Classic Returns Returns! And Goes to the Movies | Classic Returns

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Summertime is all about beach reads and blockbuster films—slipping into that air-conditioned cinema to cool off and escape reality for 90 minutes or so, immersing oneself in an alternate universe. We’re going to the movies for this return of Classic Returns, with rereleases and reissues of books that were made into movies, and are about […]

And the Audie Goes To… | Collection Development: Award-Winning Narrations

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Established by the Audio Publishers Association in 1996 to highlight the best audio productions of the year, Audie Awards are currently presented in more than 30 categories. These 31 selections of best narrations will find avid listeners among your patrons.

Attention-Grabbing Stories | African American Fiction (and More!)

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Overworked plot devices can destroy readers’ enthusiasm, so it’s such a thrill to discover fresh out-of-the-ordinary action in this month’s selections.

Family Papers | Memoir

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Family histories, families in history, historic families, and a memoir about cochlear implant surgery at a later age.

Spanish on our Shelves | Collection Development: Spanish-Language Materials

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With 37 million speakers, Spanish is the top non-English language spoken at home in the United States, with audiences from different countries and different traditions. These 44 titles, plus a list of vendors, will help librarians appeal to every population.

Daddy Issues | Memoir

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It’s June, time for some dad stories, tales of family and friendship, weighty discussions, and a round or two of miniature golf.

Intrigue and Inspiration | African American Fiction (and More!)

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My background evaluating young adult books has me always noting a novel’s first sentence. A teenage audience has to be hooked early and fast. Most readers are familiar with famous first lines such as these three that grab readers’ attention: You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of […]

Heroes for Our Time: 21st-Century Superheroes

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Superheroes come in all shapes and colors and settings, but we perhaps need them more right here and now in our own backyards. These two dozen titles display the best of 21st-century superheroes.

Moms and Other Maydays | Memoir

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This month’s Memoir column features mothers and others of all types.

Child Rearing from the Hardings, Kang, Stein, Military Families, & More | Parenting Reviews

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The Brainy Bunch‘s success is inspirational and uplifting, Kang shows parents how to develop skills such as creativity, critical thinking, and communication, a helpful guide to navigating the demands military families face

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