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

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

Hitchcock/Truffaut, The Quiet Earth, The People vs. Fritz Bauer | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, February 15, 2017

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Holly­wood’s reigning “master of suspense” Alfred Hitchcock is shown as more than a master entertainer inHitchcock/Truffaut; Oscar-nominated for its darkly comic but affecting screenplay The Squid and the Whale is definitely worth re-experiencing

No Longer Hidden Figures | RA Crossroads

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Simultaneously joyful, smart, immensely entertaining, and elegantly confrontational of the prejudices women endured, Hidden Figures speeds by with the magnetic pull of achievement.

Keeping Your Collection Fresh | Music Matters, February 1, 2017

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Obviously, not all musicians are created equal in quality or in popularity. The goal is to create a representative collection that will be used—and this is where patron requests enter the picture. What are people asking for most often?

Power to the People | Collection Development: Alternative Energy, February 1, 2017

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URBAN NORTH AMERICANS consume a lot of energy each day—per capita, 100 times that of pre­agricultural humans. These 30 resources will connect with readers wanting to enter the energy industry or learn more about techniques and costs.

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

Hilary Mantel, Alexander McCall Smith, Ron Currie | Fiction Finds

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An eerie and adult take on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved Little Mermaid tale, a modern marriage tested by freedom, and Nazi war widows when the war is over.

Alexander Graham Bell, the “Jon Stewart of the Arabic World,” The Mystery of Genes | Lives and Science

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Upcoming nonfiction to look forward to from math geniuses, advice columnist, and historians.

The One and Only Dorothy, Coding Girls, a Beauty & a Beast | Fiction & Nonfiction for Young Adults

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For young adults in fiction, get set for time travel and the consequences of deadly text. In nonfiction, meet girls who code, and get simple lessons for growing up.