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book covers from the Readers' Choice Award winners

See the Winners of the Booklist Blog Readers’ Choice Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Booklist Blog Readers’ Choice Awards, and thank you to everyone who participated! Check out the winners of each category below.

Booklist Review of the Day

Rise to the Sky: How the World’s Tallest Trees Grow Up
by Rebecca E. Hirsch, illustrated by Mia Posada

​Hirsch and Posada, who previously collaborated on Plants Can’t Sit Still (2016), now explain how the tallest trees grow.




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Top 10 Series Nonfiction: 2023
by Julia Smith

This year’s best new nonfiction series—reviewed between April 1, 2022, and March 15, 2023—encompass a pleasant potpourri of topics to freshen your shelves. Several offer new takes and perspectives on traditional topics, from geography to animal groups to American history, that will spark curiosity in readers’ minds.

Booklist Backlist: Fashion in Historical Fiction
by Maribeth Fisher

In historical fiction, the clothes help make the characters, so it’s no surprise that are a good number of novels about characters who make the fashion.

Shelf Care logoShelf Care #27: RA Training, the Audies, and Mothman 
By Susan Maguire

On this episode of Shelf Care: The Podcast, host Susan Maguire talks to Jessica Trotter of the Capital Area District Libraries (MI) about all things readers’ advisory training, from grassroots staff efforts to defining core competencies and all kinds of stuff in between.

image from The Fiancee Farce10 Questions for Alexandria Bellefleur
​By John Charles

A Pacific Northwesterner at heart, Alexandria Bellefleur has a weakness for good coffee, Pike IPA, and Voodoo doughnuts and, here, answers the Booklist Blog​’s questions about her latest, The Fiancée Farce.

Spring Travel Guides: 2023
by Annie Bostrom

​Twice a year, we gaze out at the landscape of travel publishing and report back. This time around, we’re pleased to see lots of updates of perennially popular guides, as well as new titles to mesmerize globetrotters and armchair travelers alike.

LibraryReads logoLibraryReads April 2023 Picks

Every month, library staff from across the country have the chance to vote on upcoming adult titles that they loved reading and cannot wait to share. Participation is open to everyone who works in a public library, whether they are senior staff or new arrivals, in any area of the library.

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