Author Archive: Briana Shemroske

Briana Shemroske is Booklist's Marketing Associate. She graduated with a BA from Lake Forest College where she studied English Writing and Art History. In her free time she can be found eating cheeseburgers, frolicking with her schnoodle, Moritz, and feebly attempting to play board games. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Briana.

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of October 9, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of October 9, 2019

Happy Webinar Wednesday! Kid-lit lovers, this is your week. First, behold Meet Penguin’s Premier Picture Book Creators, which just so happens to coincide with both Booklist‘s October 15 Spotlight on the Arts and Libra season (go figure). Once you’ve finished perusing the creative processes of illustrators Weshoyot Alvitre, Zeke Peña, John Rocco, and Eliza Wheeler, […]

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Simple but Not Always Easy: Talking with Ilene Cooper

Simple but Not Always Easy: Talking with Ilene Cooper

Whether you’re a reader of fiction or nonfiction, picture books, middle grade, or young adult, chances are you’ve come across—and admired—a book by Ilene Cooper. A former librarian and longtime Booklist editor and reviewer, Cooper is the author of the Lucy chapter-book series; A Woman in the House (and Senate), an award-winning account of women […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of October 2, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of October 2, 2019

Happy Webinar Wednesday! As you may already know, this October is gearing up to be a supremely exciting one (made only sweeter, of course, by the promise of end-of-the-month candy and dogs in dino costumes): the Women’s National Book Association is leading the charge behind National Reading Group Month, our pals over at YALSA just […]

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Best New Books: Week of October 1, 2019

Best New Books: Week of October 1, 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 Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019, edited by Carmen Maria Machado and John Joseph Adams ★ Bloody Genius, by John Sandford ★ A Distance Too Grand, […]

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2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the ninth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be announced on […]

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National Reading Group Month: The 2019 Great Group Reads
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National Reading Group Month: The 2019 Great Group Reads

Did you know that October is National Reading Group Month? And that each year Booklist and the Women’s National Book Association join forces to celebrate? To kick off this year’s festivities, the WNBA has released its annual list of Great Group Reads, which were selected by a dedicated committee of writers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, and […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of September 25, 2019
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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of September 25, 2019

Happy Webinar Wednesday! As of this Monday, fall’s officially arrived—and what better way to ring in the new season than with fresh series for your collection? To view last Thursday’s Fabulous Fall Series webinar, generously sponsored by Gareth Stevens Publishing, KidHaven Publishing, Lucent Press, Rosen Publishing, and West 44 Books, simply click the link you […]

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Best New Books: Week of September 24, 2019
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Best New Books: Week of September 24, 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 ★ Bomber’s Moon, by Archer Mayor ★ The Bone Ships, by RJ Barker ★ The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett ★ The Future of Another Timeline, by Annalee Newitz […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of September 17, 2019
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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of September 17, 2019

Happy Webinar Wednesday! Whether you’re hungry for new recipes or tips on how to successfully market your library, we’ve got you covered. Simply click the links below to watch the most recent Booklist webinars, generously sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield, Workman Publishing, Penguin Random House, Books on Tape, and Sterling Publishing. For more information on […]

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Best New Books: Week of September 17, 2019
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Best New Books: Week of September 17, 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 ★ A Little Hatred, by Joe Abercrombie ★ Gallows Court, by Martin Edwards ★ Heaven, My Home, by Attica Locke ★ Inheritance, by Evelyn Toynton ★ Kopp Sisters on […]

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