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The Oral History Podcast, Episode 19: Dating

The Oral History Podcast, Episode 19: Dating

In this episode of the Oral History Podcast, we discuss the concept of dating: What it was like when we were teenagers, what it’s like for teenagers now, and how some books handle this variable romantical endeavor. Do you have some insight on dating then/now, or any book recommendations that deal with dating in a […]

Webcomics Wednesday: 2016 Favorites

Webcomics Wednesday: 2016 Favorites

It seems like everyone’s rounding up their best of 2016 lately, and while I’m not usually one to jump on a bandwagon, the lure of looking back on the highs of the last year is too irresistible. I reviewed 21 webcomics in 2016, and since I picked each one of them, obviously, I already liked […]

Get Ready for BOOKLIST at Midwinter

Get Ready for BOOKLIST at Midwinter

If you’ll be attending ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta this year, be sure to visit Booklist! We’ll be in booth #1925. Join us as we kick off our 50 Years of YA celebration with cake! Stop by the Booklist booth on Friday, January 20th at 5:30pm to help kick off #50YearsofYA with a slice of delicious sheet […]

Hunting Down an Elusive Audiobook? Try WorldCat

Hunting Down an Elusive Audiobook? Try WorldCat

With WorldCat as your Watson, there’s no need for Sherlockian skills in the oft-frustrating search for audio editions. Consumers, as well as students and library patrons, often turn to large online vendors like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Audible to see if a title is available in audio format, but these sites don’t provide a complete picture. How could they? Some […]

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Reviews of the Week: Laini Taylor, Tom Angleberger, Amy Sutherland, Joe Lansdale

Reviews of the Week: Laini Taylor, Tom Angleberger, Amy Sutherland, Joe Lansdale

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 January 3 through 6 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Tuesday, January 3  Rusty Puppy, by Joe Lansdale Lansdale is an Edgar-winning author of more than 40 novels […]

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CLOTH LULLABY: Louise Bourgeois for Kids

CLOTH LULLABY: Louise Bourgeois for Kids

Cindy: Early last year, when I first heard about a forthcoming picture book biography of artist Louise Bourgeois, I wasn’t sure what to think. An abstract expressionist best known for giant spider sculptures and frank sexual themes seemed like an odd choice for a kids’ book; Sarah Hunter noted as much in her starred Booklist review of […]

Further Reading: Jackie Evancho

Further Reading: Jackie Evancho

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   Jackie Evancho, the platinum-selling singer who, at the age of 10, won America’s Got Talent for her preternaturally precise renditions of Callas and Puccini, will perform at the presidential inauguration. Although her appearance was announced last month, Evancho’s all over the […]

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The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2016

The Latest Booklist: Editors’ Choice, 2016

The January 1 & 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 307 new reviews and 18 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do […]

The 2017 Carnegie Award Ceremony: Prepare Thyself

The 2017 Carnegie Award Ceremony: Prepare Thyself

Midwinter is coming up, and with it, the sixth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, which will be announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards in Atlanta on Sunday, January 22. Get ready. On Tuesday, Booklist Adult Books editor and Carnegie committee chair Donna Seaman will host a webinar on this year’s finalists—and three of them […]

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Moana Transport Yourself to Hawaii? Try These Novels

Moana Transport Yourself to Hawaii? Try These Novels

The bright, Polynesian setting of Disney’s latest animated feature may have moviegoers eager to escape to sunny shores. Steer them to these books set in the beautiful Hawaii.  Aloha, Mr. Lucky, by Corson Hirschfield   Bird of Another Heaven, by James D. Houston The Curse of Lono, by Hunter S. Thompson The Descendants, by Kaui Hart […]

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