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By October 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Nightmares!

Is Charlie Laird’s new stepmom a kooky herbalist or something much more sinister, as the gloopy purple potion she gleefully pulls from the refrigerator would lead one to suspect? Jason Segel might occasionally co-star with Kermit, but with Kirsten Miller he wrote Nightmares! (Delacorte), a spooky middle-grade novel centered around Charlie, his newly-horrible home life, […]

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By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

How Many Words Is a Videopoem Worth?

(Get it? Wordsworth?) If a picture is worth a thousand words, then videos, at a minimum of 24 frames per second, should easily assume valuations rising to millions of words. And yet poetry is an art form typically marked by an extremely economical distribution of the laureate Sarah Palin called “verbiage.” The poet Richard Fox has released a […]

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By October 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Friday: The Book with No Pictures

If a Book Trailer Friday is the very thing you expected least today, it’s only in keeping with a trailer for a book you’d expect even least-er. Because it’s a picture book! With no pictures! B.J. Novak’s The Book with No Pictures (Dial) indeed contains zero pictures. Instead, it has a whole bunch of silly words and sounds […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Where To? A Hack Memoir

Where To? A Hack Memoir (Curbside Splendor) is a collection of vignettes and artwork of author Dmitry Samarov’s twelve-year career as a cab driver in Boston and Chicago. Reviewer Miriam Barajas writes, “With vivid and unique characters stepping off the curb and into the narrative, Where To? offers worthwhile insight into the experiences of often-overlooked […]

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By October 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Inside the Audiobook Studio with the Incomparable Jack Gantos

“I may have finished but the book lives on.” The incomparable Jack Gantos, award-winning author and narrator extraordinaire, discusses the recording of his fifth and final Joey Pigza book, The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza (2014), courtesy of Listening Library. Check out this video with Gantos in the recording studio, where he shares his thoughts on the power of […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese

This trailer for Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese (Little, Brown), by Stephanie Stiavetti and Garrett McCord, might make it hard to eat that austere salad you brought for lunch, unless your salad is a macaroni and cheese salad, of course. But wait, mac and cheese can be salad too? I can tell you already stopped listening! Let the book’s svelte author-chefs […]

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By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Horrorstör

Many of us are familiar with a certain Scandinavian superstore whose name rhymes with “I’ll see ya!” Some of us might even love spending a whole day there, blissed-out on minimalist design, open-faced sandwiches and how good our Swedish is starting to sound! For some, though, a trip to I’ll-see-ya! is below a trip to the […]

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By September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Best Freebie Friday Ever: Thousands of Ebooks FOREVER

Teachers and librarians, rejoice! Here’s the best Freebie Friday EVER. Thousands of ebooks for your unlimited use, for free, with NO END DATE OR LIMIT! Currently available for the iPad, Epic! is a fast-growing service developed by industry leaders to provide engaging, quality literature on tablets and digital devices. Even though I’m an Android user, […]

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By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Station Eleven

Out this month, Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, starred in Booklist, Book Group Buzz-ed about right here on The Booklist Reader, and a LibraryReads title for September, is a dystopian novel that begins during the first few days of a world-rampaging plague. Reviewer Kristine Huntley writes, “In the burgeoning postapocalyptic literary genre, Mandel’s transcendent, haunting novel deserves a […]

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By September 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Hug Machine

Of Scott Campbell’s picture book Hug Machine (Simon & Schuster), Sarah Hunter wrote, “a silly concept delightfully rendered.” And while I can’t say Sarah’s words alone would have led me to envision this trailer, I do think it qualifies for that same silly/delightful description. I try not to prescribe to exercise fads, but this might have potential. If the 90-Second […]

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