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San José Public Library’s Storytelling Contest Puts Local Voices Front and Center

San José Public Library’s Storytelling Contest Puts Local Voices Front and Center

This blog post is part of an ongoing series made possible by a partnership between Short Édition, the Knight Foundation, and the Public Library Association. This winter, San José Public Library discovered the Short Story Dispenser could render patron-made comic strips. Now, they’re utilizing the Dispensers to shake up storytelling contests and virtual programming—and highlight […]

Posted in: Books and Authors
Win a Free Ebook of Megan Abbott’s “The Little Men”
By September 8, 2015 3 Comments Read More →

Win a Free Ebook of Megan Abbott’s “The Little Men”

It’s no secret that we at Booklist have reviewed Megan Abbott pretty well. From our reviews of 2005’s Die a Little (“smolders like the night’s last, forgotten cigarette”) and 2012’s Dare Me (“Bring It On meets Fight Club“) to last year’s The Fever (“Abbott may be on her way to becoming a major writer,” I somewhat pompously intoned), […]

Austin Almanza Wins #CostumesforBooks!
By October 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Austin Almanza Wins #CostumesforBooks!

We have a winner of this year’s #CostumesforBooks! Congratulations to Austin Almanza of Harbor Lights Middle School in Holland, MI for “A Clockwork Clown.” Austin, you’ll receive the Booklist Mystery Box on your doorstop next week (then you can tell us what’s in it)! Judge Dan Kraus had this to say about Austin’s entry: “A […]

Posted in: Libraries
Trick or Treat! #CostumesForBooks Offers a Fun and Easy Contest for Your Library

Trick or Treat! #CostumesForBooks Offers a Fun and Easy Contest for Your Library

Cindy: I love contests in my library, especially when someone else comes up with the idea and the prize! Keir Graff is holding a “Costumes for Books” contest that is frightfully easy to do—and he’s offering a mystery box of goodies as the prize. The full directions can be found in this post, but basically you […]

Posted in: Bookends, Young Adult
The Booklist Mystery Box: Enter #CostumesForBooks to Win!
By October 24, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

The Booklist Mystery Box: Enter #CostumesForBooks to Win!

Look at that box! Don’t you want to know what’s in it? Aren’t you just dying for a peek? Well, we’ll never divulge the contents, but we can tell you it’s worth having—and, if you can use scissors, construction paper, and a glue stick, you have an excellent chance of having the Booklist Mystery Box delivered […]

Posted in: Libraries
Which First Lines Will Make YOU Keep Reading?

Which First Lines Will Make YOU Keep Reading?

Cindy and Lynn: One of our favorite middle-school library contests is a First Lines Contest. We challenge students and staff to plunder the library collection to find strong opening lines that make them want to read more. This makes an easy bulletin board or website post and is a great kick-off to the school year. It’s […]

#Audies2014 audiobook give-away to celebrate the end of #audiomonth

#Audies2014 audiobook give-away to celebrate the end of #audiomonth

More than ringing bells & kettles, there’s plenty of business wisdom in Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army, written by Robert Watson & Ben Brown and read by Bob Souer. The 2014 Audes Award judges named Leadership Secrets the top business / educational audiobook of the year, and publisher eChristian would like to celebrate with a FREE […]

Posted in: Audiobooks
Libba Bray: the truth about audiobook narration

Libba Bray: the truth about audiobook narration

Hilarious MC of the Audies Awards, winning the Printz & Audie, and now #audiomonth documentary filmmaker. Is there anything Libba Bray can’t do? The divine Ms. Bray rocked the house as she hosted the Audio Publishing Association‘s annual Gala event last week, where the 2014 Audie Awards were announced. The audience of narrators, producers, directors, […]

Freebie Friday Audiobook of the Year: Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal

Freebie Friday Audiobook of the Year: Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal

Just announced – the Audio Publishers Association‘s most prestigious award, and I have the CD edition to give away! Just leave a comment below sharing some of your favorite audio titles, and I’ll randomly choose a winner next Friday, courtesy of Macmillan Audio.  I guarantee that the 2014 Audiobook of the Year, Billy Crystal’s memoir Still Foolin’ ‘Em, […]

Just for Fun

Just for Fun

Pick the audiobook narrator who’ll portray Tobias in Veronica Roth’s Allegiant – an Animorph inspiration! HarperAudio has a cool crowd-sourced contest where listeners hear audition sound clips from four actors, and then choose the voice of Tobias on the Allegiance audio. Roth announced last week at ComicCom that the last book in the series is told from two points […]