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Further Reading: Shark Attacks

Further Reading: Shark Attacks

  Today, CNN published an illustrated guide to surviving a shark attack. Though useful, the guide provokes new anxieties for we landlubbers about to embark on beach vacations. Luckily, the following titles, linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews, provide superior accounts of shark attacks to soothe us—or prepare us for the inevitable.   Bear v. […]

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Hot Dog! Celebrate National Hot Dog Day with Picture Books

Hot Dog! Celebrate National Hot Dog Day with Picture Books

I love only two things in this world: books and hot dogs (and cults and cats and caftans and my friends and family, but who’s counting?). National Hot Dog Day provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate both. The noble tube steak is given its due in the following children’s books, linked to their excerpted Booklist […]

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Publishing U: How to Fall in Love with Ghostwriting

Publishing U: How to Fall in Love with Ghostwriting

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this installment of our Publishing U series, Joan Schweighardt (The Last Wife of Attila the Hun, 2016) explains how she discovered a passion for ghostwriting while forging a fiction career.  I never thought about becoming a […]

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Best New Books: Week of July 16, 2018

Best New Books: Week of July 16, 2018

  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  Give Me Your Hand, by Megan Abbott  Kill the Farm Boy, by Delilah S. Dawson  The Mere Wife, by Maria Dahvana Headley  #Moonstruck, by Sariah Wilson  The Other Woman, by Daniel Silva  The Sinners, by […]

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Reviews of the Week with Eoin Colfer, Jill Lepore, Nie Jun, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Eoin Colfer, Jill Lepore, Nie Jun, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from July 9–13 below.   Monday, July 9  Illegal, by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Giovanni Rigano Ten-year-old Ebo and his older brother, Kwame, endure a harrowing […]

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August LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

August LibraryReads in Print and on Audio

LibraryReads has announced its August 2018 selections! Check out the ten 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 when available and have provided ordering information. Please note that we have not yet had […]

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Music in Fiction and Nonfiction: The Playlist

Music in Fiction and Nonfiction: The Playlist

The latest Booklist features a Core Collection of fiction and nonfiction books about music. These books are so cool they deserve their own playlist—so we made one. To follow are 20 essential music titles with songs chosen by Donna Seaman, Annie Bostrom, and yours truly. At the end of the post, we’ve provided a Spotify […]

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In THE SPILL ZONE with Scott Westerfeld

In THE SPILL ZONE with Scott Westerfeld

Spill Zone, the first volume in a series of the same name that began last year, marked Scott Westerfeld’s first foray into comics and was resoundingly well-received. The series takes place in a near-future Poughkeepsie, New York, which has been taken over by an otherworldly presence. Inside the zone, corpses float ominously, detritus suspended in […]

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Further Reading: Cave Rescues

Further Reading: Cave Rescues

  As rescuers race to save the remaining five boys trapped in a Thai cave system, audiences around the world are following the crisis with hope and trepidation. The rescue effort has brought together international military teams, rescue workers, diving experts, and Elon Musk, who is contributing a mini-submarine. For readers interested in other harrowing […]

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Best New Books: Week of July 9, 2018

Best New Books: Week of July 9, 2018

  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  Clock Dance, by Anne Tyler  How to Keep a Secret, by Sarah Morgan  The Last Cruise, by Kate Christensen  My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh  The Romanov Empress, by C. W. […]

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