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2017’s Most Excellent YA Nonfiction

2017’s Most Excellent YA Nonfiction

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the finalists for their 2018 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, and will announce the winner at the Youth Media Awards on Feb. 12 in Denver during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting. Here’s this year’s shortlist, with titles linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For full details, […]

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BOUND BY ICE: A True North Pole Survival Story

BOUND BY ICE: A True North Pole Survival Story

  Bookends is thrilled to participate in our first blog tour. At the end of this post, find details about the rest of the stops on the tour!     Cindy: If you thought Shackleton’s three months trapped in the ice in the Antarctic was a gripping survival story, wait until you hear about George […]

A Palestine Reader, Part I: Books for Youth
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A Palestine Reader, Part I: Books for Youth

The unrelenting conflict between Palestine and Israel keeps the Middle East in the news. But for a fuller picture of the Palestinian and Palestinian American experience than what the media can provide, here’s a starter reading list for young people. Stay tuned for our list of titles about Palestine for adults and, as always, please add your suggestions […]

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Publishing U: How to Give the Truth Its Due

Publishing U: How to Give the Truth Its Due

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. Today’s expert, award-winning writer Ann Bausum, writes history books for elementary, middle school, and high school students (and one for adults). Her most recent, The March against Fear, is a primer on Civil Rights […]

2017 ALA Youth Media Awards

2017 ALA Youth Media Awards

Early this morning at the Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, the American Library Association announced the 2017 Youth Media Awards to a cheering crowd. Like so many others, I was at home, watching the ceremony on my laptop, dribbling toast crumbs onto my cat. (You too can be this glamorous if you just try a little bit […]

Bookends Favorites 2016: Lynn’s Favorite Middle-Grade and YA

Bookends Favorites 2016: Lynn’s Favorite Middle-Grade and YA

Lynn: It’s that time again! Time for Cindy and me to announce our favorite books of the year. We are making no attempt to pick the year’s award winners—just to list the books we loved reading in alphabetical order. Because I don’t have Cindy’s discipline and always have a terrible time narrowing my choices, I […]

Reviews of the Week: Ottessa Moshfegh, Andy Cohen, Brunonia Barry and More!

Reviews of the Week: Ottessa Moshfegh, Andy Cohen, Brunonia Barry and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from October 24 through October 28 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, October 24  Homesick for Another World, by Ottessa Moshfegh Man Booker Prize finalist […]

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The Plot Against Hitler in Teen Nonfiction

The Plot Against Hitler in Teen Nonfiction

Lynn and Cindy: We’re always on the look-out for books about WWII. Our eighth graders read Anne Frank in their English classes, adding to their already considerable interest in the subject—and having enough books on a popular topic for more than 300 students year after year is a challenge. So we’re very happy to have four excellent, new WWII books […]

Reviews of the Week: Mary Balogh, Jayne Ann Krentz, Anna-Marie McLemore, and more!

Reviews of the Week: Mary Balogh, Jayne Ann Krentz, Anna-Marie McLemore, and more!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from September 19 through September 23 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, September 19  Vietnam: A History of the War, by Russell Freedman How could an undeclared […]

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Reviews of the Week: Mo Willems, Mary Berry, Michael Chabon, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Mo Willems, Mary Berry, Michael Chabon, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from September 6 through September 9 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Tuesday, September 6 Moonglow, by Michael Chabon A young writer named Michael Chabon listens in breath-held […]

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