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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on the Arts

The Spotlight on the Arts is now live! We are excited to bring you our annual glimpse at artistic mediums that flourish on and off the page. Catch up with this year’s top-10 lists for adult and youth art books. Log in to gain access to a pair of in-depth core collections: Sarah Hunter’s inclusive […]

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Reviews of the Week with Ian McEwan, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Ian McEwan, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. A Kafkaesque political satire about the Brexit debacle; a tender and inclusive coming-of-age story starring a middle-grade girl navigating new challenges; the lively full-cast narration of three […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of October 9, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of October 9, 2019

Happy Webinar Wednesday! Kid-lit lovers, this is your week. First, behold Meet Penguin’s Premier Picture Book Creators, which just so happens to coincide with both Booklist‘s October 15 Spotlight on the Arts and Libra season (go figure). Once you’ve finished perusing the creative processes of illustrators Weshoyot Alvitre, Zeke Peña, John Rocco, and Eliza Wheeler, […]

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2019 National Book Award Finalists Announced

2019 National Book Award Finalists Announced

Earlier this morning, the National Book Foundation announced its 2019 finalists. Find them below, listed by category and linked to their Booklist reviews when available. The awards ceremony will be held on the evening of November 19. We will all be tweeting out the winners, so be sure to follow along at www.twitter.com/ALA_Booklist! Fiction Black […]

Best New Books: Week of October 8, 2019

Best New Books: Week of October 8, 2019

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 Bitter Feast, by Deborah Crombie ★ Blood Sugar, by Daniel Kraus ★ Blues in the Dark, by Raymond Benson ★ The Girl Who Reads on the Métro, […]

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Simple but Not Always Easy: Talking with Ilene Cooper

Simple but Not Always Easy: Talking with Ilene Cooper

Whether you’re a reader of fiction or nonfiction, picture books, middle grade, or young adult, chances are you’ve come across—and admired—a book by Ilene Cooper. A former librarian and longtime Booklist editor and reviewer, Cooper is the author of the Lucy chapter-book series; A Woman in the House (and Senate), an award-winning account of women […]

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Reviews of the Week with Toni Tipton-Martin, Michelle Roehm McCann, Elif Shafak, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Toni Tipton-Martin, Michelle Roehm McCann, Elif Shafak, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or in high demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. Discover the legacy of African American cuisine; unite in the fight against gun violence; renew your love for an American cooking classic; alert yourself to the emerging […]

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A Debut Novel from a Storied Screenwriter: Talking with David Koepp about COLD STORAGE

A Debut Novel from a Storied Screenwriter: Talking with David Koepp about COLD STORAGE

One day last summer, I was working studiously (read: scrolling social media feeds, maybe looking for cover trends, maybe just procrastinating) at my home office desk beneath a framed 1993 movie poster for Jurassic Park—which I have argued and will never not argue is the best movie ever made—when Twitter gave me some of the […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of October 2, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of October 2, 2019

Happy Webinar Wednesday! As you may already know, this October is gearing up to be a supremely exciting one (made only sweeter, of course, by the promise of end-of-the-month candy and dogs in dino costumes): the Women’s National Book Association is leading the charge behind National Reading Group Month, our pals over at YALSA just […]

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Best New Books: Week of October 1, 2019

Best New Books: Week of October 1, 2019

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 Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019, edited by Carmen Maria Machado and John Joseph Adams ★ Bloody Genius, by John Sandford ★ A Distance Too Grand, […]

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