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New Star Wars Film Coinciding With Eight New Books

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Star Wars was introduced 41 years ago, in 1977, and has been a staple of American pop culture since. Not only are the films an iconic slice of Americana, so are the many books written on or about the film and its characters. The new Star Wars film, Solo, is coming to theaters May 25th and a host of books will be forthcoming this spring and into the summer.  Take a look at some of the best new additions to the Star Wars book collection:   Star Wars: The Last Jedi Expanded Edition (Del Rey, March 6, 2018), Jason Fry This is the novelization of the latest Star Wars film to hit theaters. Here, we return to our friends Rey, Poe and Finn as they…

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Bookish: The Best Book Covers of 2017

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. People say you shouldn’t judge books by their covers, but here at Bookish we’re not just readers—we’re cover-judging-rebels. As 2017 draws to a close, we wanted to pay homage to the incredible designs that stood out on bookstore shelves like works of art. Are you a rebel too? Let us know what your favorite covers of 2017 were! Picture Books Before She was Harriet, Lesa Cline-Ransome When’s My Birthday?, Julie Fogliano Mighty Moby, Ed Young Pandora, Victoria Turnbull Don’t Blink!, Tom Booth Accident!, Andrea Tsurumi Middle Grade The Stars Beneath Our Feet, David Barclay Moore The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, Alexandra Bracken The First Rule of Punk, Celia C. Perez The List, Patricia…

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The Monster Mash Bookshelf We’re Imagining on Halloween!

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For me, Halloween means costumes, candy, pumpkins, and — of course — The Monster Mash. There’s no other song that’s as iconic this time of year, and even though I’ve heard it a hundred times (or maybe even a thousand), it’s still insanely catchy. Plus, I love the thought of imagining an actual monster mash taking place, with all those monsters partying together into the night.   Since it’s Halloween, let’s take it one step farther and actually imagine the Monster Mash characters sharing scary stories and maybe even their favorite book recommendations. Can’t you just picture Dracula lounging around on a daybed, diving into a good book? Or Wolfman perusing his bookshelf for the perfect scary read? On that note, here…

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