Furry Friends Roundup

Furry Friends Roundup

These books about furry friends are #CuteOverload: DOUG THE PUG: The King of Pop Culture by Leslie Mosier Doug the Pug is the King of Pop Culture with over 7 million adoring fans on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat! He’s bumped noses with the hottest stars out there: Justin Bieber, Steven Tyler, Ed Sheeran, John […]

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BEST CAT #BOOKBDAY EVER!

BEST CAT #BOOKBDAY EVER!

MEOW!! A super special #BookBday to THE BEST CAT BOOK EVER: Super-Amazing, 100% Awesome by Kate Funk! We looooove AC cat and all the crazy get-ups his food slave/owner Kate Funk puts him in and photographs for our enjoyment. (* If you were at ALA Annual, you saw AC as Bob Ross everywhere!) Anne even […]

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For Your Consideration: October LibraryReads titles

For Your Consideration: October LibraryReads titles

Download, read, and nominate our favorite titles now for the October 2014* LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due September 1 LILA by Marilynne Robinson Pulitzer Prize-winning author “Robinson has created a tour de force” (Booklist, starred review) with the final volume in her Gilead trilogy, LILA. It’s already received two starred reviews and has a major […]

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The Purr-fect Welcome Back

The Purr-fect Welcome Back

Hello, friends! We hope you had a lovely Independence Day weekend and are recovered from ALA Annual. Going back to work after a holiday is always a bummer, but we’ve got several great books that will put you in a paws-itively better mood! #meow THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB: The Further Adventures of One Man […]

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Librarians “Shout ‘n Share” Their Favorite BEA Picks!

Librarians “Shout ‘n Share” Their Favorite BEA Picks!

Happy Monday, friends!  For those of you who couldn't make it to BEA (sniff), here's what your librarian pals found on the show floor to  shout ‘n share about:

King County Library System's Alene Moroni loved Kate Forsyth's historical novel BITTER GREENS.

New York Public Library/Bookops's Charlene Rue was captivated by Eula Biss' ON IMMUNITY: An Inoculation.

Douglas "Books for Dudes" Lord was really excited about Kim Zupan's gritty Western mystery THE PLOUGHMEN.

Library Journal's Henrietta Verma picked Ursula Archer's geocaching murder mystery FIVE, and said that it satisfied her love of both mysteries and maps.
She also recommended John Scalzi's latest sci-fi gem, LOCK IN

Baltimore County Public Library's Jamie Watson called out Susan Strecker's NIGHT BLINDNESS and said it's the perfect book for Nicholas Sparks fans. 

Alene and Jamie both applauded Kate Funk's BEST CAT BOOK EVER! Cat + Costume = What's not to love?

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Best Cat Book EVER!

Best Cat Book EVER!

Best Cat Book Ever jacketAre you bummed because it's Monday? Well, we've got the perfect pick-me-up: THE BEST CAT BOOK EVER: Super-Amazing, 100% Awesome by Kate Funk!

Do you like cats?
Do you really, really like cats?
Do you like cats who look like they are seriously pissed off?
Do you like cats who are seriously pissed off AND dressed in hilarious costumes?
Are you impressed by this photographer’s ability to get her cat to pose as such things as an abominable snowman, Medusa, a jazzercise instructor, and a dinosaur?

AC jazzercise

angel devil ac

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you clearly have no soul, and should probably leave. If you answered “yes” to these questions—you’re in luck, because this book has all of those things, and more!

We love Kate Funk's furry sidekick AC so much that we've put him in our recent Booklist ads (Look for him at ALA Annual, too!). 

If you're desperate to get your paws on more AC goodness, we can send you a postcard booklet—email Anne for a copy. Enjoy!

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Critters & Crime…

Critters & Crime…

To continue our celebration of Booklist's Mystery Month, meet the many cats and dogs dutifully serving alongside our favorite detectives! 

Booklist crime & critters ad 

Team #Meow

THE CAT SITTER'S NINE LIVES by Blaize & John Clement
Pet-sitter and amateur sleuth Dixie Hemingway is back in this ninth installment of Blaize Clement's beloved cozy mystery series, now written by her son John. Dixie rescues a man from a car accident, and a day later strange things start to happen—the man she rescued claims to be Dixie's husband, a bookstore owner and his cat vanish, and a mysterious phone call from a new client lures her to a crumbling, abandoned mansion on the outskirts of town.

BLOOD RUBIES by Jane Cleland
In the ninth book in Cleland's mystery series featuring amateur sleuth/antiques appraiser Josie Prescott, celebrity chef Ana Yartsin—known for her Fabergé egg-shaped cakes, as well as the Fabergé Spring Egg snow globe—is planning the desserts for her friend Heather and Jason's upcoming wedding. When Josie arrives to appraise the snow globe, she finds it smashed and Jason dead.
Meet Jane Cleland at ALA Annual!

DOING IT AT THE DIXIE DEW by Ruth Moose
Winner of the Malice Domestic Competition for Best First Traditional Mystery Novel, Moose's Southern cozy features Beth McKenzie, a proprietor of a bed and breakfast called The Dixie Dew, where guests are being murdered.

THE BEST CAT BOOK EVER! by Kate Funk
OK, OK, it's not a mystery…. But it’s hilarious. 

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