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Everyone’s an Alien in Hollywood: Talking with Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

Everyone’s an Alien in Hollywood: Talking with Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

The writing duo behind the Hank Zipzer and Ghost Buddies series has a new middle-grade series launching this fall: Alien Superstar. In the first book (out October 1), kid alien Buddy Burger escapes his hostile home planet, only to land in Hollywood, California, where hilarity ensues. Want to know more? Check out the interview below […]

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Immigrant Heritage Month by the Book(s)!

Immigrant Heritage Month by the Book(s)!

June is #ImmigrantHeritageMonth, which began in 2014 and has been recognized and celebrated by the (Obama) White House as “a time to celebrate diversity and immigrants’ shared American heritage” since 2015. “Immigration,” the White House declares, “is part of the DNA of this great nation.” Perhaps now more than ever—fueled by the ubiquity of alarming […]

10 Questions for Abby Jimenez

10 Questions for Abby Jimenez

Fueled by an abundance of coffee, Minnesota resident Abby Jimenez founded her award-winning company, Nadia Cakes, in her own kitchen in 2007 after discovering she had a rare flair for handling buttercream and pastry bags. After taking home the gold in Food Network’s Cupcake Wars developing a cult following among sweet-toothed fans around the globe, […]

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Leaving Home: Talking with Sarah Dessen

Leaving Home: Talking with Sarah Dessen

These days, it’s pretty hard to imagine the YA landscape without Sarah Dessen. With a body of work that has earned her a Margaret A. Edwards award for her contributions to children’s literature and a thoughtful, accessible writing style that has ensnared a loyal legion of fans, Dessen is a staple in the field. Her […]

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Shout ‘n Share! Booklisters Call Out Enticing Fall Titles

Shout ‘n Share! Booklisters Call Out Enticing Fall Titles

We were so excited to present this year’s Shout ‘n Share at Book Expo in New York City, an event where we called out forthcoming books we’re excited about, presenting as many brief synopses as possible in a quick hour. And now we’re delighted to share the shout-outs here, with the able help of Booklist […]

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Don’t Lose Ur Head: Six Post-Six Reads

Don’t Lose Ur Head: Six Post-Six Reads

Sorry not sorry, but people (including me) have been losing their heads over Six, a new pop concert musical about the six wives of Henry VIII. After debuting at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Six began an open run in London’s West End. It also recently made its American premiere, opening at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, […]

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Electrifying Reads from the Other Side of the World: Seven Korean Thrillers in Translation

Electrifying Reads from the Other Side of the World: Seven Korean Thrillers in Translation

Despite my Korean heritage, I don’t read the language well enough to enjoy Korea’s latest, greatest titles. Thankfully, notable Korean-to-English translators, especially Sora Kim-Russell, Deborah Smith, and Chi-Young Kim, enable all Anglophone audiences to discover—and for many of us, become ardent fans of—contemporary Korean literature. Since May is Booklist’s annual Mystery Month, these chilling thrillers […]

There’s Something about Amelia

There’s Something about Amelia

When Elizabeth Peters’s first Amelia Peabody mystery, The Crocodile on the Sandbank, appeared in print in 1975, Peters had no way of knowing Amelia would become a role model for a host of intrepid female protagonists. In fact, Peters (a pseudonym for American writer Barbara Mertz), who held a PhD in Egyptology from the University […]

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These Reads Are Also Stars: What to Read after THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

These Reads Are Also Stars: What to Read after THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

Natasha is trying to save her family from deportation. Daniel, bogged down by his family’s expectations, is attempting to find himself. Natasha believes in science and facts. Daniel is a poet. Then one moment brings the two together, and in 24 short hours, they learn their worlds, though different, aren’t so separate after all. The […]

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14 #OwnVoices Mysteries for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

14 #OwnVoices Mysteries for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Ready for some double duty? As you may know, May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (woo-hoo! happy me!). Additionally, May is also #MysteryMonth at Booklist. To celebrate, here’s a list that hasn’t been done before on the Booklist Reader: mysteries and thrillers by #OwnVoices APA writers. I know, such a high body count gathered […]