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Watch Booklist's Susan Maguire Talk Summer Reading and Beach Reads with PBS Books

Missed Booklist’s very own Susan Maguire, Senior Editor of Collection Management and Library Outreach, on PBS Books last night? Worry not; you can catch her discussion with Heather-Marie Montilla, Director of PBS Books, about beach reads and summer reading by playing the video below!


Booklist Review of the Day

Mage and the Endless Unknown
written and art by S. J. Miller

In this (almost) wordless graphic novel, a gentle, curious Mage sets off on a journey that grows progressively darker, crueler, and more dangerous.

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By John Charles

Lucy Vine is a writer, editor, and the best-selling author of Hot Mess, What Fresh Hell, Are We Nearly There Yet? and Bad Choices. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages around the world, with Hot Mess optioned for a TV series.

Booklist Backlist: In Case of Emergency
by Kit Ballenger

​Life throws curveballs to even our youngest readers, and it’s important that kids with adverse childhood experiences still see themselves in stories. Think of this as your “In Case of Emergency” reading list—I hope you never need these books, but you’ll be grateful to have them, if you do.

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by Susan Maguire

​These top 10 reference books were reviewed in Booklist between May 15, 2022, and May 1, 2023, and represent useful resources for libraries of all sizes.

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by Heather Booth

This year’s list—from Booklist starred reviews published between April 1, 2021 and April 15, 2023—highlights the best in narration of historical fiction for adult listeners.

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By Sarah Hunter

Many late-twentieth-century dictatorships, some only a generation or two old, were marked by a tight grip on news media and widespread surveillance that often violently discouraged the spread of information, so it’s no wonder that documented facts about these regions can be hard to come by.

The Essentials: Jewish American Historical Fiction
by Donna Seaman

Historical fiction of the highest caliber offers a window onto the Jewish American experience, spotlighting actual events and individuals; articulating emotions, thoughts, and moral and spiritual dilemmas; and tracing the endless ripple effects of the past through vividly realized settings, engrossing plots, and many-faceted characters.  

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