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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Environment & Sustainability

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Environment & Sustainability

The new issue of Booklist is now live and we have, again, focused our spotlight to the environment and sustainability. Two carefully selected top-10 lists, in adult nonfiction and books for youth, highlight global challenges and opportunities. And an extensive core collection, gathered by Donna Seaman, focuses on the rise of species extinction. A perennial […]

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Best New Books: Week of February 23, 2021

Best New Books: Week of February 23, 2021

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 ★ Checkmate to Murder, by E. C. R. Lorac ★ The Smash-Up, by Ali Benjamin ★ Smoke, by Joe Ide ★ Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters, by Aimee Ogden ★ Waiting for a Scot […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #13: Summer Scares 2021
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Shelf Care, Episode #13: Summer Scares 2021

On this episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast, Susan gets real scared . . . Summer Scare(d), that is! Ha ha ha ha ha, good one. Hear from author Silvia Moreno-Garcia and librarian horror expert Becky Spratford, librarians Konrad Stump and Evelyn Gathu, and Booklist’s own Julia Smith about this year’s Summer Scares program, […]

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Reviews of the Week with Kate Washington, Brian Alexander, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Kate Washington, Brian Alexander, and More!

The Booklist Review of the Day, posted to the top of the Booklist Online home page each day of the week, spotlights exceptional upcoming titles that are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. The Reviews of the Week, posted each Monday, offers a […]

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LibraryReads March 2021 Picks
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LibraryReads March 2021 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 be inclusive […]

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10 Questions for Beverly Jenkins
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10 Questions for Beverly Jenkins

USA Today best-selling author Beverly Jenkins forever changed the literary landscape of historical romance in 1994 with the publication of her first book, Night Song, and since then, she has gone on to write more than 40 (and counting) historical and contemporary novels that celebrate the power of love and family. In addition to being […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Health & Wellness

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Health & Wellness

The latest issue of Booklist, with a Spotlight on Health & Wellness, is live. We have new top-10 lists for adult nonfiction and books for youth, both focusing on medical science, self-improvement, and global health issues. Donna Seaman has a very timely core collection covering the history of vaccines. Donna also got a chance to […]

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Shelf Care Interview: Traci Sorell
By February 17, 2021 0 Comments Read More →

Shelf Care Interview: Traci Sorell

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Lerner. In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Julia Smith talks with author Traci Sorell about her picture book biography, Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer, […]

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Summer Scares, Who Cares?
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Summer Scares, Who Cares?

I do! And it’s not just because I was the Middle-Grade Expert on the Summer Scares committee this year (not-so-humble-brag). It’s because the titles on the 2021 list are pretty darn fantastic, and summer reading season is just around the corner. Spooky, right? Fear not: Though Summer Scares includes books that will appeal to readers […]

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Reviews of the Week with Haruki Murakami, Corey Ann Haydu, Kate Reed Petty, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Haruki Murakami, Corey Ann Haydu, Kate Reed Petty, 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. Surreal and magical fiction, an interplanetary odyssey on audio, illustrated journalistic endeavors, and fantastic […]

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