Music and Art, September 2015 | Best Sellers

December 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Sharpie Art, Arm Candy, Deck Construction, Handmade Interiors, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, September 1, 2015


Sharpie Art holds wide appeal for young, mature, beginner, and seasoned artists alike; Gibson’s quilting book is a winner; a thoroughly unexpected, deeply charming debut from Redmond; decorative accessories for the home

Messy but Pretty DIY, Quilting, Woodworking, Knitting & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, August 2015


Life drawing that readers can try virtually anywhere; you don’t have to have a crafty bone in your body to enjoy Mr. Kate; English delivers a solid understanding of woodworking; Smith’s clever DIY ideas in more than 300 images

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 1, 2015


Einstein, breast cancer, president memoirs, and interviews with transgender communities. Here’s a list of nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Poet Harjo, Drama Critic Lahr, plus Jim Morrison and American Soccer | Arts & Humanities Reviews, August 2015


Poems like music that riffs and sings and sometimes drum, an inspiring survey of modern art, Lahr’s thoughtful and critical pieces on American theater, Plenderleith chronicles the North American Soccer League, in-depth portraits of Doors singer Jim Morrison

Don’t Pass on These: Fall Football Picks


It’s remarkable the hold football has on American culture. For over 100 years, the sport has captivated our attention. The historical concentration of some of these titles, which are split between having a college or professional focus, attests to that.

Why Alice Still Matters: Celebrating 150 Years of Wonderland with Gregory Maguire


It’s been 150 years since readers first fell down the rabbit hole with the heroine of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland , and no one’s been the same since.

Stagg vs. The Birth of Cutthroat Football by John Kryk | LJ Review


Kryk, John. Stagg vs. Yost: The Birth of Cutthroat Football. Rowman & Littlefield. 2015. 360p. photos. bibliog. ISBN 9781442248250. $40; ebk. ISBN 9781442248267. SPORTS Using archival materials, Kryk (Natural Enemies) chronicles the lives of two pioneering coaches: the University of Michigan’s Fielding H. Yost (1871–1946) and the University of ­Chicago’s Amos Alonzo Stagg (1862–1965). While […]

Drawing Manga, Quick Crochet, Wooden Locks, Coastal Crafts | Crafts & DIY Reviews, July 2015


An accessible manga crash course for all skill levels; exquisite beaded shawls for adventurous knitters; quick, stylish crochet projects; sage advice for quilting-related mishaps; coastal inspirations for interiors

Al Hirschfeld, Hemingway in Love, Mary Louise Wilson, Comedians on Comedy | Arts & Humanities Reviews, July 2015


A brilliant volume of Hirschfeld’s work and enjoyable study of caricature; Hotchner effectively fills in giant gaps in Hemingway’s written history; Nesteroff extensively chronicles American comedy over the last 100 years