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Wicked Nix, “The Foulest of Fairies,” Will Win Your Heart

Wicked Nix, “The Foulest of Fairies,” Will Win Your Heart

Lynn: “There is a people in our forest,” Nix, “the foulest of fairies,” worriedly announces in the first chapter of Lena Coakley’s Wicked Nix (2018). Left behind when the other fairies went home to the Summer Country, Nix has lived in the forest alone for almost a year. Was he left to protect the forest for the Fairy […]

2018 Booklist Editors’ Choice & Top of the List Announced!

2018 Booklist Editors’ Choice & Top of the List Announced!

After months of deliberation, the Booklist editors have finally announced their 2018 Editors’ Choice lists and their selections for the best of the best—Top of the List! This is an exclusive sneak peak from Booklist’s January 1&15 issue which will be available on January 10th. It has been a wonderful year in reading and reviewing. Enjoy!   Booklist […]

Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s THE LABYRINTH OF THE SPIRITS, read by Daniel Weyman
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Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s THE LABYRINTH OF THE SPIRITS, read by Daniel Weyman

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.   The Labyrinth of the Spirits, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and read by Daniel Weyman Casting a male narrator for a novel featuring a […]

The Booklist Reader’s Oddly Specific Guide to Holiday Gift-Giving, 2018

The Booklist Reader’s Oddly Specific Guide to Holiday Gift-Giving, 2018

It’s always a headache shopping for certain people on your list, particularly when it comes to books. But we’re here to help—again—with an oddly specific gift guide. Check out our entries from last year if you need further suggestions!   For your nephew who wants a cat but his father (your brother) won’t let him get one because […]

Big Girl, You Are Beautiful: Six Post-Dumplin’ Reads

Big Girl, You Are Beautiful: Six Post-Dumplin’ Reads

Willowdean, the protagonist of Julie Murphy’s Dumplin‘ (2015), never set out to be the “Joan of Arc of fat girls.” Yet three years after Dumplin‘s release, Willowdean remains the poster child for fat positivity in YA, with readers of all ages ready to ride under her banner of self-acceptance and fabulousness. The novel’s film adaptation, starring Danielle Macdonald and […]

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Understanding Immigration and the Refugee Experience through Graphic Novels

Understanding Immigration and the Refugee Experience through Graphic Novels

Lynn: Like the picture books in our earlier post, several graphic novels published this year also offer the opportunity to walk in the shoes of refugees and immigrants. Aimed at middle-school and teen readers, these books combine outstanding text and dramatic visual images to provide reading experiences that make a deep emotional impact. The Unwanted: […]

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Further Reading: Awe-Inspiring Animals
By December 4, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Further Reading: Awe-Inspiring Animals

By now, you’ve surely heard of Knickers, the oversized Australian cow. If you haven’t, that’s really too sad for you because Knickers was the viral internet story we so desperately needed last week. Measuring 6’4” in height and weighing in at 1.4 tons, Knickers is large—too large, in fact, for the abattoirs, and thus destined […]

Understanding Immigration and the Refugee Experience through Picture Books

Understanding Immigration and the Refugee Experience through Picture Books

Lynn: How do we talk to children about refugees, immigrants, and all the related issues dominating the news? It seems to us a large number of adults don’t even understand the horrifying situations that have forced masses of desperate people to flee their homelands—so how can we help young people understand this serious issue while […]

Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Kate Atkinson’s TRANSCRIPTION, read by Fenella Woolgar
By November 30, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Five More (Audiobooks) to Go: Kate Atkinson’s TRANSCRIPTION, read by Fenella Woolgar

Our newest feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title.    Transcription, by Kate Atkinson and read by Fenella Woolgar Actress Fenella Woolgar and author Kate Atkinson have shared many creatively fruitful unions. […]

10 Questions for Maya Rodale
By November 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

10 Questions for Maya Rodale

Best-selling and award-winning writer Maya Rodale discovered just how great a romance novel can be while in college when her mother insisted that she read one. Now the author of more than a dozen romances, a selection of novellas, and the nonfiction work Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels Explained, Maya […]