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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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Bookends at #ALAMW19

Bookends at #ALAMW19

Cindy & Lynn: We’ve been attending ALA Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings regularly since 2000, but we’ve each missed at least one. We were awed to learn that Booklist‘s Editor & Publisher Bill Ott achieved his eightieth straight ALA while in Seattle last week—40 years without missing even one. This one was special as it […]

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Booklist Goes to Midwinter
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Booklist Goes to Midwinter

Hey, Midwinter attendees! In one short week, we here at Booklist will be heading to Seattle for ALA’s Midwinter Meeting. Catch us at booth #815, where you can score Booklist buttons, Book Club Central pins, sweet temporary tattoos, and tiny chocolate versions of this year’s Carnegie shortlist titles. We’ll also be hosting flash giveaways all weekend long; two times a day, […]

Exciting 2018 Youth Books: Ready, Set, GO!

Exciting 2018 Youth Books: Ready, Set, GO!

Lynn: Forget the Julian, the Mayan, and even the Fiscal calendars. For Cindy and me, the calendar year runs from ALA Midwinter Meetings to Midwinter Meetings. We are just back, loaded with exciting new 2018 books, and ready to read them. It’s going to be a great year for youth books, trust me! Here are […]

ALA Euphoria

ALA Euphoria

Lynn and Cindy: We are back from the inspiring ALA Midwinter Meetings in Atlanta and beginning to catch up on sleep and work. During that historical moment, it was perfect to be with so many like-minded people. Suffice it to say, the word “march” turned out to be a major theme that weekend. The Youth Media […]

What We Brought Back – and Tried to Bring Back – from ALA

What We Brought Back – and Tried to Bring Back – from ALA

Cindy: ALA in San Francisco (#alaac15) on the weekend of the Pride Parade and the SCOTUS ruling supporting marriage equality made for a special trip. The mood was giddy, the faces were smiling, and the costumes were fabulous. Now let’s work for equality in everything. Seeing a photo of Boy Scouts marching in the parade […]