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Booklist Goes to TLA

Booklist Goes to TLA

Calling all TLA attendees! From Monday, April 15, through Wednesday, April 18, Booklist will be attending the Texas Library Association’s annual conference in Austin. Be sure to stop by booth #1918 for an embarrassment of middle-grade-themed riches, including: Middle-grade-focused issues of both Booklist and Book Links Sweet temporary tattoos and buttons Complimentary 18 x 24 posters displaying […]

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The Latest Booklist: Middle-Grade Mania!

The Latest Booklist: Middle-Grade Mania!

The current issue of Booklist is now live, and we are thrilled to celebrate Middle-Grade Mania! The Books for Youth editorial staff combed through hundreds of middle-grade titles to compose a list of Booklist’s 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the 21st Century. See which of your favorite titles made the cut! There are also two […]

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Five More to Go: Susan Choi’s TRUST EXERCISE

Five More to Go: Susan Choi’s TRUST EXERCISE

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ Trust Exercise, by Susan Choi “That whole thing about fiction not being the truth is a lie,” one character admonishes another in […]

Best New Books: Week of April 9, 2019

Best New Books: Week of April 9, 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 Ash Family, by Molly Dektar ★ The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted, by Robert Hillman ★ The Dark Game, by Jonathan Janz ★ Grievous, by H. S. Cross ★ […]

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Reviews of the Week with Sarah Blake, Tiffany D. Jackson, Neal Stephenson, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Sarah Blake, Tiffany D. Jackson, Neal Stephenson, 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 lavish family drama set in 1930s New England; a thrilling fantasy world in which two female pilots embark on a dangerous adventure; a pact among three loyal […]

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Book-Struck: Talking with Donna Seaman, Recipient of the 2019 Louis Shores Award

Book-Struck: Talking with Donna Seaman, Recipient of the 2019 Louis Shores Award

For 29 years, the Louis Shores Award has recognized excellence in book reviewing, honoring individual reviewers, groups, editors, and/or organizations for their contributions to libraries across the US. This year, we’re proud to announce the Collection Development and Evaluation Section of RUSA has selected our very own Adult Books Editor, Donna Seaman, as winner of […]

2019 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

2019 Hugo Award Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards were announced this Tuesday, April 2. Who will win the prestigious sf/fantasy-devoted literary award this year? Members of the World Science Fiction Society begin voting later this month. All winners will be recognized during a ceremony at the annual Worldcon on August 18 in Dublin, Ireland. Below are […]

Title Trend: The Nouns of Full Names (MG Edition)

Title Trend: The Nouns of Full Names (MG Edition)

As we’re celebrating Middle-Grade Mania, it seems a most excellent time to release the MG edition of our ongoing Title Trend: The Nouns of Full Names feature. Earlier this year, I rounded up a host of examples in the YA edition, but this special installment has about twice as many books and reveals a few […]

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Best New Books: Week of April 2, 2019

Best New Books: Week of April 2, 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  Boy Swallows Universe, by Trent Dalton  Condor: The Short Takes, by James Grady  The Damascus Road, by Jay Parini  Diary of a Dead Man on Leave, by David Downing  The Gulf, by Belle Boggs  Lights […]

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Booklist Celebrates Middle-Grade Mania

Booklist Celebrates Middle-Grade Mania

Today’s the day. For the first time in Booklist history, our already robust annual Spotlight on Middle-Grade Reading will coincide with an entire month of downright maniacal levels of middle-grade coverage. If you follow us on social media, you know we’ve already unveiled 25 of the 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the Twenty-First Century—and will […]

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