Last Week’s Top Reviews

The most-read reviews on publishersweekly.com last week were…

The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales from Alagaësia

Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

Circe

Where the Crawdads Sing

Coders: The Making of a New Art and the Remaking of the World

From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

PW’s staff picks: the best books we read in 2018.

Children’s Bookshelf

Through the nonprofit Girls of the Crescent, two teenage sisters, Mena and Zena Nasiri, are taking on the underrepresentation of Muslim females like themselves in YA literature by collecting and donating books that do contain Muslim female characters.

Podcasts

Week Ahead

PW senior writer Andrew Albanese looks at how the holiday season turned out for publishers, and looks ahead to what awaits publishers and librarians in 2019.

More to Come

The MTC crew opens the new year with a look at graphic novels coming in 2019; then the cohosts take a look at two of the hottest superhero movies of the past year: Aquaman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Blogs

ShelfTalker

Meghan Dietsche Goel, children’s book buyer and programming director for the Austin bookstore BookPeople, describes volunteering for a literacy program at her son’s elementary school and discusses the task of picking appropriate books for two very different readers.

PW Insider

PW associate news editor John Maher recaps his conversation with a group of young publishers about big issues facing the industry.