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Makerspace Monday: Thanksgiving at Home
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Makerspace Monday: Thanksgiving at Home

The COVID surge has derailed the Thanksgiving plans of families across the country this year. So how can we celebrate? Here are some Thanksgiving activities that families can try at home. Family Reunion T-shirts      Make matching t-shirts for a virtual family reunion this year using Sahu’s Solutions’ simple directions. You’ll need cotton t-shirts, cardboard, […]

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LibraryReads December 2020 Picks
By November 20, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

LibraryReads December 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 […]

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Reviews of the Week with Eman Quotah, B. B. Alston, Sajni Patel, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Eman Quotah, B. B. Alston, Sajni Patel, 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. Dynamic debuts and fantastic tales abound in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheDay. Booklist wishes you all […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #11: Games!
By November 19, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Shelf Care, Episode #11: Games!

Rebecca Strang, of the Naperville Public Library and ALA’s Games and Gaming Round Table, speaks to Susan Maguire about everything games in libraries, from sure bets for every age to finding reviews of hot new games. Then, Sarah Hunter turns the tables and interviews Susan about what she’s been reading—and chats about books her daughter […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: Alex Sanchez
By November 18, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

The Shelf Care Interview: Alex Sanchez

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Capstone. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Maggie Reagan talks to Alex Sanchez. Alex Sanchez has published nine novels, including the American Library Association’s Best Book for Young Adults Rainbow […]

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Best New Books: Week of November 17, 2020

Best New Books: Week of November 17, 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 Burning God, by R. F. Kuang ★ Eartheater, by Dolores Reyes and translated by Julia Sanches ★ Ink, by Jonathan Maberry ★ Matthew Henson and the Ice […]

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2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the tenth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has been announced. To see which three fiction and three nonfiction titles are still under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults, check out the links below! And be sure to join us […]

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Reviews of the Week with David Yoon, Jamie Figueroa, Rebecca Mahoney, and More!

Reviews of the Week with David Yoon, Jamie Figueroa, Rebecca Mahoney, 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. The latest from best-selling authors plus the best in debut fiction make up this […]

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Authors Unite for United for Libraries and the Association of Rural and Small Libraries
By November 12, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Authors Unite for United for Libraries and the Association of Rural and Small Libraries

One author was in London, another in Los Angeles, and the third was in Chicago, as was I. We all convened virtually on September 30, 2020, coming together as the United for Libraries Author Panel at the 2020 Association of Rural & Small Libraries Conference. I was honored by the invitation to moderate this discussion […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on First Novels

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on First Novels

The November 1&15 double issue of Booklist is now live! Our annual spotlight on first novels gets you all the best first works from a wealth of exciting new literary voices. Freshen up your reading lists with the year’s top 10 debut novels in adult fiction, books for youth, and audiobooks. Plus, Donna Seaman, having […]

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