The winners of the 2017 Audie Awards have arrived! On Thursday, June 1—just in time for June is Audiobook Month—the Audio Publishers Association doled out the Oscars of audiobooks at the Alliance Française in New York City, in a ceremony hosted by comedian Paula Poundstone.
For many kids, a mistake means crumpling a piece of paper and starting over, but in The Book of Mistakes (2017), Corinna Luyken’s debut picture book about the creative process, a mistake leads to something truly brilliant. From an ink blot on the front endpaper to a splotch on the title page, Luyken hints that mistakes can lead to something good.
Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and / or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from May 30 through June 2 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.
Neil Gaiman is known for his ability to weave myths and fairy tales, and his latest picture book continues with this trend. In this week’s Book Trailer Thursday, we get a peek at Gaiman’s latest tale Cinnamon, which is beautifully illustrated by Divya Srinivasan. A talking, man-eating tiger is the only one who is able to get Cinnamon, a non-speaking, pearl-eyed princess, to speak.
Lynn: The theme of kids taking on greedy developers is not new or uncommon in books for kids—remember, Carl Hiaasen’s Hoot(2002) won a Newbery Honor. But this year alone, I’ve already read three books with this central issue. Is this a movement? See for yourself. (And readers, if I’m missing any titles, let me know!)
Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from May 8 through 12—all crime fiction titles in honor of Mystery Month— so that you can revisit the week’s best books.