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A Halloween Treat for High-Schoolers and Middle-Schoolers, Too: Cherie Priest’s THE AGONY HOUSE

A Halloween Treat for High-Schoolers and Middle-Schoolers, Too: Cherie Priest’s THE AGONY HOUSE

Lynn: Looking for a great spooky book to hand teens as Halloween approaches? Cherie Priest’s The Agony House (2018) is a perfect choice! High-school senior Denise, her mom, and new stepdad are the newest residents of Argonne House in New Orleans. Over 100 years old and standing alone on a hurricane-ravaged block, the house is literally falling down […]

Posted in: Bookends, Young Adult
I Did Some Funny Stuff: An Interview with Lynn Johnston, Creator of FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
By January 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

I Did Some Funny Stuff: An Interview with Lynn Johnston, Creator of FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE

Lynn Johnston wrote and illustrated her classic comic strip, For Better or for Worse—about the travails and comedy in the life of the Patterson family—for 29 years. In that time, she gained a reputation for drawing great comics, executing sharp timing, and creating a genuinely funny, often sensitive picture of the idiosyncrasies of marriage and […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: RIVERDALE

Title: Riverdale Starring: K. J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry First Aired: 2016- Where you can watch it: Netflix (the second season premieres next year on The CW) Riverdale is all swirling mist, neon pulsing through the darkness of the night, and a dead […]

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Reviews of the Week: Mary Miller, Melissa Marr, Shannon and Dean Hale, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Mary Miller, Melissa Marr, Shannon and Dean Hale, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from November 28 through December 2 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, November 28  One Blood Ruby, by Melissa Marr Lilywhite Abernathy returns, though now she goes […]

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2016 Eisner Award Winners

2016 Eisner Award Winners

On Friday at Comic-Con, the Eisner Awards acknowledged the best of the best in the comics field.  (To find out more about the history of the awards and past winners, visit its official website.) Below, a list of this year’s winners in each category, with links to Booklist reviews when available.   Best Short Story: Killing and Dying, by Adrian Tomine Best Single Issue/One-Shot: […]

Cosplay: Coming Soon to a Library Near You
By October 23, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

Cosplay: Coming Soon to a Library Near You

I wake up Friday morning, move through my daily routine, and in about two hours I’ve transformed into the magical priestess of a squid god and am ready to hit the streets. This is obviously not a normal day for me, but when you cosplay it becomes one you look forward to for months. I started […]

Has Your Collection Gone to the Dogs? If Not, It Should!

Has Your Collection Gone to the Dogs? If Not, It Should!

Cindy: Comic-book collections are  immensely popular in my middle-school libraries. Fox Trot, Zits, Calvin & Hobbes, Garfield, Peanuts . . . they all circulate nonstop. You really don’t need us to blog about those, but I want to be sure that you don’t miss this year’s Dogs Are People, Too: A Collection of Cartoons to Make […]

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Cherie Priest’s I Am Princess X Has Comics, Computers, and Crime—Oh My!

Cherie Priest’s I Am Princess X Has Comics, Computers, and Crime—Oh My!

Lynn:  Looking for a smart, hip mystery to hand to teens who want something a little different? Cherie Priest’s I Am Princess X (May 2015) is just what the librarian ordered! Priest is the author of over a dozen adult science fiction and fantasy books, and she makes the transition to YA with enviable ease. That the […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Drew Weing’s The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo
By November 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Webcomics Wednesday: Drew Weing’s The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo

I’ll admit it, this week’s Webcomics Wednesday pick, Drew Weing’s delightfully eerie The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo, is about a week late. Lurking monsters in haunted, abandoned buildings is perfect Halloween fare, after all, but in my book, as long as there’s trick-or-treat candy in my desk drawer (there is, and there’s a lot of it), spooky stories are […]

Webcomics Wednesday: The Last Mechanical Monster, by Brian Fies
By October 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Webcomics Wednesday: The Last Mechanical Monster, by Brian Fies

When a series of animated Superman shorts from the 1940s entered the public domain, artist and writer Brian Fies used one as a launching pad for this Eisner-nominated webcomic about the Inventor, an aged villain, and his protracted plan to wreak vengeance on his enemies. The original Superman cartoon forms the backstory—Superman and Lois Lane […]

Posted in: Graphic Novels