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Book Trailer Thursday: Travels with Casey

Book Trailer Thursday: Travels with Casey

Have you ever wondered, What is it about Americans and their dogs? Well, so did Benoit Denizet-Lewis–and he wrote a book about it. Out next week, Travels with Casey (Simon & Schuster) follows Denizet-Lewis and his dog on a four-month, cross-country journey to explore the close relationship between humans and dogs (and work on their […]

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2014 ITW Thriller Awards

2014 ITW Thriller Awards

We are thrilled to announce that the International Thriller Writers (ITW) have revealed the winners of their 2014 Thriller Awards. Last week, ITW concluded ThrillerFest IX in the city of mystery, crime, and suspense—New York—with the unveiling of the 2014 winners. Thrillmaster Award Scott Turow is the author of ten best-selling works of fiction, including […]

Book Trailer Thursday: The Magician’s Land

More than a few special guests from the book world showed up for today’s trailer, and with good reason.

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 […]

Marrying Mr. Darcy: Will Janeites' Wishes Come True?

Marrying Mr. Darcy: Will Janeites' Wishes Come True?

But We Do Wish for Cards On a summer afternoon not too long ago, a party of five ladies from The Jane Austen Society of North America’s Greater Chicago Region, some in bonnets, gathered to play a game of cards. No, it wasn’t whist, loo, vignt-et-un, or any of the other card games popular during Austen’s […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Magician's Land

Book Trailer Thursday: The Magician's Land

More than a few special guests from the book world showed up for today’s trailer, and with good reason. The Magician’s Land (Viking), the final volume of Lev Grossman’s Magicians Trilogy, proves the importance of magic and books, Michael Cart writes in his starred, high-demand review. (Former Booklister Ian Chipman was on to something, back […]

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Revisiting Wainscott: Twenty-One Years of Tor Seidler's The Wainscott Weasel

Revisiting Wainscott: Twenty-One Years of Tor Seidler's The Wainscott Weasel

The Wainscott Weasel, by Tor Seidler, originally published in 1993 and newly reissued by Simon & Schuster’s Atheneum imprint, is one of those rare stories that remains as unequivocally magical now as it felt when I first heard it at the ripe old age of four. Stuffed full of whimsy, attitude, and sparkling inventiveness, this fairy tale about […]

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Read, White, and Blue

Read, White, and Blue

Fresh off return flights from Annual Conference in Las Vegas (“fresh” in the most generous sense as many of our planes were delayed—and one was even rerouted through Milwaukee!), we returned to the Booklist offices last week realizing that Independence Day was upon us. What else could we do but take up scissors, secure construction paper, […]

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Walter Dean Myers, 1937-2014

Walter Dean Myers, 1937-2014

Booklist columnist Michael Cart shared the following tribute to the late National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature: A giant of young adult literature has left us. Walter Dean Myers, prolific author of more than 100 books in a variety of forms and genres, was 76 at the time of his death, following a short illness, on […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Afterworlds

Book Trailer Thursday: Afterworlds

Booklist reviewer Cindy Welch says Scott Westerfeld’s Afterworlds (Simon Pulse), today’s BTT, will have librarians grinning in delight, and not just because they can’t keep the book-within-a-book on shelves. Read Cindy’s starred, high-demand review to find out why, and watch and share the slick trailer, below.

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