Language Arts, February 2017 | Best Sellers

May 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Power to the People | Collection Development: Alternative Energy, February 1, 2017

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URBAN NORTH AMERICANS consume a lot of energy each day—per capita, 100 times that of pre­agricultural humans. These 30 resources will connect with readers wanting to enter the energy industry or learn more about techniques and costs.

Professional Media | Social Science, February 1, 2017

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A solid reference (and cheering section) for librarians interested in writing book reviews; a useful volume for all librarians in need of a crash course on digital rights management; a wide-ranging and thoroughly researched work that explains how instructional librarians can become more involved with online course design

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: February 15, 2017

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Real-life advice for The Artist as Cultural Producer; an important addition to feminist theory; Nichols offers an exquisite example of revisionist history; starred and “marriage-minded” memoirs; from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat comes fun, varied, and great cooking

The Nordic Way to Happy | Wyatt’s World

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On the heels of calm interventions such as adult coloring books and only keeping possessions that spark joy, a new lifestyle movement is afoot. Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a Danish concept that encourages finding meaning in the everyday.

Revolutionary Russia | Social Science, February 1, 2017

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If you are interested in war-time history or the history of Russia and the Soviet Union, or want a challenging read about revisionist history reassessing the ongoing significance of the Russian Revolution, either one of these books would be a wonderful read

Changing Cityscapes | Social Sciences Reviews, February 1, 2017

How to kill a city

A forceful critique of gentrification and its impact on disempowered members of American society; readers interested in the history and resurgence of Detroit and other U.S. cities will find both books to be an enjoyable read

Drawing and Painting Animals, Quilled Mandalas, Digital Fiber Art | Crafts & DIY Reviews, February 1, 2017

Drawing and Painting Animals

No matter if it’s drawing, knitting, crocheting or quilting, this section is filled with crafts that will appeal to all levels of creativity; whether you are just starting to pick up a pencil or you’re an advanced artist seeking inspiration from others, this is the place for you

To Spy, or Not To Spy | Arts and Humanities, February 1, 2017

Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy

An intriguing study highlighting the tension between Hemingway’s Soviet sympathies and his identity as a U.S. patriot, particularly during the Cold War; a fascinating book that will appeal to readers curious about the political agendas behind CIA manipulation of publishing in America

Nonfiction: Dodge City in History, Parents & Math, Eleanor Roosevelt on Women’s Issues | Xpress Reviews

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Clavin brings true personality to Earp and Masterson during their roles in taming the Western frontier; for parents trying to wrap their minds around Common Core for teaching math and language arts; the work of an important leader in the women’s rights movement