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August Booklist Reader is live!

Cover of June Booklist ReaderThe August Booklist Reader is here and brimming with graphic novels and comic recommendations that you can share digitally with patrons. Start reading and sharing today!


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Booklist Publications is currently taking advanced, no-obligation, reservations for print copies of Booklist Reader. Complete an interest form at and find out more details about this invaluable patron resource on our blog!

Booklist Review of the Day

by Natalie Lloyd

Born with incurable brittle bone disease, 12-year-old Olive has done well with homeschooling, but she longs to attend middle school and hopes to make at least one good friend there.

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Booklist Backlist: The Book is Better—Movie and TV Adaptations
by Annie Bostrom, Susan Maguire, and Donna Seaman

We don’t actually know if the movie and TV series adaptations fail justice to do these novels and works of nonfiction because they haven’t been released yet. But even if they are splendid in their own right, the books deserve to be read.

June copy of Booklist ReaderPrint Is Coming: Everything You Need to Know about Ordering Booklist Reader in Print
Those of you at ALA Annual may have heard our exciting news: Booklist Reader is coming to print! If you’re as pumped as we are to share this patron-friendly, librarian-approved resource with your community, read on below and check back in for updates on how to subscribe!​

The Shelf Care Interview: Alex Boniello and April Lavalle

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Julia Smith talks to authors Alex Boniello and April Lavalle, about their picture book, A Case of the Zaps

Shelf Care logoShelf Care Episode 22: Book Banning and Book Suggesting
By Susan Maguire

In this episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast, host Susan Maguire talks to Kelly Jensen about the current state of book banning, what’s behind the recent slate of challenges, and what to do when collection development policies are not enough.

Top 10 Discussable Audiobooks
by Heather Booth

A discussable audiobook is one that starts with a great story and has a narration that adds an interpretive layer all its own. These recent titles offer book groups, be they library-run or neighborhood gatherings, fodder for upbeat and engaging conversations.

The Essentials: Pleasure Reads for Book Groups
by Annie Bostrom, Susan Maguire, and Donna Seaman

There’s nothing like reading for pleasure to ease the stress of daily life and world concerns, and talking about fun books makes for a festive book-group gathering.

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