Ten Years of Lists—and Counting | The Reader’s Shelf, January 2017

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In 2007, the first Reading List Council began work. To mark its tenth anniversary, the original members of the committee revisit some of their favorite winners.

Spotlight | Katherine Arden, LibraryReads Author, January 2017

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Rooted in Russian history and folklore and told in language as extravagantly beautiful as the fire bird itself, Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale brings us Vasilisa Petrovna, a village girl with royal bloodlines and more mysterious, magical antecedents who saves her corner of medieval Russia and effectively all humankind.

Financial Literacy, Diaper Dudes, Rad Families, Language Development | Parenting Reviews, January 2017

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Amid these philosophical musings are new books offering practical advice, ranging from developing language skills to tempering anxiety in young adults.

Reviewers of the Year 2016

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A huge thank you to all our contributors, and special recognition to those who made this year even more outstanding. Interested in joining the LJ reviewing team? Click on the article for further details.

Professional Media|Social Science Reviews, January 2017

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Librarians looking to expand their knowledge in financing will benefit from Burger’s guide, while those interested in programming and ontology will find the other books on this list useful

Never More Relevant: 50 Books for February, Black History Month, and Beyond

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Consider the models of leadership and activism outlined by Muhammad Ali or Coretta Scott King, the courage of Ona Judge, the creativity of Chester Himes, the verve of Charlamagne Tha God. It’s time for a reacquaintance with our past.

Russia: 100 Years Later | Collection Development: Soviet History, January 2017

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Spanning two continents, 11 time zones, and more than 100 nationalities, Imperial Russia crumbled in 1917 while the empire was still mired in World War I. These 30 titles will recount Soviet history upon this monumental anniversary.

Spy Stories|Fiction Reviews, January 2017

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Historical fiction teams up with spy novel in this fantastic WW II epic A Single Spy by William Christie while Mick Herron brings us his fourth installment of the Slough House Series that will have you on the edge of your seat

Bad Marriages | Fiction Reviews, January 2017

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Fast-paced, disturbing, nerve-wracking, and suspenseful are just a few words that describe these two exciting novels by Jessica Strawser and Chevy Stevens

Punch-Drunk Love, Mia Madre & The Best of Cinerama | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, January 2017

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Carefully restored classics, family predicaments and absurdities with well-staged comic relief; and big name actors such as Adam Sandler, John Turturro, and Emma Thompson, makes this collection wonderfully diverse