Life in the Green Lane | Collection Development: Sustainable Living

Time will tell if, after devastating hurricanes and wildfires in recent years, people will make the connection between increasingly violent, more frequent weather events and global warming. These 32 resources will help librarians make sense of the issue.

Countdown to Valentine’s Day | The Reader’s Shelf

While romance novels delight all year long, they have a seasonal moment to shine brightly as we approach Valentine’s Day. Five librarians offer their picks to mark the occasion and highlight the range of the genre.

B Is for Harmony | Music Matters

The second letter of the Greek alphabet comes up a lot when considering harmony singing in mid- to late 20th-century popular music. A survey of other harmony-rich groups finds many that share that first initial.

Batwoman, Ghostbusters, Pedrosa’s Portugal, Debuter Gooch, Halderman/Marvano, and Much More | Graphic Novels Reviews

A fantastic introduction to Batwoman’s world; expectations for this volume, already a best seller in France, will be high; Hopkins’s writing is relevant, funny, and warm; for readers preferring shivers to screams; this gorgeous and intricately illustrated edition is sure to catch the eye of a new generation of fans

Q&A: K.B. Owen | SELE-e Circs: The Top Ten Titles in SELF-e Select

K.B. Owen’s novel Dangerous and Unseemly won the 2015 Indie Ebook Awards Best Mystery. The first book in the “Concordia Wells” series, it sees the titular series character pulled into a whodunit after a family member dies and a friend is attacked.

LJ Talks to Samuel Parker

After last year’s breakout debut, Purgatory Road, Samuel Parker returns with a second book that is sure to garner equal acclaim. A retelling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel, Coldwater is an intense and riveting tale about the destructive nature of evil.

Parker’s Pick of the Month, Clipston, Laureano, Rivers, Turanksy, a Quintet of Colonial Stories | Christian Fiction Reviews

For fans of tender romances set in Edwardian England; this quick and engaging read is perfect for those who enjoy cozy mysteries set in Britain; this character-driven romance will enthrall Rivers’s many fans; adventure and espionage feature prominently in this dynamic new historical series from Woodhouse

Editors’ Spring Picks: 34* Titles To Wave a Flag About

From bone-chilling true crime to poignant family dramas to delightful romantic romps, these 34 picks are top-of-list reads.

Finding Your Creative Side : 9 New Craft/DIY Books

Here you will find a variety of crafts to fit any creative lifestyle; fifty step-by-step projects that walk readers through creating their own drawn, painted, and collaged portraits of dogs; excellent step-by-step instructions for small toy ornaments with moving parts, and traditional Chinese paper flowers with hand-drawn templates for petals, leaves, and other components