Tag: books for youth

Girl Detectives Take the Case

Girl Detectives Take the Case

With Booklist‘s celebration of the 50 Best Middle-Grade Novels of the Twenty-First Century well underway—and our tenth annual Mystery Month fast approaching—now is the perfect time to revisit this collection of gutsy girls in middle-grade mystery novels, originally published in the January issue of Booklandia.  There’s a proud tradition of girl detectives in middle-grade lit. […]

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Be My (Library) Galentine!
By February 13, 2019 1 Comments Read More →

Be My (Library) Galentine!

An unexpected perk of being a school librarian has been the opportunity to work with amazing women in the library throughout my career. Since today is Galentine’s Day, the holiday made up by Parks and Recreations’ Leslie Knope to celebrate the amazing women in her life, I thought I’d celebrate a few in mine. When […]

Cindy & Lynn’s 2018 Book Awards

Cindy & Lynn’s 2018 Book Awards

Cindy and Lynn: We had so much fun giving out last year’s 2017 Bookends Awards, this year we’re announcing a new batch for 2018’s publications! We’re not talking about Newbery, Caldecott, or Printz Awards; we’ll leave those to the official committees. We’re off to Seattle this week for the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting, and we can’t wait to learn who […]

By September 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: HIP & HOP IN THE HOUSE!

Hip is a bunny who raps super fast, while Hop is a turtle who raps super slow. Apart, their rapping doesn’t catch on with the crowd, and it is only by teaming up that they can grab the attention of the residents of Oldskool county. Hip and Hop in the House! collects both Hip and […]

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Film Diverse Books! 7 Movie-Ready YA Novels

Film Diverse Books! 7 Movie-Ready YA Novels

The box office success of Crazy Rich Asians (the sequel has already been announced!) has the interwebs a-twitter with discussions of how one movie with a fabulous all-Asian cast has increased diverse representation in Hollywood. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, released just two days later on Netflix, features a trio of Korean-American sisters and […]

Book Trailer Thursday: THE SMOKE THIEVES

Sally Green, author of the internationally bestselling Half Bad series, makes her triumphant return with The Smoke Thieves (Viking). The first in a new trilogy, it follows five protagonists—a princess preparing for a political marriage, the soldier she loves, a servant hatching a plot against his prince, a wayward thief, and a young demon hunter risking […]

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Reviews of the Week with Eoin Colfer, Jill Lepore, Nie Jun, and More!

Reviews of the Week with Eoin Colfer, Jill Lepore, Nie Jun, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from July 9–13 below.   Monday, July 9  Illegal, by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Giovanni Rigano Ten-year-old Ebo and his older brother, Kwame, endure a harrowing […]

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By April 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: THE GOLDEN THREAD

From Colin Meloy, a musician best known for his work with indie-folk band The Decemberists, and illustrator Nikki McClure comes The Golden Thread (HarperCollins / Balzer+Bray), a folksy biography of the late, great folk musician and activist Pete Seeger. Music was the “golden thread” that tied Seeger to his community and work as an activist, and […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SOUL

From author Susan Verde and illustrator Matthew Cordell comes a cheerful ode to the creative-at-heart. With her school talent show approaching, the young protagonist of Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul (Abrams) muses upon the seemingly infinite ways to showcase her musical potential. Will it be through a psychedelic guitar solo, or her very own  symphony? Despite the fact that […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Hazel Wood

In Melissa Albert’s debut novel, the fine line between reality and fantasy is faintly and discreetly blurred. Seventeen-year-old Alice cannot even pretend to be interested in her grandmother’s famous book depicting a fairy tale land quite apart from her own. All her attention is on her very real life on the road with her mom. […]

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