Mystery and More: Kate Morton’s Carefully Structured The Lake House Has Broad Appeal


History, mystery, a split yet deftly interlocking time frame, the complexities of family, the sweep of England’s grand country homes—of course it’s a Kate Morton novel.

Why Alice Still Matters: Celebrating 150 Years of Wonderland with Gregory Maguire


It’s been 150 years since readers first fell down the rabbit hole with the heroine of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland , and no one’s been the same since.

Talking, Tweeting, Writing, Riding | What We’re Reading


“What We’re Reading” people find inspiration on Twitter, in the headlines, at the beach, and in Montana City this week.

From Page to Screen: Graphic Novels in Movies and Television


What’s a librarian to do when new comic converts ask for a book about their latest favorite character, or a comic that is similar to their favorite show? Start with this handy list of graphic novels that have either inspired or been inspired by their broadcast and cinematic counterparts.

Reading and Reacting | French on Fridays

This week I realize that truth is harder, not to mention stranger, than fiction.

Coloring, Geeking, Watching, Witching, & More | What We’re Reading


LJ/SLJ and JLG staffers share their oddball and nightmare and just plain vanilla reads this week.

Alternate Routes & Reads | French on Fridays


Outliers, both real and surreal, are on the “French on Fridays” book menu today.

The Eisners: Winning Cartoonists, Winning Libraries | Eisner Awards 2015


Congratulations to the winners of the 27th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards and the Will Eisner Graphic Novels Grants for Libraries

To Flag and Flag Not | What We’re Reading


The “What We’re Reading” team discusses flags, twins, graphic novels and manga, Canadian crowd control, and hot new releases from Harper Lee and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Library Journal’s Review of To Kill a Mockingbird, May 15, 1960


The May 15, 1960 issue of Library Journal reviewed a new work by a debut author, Harper Lee. Her To Kill a Mockingbird was released on July 11 of that year and our reviewer, librarian Robert W. Henderson, described it as “A gripping, timely story. Strongly recommended for all libraries.” (See below for the full […]