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Five More to Go: Corinne Manning’s WE HAD NO RULES

Five More to Go: Corinne Manning’s WE HAD NO RULES

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ We Had No Rules, by Corinne Manning Corinne Manning’s author statement couldn’t be clearer: “I had no idea how to write […]

The Shelf Care Interview: Margaret Owen

The Shelf Care Interview: Margaret Owen

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Macmillan. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Maggie Reagan talks to Margaret Owen, author of The Merciful Crow and The Faithless Hawk. Margaret was born and raised at the end of the Oregon Trail and has worked […]

Reviews of the Week with Ayad Akhtar, M. Evan Wolkenstein, Isabel Wilkerson and More!

Reviews of the Week with Ayad Akhtar, M. Evan Wolkenstein, Isabel Wilkerson and More!

The Review of the Day has always been a brief, early way to spotlight exceptional upcoming titles on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Gather around—either virtually or in a small group, keeping your social distance—to discuss the […]

LibraryReads August 2020 Picks

LibraryReads August 2020 Picks

Every month, library staff from across the country have the chance to vote on upcoming adult titles that they loved reading and cannot wait to share. Participation is open to everyone who works in a public library, whether they are senior staff or new arrivals, in any area of the library. LibraryReads is designed to […]

Bookmakers: Joe Hill’s Hill House Comics

Bookmakers: Joe Hill’s Hill House Comics

Last year, DC launched Hill House Comics, a curated lineup of five limited horror series (and a bonus background comic) that will wrap up this fall. We caught up with imprint creator Joe Hill, who also writes three of the comics—Basketful of Heads, Plunge, and Sea Dogs—to discuss the inspiration and alchemy behind Hill House.  BKL: How did Hill […]

Best New Books: Week of July 14, 2020

Best New Books: Week of July 14, 2020

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 Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal, by Clint Mcelroy and others and illustrated by Carey Pietsch ★ Blacktop Wasteland, by S. A. Cosby ★ Crooked Hallelujah, by […]

Makerspace Monday: More Summer Camp

Makerspace Monday: More Summer Camp

Mid-July is the halfway mark for most summer vacations. Kids of all ages can enjoy the second half of summer vacation with these free virtual summer camp activities filled with makerspace ideas.      [email protected]      “Press play” on-screen, then “go play” off-screen. That’s how [email protected] with UNICEF Kid Power® works. The 75+ short videos in […]