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Read & Remember | What We’re Reading

I asked my colleagues at LJ/School Library Journal if they had any Memorial Day reading … [Continue Reading]

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Not Forgotten | French on Fridays

It’s Memorial Day (almost)! As my colleague Kate reminded me, I accidentally omitted her "What … [Continue Reading]

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Doubling Up, Doubling Down | What We’re Reading

The busy bees at LJ, School Library Journal, and Junior Library Guild make this column so much fun. … [Continue Reading]

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LibraryReads: Librarians Announce June Favorites

Topping this months Library Reads is Eight Hundred Grapes, a romance set in a California … [Continue Reading]

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The Things They Carried: History 100(ish) Objects at a Time

The idea of presenting popular history through objects got a boost from Tom Standage’s popular A … [Continue Reading]

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Hot Summertime Reads

The holds for anticipated new works by Toni Morrison and Harper Lee may be long this summer, but … [Continue Reading]

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BEA Finale: Galley Guide Registration, Key Day of Dialog Speakers, and Speed Dating with ReadingGroupGuides.com

The 2015 BEA Galley & Signing Guide arrives this week! If you’re coming to BEA, the guide should help you navigate the show floor. And even if you’re not, it offers an overview of the forthcoming books that publishers are most excited in pushing. Register here now. Meanwhile, some announcements if you are coming to […]

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Caroline B. Cooney, Chuck Wendig, & a Grunge-Era Coming-of-Age tale | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Young Adult

Blackburne, Livia. Daughter of Dusk. (Midnight Thief, Bk. 2). Recorded Books. ISBN 9781490651569. Reader TBA. Gr 7 Up—Though she’s formed a tentative alliance with the Palace, Kyra must keep her identity a secret or risk being hunted like the rest of her Demon Rider kin. Tristam and the imprisoned assassin James are among the few […]

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Q&A with John W. Whitehead, author of Battlefield America

John W. Whitehead is an attorney and founder of the civil liberties and human rights not-for-profit Rutherford Institute. His latest book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People (Select Bks.; LJ 5/15/15), describes the U.S. government’s increasing encroachment on its citizens’ civil liberties and warns that we must take action to prevent our freedoms […]

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May 2015, Medicine | Best Sellers

September 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

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Read & Remember | What We’re Reading

LJ and SLJ staffers read Memorial Day/post-Memorial Day/completely non-holiday-themed books this week.

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Meeting Information Challenges | Notable Government Documents 2014

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has long been recognized as a pioneer among government agencies in streamlining its operations. Testifying before a House Appropriations SubCommittee, public printer Davita Vance-Cooks spoke in support of changing the name of the office to one more reflective of the agency’s commitment to a transformation “from a print-centric to a content-centric publishing operation.” In December, under a provision of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, the familiar GPO initialism became the Government Publishing Office.

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Not Forgotten | French on Fridays

Thinking about those who served pre-Memorial Day.

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Books for the Bounty | Wyatt’s World

Help patrons find new vegetable-centered cookbooks, from Root to Leaf to The Broad Fork, readers will feel At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen

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A Mother’s Fear, a Daughter’s Revenge | African American Fiction (and More)

Moving away from standard urban fiction themes of violence and sex, established African American fiction author ReShonda Tate Billingsley tackles the hot-button topic of the police shooting of unarmed black men and teens, while Saundra’s tale of street vengeance recalls Sistah Souljah.

The Things They Carried: History 100(ish) Objects at a Time

The idea of presenting popular history through objects has really taken off lately, with readers who like a reference browse delighting in books that explore various aspects of our world and its history through…stuff.

Blended Families, Talking to Kids About Religion, Solutions for Allergies, & More | Parenting Reviews, May 15, 2015

Hope for any reader unsure of how to navigate a new familial structure, advice for improving impulse control and organization, discussions on religion from a nonreligious perspective, an essential Allergy Book that addresses the most timely of concerns

Life During Wartime | Classic Returns

A pre–Memorial Day “Classic Returns” looks at war stories and tales of survival during wartime.

Considering the Collection | Music Matters, May 1, 2015

Keeping current on new genres and subgenres can be a big job; it’s important to track industry awards and make sure the winners are available. Here Amy Dalton answers a few questions specifically relating to collection development in recorded music.

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Readers’ Advisory

Books for the Bounty | Wyatt’s World

Help patrons find new vegetable-centered cookbooks, from Root to Leaf to The Broad Fork, readers will feel At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen

McCullough’s Wright Brothers Take Flight | RA Crossroads

Blending social history, scientific innovation, and dual biography, McCullough offers a resonating account of American invention, hard work, and determination.

A Mixed Bag of Bookage | Books for Dudes

This month’s Books for Dudes is a mixed bag so jumbled that it’s more fun than a monkey stealing bananas and it’s all good stuff.

Between the Panels: Superhero Comic Events | The Reader’s Shelf, May 15, 2015

For just about as long as there have been superhero comic books, groups of characters have banded together to tackle threats too big to be handled alone. These event comics have resulted in some of the most beloved and iconic stories of all time.

Early Summer Reading | Wyatt’s World

Like most celebrations, summer reading starts earlier and earlier each year. One might as well begin reading in the mode of the season sooner rather than later. Here are five ways to devise a plan of action.

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