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Booklist Review of the Day

The Rat Queen
by Pete Hautman

​Rats scurry through Annie’s dreams, turning them into nightmares, but she cannot explain their presence. Hautman teases Annie and readers with their unseen presence, injecting a quiet dread into the layered story that follows.




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Current Features

Trend Alert: Microtrend Roundup
by Sarah Hunter

Science fiction, fantasy, and horror are incredibly popular genres, but there are so many subcategories, genre-blends, and niche themes that one reader’s golden thread might be another’s pile of straw. If your middle-grade, tween, and YA readers are craving a little more specificity, here are a handful of subgenres we’ve noticed spiking in the past several years.

The Essentials: SF/Fantasy & Horror Cli-Fi
by Susan Maguire

​Writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror have long used conventions of the genres to address societal ills; works that imagine the ways the world might adapt to environmental devastation are called climate fiction or cli-fi.

The Shelf Care Interview: Alex Boniello and April Lavalle

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Julia Smith talks to authors Alex Boniello and April Lavalle, about their picture book, A Case of the Zaps

Shelf Care logoShelf Care Episode 22: Book Banning and Book Suggesting
By Susan Maguire

In this episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast, host Susan Maguire talks to Kelly Jensen about the current state of book banning, what’s behind the recent slate of challenges, and what to do when collection development policies are not enough.

Top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror Audiobooks for Youth
by Heather Booth

Thrills, chills, and adventures abound in these starred youth audiobook downloads, reviewed in Booklist between August 2020 and July 2022.

Top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror Debuts: 2022
by Susan Maguire

​The top 10 science fiction, fantasy, and horror first novels reviewed in Booklist from August 2020 to July 2021 showcase fresh new voices exploring near-future worlds, bodily horror, and folkloric reimaginings.

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