2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

Congratulations to the six titles selected for the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Shortlist! The American Library Association (ALA) announced the finalists for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction today, awarded for the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the U.S.

A Big-Top 10: High-Flying Circus Books for Kids

I’m not exactly sure when my fascination with the circus started. I never went as a child; I was more concerned with getting on Broadway than running away with Ringling. Still, over the past several years I’ve been drawn to the circus aesthetic—its daring, inherent otherness. I can pore over vintage posters, sideshow banners, and cabinet cards for hours. I’ve read histories and novels. I’ve watched documentaries and horror movies. I may be the only avid fan of the failed HBO series Carnivale—how was it supposed to end?!

Publishing U: The Graphic Novel Pregame

What You Can Do to Get Noticed by a Comics Publisher

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In the ninth post of our Publishing U series, Gina Gagliano, Associate Marketing & Publicity Manager for Macmillan’s graphic novel imprint, First Second Books, outlines some of the unique avenues available to graphic novelists, and explains how traveling them helps attract the attention of publishers.


Book Podcast: Breakfast at the Bookstore

Podcasts about books and reading are gaining in popularity. They are a great way to find new books to read for yourself or your book group. But podcast conversations can also provide the same kind of delights that a book group can provide—the joy of hearing another person’s perspectives on a book and the ways in which you learn about someone from their reading.