LJ Talks to Cartoonist Jillian Tamaki

Jillian Tamaki is known for crafting thoughtful, richly emotional stories with beautifully fluid and dynamic illustrations. This year she presents Boundless, a compilation of short stories depicting characters struggling against the confines of their lives, limitations, and circumstances.

Abdul-Jabbar & Co., Bocquet/Muller, Chabouté, Delisle, plus Debuters Ferris, Steele, and Sun | Graphic Novels Reviews

This picaresque prequel will attract fans of Abdul-Jabbar’s Mycroft Holmes novel and lovers of Holmes spin-offs; this might be Lemire’s most mature and accomplished work yet; even the most cynical reader will have a hard time not being somewhat charmed by Sun’s first book; Steele’s Pantheon should easily find an enthusiastic fan base

Awards Season Gets Underway | Christian Fiction Reviews

Linden’s debut novel is a bittersweet tale of enduring friendship, family ties, and the complexities of love; Reid is in a class by herself with this tender love story with an unusual twist; Sleeman’s gritty, high-octane plot will keep the pages flying until the heart-stopping finale; White once again demonstrates her mastery of historical detail with polished prose and thorough research

#Ownvoices | Collection Development: Race, Diversity, & Society

The complexity, history, and nuances of race in America mean a wealth of material could be identified as essential. A recent explosion of titles plus classics document the multiplicity of the American experience.

A Reading Checklist: Sizzling New Summer Fiction, plus Old Favorites

Summer reading isn’t just for children! Escape into a great book with these suggestions from members of the 2017–18 American Library ­Association (ALA) RUSA/CODES Reading List Council. There’s something for every reader in the eight genres the list recognizes—adrenaline, fantasy, horror, historical, mystery, romance, sf, and women’s fiction.

Well Turned Out: Art and Fashion Titles Walk the Runway

Readers of fashion, costume, and design, as well as anthropology and art history will enjoy this accessible, fun title; an elegant offering filled with jeweled works beyond compare; this bold, beautiful book will delight art and fashion historians and those who seek style inspiration

Saying Yes to New Adventures: Experiencing Paris

No matter if you are exploring the wonderful sights of Paris first hand, or need an escape form day-to-day life, both books provide engaging and enjoyable looks at the City of Love

Within the Pages of a Book: Professional Media Information

Whether you are a librarian or administrator who need to deal with a difficult work-related conversation, a LIS student who is interested in collection development or scholarly publishing, or a reader who wants to learn more about the history of librarianship these books are full of helpful information no matter what your field of interest

Creative Spaces: 12 Fun and New Crafts & DIY Books

Jump into summer with a whole new set of crafts! Bright colors and easy-to-follow instructions for the beginner seamstress, transform your home with new colors and textures, or brighten up a room with your very own hand-picked flower arrangements; whatever your craft, there is a book here for you