Test Prep Strategies

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ACT Cracking the ACT Premium Edition with 8 Practice Tests and DVD, 2016. Princeton Review. Dec. 2015. 832p. ISBN 9781101881996. pap. $31.99 w/DVD. ED The ACT provides some free test prep resources on its website (act.org), but the Princeton Review provides a variety of resources in print, online, and on the accompanying DVD. Video tutorials, […]

Our “United” States: Sen. Cory Booker on Building Strong Communities

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On March 21 at Random House’s New York City office, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) discussed United: Thoughts on Finding ­Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

Invisible Influence by Jonah Berger | LJ Review

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LJ’s review of Jonah Berger’s Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior

Sharpie Style, DIY Garden Projects, “Crazy Crochet,” & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, May 15, 2016

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Brehm offers Drawing Perspective with dynamic layouts and simple structure, there’s a lot of diversity in Brandal & Myhrer’s cheerful compilation, debuter Wood’s accessories will find an audience with confident beginners

Live-Fire Grilling with “Meat on the Side,” plus Gluten-Free French Cuisine, & More | Cooking Reviews, May 15, 2016

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Dinki presents flexible recipes that can be both meaty and meatless; Peltre’s family-friendly recipes prove gluten-free cooking doesn’t have to be stressful; for budget and environmentally conscious cooks, Vinton says, Eat It Up!

Game of Crowns by Christopher Andersen | LJ Review

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LJ’s review of Christopher Andersen’s Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 15, 2016

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Françoise Gilot on Her Life with and Without Picasso; visionary versemakers Dove and Rich; music man Gleason; an articulate Rise and Fall of Nations; where to find The World’s Best Drinks and Street Food

Chemistry, May 2016 | Best Sellers

June 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Nonfiction on Pie Baking, Teaching History, the Middle East, a Football Memoir, Banking | Xpress Reviews

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A tasty title for pie lovers, an illuminating look at teaching, an excellent resource for those who want to understand Middle East unrest, reliving one’s high school glory days, and one of finest titles on the 2007–08 financial crisis

Love Wins by Debbie Cenziper & Jim Obergefell | LJ Review

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LJ’s review of Debbie Cenziper & Jim Obergefell’s Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality