A.S. King, Una LaMarche, & the Latest from the Peculiar Children | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Young Adult


Bow, Erin. The Scorpion Rules. S. & S. Audio. ISBN 9781442391604. Reader TBA. Gr 9 Up–In the future, the UN has brought back an ancient way to keep the peace. The children of world leaders are held hostage—if a war begins, they pay with their lives. Greta is the Crown Princess of the Pan Polar […]

Margaret Atwood, John Scalzi, & a Bollywood Bride | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Fiction


Ahlborn, Ania. Brother. Tantor. ISBN 9781494510329. Read by Jonathan Yen. Deep in the heart of Appalachia stands a crooked farmhouse miles from any road. The Morrows keep to themselves, and it’s served them well so far. When girls go missing off the side of the highway, the cops don’t knock on their door. Which is […]

Memoirs from Mindy Kaling, Ruth Reichl, & the Bloggess | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks


Hirshman, Linda. Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504648806. Reader TBA. The relationship between Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg—Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, Western rancher’s daughter and Brooklyn girl—transcends party, religion, region, and culture. Strengthened by […]

Halloween Titles & a New Judy Moody | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Early Elementary


Cox, Judy. Haunted House, Haunted Mouse. Dreamscape. ISBN 978-1681416656. Reader TBA. PreS-Gr 2–Sour balls! Gumdrops! Chocolate! Mouse is stunned as he watches goblins and skeletons and ghosts collect candy. He wants to go trick-or-treating too, so when a tiny ghost drops her sack, Mouse scrambles inside. Now he’s in for a Halloween adventure! Donaldson, Julia. The Julia […]

A View from Outside the Box | Music Matters, July 2015


Denver Public Library’s Volume and Madison Public Library’s Yahara are great pathways to discoverability for local artists and are creating more visibility for musicians who may not get noticed in a physical collection.

A Poetic Journey of Self-Discovery, the Sport of 9-Man, plus Latest Trailers, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, July 2015


One of the year’s best films, Tracks deserves to be tracked by libraries; a talented new voice in documentary filmmaking captures the nonmainstream sport of 9-Man; Schlöndorff delivers a fascinating rumination on wartime duty and honor

America’s Underground, Comma Queen Norris, a Heartwarming Mother/Son Memoir | Audiobook Reviews, July 2015


Burrough investigates the six major underground groups in late 20th-century America; a laugh-out-loud narrative from The New Yorker‘s Norris; NPR host Simon’s heartwarming bio

Listening Trip: Audiobooks Set in San Francisco | Wyatt’s World


Wrapping up audiobook month are selections for road, train, and plane warriors heading off to the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in San Francisco, each title well set in the foggy and hilly city.

An Extraordinary Journey, Inside Military Culture, Teenage Homelessness, New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, June 15, 2015


A resounding performance of a strong woman surviving all that life can throw at her; an intimate look at military culture; a moving portrait of teenage homelessness that deserves to be viewed by a very wide audience.

Kanon Is Leaving Berlin; True Crime from Jobb, Kurkjian | Audiobook Reviews, June 15, 2015


Jobb’s latest true crime masterpiece is performed flawlessly; Kanon’s action is richly multifaceted, while the narration of Corey Brill is complex and exceptional; Kurkjian’s Master Thieves is recommended to art lovers and all fans of true-life crime