Romantic Pairings | The Reader’s Shelf, February 1, 2017

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For Valentine’s Day and beyond, here are a few perfectly matched romances: two paranormal debuts, sequels to recent series, and a duo of gems on audio.

LJ Media Reviews: March 1, 2017

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The Whole Town’s Talking about Flagg’s latest; FitzSimmons enlivens what could be just another run-of-the-mill thriller; a must-see for fans of Sergei Polunin and ballet; a powerful Australian film about the importance of life

Audiobooks from Austen, Chang, Graham, Henson, Kendrick, Kitfield, and Sanders | Xpress Reviews

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An Austen classic; recommended for fans of hip-hop music itself; Graham will be popular in spite of herself; an absorbing read that is more than the typical celebrity memoir; Kendrick will find an audience; for listeners with an interest in the military; a must-listen for Sanders followers

Enlightening, Exciting, Educating | Audio in Advance April 2017 | Nonfiction

Fascism

True stories of music, espionage, politics new mothers, movies, and baseball.

Love, Loss, and Saving Yourself | Audio In Advance April 2017 | Young Adult

Geekerella

Loyalties tested, new worlds explored.

Pandas, Spies, and Planes| Audio in Advance April 2017 | Middle Grade

Horizon

Some stories must be heard to be loved. A roundup of middle grade titles coming to audio in April.

From Sardinia to Israel to Nepal to…Atlantic City | Audio in Advance April 2017 | FICTION

Anything is Possible

Strong sounds of fiction for springtime listening, including a few tense thrillers, family dramas, and romance.

Stories, a Princess, and a Lighting Fixture | Audio in Advance April 2017 | Early Grades

Paddington

Disney movie tie-in titles and a classic family of bears always entertain.

LJ Media Reviews: February 15, 2017

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A boisterous and heartwarming debut from Chang; a must-listen for “Notorious RBG” fans; BBC’s Capital is part mystery and part social commentary; a master class in “teaching creativity”

LJ Media Reviews: February 1, 2017

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A teacher in an orphanage inherits a fortune in Balogh’s series opener; three excellent narrators bring to life Picoult’s story of racism in contemporary America; for anyone with the slightest interest in comics in particular and art in general; it won’t take long to grow to love Altman’s Short Cuts