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Election 2016 Special Report: Kitties!

Election 2016 Special Report: Kitties!

It’s election day! As part of our special coverage, we present 15 picture books filled with cute, cavorting kitties, linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews. If you want to spend the rest of the day crouched in the children’s section, rocking back and forth and looking at them until our next president is announced, you’ve got […]

Teach Your Cats to Read

Teach Your Cats to Read

Lynn: I have two determined cats. As I write this post, they are both trying their utmost to displace my laptop. They disapprove of my books almost as much as they dislike my computer, and they wage a subtle war against these lap thieves all the time. Curtis Manley’s adorable picture book, The Summer Nick […]

Webcomics Wednesday, the Thursday Edition: Tracy Jennifer Butler’s Lackadaisy

Webcomics Wednesday, the Thursday Edition: Tracy Jennifer Butler’s Lackadaisy

Though technical difficulties may have gotten in the way of our usually scheduled programming yesterday, this maverick comics blogger won’t let something as arbitrary as an alliterative blog series title stop her from showcasing yet another worthy webcomic. Tracy Jennifer Butler’s Lackadaisy follows a group of rum-runners and hooch-slingers in the waning days of their speakeasy, the […]

26 Cats Who Love Books More than You Do

26 Cats Who Love Books More than You Do

Cats are pretty uninhibited when it comes to expressing their love of books—like this one, basking in the throes of literary worship.   Many cats are hardworking library and bookseller cats. Like this precious rat exterminator . . . Happy Caturday! #Caturday #catsandbooks #cutest #lazysaturday #lagrangeparklibrary #friendsofthelibrary #lovebooks #markmyplace #bookshop #booksandcats A photo posted by […]

An Old Man, an Old Cat, and Instant Kid Appeal: Cynthia Rylant’s Mr. Putter and Tabby

An Old Man, an Old Cat, and Instant Kid Appeal: Cynthia Rylant’s Mr. Putter and Tabby

Lynn: A week ago I got a call from my older son. Henry, my five-year-old grandson, had suffered his second concussion in five weeks. This time, he was looking back over his shoulder while running and smashed into a pole supporting a basketball hoop. The doctor wanted him to be kept quiet with no screen time […]

Happy Halloween from the Black Cats of Booklist!
By October 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Happy Halloween from the Black Cats of Booklist!

Evidently, black cats have the lowest adoption rate and highest euthanasia rate in shelters. One possible reason is because they’re kind of hard to see, so they’re harder to make a connection with at, say, a poorly-lit kennel. If these photos are any indication, yes, they’re kind of hard to see. Unless flooded in natural […]