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Junior Mints, J.S. Bach, Racial Cleansing, Hollywood High | What We’re Reading

Before some of the “What We’re Reading” team members head down to Orlando for the American … [Continue Reading]

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Anne Tyler | LibraryReads Author, June 15, 2016

An ambitious program launched in fall 2015 by Penguin Random House worldwide, the “Hogarth … [Continue Reading]

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Picture the Possibilities | Graphic Novels Preview 2016

As films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War and television … [Continue Reading]

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Tomes of the Brave | Memoir

This month, all of the stories are about being brave and the many forms that courage may take. Each … [Continue Reading]

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Frisco, Chimps, Perfume, Translations, Suck Fairies, & More | What We’re Reading

What an all-star lineup for “What We’re Reading” (WWR) we have this week! To get started, we … [Continue Reading]

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Feehan, Kleypas, Long, Shalvis, Debuter Kelly, plus Obits & RWA News | Romance Reviews, June 15, 2016

Summertime—and the Livin’ Readin’ Is Easy If you work in a public library, things don’t … [Continue Reading]

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Last Chance To Grab Your 2016 ALA Galley & Signing Guide

If you’re heading to the American Library Association conference in Orlando this week, don’t forget to take along the 2016 ALA Galley & Signing Guide, whether as a download or a printout. There is one important addendum to the guide: Patrick Phillips will be signing Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, on […]

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Microbes, Murder, & the Mysteries of Patty Hearst | Audio in Advance August 2016 | Nonfiction

Nonfiction audiobooks releasing in August 2016

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Anne Tyler | LibraryReads Author, June 15, 2016

Anne ­Tyler’s Vinegar Girl gives us the story of Kate Battista, a no-nonsense young woman who doesn’t aim to please, brusquely voicing her opinions at her job as preschool teacher and at home as housekeeper for her feckless scientist father and airheaded little sister.

Physics, June 2016 | Best Sellers

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Summer Listens | Wyatt’s World

Round out audiobook month with a selection of summer listens—aural experiences perfect for taking a road trip, lounging the afternoon away, or sunning on a beach.

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Tyler’s Vinegar Girl, Fully Tamed | RA Crossroads

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, William Shakespeare leads me down a winding path.

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Fiction from Ream, Rodale, and Rosoff, plus Debuters Adams and Leisure | Xpress Reviews

Debut author Adams has crafted a light, charming tale of love; Leisure’s first novel is for anyone looking for a taste of Provençal life; an intriguing mix of scientific premise and personal relationships from Ream; a delightful Regency romp from Rodale; Rosoff’s adult debut is heartfelt without being sappy and funny without being slapstick

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Graphic Novels from Kripke & Higgins, Simone & Co., Wilson & Morikawa, & Wood-plus | Xpress Reviews

Adult tale by debuter Kripke is beautifully rendered and plays out wonderfully; readers looking for compelling contemporary horror will best enjoy a sojourn into the Clean Room; for those interested in ethics and their whys and wherefores; Rebels is essential for students of and readers interested in American history and warfare

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Nonfiction on the American Presidents and on Tour (and Touring) with a Punk Musician | Xpress Reviews

This fourth edition is suitable for both public and secondary or postsecondary academic libraries needing a resource on the presidents; a complex combination of punk history, travel narrative, and politics is recommended for fans of punk music

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Junior Mints, J.S. Bach, Racial Cleansing, Hollywood High | What We’re Reading

A quick “What We’re Reading” column before staffers go to ALA this year.

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Tomes of the Brave | Memoir

This month, all the memoir picks are about being brave, and the many forms that it may take. Even when dealing with heavy subject matter, the authors find light, humor, and meaning in their experiences.

Beyond Caitlyn Jenner | Collection Development: Transgender Fiction & Nonfiction, June 1, 2016

The past ten years have seen dramatically increased visibility of transgender people in the public eye. For those in the community and those wanting to understand more about it, these 30 resources will fill in many of the blanks.

Best Memoirs 2016: Our Favorites (first half)

Here’s the best of January–May Memoir. Later this year, we’ll publish the best of June–December, so stay tuned!

Pushing Genre Boundaries | African American Fiction (and More)

A historical mystery set against the backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance, an inspirational novel about a very human man of God and his family, a soft cozy, an urban tale starring a Latina thief, and a rough-and-tumble street lit title populate this month’s selections.

Exploring the Outdoors, Crafts, & Kids’ Curiosity | Parenting Reviews, May 15, 2016

WITH FAMILIES ABOUT TO VISIT libraries in droves for summer reading programs, now is a great time for a parenting-through-the-years display, reminding moms and dads that librarians are a rich resource and valued partner in the health and growth of children of all ages.

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Summer Listens | Wyatt’s World

Round out audiobook month with a selection of summer listens—aural experiences perfect for taking a road trip, lounging the afternoon away, or sunning on a beach.

Tyler’s Vinegar Girl, Fully Tamed | RA Crossroads

Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, William Shakespeare leads me down a winding path.

Audio Only | Wyatt’s World

Celebrate audiobook month with an intriguing format—audio only. Written to be heard rather than read, these works offer listeners uniquely transporting experiences.

This Old House | The Reader’s Shelf, June 15, 2016

When you pass an abandoned mansion, are you immediately transported back to a time when people were elegant and skeletons were hidden in every closet? Here are seven books that feature those fascinating edifices, with an atmospheric feel and parallel narratives that switch between time lines.

Gripping Nonfiction To Sweep Readers Away | Wyatt’s World

Summer reading tends to lean heavily toward fiction, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of engrossing and mind-blowing nonfiction to take to the beach or consume while the air conditioner is blasting away. Here are five examples.

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