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      May 15, 2015          BOOKLIST

Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror
Top 10 Horror
Top 10 SF/Fantasy
Carte Blanche: Adventures    Underground
Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror    for Youth
Books by Booklist    Authors: Guillermo del    Toro and Daniel Kraus'    Trollhunters
Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror    on Audio

Reference Showcase
Inside the Dartmouth    Medal: Deciding on The    Princeton Dictionary of    Buddhism
Real Life Reference: How    Many Ships Sailed    against Troy?


AASL National Conference    Preview: Author!    Author!
Great Reads: Living with    Death
Carnegie Medal Read-    Alikes, 2015: The Fiction    Shortlist
Carnegie Medal Read-    Alikes, 2015: The    Nonfiction Shortlist
Shortlist Announced for    the 2015 Andrew    Carnegie Medals for    Fiction and Nonfiction
Great Reads: Picturing    Poetry
Dancing in the Dark:    Recent YA Ballet Books
Great Reads: These Novels    Are Graphic
Great Reads: Great BIG    Reads
Great Reads: A Dark    Harvest for Kansas Day
Great Reads: What Do You    Resolve to Read this    Year?

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Review Of The Day
Blaze Away
By Bill James

The prolific James is back with an art-theft caper starring the hapless Ralph “Panicking Ralphy” Ember. The owner of a club called The Monty, Ember wants to elevate the tone of the joint, which is currently frequented by crooks, drug runners, and other felons, by purchasing classy paintings to hang on the walls.

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great-reads Great Reads: Living with Death
By Annie Bostrom

Life’s single guarantee—death—unifies this nonfiction list of great reads. Death touches all of us and eventually happen all of us. But these nine books, most of them published in the last five years, demonstrate that death also humbles us, teaches us, intrigues us, evades us, inspires us, grosses us out, and makes us laugh. As with many fraught and difficult topics, books about death in all its terrifying glory provide a safe place from which to peer inside and marvel.

top10-sf-fantasy-horror-youth Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror for Youth: 2015
By Julia Smith

Magic, wonder, and terror course through the pages of these exceptional sf, fantasy, and horror novels, all reviewed between May 15, 2014, and May 1, 2015, in Booklist.

Afterworlds. By Scott Westerfeld. 2014. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $19.99 (9781481422345). Gr. 9–12.

top10-horror Top 10 Horror: 2015
By Bill Ott

This list of the best horror fiction reviewed between May 15, 2014, and May 1, 2015, covers the gamut, from an old-fashioned horror novel, tasting of blood and dust, to a zombie plague (what would a top 10 list be without one?) to a grisly, darkly comedic road trip.

Consumed. By David Cronenberg. 2014. Scribner, $26 (9781416596134).

top10-sf-fantasy Top 10 SF/Fantasy: 2015
By Brad Hooper

The wide range of time, place, and theme within the science-fiction and fantasy genres is well evidenced in the following outstanding examples reviewed in Booklist between May 15, 2014, and May 1, 2015.

The Bone Clocks.
By David Mitchell. Random, $30 (9781400065677).

column_back-page The Back Page: How Metzger’s Dog Stole My Vacation
By Bill Ott

Like the rest of us who live in the Midwest or the East, I only recently discovered that the temperature outside had finally reached a level that didn’t require my subzero shoulder hunch whenever leaving the house. No, this isn’t a column about winter weather, but it starts that way.

If you’ve read as much Florida crime fiction as I have, you’ve learned that snowbirds are usually objects of derision.

essential-cozies Core Collection: Essential Cozies on Audio and in Print
By Joyce Saricks

Cozy mysteries, with the body well offstage, please myriad readers who enjoy the gentle side of the crime-fiction genre. While there are dozens of popular cozy writers, here are 10 essential authors who, we suggest, represent the best of the best. These essential cozy series have stood the test of time and belong in every library collection and in the hands of patrons. For more information on cozies, check out At Leisure.

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