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Books for Youth
By David Baldacci
Meet Amos Decker: former college football star, NFL player for one brief moment, police officer, and now a down-and-out private investigator. He sounds like a bit of a stereotype, and he probably would be, if it weren’t for something that sets him apart.
Read-alikes: Ancient Stories, Fresh Perspectives
By Sarah Hunter
Bible stories are such a deeply ingrained element of the fabric of contemporary culture that many readers likely take them for granted. These six novels examine familiar biblical stories and reinvigorate them with vivid characters and evocative historical atmospheres, all while simultaneously inviting readers to consider more carefully some of their deeply held ideas about faith.
Spring E-reference Update, 2015: Databases and E-books
By Rebecca Vnuk
We asked publishers “What’s new?” and they responded with the following information about their new reference databases, e-books, and e-book platforms as well as significant updates and enhancements to existing products. Information is effective January 2015 through December 2015. Contact the publishers for information on trials and pricing details.
ABC-CLIO (800-368-6868; email@example.com)
Outgoing Mail: Beatrix Potter
By Molly McQuade
Dear Beatrix Potter,
How small is small? I’ll probably never know.
I ask partly because it’s hard to measure the paws you drew. The paws slip footloose into a vegetable patch. They sashay almost invisibly along ground nondescript.
Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth: 2015
By Ilene Cooper
This year’s top 10 historical fiction titles will transport young people from ancient times to 1960s America, with stops in different countries and centuries. All were reviewed in
Booklist between April 15, 2014, and April 1, 2015. By Elizabeth Wein. 2015. Disney/Hyperion, $17.99 Black Dove, White Raven.
(9781423183105). Gr. 8–11.