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The March Booklist Reader Is Here—Digitally and in Print!

Cover of current Booklist ReaderThe March Booklist Reader is here: start reading and sharing digitally today!


Order Booklist Reader in print for your patrons!

You can share physical copies of Booklist Reader with library-building visitors now! Don’t miss out on this valuable patron resource, which brings Booklist’s quality book and audiobook recommendations, author interviews, original features, and so much more directly to readers of all ages. Order your first fifty online today or by calling 1-888-350-0949, and learn more about this exciting patron resource on our blog! 


Booklist Review of the Day

The Night Tent
written and illustrated by Landis Blair

Blair serves us a gentler take on Where the Wild Things Are in his blue-toned tale of a sleepless boy’s nighttime adventure. With thoughts of tentacles and closet monsters dancing in his head, Watson’s round eyes are as open as can be, despite him being tucked into a cozy bed.

Reviews in This Issue

Current Features

Top 10 Picture Books about Journeys
by Sarah Hunter

Transformative journeys, both literal and metaphorical, are at the heart of these exceptional picture books, reviewed in Booklist between March 15, 2022, and March 1, 2023.

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.

Booklist Backlist: Map It Out
by Sarah Hunter

The authors of these middle-grade fantasies guide readers on thrilling adventures in which cartography is key to the plot, but don’t count on tea-stained parchments as the only navigation tools—some of these maps are on paper, of course, but others are just as ingeniously constructed as the fantastical worlds they delineate.

The Essentials: Trashy Reads (to Treasure)
by Julia Smith

Garbage might not spring to mind as a fertile topic of discussion, but a number of fantastic books—both fiction and not—celebrate the wonders found in trash heaps and recycling bins. From artists working with found materials to creative inventions to urban renewal, these stories are sure to inspire.

High-Demand Read-alikes: Funny and Charming Romance Novels
by John Charles

In Happy Place, Emily Henry’s latest sharply witty, shrewdly characterized love story, the author effectively plays with such popular romance-genre tropes as a second chance at romance and fake dating, as do these equally humorous and heartfelt romances.

sampling of book coversSee the 2022 Booklist Blog Readers’ Choice Awards Nominees—and Vote for the Winners!

The ballots are in, and the nominees have been announced! Now, it’s your turn to vote for your favorite book cover, protagonist, villain, couple, and/or plot twist from the 2022 adult or YA novel nominees below. Voting ends Wednesday, March 22.

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