Book Trailer Thursday: TIMELESS

Former Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks senior designer and artist Armand Balthazar has turned his attention to middle-grade fiction in Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic (HarperCollins / Katherine Tegen), the first in a new science fiction / fantasy series. In a world where past, present, and future all exist at the same time, Diego Ribera and his friends must save their city and their very existence.

MOXIE Girls Fight Back!

Lynn: High-school junior Vivian Carter has always loved looking in the battered shoebox labeled “My Misspent Youth” on her mother’s shelf. These days, Vivian’s mom is a widowed, hard-working urgent care nurse. But back in the day, Viv’s mom was a punk rock-loving, feminist zine-creating Riot Grrl, and that box is full of mementos of that time. But, as Viv’s grandmother notes, the “rebellious gene” certainly seems to have bypassed “our dutiful Vivian.”

Reviews of the Week, with Peggy Orenstein, Melissa Albert, and Tina Brown

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 November 20 through November 23 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.


Monday, November 20

Vanity Fair Diaries, Tina Brown

BIG CAT, LITTLE CAT: The Pet Life Cycle Explained for the Picture-Book Crowd

Cindy: “There was a cat who lived alone. Until the day a new cat came.” So begins Elisha Cooper’s spare but powerful book, BIG CAT, little cat (2017). Details are minimal—the big cat is white and outlined with heavy black lines, while the new kitten is solid black with a white eye and some black whiskers—but oh, what Cooper can do with tails, paws, and lines to bring these two cats to life.