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Letter from the Editor / George Kendall
ALA’s 2022 Best Lists
The Reading List: Best Adult Genre Fiction, 2022
The CODES List: Cookbooks, 2022
Over the Rainbow, 2022
Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2022
Alex Awards, 2022
Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2022
Rise: A Feminist Book Project, 2022
Notable Children’s Books, 2022
Top 10 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2022
Rainbow List, 2022
Notable Children’s Recordings, 2022
Top 10 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2022
The Listen List, 2022
Notable Films for Adults, 2022
Odyssey Winners and Honor Audiobooks, 2022
Trade Secrets • Booklist Reader and Reader Engagement
Spring Travel Guides, 2022
Read-alikes • Small Towns with Quirky Characters
Self-Published Books Showcase • These books are recommended by BlueInk Review, a fee-based review service devoted exclusively to self-published books. Every other issue, BlueInk will compile a list of their favorites for Booklist, as a service to librarians hoping to incorporate self-published work into their collections. BlueInk was founded by Patti Thorn, former book review editor of Denver’s Rocky Mountain News, and Patricia Moosbrugger, a literary agent who represents several best-selling authors. The company delivers professional, unbiased reviews of self-published books written by critics drawn largely from major mainstream publications and by editors from prominent publishing houses. Stars reflect the decisions of BlueInk reviewers and editors. Booklist is happy to bring this curated collection of the best in self-publishing for adults and youth to our audience.
News & Views
Carte Blanche • Liberty and Vigilance
The Booklist Printz Interview
Navigating Newber • The Stories That Make Us
Spotlight on Picture Books
Top 10 Picture Books for Deep Thinkers • These beautiful, mind-expanding picture books, reviewed in Booklist between March 15, 2021, and March 1, 2022, explore abstract concepts—grief, beauty, memory, and more—in accessible ways.
Picture Books Out Loud • Audiobooks, Picture Books, and the Odyssey Award A change to the Odyssey Award rules opens the door for honoring more picture books on audio.
Picture Books on Audio
Video Watch: Picture Books on Video
Booklist Backlist • Short story collections can be uneven, but readers will be consistently impressed by these extraordinary, resonant, and exhilarating debuts by a dozen diverse writers.