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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass by Meg Medina

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass by Meg Medina

Lynn:  I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that it took me a while to work Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (Candlewick 2013) up to the top of my reading stack.  I know how important the subject of bullying is but shamefully my escapist-reader tendencies kept diverting me this summer.  Fortunately I was getting […]

I and I: Bob Marley by Tony Medina

I and I: Bob Marley by Tony Medina

Cindy: I’m embarrassed by how much I didn’t know about Bob Marley. I have visited Jamaica twice, listened to his music for decades, purchased a 4-foot carved statue of him this spring to feature at our backyard tiki bar and hosted a grad party for my daughter with a Jamaican/ rasta/ reggae theme. I should […]

Sherry Jones Finds U.S. Publisher for Jewel of Medina

Sherry Jones Finds U.S. Publisher for Jewel of Medina

According to Publishers Weekly, Sherry Jones’ Jewel of Medina will be published in the U.S. by Beaufort Books (“Beaufort to Publish ‘Jewel of Medina’,” by Jim Milliot). You may remember Beaufort as the house that picked up O. J. Simpson’s If I Did It. So clearly, it’s a matter of principle with them.

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Quickly: Meanie, Medina, Authoritarianism, Wao!

Quickly: Meanie, Medina, Authoritarianism, Wao!

For authors and would-be authors, a valuable reminder that, when basing your characters on real-life people, you should change more than just the names. Like their gender, for instance. Or your mean-spirited worldview. (“Director: Library Diaries Author Invaded Patrons’ Privacy,” American Libraries) Sherry Jones’ The Jewel of Medina will be published after all, in Britain […]

The Year’s Best Crime Novels, 2016

The Year’s Best Crime Novels, 2016

For the past 20 years Booklist has published a Mystery Showcase issue in spring. For the past seven years, we’ve enhanced that coverage online during May—which we’ve dubbed Mystery Month. As we launch the 2016 edition, we’re reprinting this list from the May 1 issue of Booklist.    Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, and history-mystery blends dominate the best […]

2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award Winners Announced

2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award Winners Announced

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has announced their winners for this year’s Hans Christian Andersen Award. The winners are Rotraut Susanne Berner of Germany (in the illustration category) and Cao Wenxuan of China (in the writing category). Below is the full text of the press release listing the winners, annotations about […]

Midwinter Read ‘n Rave Report: Upcoming Middle-Grade and YA Titles

Midwinter Read ‘n Rave Report: Upcoming Middle-Grade and YA Titles

Booklist and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) debuted a new program at this year’s Annual conference: Read n’ Rave, which was so popular, we brought it to the Midwinter meeting, this time letting youth librarians in on the fun. The program brings together a panel of collection-development librarians who roam the exhibit aisles in […]

A Few Words Go a Long Way in These Picture Books

A Few Words Go a Long Way in These Picture Books

Lynn: Sometimes a few words go a long way. This is especially true in these new picture books where the author/illustrators use just a few simple words of text to tell the story along with their terrific, expressive illustrations. Don’t imagine this choice limits the stories though, because these are a real delight to read with […]

There's No Place Like Home…

There's No Place Like Home…

Cindy and Lynn: We are safely home from #alaac14 and all we can say, is that if we ever have to return to Las Vegas for an ALA conference, we want a super hero like Gene Luen Yang’s The Shadow Hero to accompany us. You’ll have to get the stories from others. Forget the cliche, […]

Best Audiobooks of 2012

Best Audiobooks of 2012

Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, a list of top teen audios from the American Library Association’s YALSA division, will be finalized during the upcoming Midwinter conference. I’ve copied the (huge!) list of nominations below, plus you’ll want to check out the past lists on the Amazing Audiobooks website:  http://www.ala.org/yalsa/amazing-audiobooks. And here are more  than a […]