trailer Thursday, celebrate Booklist’s Wednesday Review of the Day—and the impact of imagination—by “sail[ing] across a sea of words” with Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston. For this “sneak peek” of their upcoming homage to literature, A Child of Books (Candlewick)—out this September—prepare to navigate waves of words (Winston is known for his typography), […]

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