The Latest Booklist: Spotlights on Middle-Grade Fiction and Women’s Fiction

The current issue of Booklist is now live, and we are thrilled to celebrate middle-grade fiction! In this new issue we have a top 10 of middle-grade fiction debuts and this year’s top 10 novels for tweens. Sarah Hunter does a deep dive into magical middle-grade graphic novels for a core collection that will enhance any collection of this popular genre. Plus, library professionals Konrad Stump and Molly Beck offer some tried and true programs for middle-grade library visitors during this challenging pandemic in the latest Trade Secrets.

This issue also features our annual spotlight on women’s fiction, where you’ll find top-10 selections for women’s fiction in print and on audio and a Trend Alert from Susan Maguire, about the connection between delectable delights and fabulous fiction. Be sure to check out all of these features and wonderful reviews!

You can also find the complete magazine online! Booklist’s digital edition of the April 15 issue is also live. It’s a great 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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