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Booklist at ALA Virtual 2020 and Beyond

Booklist at ALA Virtual 2020 and Beyond

Sure, conference this summer won’t be accompanied by booths, swag, and towering stacks of ARCs, but ALA Virtual 2020 still has more to offer than ever: featured speakers from Stacey Abrams to Natalie Portman, book buzzes and panels galore, and all the annual awards ceremonies you’ve come to know and love. Plus, whether or not […]

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2020 Andrew Carnegie Winners Announced

2020 Andrew Carnegie Winners Announced

On Sunday, January 26, our very own Donna Seaman, Carnegie committee chair and Booklist Adult Books Editor, announced the winners of the ninth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. A huge congratulations to the two winners and four finalists, listed below: Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction ★ Lost Children […]

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2020 ALA Youth Media Awards

2020 ALA Youth Media Awards

Step aside, Grammys! Yesterday, the American Library Association revealed the winners of the Youth Media Awards at the Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To see who won the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and other prestigious awards, keep reading. JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL ★ New Kid, by Jerry Craft Newbery Honor Books Genesis Begins Again, by Alicia D. […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Michael L. Printz Award

Celebrating 20 Years of the Michael L. Printz Award

Twenty years ago, Walter Dean Myers’s Monster won the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award. Three runners-up, David Almond’s Skellig, Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, and Ellen Wittlinger’s Hard Love, were dubbed Honor Books. Since then, the Printz Awards, which recognize the “best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit”—and are sponsored by Booklist […]

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Booklist Goes to Midwinter: 2020 Edition

Booklist Goes to Midwinter: 2020 Edition

Calling all ALA Midwinter attendees! Come next Friday, January 24, we’ll be manning booth #1014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in the land of cheesesteaks (and the Declaration of Independence). Please stop by so we can equip you with seriously spectacular swag: there’ll be buttons! totes! temporary tattoos! new fortune tellers (the latest readers’-advisory origami […]

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2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

And then there were six. That’s right, the shortlist for the ninth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has been announced. To see which three fiction and three nonfiction titles are still under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults, check out the video […]

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2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the ninth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be announced on […]

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The #ReadGraphic Recap: Interviews, Webinars, and More

The #ReadGraphic Recap: Interviews, Webinars, and More

July—and thus, Graphic Novels in Libraries Month—has officially drawn to a close, but we have a sneaking suspicion #ReadGraphic books across the globe will remain ever open! As our pins (did you get one? we hope you got one!) proudly proclaim, “Comics ARE Real Books,” and it’s been our distinct pleasure devoting 31-plus days to […]

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Everyone’s an Alien in Hollywood: Talking with Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

Everyone’s an Alien in Hollywood: Talking with Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

The writing duo behind the Hank Zipzer and Ghost Buddies series has a new middle-grade series launching this fall: Alien Superstar. In the first book (out October 1), kid alien Buddy Burger escapes his hostile home planet, only to land in Hollywood, California, where hilarity ensues. Want to know more? Check out the interview below […]

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Booklist at ALA’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC

Booklist at ALA’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC

In just over a week, Booklisters will be heading to Washington, DC, for ALA’s Annual Conference! Be sure to swing by booth #1325 for book giveaways, two meet and greets (details below), Bloody Marys, a graphic-novel inspired doodle fest, readers’-advisory paper fortune tellers, 18 x 24 posters displaying the 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the […]

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