Jennifer Weiner, Jewell Parker Rhodes, & Richard Peck | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Middle Grade

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Middle grade audiobooks coming out in September 2016

Helen Mirren Reads Beatrix Potter | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Early Elementary

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Audiobooks for K-Gr 3, coming out in September 2016

Writers in Fact and Fiction | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Literary biographies and memoirs, plus fiction featuring a novelist

Law & Disorder: Criminal Justice & Policing | Collection Development, July 1, 2016

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According to a 2015 report, violent crime is about half of what it was in 1991, and property crime is down by over 40 percent. Still, public scrutiny of the system and those who work within it may be at an all-time high. These 31 resources paint an eye-opening picture of our criminal justice system and policing that readers need to see.

LJ Media Reviews: July 1, 2016

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Feel-good fiction from Backman reveals that Britt-Marie Was Here; classics from Criterion will “ride easy” and “turn your blood cold”

Summer Listens | Wyatt’s World

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Round out audiobook month with a selection of summer listens—aural experiences perfect for taking a road trip, lounging the afternoon away, or sunning on a beach.

An Oscar-Winning Parable, Film Noir, The Graduate, plus Ergüven’s Debut | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, June 15, 2016

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Gorris’s feminist-oriented tale is more visionary than overtly polemical, two intriguing-if-little-known film noir titles, the new high-def upgrade of The Graduate gets an A-plus, Ergüven’s accomplished first feature film

LJ Media Reviews: June 15, 2016

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Meet the women who charmed Louis XV, The Rivals of Versailles; Idris Elba helps to make John Luther tick in the series’ fourth season

Arts in Education | Video Reviews, June 15, 2016

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An outstanding chronicle of teaching, learning, and creating high-quality collaborative art; an essential purchase for any dance or arts advocacy collection, PS Dance will be enjoyed as well by a general audience

Allan’s Debut of the Month, Cogman, Kroese, Hugo Awards, Series Lineup, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews, June 15, 2016

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THE SF/FANTASY GENRES (and to a lesser extent horror) have a long history of not always taking themselves too seriously. From satires of the classics to the tension-releasing banter of urban fantasy protagonists battling monsters, there is a wide vein of out-of-this-world humor running through speculative fiction that offers a welcome relief from the sometimes weighty themes and stories.