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Review Of The Day

​by Hamish Steele

Norma and Barney work at Dead End, the least popular attraction at Pollywood, and while they don’t lead many tours of park-goers through the haunted house by day, at night, the cobwebbed rooms host actual demons from Hell. When they exorcise a demon king out of Barney’s dog, Pugsley, the pet retains some of the demon’s power. At first, it’s just the ability to talk, but later, Pugsley finds he can do much, much more. But can he keep it under control?

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Listen-alikes: Audiobooks for Middle-Grade Graphic-Novel Fans
by Amanda Blau

​Graphic novels for elementary-school readers are on the rise in quantity and quality. Even with this new abundance, readers crave more titles like their favorite graphic novels. Why not introduce audiobooks to graphic-novel fans as a bridge to the pleasures of listening? These audio listen-alikes for best-selling graphic novels provide great places to start.

Writers and Readers: Book Club Nation
by Stephanie Powell Watts

One of the great honors of my life happened in 2017, when my debut novel, No One Is Coming to Save Us​, was selected as the inaugural pick for ALA’s Book Club Central by the honorary chair, Sarah Jessica Parker.

Top 10 Picture Books About Finding Home
by Julia Smith

Home is a word that holds different meanings for different people (or animals), whether it is a specific location or feeling of safety or belonging. These picture books, reviewed in Booklist between July 2017 and June 2018, show readers many facets of the word.

Top 10 Book-Group Books: 2018
by Susan Maguire

​Whether you’re planning ahead for a library book group or selecting for circulating book-club kits, these 10 discussion-worthy titles, reviewed by Booklist from July 2017 through June 2018, will get people talking.

Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth: 2018
by Sarah Hunter

This year’s top 10 graphic novels for youth, reviewed in Booklist between July 2017 and June 2018, include a madcap adventure, a moving memoir, a winsome story about toys at night, a spellbinding adaptation of a classic, and lots more.

Top 10 Graphic Novels: 2018
by Sarah Hunter

Moody narratives, spellbinding nonfiction, trenchant examinations of contemporary society, and—naturally—dynamic, eye-catching artwork can be found in this year’s top 10 graphic novels, reviewed in Booklist between July 2017 and June 2018.

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