Tag: series

Favorite Manga Series, Part 2: Bakuman through What Did You Eat Yesterday?
By August 1, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Favorite Manga Series, Part 2: Bakuman through What Did You Eat Yesterday?

Ready to get graphic? If you’re new to the genre, might I suggest you go directly to the godfather of manga, the late Osamu Tezuka (1928–1989). Astro Boy ring a bell? Speed Racer? Kimba the White Lion? “There’s a reason why the Japanese call [him] the God of Comics,” says Gene Luen Yang, the current National Ambassador for Young People’s […]

Favorite Manga Series, Part I: 20th Century Boys through Ultraman

Favorite Manga Series, Part I: 20th Century Boys through Ultraman

Graphic titles are big news. Even if you’re not a pop-culture connoisseur, you can’t have missed the graphic titles regularly popping up on bestseller lists—not to mention their various incarnations on film and even the stage! When Art Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for Maus, the genre got its can’t-be-ignored nod of mainstream (even highbrow) […]

We’re Number One: Series Fiction Displays

We’re Number One: Series Fiction Displays

Cindy: Sometimes the easy displays are the most effective. I’ve seen a number of series fiction displays on Pinterest, so I decided to launch my school year with one in each middle school. First books seem simpatico with the first days of school—and that’s when I have the best shot of finding the first books in […]

Blast from the Past: Middle-Grade Webinars You May Have Missed

Blast from the Past: Middle-Grade Webinars You May Have Missed

Is Jon J. Muth’s dapper panda, Stillwater (Zen Socks), holding your July Booklist reading hostage, preventing you from cracking the cover because you can’t flip past the panda-parasol-cat-cycling cuteness? Allow us to help. Inside, you’ll find that one of July’s two spotlights is middle-grade fiction. Associate editor Julia Smith offers a list of essential middle-grade fiction titles in “Core […]

Third Time’s the Charm: Winning Trilogies

Third Time’s the Charm: Winning Trilogies

If you like team contact sports played on ice, or if you simply live in Chicago, you are aware that the Chicago Blackhawks just won their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. With three, luxuriously long months of summer upon us, what better time to celebrate stories that go on and on and on.   All […]

Posted in: Backlist
Publishing U: Keeping It Fresh

Publishing U: Keeping It Fresh

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this installment of our Publishing U series, Edgar Award–winning mystery writer William Kent Krueger discusses one of the signature challenges of penning a long-running series.   William Kent Krueger: Now 14 novels into my Cork O’Connor mystery series, I get asked […]

How Swede It Is: The Origins of Scandinavian Noir
By October 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

How Swede It Is: The Origins of Scandinavian Noir

If you’re like me, your awareness of the Scandinavian Noir phenomenon probably began with Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy that started with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2008). But that flood of great Scandinavian crime writers that have found their way onto American bookshelves didn’t really begin with Larsson, or even Henning Mankell. It began with […]

Posted in: Book Groups