Reflecting on Animals: Five Timely Titles | Wyatt’s World

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It seems that books on the nature, intellect, and soul of animals are on the rise, with several new titles joining hits such as Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus and Virginia Morell’s Animal Wise Here are five suggestions for already published and forthcoming works.

James McBride’s Quest for the Real James Brown | Audio in Advance April 2016 | Nonfiction

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Ackerman, Jennifer. The Genius of Birds. HighBridge. ISBN 9781681681283. Reader TBA. Traveling around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research―the distant laboratories of Barbados and New Caledonia, the bowerbird habitats of Australia, the ravaged mid-Atlantic coast after Hurricane Sandy and the warming mountains of central Virginia and the western states―Ackerman not only tells […]

Nonfiction: Surrealism, Plants, Poe, Skepticism, “Patternalia,” Wine Country Travel | Xpress Reviews

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Connecting with animals, surrealism, planting with style, Edgar Allan Poe, confronting junk science, graphical trivia, sewing pants, and three titles on traveling through wine country

Nonfiction: Petrini on Slow Food and Stewart on Animals | Xpress Reviews

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Petrini outlines the beginnings and philosophy of the slow food movement; Stewart’s purpose is “to inspire all animal lovers to learn a little more and do a little more”

Chelsea Clinton, Laurie Halse Anderson, & Rupert Grint, Narrator | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Middle Grade

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Al Mansour, Haifaa. The Green Bicycle. Listening Library. ISBN 9780147526175. Read by Ariana Delawari. Gr 5-8–Spunky 11-year-old Wadjda lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with her parents. She desperately wants a bicycle so that she can race her friend Abdullah, even though it is considered improper for girls to ride bikes. Wadjda earns money for her […]

Dancing with Myself | Memoir

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Two ballerinas’ stories, a military marriage memoir, coexisting with animals, and living the minimalist life.

Reference Reviews | November 15, 2013

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Reviews of Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology, Horologicon: A Day’s Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language, and Natural History Museum Book of Animal Records, plus a full list of Reference reviews from the November 15, 2013 issue.

Science & Technology Reviews | September 1, 2013

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Reviews of Chickens in the Road: An Adventure in Ordinary Splendor, The Sensory Child Gets Organized: Proven Systems for Rigid, Anxious, or Distracted Kids, Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air, plus a full list of Science & Technology titles from the September 1, 2013 issue.

Barbara’s Picks, Aug. 2012, Pt. 2: Kelley Armstrong, Laurie Frankel, Laura Lippman, Jenny Brown

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Barbara’s Picks, Aug. 2012, Pt. 2: Kelley Armstrong, Laurie Frankel, Laura Lippman, Jenny Brown

Nonfiction Previews: Apr. 2012, Pt. 3: Breakout Nations, Ciudad Ju√°rez, and the World's Tallest Dog

Nonfiction Previews: Apr. 2012, Pt. 3: Breakout Nations, Ciudad Ju√°rez, and the World's Tallest Dog