Cunningham, Doerr, Hemmings, Kendal, Levitt/Dubner, McCullough Jr. | Barbara’s Picks, May 2014, Pt. 2


Cunningham, Michael. The Snow Queen. Farrar. May 2014. 272p. ISBN 9780374266325. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780374710347. CD: Macmillan Audio. LITERARY FICTION Lovelorn yet again, Barrett Meeks looks to the sky as he wanders through New York’s Central Park and is transfixed by a luminous white light that beams down on him angelically, inducing a religious conversion […]

Social Sciences Reviews | November 1, 2013


Reviews of The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard, Strategic Inquiry: Starting Small for Big Results in Education, The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio To Win the Presidency, plus a full list of Social Sciences reviews from the November 1, 2013 issue.

Best Sellers: Education, September 12, 2013

November 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Video Reviews | August 2013


Reviews of Brooklyn Castle, 56 UP, and Step up to the Plate, plus a full list of Video reviews from the August 2013 issue.

Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Jan. 2014, Pt. 5: Dow, Grandin, Moore, & More


Brewster, Joe & Michèle Stephenson. American Promise: Raising Black Boys To Succeed in School and in Life. Spiegel & Grau. Jan. 2014. 400p. ISBN 9780812994483. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780812994490. EDUCATION The black male achievement gap is a real problem even for successful parents like Harvard-trained psychiatrist Brewster and Columbia Law School graduate Stephenson, who became […]

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, July 19, 2013


From The Sports Gene to an essential Complete Guide to Special Needs Planning to Gentleman Bankers, and Kertész’s Dossier K. Nonfiction titles for all readers.

Nonfiction Previews, Aug. 2013, Pt. 1: Parenting, from Prenatal Nutrition to Education


Beam, Cris. To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care. Houghton Harcourt. Aug. 2013. 352p. ISBN 9780151014125. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780547999531. FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Beam should be able to clarify how badly our current foster care system fails the half million children in its charge; she’s not just a Lambda Literary […]

Best Sellers: Education, January 17, 2013

February 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

African American Perspectives for Black History Month | November 1, 2012


Fiction and nonfiction titles to consider for Black History Month in February.

Parenting and Teaching Children with Autism


by Terry Lamperski, Carnegie Lib. of Pittsburgh, and Lisa M. Jordan, Johnson Cty. Lib., KS Belli, Brita. The Autism Puzzle: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates. Seven Stories. 2012. 208p. index. ISBN 9781609803919. $23.95.            PSYCH Freelance journalist Belli looks beyond the autism and vaccine controversy to examine how new information […]

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