The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Picture Books and Graphic Novels and Book Discussions

The July issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 278 new reviews and 10 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 subscribe but haven’t registered for access, you can take care of that today!

We have packed July’s issue with three Spotlights: Picture Books, Graphic Novels, and Book Discussions. All three spotlights offer new Top 10 lists for graphic novels, graphic novels for youth, picture books about finding home, and book-group books. Elsewhere in the issue, Amanda Blau provides listen-alikes for middle-grade graphic-novel fans. Also included are two spectacular Core Collections on refugee stories and music in fiction and nonfiction; be sure to log in to get access to these subscriber-exclusive lists.

Along with these incredible lists, don’t forget to check out ALA Book Club Central author of No One Is Coming to Save Us, Stephanie Powell Watts in this month’s Writers & Readers. Dan Kraus also sat down and talked with Booklist reviewer Rosie Camargo on the importance of Spanish-language storytimes. Finally, Joyce Saricks offers a list of audiobooks voiced by the talented narration of Johnny Heller in the newest Now Hear This.

As you know, you can still find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the July issue is also live. It’s a great new way to explore the magazine from your iPhone, iPad, tablet, Samsung Galaxy, or any other internet-connected device. With the digital issue, subscribers will now get print, online, digital, and archival access to the 22 Booklist and four Book Links issues each year! Visit



About the Author:

Michael Ruzicka, Office Manager, was raised in suburban Los Angeles, received a BA in Creative Writing/Poetry at UC Santa Cruz, then moved to Birmingham, AL, where he spent five years owning an independent bookstore and earned an MLIS. He has brought his librarian skills to Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive, Battle Ground Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago, and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michael is very excited to be a part of Booklist and call Chicago his home.

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