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2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

The six shortlist titles for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—were announced on November 8. 

Check out the full list here!

Booklist Review of the Day

Life between the Tides
by Adam Nicolson

​​In the mode of Rachel Carson’s The Edge of the Sea, distinguished British writer Nicolson (The Seabird’s Cry, 2018) succeeds gloriously in conveying the marvels of a stretch of Scottish tidal coast, mixing history, science, and precise descriptions bright with inventive metaphors and profound revelations.




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Top 10 Sci-Tech Books: 2021
by Donna Seaman

Scientists’ remarkable life stories, new perspectives on pigeons and insects, deep-sea discoveries, and rampaging wildlife are all illuminated in the most excellent science and technology titles reviewed in Booklist over the past year.

Booklist Backlist: Poets of Native Nations
by Diego Baez

Consider what follows a mere glimpse into the bright constellation of contemporary poetry by writers who are Inuit, Dine’, Chamorro, and Oglala Lakota, among others.

The Shelf Care Interview: Dave Scheidt and Miranda Harmon

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Sarah Hunter talks with Dave Scheidt and Miranda Harmon, creators of Mayor Good Boy.

Booklist and Authors: Talking with John Rocco
by Terrell A. Young and Barbara A. Ward

The award-winning author-illustrator discusses his passion for the Apollo missions and his latest work’s rigorous presentation of the engineering behind the famous space program. 

Trend Alert: First Novels by and/or about Poets
by Donna Seaman

What about first novels about poets? These work of poet-made or poet-portraying fiction are lyrical, but also satirical, dramatic, provocative, and profound.

Classroom Connections: Our Fragile Planet
by Sonja Cole

These books highlight some of the ecosystems that hang in the balance, the plants and animals who depend on them for life, and ways humans affect and are affected by life on a changing planet. 

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