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      May 15, 2015          BOOKLIST

Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror
Top 10 Horror
Top 10 SF/Fantasy
Carte Blanche: Adventures    Underground
Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror    for Youth
Books by Booklist    Authors: Guillermo del    Toro and Daniel Kraus'    Trollhunters
Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror    on Audio

Reference Showcase
Inside the Dartmouth    Medal: Deciding on The    Princeton Dictionary of    Buddhism
Real Life Reference: How    Many Ships Sailed    against Troy?


AASL National Conference    Preview: Author!    Author!
Great Reads: Living with    Death
Carnegie Medal Read-    Alikes, 2015: The Fiction    Shortlist
Carnegie Medal Read-    Alikes, 2015: The    Nonfiction Shortlist
Shortlist Announced for    the 2015 Andrew    Carnegie Medals for    Fiction and Nonfiction
Great Reads: Picturing    Poetry
Dancing in the Dark:    Recent YA Ballet Books
Great Reads: These Novels    Are Graphic
Great Reads: Great BIG    Reads
Great Reads: A Dark    Harvest for Kansas Day
Great Reads: What Do You    Resolve to Read this    Year?

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Review Of The Day
By Jose Daniel Older

When Sierra’s grandfather warns her to finish her mural because “the paintings are fading,” she is puzzled, but the only person willing to help her find answers is talented artist Robbie, and even he is reticent.

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real-life-ref Real Life Reference: How Many Ships Sailed against Troy?
By Nicolette Warisse Sosulski

A classics colleague, Project Gutenberg, and Microsoft Excel collaborate to validate the trailer of a Hollywood blockbuster.

Sometimes you have to twist the question that the patron asks into a question that you can answer. I know this sounds as though I am disrespecting the users’ information needs, but we’ve all been there—sometimes they ask questions that may not be answerable, but a few tweaks can get to the heart of the matter.

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By Rebecca Vnuk

Librarians rarely just sit there while out at the reference desk. Even when there’s not a patron in front of them, they’re often furiously typing away at something on their computer. It’s likely that they’re searching for the answer to a previous question, working on the latest collection report, tweaking a new public desk schedule . . . or perhaps they’re tweeting. Let’s take a peek.

booklist-authors-trollhunters Books by Booklist Authors: Trollhunters
By Sarah Hunter

With three novels under his belt, Booklist Books for Youth Editor Daniel Kraus has made a respectable name for himself as an author of YA horror, so it won’t come as too much of a surprise that he has partnered with Guillermo del Toro, the renowned filmmaker behind Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth, to write Trollhunters, which will be released in July. Both authors have worked behind the camera, and it shows in their collaboration, which unfolds at a cinematic pace with vividly visual language.

top10-sf-fantasy-horror Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror on Audio: 2015
By Joyce Saricks

Imaginative world building, haunting tales, and swashbuckling adventures characterize these outstanding adult audios reviewed between May 2013 and May 2015.

Babayaga. By Toby Barlow. Read by Dan John Miller. 2013. 14.5hr. Tantor, CD, $39.99 (9781452615875).

column_carte-blanche Carte Blanche: Adventures Underground
By Michael Cart

I’ve just read and reviewed an exhaustive biography of Lewis Carroll—you know, the guy who wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. “Lewis Carroll” is the nom de plume of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a nineteenth-century British mathematician and Oxford don, but, of course, you know that, don’t you? I only ask because I once taught a class of graduate students who, to my horror, didn’t!

great-reads Great Reads: Living with Death
By Annie Bostrom

Life’s single guarantee—death—unifies this nonfiction list of great reads. Death touches all of us and eventually happen all of us. But these nine books, most of them published in the last five years, demonstrate that death also humbles us, teaches us, intrigues us, evades us, inspires us, grosses us out, and makes us laugh. As with many fraught and difficult topics, books about death in all its terrifying glory provide a safe place from which to peer inside and marvel.

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