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April 1, 2020


January 2020

January 2020 Issue

ANNOUNCEMENT

All Booklist and Book Links content is freely available until further notice. Start reading here.

BOOKLIST REVIEW OF THE DAY

The Language of Butterflies
by Wendy Williams

This entertaining look at “the world’s favorite insect” tells about butterflies’ captivating beauty, and the ways these bugs have fascinated people throughout history. 

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REVIEWS IN THIS ISSUE

Current Features

Spring Travel Guides: 2020
by Annie Bostrom

​Every spring and fall, we share a list of upcoming travel series entries, first edition guides, and standalone travel books that caught our eye and that we think you might want to check out, too. The guides below will all be published by September, when we’ll check in with our Fall Travel Guides list. Until then, bon voyage! 

The Booklist Printz Interview: A. S. King
by Julia Smith

It was a banner year for the Michael L. Printz Award, with A. S. King and Geraldine McCaughrean becoming the first women to win both a Printz Award and Honor during their careers.

The Shelf Care Interview: Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Maggie Reagan talks to Jason Reynolds about his remix of Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning, titled Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, now available from Little Brown Books for Young Readers.

Top 10 Quick Picks: 2020

Below, you will find the top 10 choices from the full list selected by the 2020 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

The CODES List: Cookbooks, 2020

The CODES List, a committee of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES), Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), has announced its selection of essential 2019 cookbooks for public libraries, highlighting titles for both avid home chefs and those just learning the rewards of making a meal.

Top 10 Wordless Picture Books: 2020
by Ronny Khuri

​While picture books are a largely visual medium, it’s nonetheless a challenge for artists to tell—and a treat for readers to be told—an entirely wordless story.

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