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Shelf Care, Episode #13: Summer Scares 2021
By February 23, 2021 0 Comments Read More →

Shelf Care, Episode #13: Summer Scares 2021

On this episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast, Susan gets real scared . . . Summer Scare(d), that is! Ha ha ha ha ha, good one. Hear from author Silvia Moreno-Garcia and librarian horror expert Becky Spratford, librarians Konrad Stump and Evelyn Gathu, and Booklist’s own Julia Smith about this year’s Summer Scares program, […]

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Summer Scares, Who Cares?
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Summer Scares, Who Cares?

I do! And it’s not just because I was the Middle-Grade Expert on the Summer Scares committee this year (not-so-humble-brag). It’s because the titles on the 2021 list are pretty darn fantastic, and summer reading season is just around the corner. Spooky, right? Fear not: Though Summer Scares includes books that will appeal to readers […]

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Bookmakers: Joe Hill’s Hill House Comics

Bookmakers: Joe Hill’s Hill House Comics

Last year, DC launched Hill House Comics, a curated lineup of five limited horror series (and a bonus background comic) that will wrap up this fall. We caught up with imprint creator Joe Hill, who also writes three of the comics—Basketful of Heads, Plunge, and Sea Dogs—to discuss the inspiration and alchemy behind Hill House.  BKL: How did Hill […]

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Haunted Hallways, Gothic Galleries

Haunted Hallways, Gothic Galleries

The concept of the haunted house comes up again and again. After all, houses hold histories—and those histories aren’t always kind. When we are at home, we are often our most unguarded and vulnerable . . . but are we safe? These six stories (intended for both adults and young adults) suggest otherwise. House of […]

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Six Literary Scares This Spooky Season

Six Literary Scares This Spooky Season

‘Tis the season for some of the most fun genre fiction. Stalwarts like Stephen King will always be around for reliable scares, but some novels that sit on the boundary of literary fiction and genre horror also serve well-deserved creeps. Whether you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit or just enjoy the crisp weather […]

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Shelf Care, Episode #4: Body Horror, Bruce Springsteen, and Vampire Feelings

Shelf Care, Episode #4: Body Horror, Bruce Springsteen, and Vampire Feelings

Bid farewell to the familiar planes of reality and enter the eerily entertaining realm of the fourth episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast. Here, Susan Maguire, senior editor, collection management and library outreach, speaks with “the library world’s horror maven,” Becky Spratford; Booklist audio editor Heather Booth; and Booklist senior editor Maggie Reagan. For […]

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August Online Exclusives: 11 Bonus SF/Fantasy & Horror Reviews

August Online Exclusives: 11 Bonus SF/Fantasy & Horror Reviews

So many good books, not enough pages. This is the Burden of the Booklist Editor, alas, and it is a Weary Burden that Doth Make My Shoulders Stoop. ANYWAY. Here’s a bunch of real good science fiction, fantasy, and horror that didn’t make it into the August spotlight issue due to space being finite and […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy and Horror

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy and Horror

The August issue of Booklist is, at last, alive! Forgive us our fanciful and frightful furor over the annual Spotlight on Science Fiction/Fantasy and Horror. Okay, enough alliteration, we have a throng of top-10 lists, which includes the year’s best sf/fantasy and horror in adult, youth, debut fiction, and adult audiobooks. Booklist contributor Zara Rix […]

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A New Book for Daniel Kraus; Tiny Books for John Green

A New Book for Daniel Kraus; Tiny Books for John Green

Former Booklisters just can’t stop making news! On Monday, we received an announcement that former Books for Youth Editor Daniel Kraus (coauthor of The Shape of Water and solo author of  many more) will have a new book out next Halloween with Hard Case Crime—and it sounds like a doozy! We can’t wait to read […]

We Read Dead People: BRAINCHILD

We Read Dead People: BRAINCHILD

Welcome to We Read Dead People, where authors Stephanie Kuehn (Charm & Strange, When I Am Through with You) and Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch) read a novel from the glory days of direct-to-paperback horror—the magnificent 1980s—and determine whether it was worth the suggested retail price. High-school student Lois Wilson is really excited about science! […]

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