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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

We here at Booklist long for those clear, sunny days of spring, so we are extra excited about our annual Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening, which is now live! Annie Bostrom not only offers a fresh crop of Top 10 Crafts & Gardening Books, she also plants some great ideas for adding botanical crafting read-likes […]

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More Crafts! More Gardening! (And Some Decluttering, Too)

More Crafts! More Gardening! (And Some Decluttering, Too)

The current, May 15 issue of Booklist features our perennial (get it?) Spotlight on Crafts & Gardening—but we’re not done! Check out these new reviews of books on crafting, getting organized, and growing plants both indoors and out. And don’t forget to sign up for our upcoming crafts webinar, on Tuesday, June 5 at 1 […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The May 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 291 new reviews and eight new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

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Knit 1, Purl 2, Read 6: Knitting Picture Books

Knit 1, Purl 2, Read 6: Knitting Picture Books

Cindy: Lynn tried to teach me to knit a few years ago, but I didn’t stick with it. I tried again last spring and despite my wonky-looking first effort—see the dishcloth, pictured—I kept at it, and now I’m obsessed and much improved. It may have been T. S. Easton’s Boys Don’t Knit that renewed my interest (check out […]

Quirky Crafts: Crochet Taxidermy

Quirky Crafts: Crochet Taxidermy

Cindy and Lynn: We’ve just returned from a quick trip to Chicago to attend one day of Book Expo America. We’ll have some highlights for you on Monday, but in the meantime, here’s a quirky book to complement Booklist‘s May 15 issue, Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening. Taylor Hart’s Crochet Taxidermy: 30 Quirky Animal Projects from Mouse […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts & Gardening

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts & Gardening

The May 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 249 new reviews and 8 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

Dinosaurs, Tanks, and Sleep Masks: Booklist’s Craft Day

Dinosaurs, Tanks, and Sleep Masks: Booklist’s Craft Day

As the Books for Youth department prepped for our annual Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening, we pondered the eternal dilemma of reviewing such books. Without actually making the crafts (or nurturing the garden), how can one know if the books truly work as intended? After our proposal to dump soil in a vacant office to make a lovely herb garden was nixed, […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Paper Hearts

The trailer for Courtney Walsh’s Paper Hearts (Tyndale House) features the author herself, finding–and also hiding–heart-shaped notes all over her house. It’s a fun idea for a trailer, a literal take on the title and not necessarily the novel’s content. Of the book, reviewer Carolyn Richard writes, “Walsh creates a palpable will-they-or-won’t-they dynamic that will […]

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Book Valentines: For That Special Something on Your Nightstand
By February 9, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

Book Valentines: For That Special Something on Your Nightstand

Valentines Day is right around the corner, and it’s not too late to let the books in your life know just how much you care! See the book valentines from last year, and then make your own! Post your creations on our Facebook page or Tweet them at @booklistreader using the hashtag #bookvalentines. Which is your favorite from […]

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