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Shelf Care Interview: Karla Valenti and Emma Otheguy
Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Random House Children’s Books.
In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Maggie Reagan talks to Karla Valenti, author of LOTERÍA and Emma Otheguy, author of SOFIA ACOSTA MAKES A SCENE.
Read the full transcript here: https://www.booklistonline.com/The-Shelf-Care-Interview-Karla-Valenti-and-Emma-Otheguy/pid=9755149
Shelf Care Interview: Sara Pennypacker
Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by HarperCollins Children's Books.
In this latest installment, Sarah Hunter talks to Sara Pennypacker, author of PAX: JOURNEY HOME.
Sara Pennypacker is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling PAX; the award-winning Clementine series and its spinoff series, Waylon; and the acclaimed novels SUMMER OF THE GYPSY MOTHS and HERE IN THE REAL WORLD. She divides her time between Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Florida.
Read the transcript here: https://www.booklistonline.com/The-Shelf-Care-Interview-Sara-Pennypacker-Hunter-Sarah/pid=9754682
Episode 16: Don't Think about the Elephant! (RA for Non-RA Staff)
In this episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast, host Susan Maguire talks to librarian Katie McLean Horner about helping non-readers’ advisory staff hone their RA skills, audio editor Heather Booth shares an easy, easy way to find audio titles, and Books for Youth’s Maggie Reagan cries into her cat.
Here’s what we talked about:
The End of the Perfect 10: The Making and Breaking of Gymnastics’ Top Score—from Nadia to Now, by Dvora Meyers
The Happiest Girl in the World, by Alena Dillon
Reviews of the Day, 2020: Audio
Instructions for Dancing, Nicola Yoon
Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine
Shelf Care Interview: Jeffrey Archer
Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers.
In this latest installment, Donna Seaman talks to Jeffrey Archer, author of OVER MY DEAD BODY.
Jeffrey Archer is the internationally best-selling author of many books, including two crime fiction series, the Clifton Chronicles and the William Warwick mysteries, of which OVER MY DEAD BODY is the most recent.
Link to transcript here: https://www.booklistonline.com/Shelf-Care-Interview-Jeffrey-Archer-Seaman-Donna/pid=9753492
Shelf Care Interview: Nidhi Chanani
Welcome to the Shelf Care Interview, an occasional conversation series where Booklist talks to book people. This Shelf Care Interview is sponsored by Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.
In this latest installment, Ronny Khuri talks to Nidhi Chanani, author of JUKEBOX.
Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India and raised in California. She creates illustrations that capture love in everyday moments which are often featured at Disney Parks. In 2012 she was honored by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change. She’s the author of Pashmina, Shubh Raatri Dost/Good Night Friend, and illustrator of I Will Be Fierce. Nidhi draws and dreams in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and kid.
Episode 15: Graphic Novels for Every Reader and Mother-Dog Summer
On this episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast, host Susan Maguire talks to the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table’s Jessica Jenner about the Best Graphic Novels for Adults reading list, Audio Editor Heather Booth gives us the skinny on the Odyssey Award winners, and Adult Books Associate Editor Annie Bostrom and I figure out who is more of a Kristy.
Here’s what we talked about:
2020 Best Graphic Novels for Adults
Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna, illustrated by the author, translated by Helge Dascher.
Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Damian Duffy and Octavia Butler, illustrated by John Jennings.
Come Home, Indio by Jim Terry, illustrated by the author.
Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List nomination form.
Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, read by Bahni Turpin.
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds, read by Jason Reynolds.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, read by Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa Marte.
When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed, read by a full cast.
Kent State by Deborah Wiles, read by a full cast.
We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Growing Up Bookish and Bossy with the Iconic Series edited by Marisa Crawford and Megan Milks.
Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder.
Shelf care-I am hooked
I recommend this series to all book lovers for fun and insightful discussion! It is equally excellent for those readers just looking for suggestions for light vacation reading. One site for all! Highly recommend!!