Tag: summer reads

Shelf Care, Episode #2: To Beach Their Own

Shelf Care, Episode #2: To Beach Their Own

Booklist burst onto the podcast scene back in February with Shelf Care, a readers’ advisory, collection development, and reference-focused resource for book lovers across the globe. The first episode, sponsored by HarperCollins, turned the lens on podcasts themselves. Now, host Susan Maguire, Senior Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach, is back with another episode—and she’s […]

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Overcoming Summer Fears with Picture Books

Overcoming Summer Fears with Picture Books

Lynn: We love rides, water parks and roller coasters in my family, but it wasn’t always that way! I remember my twin grandsons as we stood in line for their very first “big” ride. Full of bravado, they got quieter and quieter as we got closer and closer to the ride, until it was even […]

Sunscreen Ho! Booklisters’ Summer Reading Recommendations

Sunscreen Ho! Booklisters’ Summer Reading Recommendations

Spies! Firemen! Assassins! Virginia Woolf! See what paperbacks we here at Booklist are sure you won’t regret stuffing in your picnic basket. Her Royal Spyness, by Rhys Bowen Can’t get to England this summer? (1930s England, that is.) The next best thing is reading Her Royal Spyness, a mystery by Rhys Bowen. Lady Georgina is 34th on line […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Series Nonfiction

The April 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 220 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 […]

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Summer Fun with a Side of Serious

Summer Fun with a Side of Serious

Cindy: Earlier this summer, on the plane ride home from ALA Annual Conference, I read the graphic novel Sunny Side Up (August 2015) by siblings Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. I hinted at this in a previous post about our exhibit haul. The book’s front cover blurb from Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile (2010), […]

Four Picture Books That Celebrate Summer Fun at the Beach

Four Picture Books That Celebrate Summer Fun at the Beach

Lynn: There’s no better summer fun than a day at the beach! Cindy and I are so lucky to live in Michigan beach towns. Our gorgeous, sandy beaches more than make up for the mountains of snow we get in the winter. Today, we’re looking at four picture books that celebrate this most iconic symbol of summer […]

Shark-Safe: 18 Beach Reads for the Landlubber

Shark-Safe: 18 Beach Reads for the Landlubber

If your readers prefer their beachside adventure books more domestic than deadly, steer them away from Shark Week—full steam ahead to these relationship-focused reads. These are “drown your sorrows” stories of love, lost and found, not “drown in the ocean while trying to escape a man-eating shark that has a vendetta against you and your […]

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Summer Reading: Historical Fiction

Summer Reading: Historical Fiction

The internet is awash in lengthy lists of summer reading. Overwhelmed? Here are my quick takes on two historical novels that make good choices for book groups or solo reading. In Wendy Jones’ The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals (2014), it’s 1924 in Wales and undertaker Wilfred is at a picnic […]

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