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Readers’ Advisory: Ideas and Practice

This series of Booklist workshops on Thursday, March 14 is designed to keep you up to speed on both the ideas and practice that will enhance your RA game. Register now to learn from experts in the field about how genres relate to each other, how to talk to patrons about their leisure reading, and how to write an effective book annotation.

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by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Read by a full cast

In this companion book to 2020 Odyssey–winning audio Hey, Kiddo!, Jarrett J. Krosoczka reflects on a pivotal life-changing experience at Camp Sunshine.

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Listen Up: Middle Grade Friendship and Family Stories on Audio
by Heather Booth

As tweens branch out from childhood into the world around them, their relationships with friends and family can get complicated. These audiobooks sensitively illuminate this evolution with compelling stories, likable characters, and standout narrations.

The Essentials: Classic Novel Retellings
by Ronny Khuri

​There’s no escaping the classics. Whether through summer reading lists, film adaptations, or school curricula, noteworthy novels from the eighteenth century onward are ever-present, and in the last few years there has been a growing movement to apply new perspectives to these old stories.

Shelf Care Interview logoThe Shelf Care Interview: Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic

In this episode of Shelf Care Interview, Sarah Hunter talks with Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic about her latest picture book, Touch the Sky

photo of Cara Hunter10 Questions for Cara Hunter
By John Charles

Cara Hunter is the author of instant New York Times best-selling thriller Murder in the Family as well as the Sunday Times best-selling crime novels featuring DI Adam Fawley and his Oxford-based police team.

photo of Mary Liza Hartong10 Questions for Mary Liza Harton
By John Charles

Mary Liza Hartong lives and writes in her hometown of Nashville. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She also holds a master’s from Dartmouth in Creative Writing and a master’s from the University College Cork in British and American Literature via Fulbright grant.

Reading and Listening Together: Print and Audio Standouts, 2024
by Heather Booth, Annie Bostrom, Susan Maguire, and Donna Seaman

For this book-discussion gathering, we suggest books adapted for the screen, nonfiction for an election year, first novels for the discovery of new voices, keenly inventive sf, engaging memoirs, and, because we all need laughter and hope, rom-coms. Here’s to lively book discussions!

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