Books and Authors

Reviews of the Week with Pascal Jousselin, Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Pascal Jousselin, Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright, 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. Let us leap into visually alluring illustrations coupled with text as we shine our […]

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Bookmakers: Graphix Early Readers Presents Jess Keating’s BUNBUN & BONBON

Bookmakers: Graphix Early Readers Presents Jess Keating’s BUNBUN & BONBON

As a tool for literacy,” says David Saylor, publisher of Graphix, “nothing beats the graphic novel.” It’s a message he will doubtless have to repeat many times. Though graphic novels have been gaining enormous traction, especially in the children’s market, many parents and educators remain wary of them, despite their proven benefits. Through Graphix, the imprint […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Book Discussions and Graphic Novels

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Book Discussions and Graphic Novels

Our July issue, with an annual spotlight on book discussions, is now live. In it, you’ll find a dynamic top 10 filled with fiction and nonfiction titles to get you and your virtual book club started. We’ve also collected the top 10 audiobooks for book-groups to enhance your reading experience or use as an alternative […]

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The Shelf Care Interview: Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

The Shelf Care Interview: Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Penguin Young Readers. In honor of Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, we’re presenting a series of special Shelf Care Interviews. Today, we’re kicking off the month’s festivities (which include webinars, panels, our July issue, and an issue supplement; […]

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Best New Books: Week of July 7, 2020

Best New Books: Week of July 7, 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 Beautifully Foolish Endeavor, by Hank Green ★ The Book of Dragons, edited by Jonathan Strahan ★ Boyfriend Material, by Alexis Hall ★ The Color of Air, by […]

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Bookmakers: Tyler Feder’s DANCING AT THE PITY PARTY

Bookmakers: Tyler Feder’s DANCING AT THE PITY PARTY

Tyler Feder’s graphic memoir, Dancing at the Pity Party, is a candid and moving reflection on the loss of her mother to cancer during Feder’s sophomore year of college. It’s also the first book she has both written and illustrated. Here we discuss her process, her hopes, and the many ways in which her mother shaped—and […]

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Reviews of the Week with Sharon Harrigan, Melissa Bashardoust, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Sharon Harrigan, Melissa Bashardoust, 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. It’s a short week but we have packed in two riveting titles with twins […]

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Best New Books: Week of June 30, 2020

Best New Books: Week of June 30, 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 ★ Blue Ticket, by Sophie Mackintosh ★ Dark August, by Katie Tallo ★ The Finders, by Jeffrey B. Burton Adult Nonfiction ★ Queens of the Resistance: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, by […]

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Voices, Not Statistics: A Look at Big Shoulder Press’s AMERICAN GUN

Voices, Not Statistics: A Look at Big Shoulder Press’s AMERICAN GUN

American Gun begins with the grim numbers, the horrific accounting of shootings in Chicago, a daily reckoning of despair. What literary form best expresses this communal devastation? Oral history was the mode for How Long Will I Cry, the inaugural title from Big Shoulders Books, a DePaul University initiative that creates and disseminates free of […]

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Reviews of the Week with Patricia Hruby Powell, Valarie Kaur, Elizabeth Acevedo, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Patricia Hruby Powell, Valarie Kaur, Elizabeth Acevedo, 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. A wide range of life experiences highlighting determined, audacious acts of love and courage […]

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