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Reviews of the Week with Jon Gertner, Helena Fox, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Jon Gertner, Helena Fox, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The geological history of the world’s largest island, which is covered in ice; a poetic and painterly ode to national parks; the most revealing tell-all about the ever-tumultuous […]

Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

We are thrilled to wish a wonderful birthday to Beverly Cleary, who turns 103 today!  This children’s fiction icon brought to life the worlds of such classic characters as Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby. Her books Ramona and Her Father (1978) and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (1982) were awarded the Newbery Honor, and in 1984, she […]

Booklist Goes to TLA

Booklist Goes to TLA

Calling all TLA attendees! From Monday, April 15, through Wednesday, April 18, Booklist will be attending the Texas Library Association’s annual conference in Austin. Be sure to stop by booth #1918 for an embarrassment of middle-grade-themed riches, including: Middle-grade-focused issues of both Booklist and Book Links Sweet temporary tattoos and buttons Complimentary 18 x 24 posters displaying […]

The Latest Booklist: Middle-Grade Mania!

The Latest Booklist: Middle-Grade Mania!

The current issue of Booklist is now live, and we are thrilled to celebrate Middle-Grade Mania! The Books for Youth editorial staff combed through hundreds of middle-grade titles to compose a list of Booklist’s 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the 21st Century. See which of your favorite titles made the cut! There are also two […]

Best New Books: Week of April 9, 2019

Best New Books: Week of April 9, 2019

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction ★ The Ash Family, by Molly Dektar ★ The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted, by Robert Hillman ★ The Dark Game, by Jonathan Janz ★ Grievous, by H. S. Cross ★ […]

Reviews of the Week with Sarah Blake, Tiffany D. Jackson, Neal Stephenson, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Sarah Blake, Tiffany D. Jackson, Neal Stephenson, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A lavish family drama set in 1930s New England; a thrilling fantasy world in which two female pilots embark on a dangerous adventure; a pact among three loyal […]