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Best New Books: Week of February 9, 2021

Best New Books: Week of February 9, 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 ★ The Absolute Book, by Elizabeth Knox ★ The Burning Girls, by C. J. Tudor ★ The Delivery, by Peter Mendelsund ★ A Lady’s Formula for Love, by Elizabeth Everett ★ […]

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Makerspace Monday: Family Valentines

Makerspace Monday: Family Valentines

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at home this year with these simple makerspace activities. Create art for the ones you love or make treats to share.  Fingerprint Love Canvas After cutting letters from a cereal box to spell “LOVE,” tape them on a canvas and press fingers dipped into paint all around the letters with these directions […]

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Reviews of the Week with Heather McGhee, Manjit Thapp, Nate Powell, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Heather McGhee, Manjit Thapp, Nate Powell, 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. Themes of equality and social justice—plus richly illustrated graphic novels—converge in this week’s #ReviewsOfTheDay. […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Graphic Novels

Our latest Spotlight on Graphic Novels is now live! Yes, we decided to devote another issue—in addition to our annual July spotlight—to this wonderfully popular format. Get ready to add more vibrantly illustrated graphic novels to your to-be-read list as we offer both a noteworthy top 10 graphic novels for youth and a robust core […]

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Best New Books: Week of February 2, 2021

Best New Books: Week of February 2, 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 ★ Annie and the Wolves, by Andromeda Romano-Lax ★ The Bad Muslim Discount, by Syed M. Masood ★ Beneath the Keep, by Erika Johansen ★ City of a Thousand Gates, by […]

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Reviews of the Week with Waka T. Brown, Kathleen Dean Moore, Carys Davies, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Waka T. Brown, Kathleen Dean Moore, Carys Davies, 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. Two moves to distant homes; a new YA take on Greek mythology; a cautionary […]

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10 Questions for Arlem Hawks
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10 Questions for Arlem Hawks

A hopeless romantic with a passion for writing that comes to her genetically, Arlem Hawks turned her communications degree into a job as sports information director for Brigham Young University’s Athletics Department. But when Arlem and her family moved to Arizona, she proceeded to channel her love of creative writing and a considerable literary crush […]

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2021 ALA Youth Media Awards

2021 ALA Youth Media Awards

This morning, as part of the annual festivities surrounding the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits virtual conference, the American Library Association revealed the winners of the Youth Media Awards in an exciting public webcast. To see who won the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and other prestigious awards for children and teens (plus their Booklist reviews), read on. JOHN […]

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Reviews of the Week with Espé, Peter Mendelsund, Angie Thomas, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Espé, Peter Mendelsund, Angie Thomas, 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. Exciting new releases from lauded voices in graphic novels, audio, and fiction shine in […]

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LibraryReads February 2021 Picks
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LibraryReads February 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 […]

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