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Gems for Pet Lovers (Windrow, Grimm), Animal Migration, Accessible Science, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

Citizen Canine

Citizen Canine belongs in all libraries, successful gardening starts with Improving Your Soil, natural history fans will love The Homing Instinct, an affectionate Owl Who Liked Sitting on Ceasar

Homecomings, Handmaidens, Legos, and Libraries | What We’re Reading

Reconstructing Amelia

It’s old home week for the Library Journal/School Library Journal staff as we start new jobs, right old wrongs, live in fairy tales, and don our Devo hats.

The Artist’s Library, Tech Gadgets for Special Needs, Higher Ed + Scandal, & More | Social Sciences Reviews

Breaking Through

Insights into The Price of Silence, police work, and prosecutorial excess, Breaking Through, a guide to evaluate tablets, applications, and their usage, Native America is essential reading

The Great War: 22 Recent Titles

Paris at the End of the World

Paris at the End of the World portrays the euphoria of the war’s first days, President Woodrow Wilson deserves attention in academic libraries, War + Ink covers Hemingway’s early days as a reporter

Pushing Boundaries | Mystery Preview 2014

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Year after year, mystery remains the number one circulating genre in libraries, as LJ’s annual materials buying survey reveals. While fans have their favorite cozy, police procedural, or historical thriller, the increasing number of releases that allow readers to cross the boundaries from one genre to another in the same book proves that today there is no one true way of presenting this beloved genre.

Taking a Chance: Jason Pinter | Publisher Profile

Jason Pinter

Jason Pinter is the best-selling author of the Henry Parker series, including The Fury and The Darkness, and the children’s book Zeke Bartholomew: Superspy! Before launching his thriller writing career, Pinter worked as a book editor for five years at three major publishing houses. Pinter reveals why he decided to take a leap and start his own digital publishing company, Polis Books.

Women in Blue: Q&A with Karin Slaughter

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Karin Slaughter is a New York Times and international best-selling author, with over 30 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Best known for her Grant County and Will Trent series, Slaughter now travels back to 1970s Atlanta in her new stand-alone title, Cop Town (Delacorte, Jun.). Introducing two female police officers at different points in their investigative careers, Slaughter highlights not only a thrilling crime but a historical view of women entering a predominantly male profession.

How To Sketch, Build Miniature Gardens, Make Handbags, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews

Sketching Masterclass

Sketching Masterclass for beginning and experienced artists alike, Boy Craft for those seeking no-glitter and Just Us Girls for children with wide-ranging tastes, as a way to relax Yarn Works

From Stage Essentials to Biogs of Novels to Soccer Matters, “Crystal-Lit” Poetry, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

Republic of Letters

Read Outside the Box and enjoy cartoon history; Radiant Truths is eclectic, in the best sense; Di Piero’s Tombo strikes a perfect balance; Powers’s Letter Composed captures life in the war zone

Ambitious & Legendary Debuts (Collins, Rahman, Woodroof), Immigration Lit by De Sa, Successful Returns (Lazar, Trout), + Thrillers, & More | Fiction Reviews

Kicking the Sky

Collins’s Untold never loses speed, sink into Harnett’s Hollow Ground, Parrett’s Past the Shallows sings with an emotional power, Downing’s Jack of Spies chooses between love & country

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