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Books of Oz, Movies, Marketing, & More | What We’re Reading

This week the "What We're Reading" crew from LJ/School Library Journal took some trips to … [Continue Reading]

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Diversity Trumps Puppies | Hugo Awards 2016

As with last May's Nebula Awards, women once again were the top winners at this year's Hugo Awards, … [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Fall Picks 2016

The 43 new books of interest on our radar this fall The old blessing (or curse) “may you live … [Continue Reading]

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On & off the Record | What We’re Reading

Last week I asked my colleagues at LJ/School Library Journal & Junior Library Guild if they had … [Continue Reading]

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Imagined Multiverses | Genre Spotlight: SF/Fantasy

Speculative fiction is specially suited to address humanity’s rich diversity, with its various … [Continue Reading]

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Gridiron Legacies: This Season’s Football Picks

The latest football titles reflect a little of everything from the gridiron: iconic quarterbacks … [Continue Reading]

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Historical Echoes | Fiction Previews, Feb. 2017, Pt. 4

Hunter, Georgia. We Were the Lucky Ones. Viking. Feb. 2017. 416p. ISBN 9780399563089. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780399563102. Downloadable: Penguin Audio. HISTORICAL Hunter, who did not know that she came from a family of Holocaust survivors until she was 15, draws on this revelatory history to tell the story of three generations of the Kurc family, […]

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Memoirs from Phil Collins, Arnold Palmer, & Marina Abramovic | Audio in Advance October 2016 | Nonfiction

Audio memoirs, biographies, history, and more publishing in October 2016

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Louise Penny | LibraryReads Author, August 2016

Numerous mysteries bind Louise Penny’s gracious, richly conceived A Great Reckoning, next in the series starring ­Armand Gamache, former chief of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec and just named commander of the Sûreté’s academy.

Mathematics, August 2016 | Best Sellers

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Books of Oz, Movies, Marketing, & More | What We’re Reading

The intrepid WWR team circles the globe and/or adjusts the armchair this week.

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Big Science, Breastfeeding, Teens, Childhood Cancer | Parenting Reviews, September 1, 2016

Younger kids will love these short activities with big impacts; Grayson’s global perspective is a welcome addition to an important debate; Phelan’s guidance is consistently sound, on target, and presented in an upbeat, practical way

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Books for All: Self-Publishing at FlameCon | SELF-esteem

On August 20 and 21, downtown Brooklyn provided the LGBTQ community a safe space to geek out at the second annual FlameCon. Attendees descended upon the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott to get their fill of fan-crafted merchandise and to discuss everything from representation in nerdy media to their favorite fanfiction. Saturday afternoon began with a panel simply titled “Self-Publishing,” moderated by King Features Syndicate’s editorial project manager Tea Fougner, dressed up like X-Men’s Emma Frost.

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Writing Violence: Chris Holm’s New Thriller Explores Terrorism’s Aftermath

After an act of terror, such as the one that detonates on the opening pages of Red Right Hand, Chris Holm’s second installment of his “Michael Hendricks” series, there are always more questions than answers.

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Short Fiction for Fall: Key Collections from 18 Authors, Both Veteran and New

Barkan turns in a near-perfect debut collection; Bertin’s got a bristly imagination; Collins crosses racial, gender, and generational divides; Smith is original and always surprising; Pulitzer finalist Williams offers perfect little gems

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Our Just Desserts: Baking | Collection Development, September 1, 2016

Baked goods and pastries are favorites among chefs and consumers alike, and despite burgeoning online food resources, cookbooks continue to be top circulators. These new and classic sources will add sustenance to any collection.

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Big Science, Breastfeeding, Teens, Childhood Cancer | Parenting Reviews, September 1, 2016

Younger kids will love these short activities with big impacts; Grayson’s global perspective is a welcome addition to an important debate; Phelan’s guidance is consistently sound, on target, and presented in an upbeat, practical way

Our Just Desserts: Baking | Collection Development, September 1, 2016

Baked goods and pastries are favorites among chefs and consumers alike, and despite burgeoning online food resources, cookbooks continue to be top circulators. These new and classic sources will add sustenance to any collection.

Cozy or Rough | African American Fiction (and More)

This month treats us to new releases from popular urban fiction authors plus a tasty cozy murder mystery centered on the owner of a soul food restaurant and her sassy cousin.

Loss & Gain | Memoir

Each of this month’s memoirs is about growing stronger in different ways, even as each writer loses something crucial or someone essential. While they won’t leave a dry eye in the house, they’ll evoke cathartic and redemptive tears.

Love in Uniform: Military Romance | Collection Development, August 2016

Current trends in military romance both reflect and anticipate events in the nonfictional world. Since the takedown of Osama bin Laden, battalions of romances star SEALs, while the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has led to a spate of same-sex happy endings.

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World War II Secret Agents | RA Crossroads

Gross’s tense and harrowing story portrays how one extraordinarily brave soldier attempts the unthinkable, producing nail-biting suspense, a mournful ode to those who endured the camps, and an exploration of what constitutes a civil and spiritual life.

Nonfiction Picks | Wyatt’s World

As the last days of summer slip away, amid back-to-school commercials and pool closings, readers can ease into returning to the classroom with this selection of nonfiction.

Water Cooler RA 2.0 | Wyatt’s World

Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad is dominating the book conversation this week (and likely beyond), yet also making headlines at the moment are a wealth of other titles pertaining to the current cultural climate. Here are five to suggest, all fitting nicely into the present dialog.

Long-Awaited Reading | Wyatt’s World

The frenzy over J.K. Rowling et al.’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues to dominate book headlines. However, there are a number of other works out this month that give proof to the phrase “better late than never.”

Harry Potter: The Backlist | Wyatt’s World

Just as Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, with authors John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, has looked to stories past to create the latest entry in the series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, readers’ advisers can reach into the stacks and pull out plenty of Potter read-alikes to share.

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