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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Protect the Penguins: A Waddle of Books for Kids

Protect the Penguins: A Waddle of Books for Kids

Break out your black-and-white garb, bird buffs! It’s #WorldPenguinDay. Timed to coincide with the Adélie penguin’s annual migration northward, the initiative, which began in 1972, aims to raise awareness about our flightless friends to the south. There are 17 to 19 species of penguins worldwide, and over 50 percent of those are considered endangered or […]

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Booklist Goes to TLA

Booklist Goes to TLA

Calling all TLA attendees! From Monday, April 15, through Wednesday, April 18, Booklist will be attending the Texas Library Association’s annual conference in Austin. Be sure to stop by booth #1918 for an embarrassment of middle-grade-themed riches, including: Middle-grade-focused issues of both Booklist and Book Links Sweet temporary tattoos and buttons Complimentary 18 x 24 posters displaying […]

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Book-Struck: Talking with Donna Seaman, Recipient of the 2019 Louis Shores Award

Book-Struck: Talking with Donna Seaman, Recipient of the 2019 Louis Shores Award

For 29 years, the Louis Shores Award has recognized excellence in book reviewing, honoring individual reviewers, groups, editors, and/or organizations for their contributions to libraries across the US. This year, we’re proud to announce the Collection Development and Evaluation Section of RUSA has selected our very own Adult Books Editor, Donna Seaman, as winner of […]

Booklist Celebrates Middle-Grade Mania

Booklist Celebrates Middle-Grade Mania

Today’s the day. For the first time in Booklist history, our already robust annual Spotlight on Middle-Grade Reading will coincide with an entire month of downright maniacal levels of middle-grade coverage. If you follow us on social media, you know we’ve already unveiled 25 of the 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the Twenty-First Century—and will […]

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The 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the Twenty-First Century

The 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the Twenty-First Century

Let the mania begin! Today through Friday, April 12, we’ll be unveiling our Books for Youth staff’s selections of this century’s 50 best middle-grade novels for modern libraries. Each day, two to three titles (appearing in alphabetical order by author last name) will be revealed at both @ALA_Booklist (Twitter) and @Booklist (Facebook). Which books will be announced today? Follow […]

Share Your Book Group or Library Display for Mystery Month!

Share Your Book Group or Library Display for Mystery Month!

Happy anniversary to us! Booklist‘s tenth annual Mystery Month will be here before we know it, starting on May 1. This year, we’d like you to contribute: Are you a member of a mystery-themed book group? Are you a librarian who loves to make creative, mystery-themed book displays? (Are you both?) We want to hear […]

Narwhals and a Microphone Named Blue: Talking with Susan Maguire about Booklist’s New Podcast SHELF CARE

Narwhals and a Microphone Named Blue: Talking with Susan Maguire about Booklist’s New Podcast SHELF CARE

Today, Booklist celebrates the launch of its first-ever original podcast, Shelf Care. The brainchild of Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, Shelf Care seeks to unite listeners with rock-star librarians, the publishing world’s latest trends, and need-to-know reading recommendations from the editors at Booklist. I recently sat down with Susan, met her microphone (it’s […]

Your Daily Dose of the Booklist Reader . . . Transformed!

Your Daily Dose of the Booklist Reader . . . Transformed!

For the past three years, the Booklist Reader Update newsletter has graced subscribers’ inboxes Monday through Friday, relaying the latest cover trends, reading recs, adorable animals, and the occasional existential quandary (see below). Starting next week, however, the Booklist Reader Update will transform from day-to-day rundown to weekly digest, easing the load on your inbox while ensuring […]

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March LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

March LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

LibraryReads has announced its March 2019 selections! Check out the titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For those of you who prefer to listen rather than read, we’ve hunted down the producers of the audio versions and have provided ordering information, when available. Please note that we have not yet had time […]

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Best New Books: Week of February 12, 2019

Best New Books: Week of February 12, 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  American Spy, by Lauren Wilkinson  The Cassandra, by Sharma Shields  The City in the Middle of the Night, by Charlie Jane Anders  Death Is Hard Work, by Khaled Khalifa and translated […]

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