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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Best New Books: Week of January 28, 2020

Best New Books: Week of January 28, 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 ★ Hi Five, by Joe Ide ★ Highfire, by Eoin Colfer ★ Interior Chinatown, by Charles Yu ★ Run Me to Earth, by Paul Yoon ★ The Truants, by […]

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2020 Andrew Carnegie Winners Announced

2020 Andrew Carnegie Winners Announced

On Sunday, January 26, our very own Donna Seaman, Carnegie committee chair and Booklist Adult Books Editor, announced the winners of the ninth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. A huge congratulations to the two winners and four finalists, listed below: Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction ★ Lost Children […]

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2020 ALA Youth Media Awards

2020 ALA Youth Media Awards

Step aside, Grammys! Yesterday, the American Library Association revealed the winners of the Youth Media Awards at the Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To see who won the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and other prestigious awards, keep reading. JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL ★ New Kid, by Jerry Craft Newbery Honor Books Genesis Begins Again, by Alicia D. […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Michael L. Printz Award

Celebrating 20 Years of the Michael L. Printz Award

Twenty years ago, Walter Dean Myers’s Monster won the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award. Three runners-up, David Almond’s Skellig, Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, and Ellen Wittlinger’s Hard Love, were dubbed Honor Books. Since then, the Printz Awards, which recognize the “best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit”—and are sponsored by Booklist […]

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Best New Books: Week of January 21, 2020

Best New Books: Week of January 21, 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 ★ American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins ★ The Blaze, by Chad Dundas ★ Heart of Junk, by Luke Geddes ★ House on Fire, by Joseph Finder ★ The Janes, […]

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Best New Books: Week of January 14, 2020

Best New Books: Week of January 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 ★ A Beginning at the End, by Mike Chen ★ The Better Liar, by Tanen Jones ★ Cleanness, by Garth Greenwall ★ Followers, by Megan Angelo ★ A Good […]

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Booklist Goes to Midwinter: 2020 Edition

Booklist Goes to Midwinter: 2020 Edition

Calling all ALA Midwinter attendees! Come next Friday, January 24, we’ll be manning booth #1014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in the land of cheesesteaks (and the Declaration of Independence). Please stop by so we can equip you with seriously spectacular swag: there’ll be buttons! totes! temporary tattoos! new fortune tellers (the latest readers’-advisory origami […]

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Reviews of the Week with Tomi Adeyemi, Gilda R. Daniels, Jessica Kim, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Tomi Adeyemi, Gilda R. Daniels, Jessica Kim, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review 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. You know the drill: five days, five fabulous #ReviewsoftheDay. Catch ’em all—a sure-fire YA hit, a valuable voting resource, a self-esteem builder for middle […]

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Booklist Reader’s Oddly Specific Guide to Holiday Gift-Giving, 2019

Booklist Reader’s Oddly Specific Guide to Holiday Gift-Giving, 2019

Got a Baby Yoda-obsessed friend or acquaintance in your life? (Answer: YES. YES, YOU DO.) How about a bothersome brother-in-law or fanatic gym + Star Trek fan? No matter which (uniquely) special someone you may be buying gifts for this holiday season, we’ve got you covered. Plus, if you need even more suggestions, simply check […]

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Booklist’s 2019 Top of the List Picks Announced!

Booklist’s 2019 Top of the List Picks Announced!

Each year Booklist editors are tasked with the impossible: from thousands of 2019 book releases, select seven. These seven picks, dubbed the Top of the List, showcase the year’s most exceptional titles in the following categories: adult nonfiction, adult fiction, adult audiobook, youth nonfiction, youth fiction, youth picture book, and youth audiobook. Whew. To see […]

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