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Ballpark Dreams: Biographies and Histories That Will Be of Interest All Yearlong

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Bjarkman’s book is revelation; Kenny delivers an entertaining read for the all-around baseball fan; Kurkjian’s thoughtful approach shows why the game fascinates legions of fans; anyone interested in baseball’s legacy will enjoy Lindbergh and Miller’s account.

Paging Through History | RA Crossroads

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In this accessible and wide-ranging account, Kurlansky’s narrative moves through time and across the globe investigating the reign of paper and its far reach.

Music & Art, April 2016 | Best Sellers

July 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Sketching People, Hand Drawn Lettering, Timber Framing, Homemade Skin Products | Crafts & DIY Reviews, May 1, 2016

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An invaluable manual from an Urban Sketcher on how to sketch people and faces; an unusual guide that handwriting fans, calligraphy dabblers, and letter buffs of all ages and abilities will enjoy; an excellent book on timber frame construction; an essential source for homemade herbal products, and more crafts & DIY books

Shakespeare’s First Folio | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 1, 2016

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Two exceptional explorations of Shakespeare’s First Folio, considered by some to be the most important English literature book in history

Continental Design | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 1, 2016

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A visual feast of weaving, pattern, and adornment that will delight those interested in textiles, fashion, and ­African culture; an extraordinary work on floral patterns from India for students of art and design, art history and design history, and enthusiasts of India and Indian culture

Instant Photos | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 1, 2016

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A history of Polaroid and how it changed photography; a collection of stunning images taken from a iPhone camera

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: April 15, 2016

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Pulitzer Prize winner Lahiri writes In Other Words; new fashion titles; a must-read Lesson Plan; an important overview of Academic E-Books; Ackerman takes flight with The Genius of Birds

April Is National Poetry Month | Wyatt’s World

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To celebrate National Poetry Month, here are five new collections. Several make iconic work accessible once again; one volume shows how verse connects us to both past and present, and yet another title features the delights of well-regarded favorites.

Sock Knitting, Soapmaking, Wedding Paper Crafts, and Tangle Drawing | Crafts & DIY Reviews, April 15, 2016

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A great collection of crafts/DIY books including how to make your own soap, paper crafts to pretty up your wedding day, soothing tangle drawings, sock knitting, and more