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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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Reviews of the Week with Katya de Becerra, Rebecca Solnit, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Katya de Becerra, Rebecca Solnit, 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. Have you been captivated by the latest genre fiction in our Editors’ Choice lists? Curious about the yearlong Women in Focus promotion we have […]

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Five More to Go: Paul Yoon’s RUN ME TO EARTH
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Five More to Go: Paul Yoon’s RUN ME TO EARTH

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. ★ Run Me to Earth, by Paul Yoon Traversing countries and continents during a half-century, Yoon’s (The Mountain, 2017) second novel unfolds […]

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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The Shelf Care Interview: Suzanne Woods Fisher
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The Shelf Care Interview: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Revell. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Susan Maguire talks to Suzanne Woods Fisher, award-winning, best-selling author of more than 30 books, including On a Summer Tide, as well as the Nantucket Legacy, […]

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14 Wry Audiobooks to Pair with That Dry January Mocktail
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14 Wry Audiobooks to Pair with That Dry January Mocktail

Partaking in #DryJanuary? We’ve selected some of our favorite audios that tend toward the dry. Just like those mocktails once the alcohol is stripped away, these audiobooks are full of character and intriguing flavors—and they pack a delightfully biting punch. Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just about Everything, by Randi Hutter […]

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Reviews of the Week with Emily St. John Mandel, Jason Reynolds, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Emily St. John Mandel, Jason Reynolds, 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. We here at Booklist continue to celebrate our Top of the List and 2019 Editors’ Choice selections. We invite you to check out the […]

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