Chris Colfer, James Patterson, & Grimes on Tubman and Anthony | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Middle Grade

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Anders, Lou. Nightborn. (Thrones and Bones, Bk. 2). Listening Library. ISBN 9781101916049. Read by Fabio Tassone. Gr 5-8—Karn Korlundsson is a gamer. Not a riddle solver. But in order to rescue his best friend, Thianna Frostborn, he will need to travel to the faraway city of Castlebriar (by wyvern), learn how to play a new […]

Shopping for Squash, a Curious Ball of Yarn, & the Return of the Zombie Goldfish | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Early Elementary

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Gutman, Dan. Dr. Carbles Is Losing His Marbles! (My Weird School, Bk. 19). Recorded Books. ISBN . Read by Jared Goldsmith. Gr 1-4—Forget Thanksgiving. The biggest turkey of all is running around Ella Mentry School—Dr. Carbles, the president of the school board. He is grumpier than ever and wants to fire Mr. Klutz. Will A.J. and […]

Deb Caletti, Lauren Willig, & Dexter’s Last Dance | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Fiction

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Brackston, P.J. Once Upon a Crime. (Brothers Grimm Mysteries, Bk. 2). Blackstone. ISBN 9781504609524. Read by Kate Reading. In this prequel to Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints, Gretel—yes, that Gretel—is now 35, still living with her brother Hans, and working as a private investigator. When the workshop of the local cart maker […]

Cocaine, Creativity, & Life on Mars | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Nonfiction

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Braestrup, Kate. Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service. Blackstone. ISBN 9781478933953. Read by the author. When her eldest son joins the Marines, Braestrap is at a crossroads: can she reconcile her desire to protect her children with her family’s legacy of service? Can parents balance the joy of a child’s independence with […]

Harlan Ellison’s First, Ernest Cline’s Latest, & a Novelization of Beryl Markham | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Cline, Ernest. Armada. Books on Tape. ISBN 9780804149136. Reader TBA. Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming that the real world could be a little more like sf books, movies, and videogames, but he knows that in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don’t get chosen to save the universe. And then he sees the […]

Considering the Collection | Music Matters, May 1, 2015

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Keeping current on new genres and subgenres can be a big job; it’s important to track industry awards and make sure the winners are available. Here Amy Dalton answers a few questions specifically relating to collection development in recorded music.

Comedy Classics: It Happened One Night and Tootsie, with Jeeves and Wooster, New Trailers, & More | Video Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Newly restored ­reissues cement One Night and Tootsie in the comedy pantheon; Jeeves and Wooster, practically perfect in every way; Vera will hold readers’ attention right up to the last scene.

Maeve Binchy’s Times, Courtley’s SEAL Survival Guide, True Crime from Journalist Leovy | Audiobook Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Newspaper columns from throughout Binchy’s tenure at The Irish Times; when it comes to books on SEALs, Courtley is the real deal; Leovy’s debut Ghettoside paints a compelling picture of life in south Los Angeles

Spanish On-Screen | Spanish-Language Media: Collection Development, May 1, 2015

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In homes where Spanish is the predominant language spoken, movies on-disc are still a popular item. These 33 releases, plus apps and a list of vendors, will go a long way to helping Spanish-speaking viewers “see” what libraries have to offer.

To Download or Not To Download? | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, April 15, 2015

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Don’t let downloadable content scare you away from buying the latest hits for your circulating collection… the additional content breathes new life into old favorites.