Gardening Trends | Collection Development

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In a 2009 study, “Belt Tightening in Bad Times,” the Pew Research Center found that gardening had soared during the recession as Americans economized by growing food, firing groundskeepers, and staying home. Now, urgency over climate change, habitat loss, and struggling species (e.g., bees)—along with concerns over food security and obesity—are enticing newbies and prompting […]

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: December 2016

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If you purchase one art book that will inspire, educate, and epitomize nature, this is the one to get; Coretta Scott King’s My Life, My Love, My Legacy shines a light on King’s devotion and determination; Kolan’s hopeful, struggle-against-the-odds story will find a library audience

Mary Berry, Southern/Indian Cuisine, Israeli Baking, Christmas Cookies, Turkish Delights | Cooking Reviews, November 15, 2016

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Mouthwatering Southern foods beckon to readers from these pages; Gomez’s debut enlivens Indian and Southern foods; Peters excels at making simple recipes special; an essential modern Middle Eastern baking collection

Debut Cookbooks | Wyatt’s World

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Preparing any family feast can make even assured home cooks feel a bit like a newbie. For much-needed fellowship, spend some time with these accomplished chefs’ debut offerings.

Engineering & Technology November 2016 | Best Sellers

January 2016 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Cookbook Countdown, Week Two: Home Cooking | Wyatt’s World

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For all the thrill of trying to replicate complicated dishes, or those using exotic, buy-on-the-Internet ingredients, there is much to be said for learning how to cook well at home.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 15, 2016

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The eminently accessible Comfort & Glory will make a wonderful addition to public libraries of all sizes; a worthy memorial to novelist Conroy; in-depth, empowering memoirs from Bosworth, Viloria; authentic, accessible, and inspiring, Olympian Vonn’s Strong Is the New Beautiful

Pack Leaders: Maria Goodavage Embeds with Secret Service Dogs

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Veteran reporter and author Maria ­Goodavage goes behind the scenes with the hardworking dogs (and their humans) in Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States. Here, she talks about the daring animals’ training, provenance, and special bond with their handlers.

Cookbook Countdown Kickoff | Wyatt’s World

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Back again for 2016 is the great Fall Cookbook Countdown leading to Thanksgiving. For the next three weeks we’ll spotlight a different group of five cookbooks while presenting various themes and ways of highlighting your collection. The kickoff begins with celebrity offerings.

Geology, October 2016 | Best Sellers

January 2016 to date as identified by YBP Library Services