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The Booklist Mystery Box: Enter #CostumesForBooks to Win!
By October 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Booklist Mystery Box: Enter #CostumesForBooks to Win!

Look at that box! Don’t you want to know what’s in it? Aren’t you just dying for a peek? Well, we’ll never divulge the contents, but we can tell you it’s worth having—and, if you can use scissors, construction paper, and a glue stick, you have an excellent chance of having the Booklist Mystery Box delivered […]

Contagious Reading: Scary Medical Books Where the Truth Reads Like Fiction

Contagious Reading: Scary Medical Books Where the Truth Reads Like Fiction

With all the talk of Ebola in the news, you might find that your copy of The Hot Zone (1994) is currently checked out. But never fear, there are a plethora of riveting and entirely “readable” medical books waiting to scare inform patrons about something else! And I’ll bet people have no idea what is waiting […]

News You Can Use: Audiobook Roundup
By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

News You Can Use: Audiobook Roundup

Lots of links of interest. First up: Cory Doctorow says “Amazon vs Hachette is nothing: just WAIT for the audiobook wars!” This BoingBoing blog post says what many in the audiobook world have been thinking about the changing marketplace. A FABULOUS three-part series on Teenreeds.com by Shara Zaval that provides an incredible, in-depth look at […]

Web Crush of the Week: Personal Online Libraries
By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Web Crush of the Week: Personal Online Libraries

Back in the day, I created an Access database to keep track of the books I read. I used it for several years, and then, all of a sudden, not one, not two, but THREE online services popped up that made that old database completely obsolete. (That’s my current to-be-read pile below, and no, I […]

Introducing a New Audiobooker!
By September 18, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Introducing a New Audiobooker!

Mary Burkey here, happy to announce that there’s a new Audiobooker in the house! I created the Audiobooker blog as a personal diary in November 2007, and moved to Booklist in November 2009. Now that Audiobooker is part of the shiny new Booklist Reader, it’s a perfect time to bring another set of ears on […]

Summer Reading and Connected Learning

Summer Reading and Connected Learning

One of the joys of connecting children with books is fostering their innate curiosity. Employing a transmedia approach—using books and technology together—provides a wonderful way to sharpen children’s critical-thinking and information-literacy skills while offering them a rich variety of opportunities for inspiration and learning. At the Chicago Public Library, we chose a STEAM theme for […]

August 2014 LibraryReads

August 2014 LibraryReads

The votes are in, ladies and gents! LibraryReads has posted the latest list of books librarians loved reading and couldn’t wait to share. One Kick, by Chelsea Cain, has been voted the favorite among books published in the month of August. The full top ten follows, linked to Booklist reviews when available. (Our take on some […]

Simon & Schuster Expands Library E-book Lending

Simon & Schuster Expands Library E-book Lending

As ALA’s Annual Conference gets under way in Las Vegas, ALA President Barbara Stripling welcomed the news that Simon & Schuster will convert its pilot library ebook lending program to serve all U.S. libraries: “Today represents an important milestone for improving the ability of libraries to serve the public in the digital age. America’s libraries […]

See You in Las Vegas?

See You in Las Vegas?

Booklisters are packing their bags for ALA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Are you going, too? We hope you’ll make time for some of the following events! Michael L. Printz Program and Reception This year’s program honors Marcus Sedgwick, 2014 Michael L. Printz winner for Midwinterblood, and Printz Honor Book authors Rainbow Rowell, Susann Cokal, […]

The Power of Libraries Booth at Book Expo

The Power of Libraries Booth at Book Expo

Lucky enough to be attending Book Expo America conference in NYC this week? Be sure to stop by the Power of Libraries, in booth #1242 (naturally, come say hello to us at the Booklist booth, as well, booth #1043!). There are five library consortia from across the country that are collaborating on this theme. The […]