E-Originals from Hoyt and Zabo, with Prize Winner Smith | Xpress Reviews

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Hoyt’s fans will be somewhat disappointed in the couple’s unflattering portrayal; a fun but flawed epic fantasy romance from the Harlequin prize winner; complex emotions in this reignited romance will draw readers in

Graphic Novels from Glidden, Hawkins & Co., Mignola-plus, and Debuter Dalrymple | Xpress Reviews

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Guileless and imaginative, this Gift will be an acquired taste; this work exemplifies Glidden’s skillful, sensitive reportage; heavy worldbuilding sf for younger fans of dystopian fiction; this well-drawn saga won’t disappoint Hellboy fans

Happy Birthday, Parks | Social Science Reviews, July 1, 2016

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A coffee-table sized guide to America’s 59 national parks from Lonely Planet, and a heartwarming memoir of a man traveling to 12 national parks while coping with his mother’s terminal illness

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, July 1, 2016

visual literacy

Required reading that breaks down visual literacy; a helpful guide to library technology; an essential book for library school students and beginning librarians who need to understand the basics of electronic resource management

Summer Days, Reading Away | The Reader’s Shelf, July 1, 2016

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Just the term summer reading is evocative, promising all kinds of thrills, from quick, immersive jaunts to literary experiments. These debuts span that range to fill a day on the beach, a few hours tucked up on a porch, or a longer period of concentrated reading time.

Old Friends | Fiction Reviews, July 1, 2016

life she wants

A heartfelt story of resilience and first love that is hard to put down; a quick and entertaining read for those who relish contemporary family sagas with strong female characters as well as readers who like their stories tinged with romance

Brontës, Selfies, Babies, Frankenstein, & More | Classic Returns

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This time out, we spotlight classics of literature, art, fashion, pregnancy bibles, and coming-of-age stories.

Make Your Own Ideabook, Plenty of Knits & Stitching, Painting Without Paint | Crafts & DIY Reviews, July 1, 2016

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A plethora of crafts & DIY books, including how to make your own “ideabooks,” painting on your tablet, and 8 useful fiber craft guides

Recipes from London, Mozza at Home, Modern Game-Day Cooking | Cooking Reviews, July 1, 2016

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Nine scrumptious cookbooks, including a guide to London’s modern cuisine, a satisfying Cal-Italian cookbook for relaxed family gatherings, and contemporary takes on traditional game-day smorgasbords

Summer Promise | Debut Novels, July 1, 2016

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Ranging from literary biggies that boomed at BookExpo America to hot genre fiction that got LibraryReads love, the debut novels on this list are backed by reviews and/or reader interest and are definitely worth reading and recommending.