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     April 1, 2015          BOOKLIST

Spotlight on Series Nonfiction
Top 10 Series Nonfiction
Spring Travel Roundup
Travel Guides, 2015
The Allure of Paris
He Reads: Texas
She Reads: Texas
Listen-alikes: Listening    for a Sense of Place

At Leisure with Joyce    Saricks: Summer    Reading Clubs
Blast Off: A Summer-    learning Challenge
The Back Page: Books    into Movies


Dancing in the Dark:    Recent YA Ballet Books
Great Reads: These Novels    Are Graphic
Great Reads: Great BIG    Reads
Great Reads: A Dark    Harvest for Kansas Day
Great Reads: What Do You    Resolve to Read this    Year?

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April 2015

April 2015 Issue
Classroom Star

Common Core Resources

Review Of The Day
A Passion for Paris
By David Downie

David Downie (Paris to the Pyrenees, 2013) is a Paris transplant, a walking-tour guide steeped in Parisian lore, and an acclaimed writer. In A Passion for Paris, he seeks the source of the city’s celebrated aura of romance in those who fomented the “cultural revolt that turned Paris into the capital of Romanticism.”

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he-reads_she-reads She Reads: Texas
By Kaite Mediatore Stover

You can’t tell a Texas woman no. If you try, she will smile sweetly, bless your heart, and proceed with her current endeavor. She will become one of the nation’s most recognized governors or its first African American aviator. She will say whatever she pleases about presidents or members of the Junior League. She will fight as fiercely as any Texas Ranger, whether she’s protecting a family homestead from Santa Ana or her army family from nameless government officials carrying unbearable news.

blast-off Blast Off!: A Summer Learning Challenge Uses Space Travel to Teach Twenty-First-Century Problem-Solving Skills
By Elizabeth McChesney and Shilo Pearson

Digital learning provides a logical platform for connecting young readers to books. Incorporating science and STEM themes is a natural way to promote self-guided learning by appealing to children’s innate curiosity. As they learn how to conquer the Internet through well-sourced sites, links back to the printed page can provide clear—and fun!—stepping stones for learning.

top10-series-nonfiction Top 10 Series Nonfiction: 2015
By Daniel Kraus

There’s a certain sense of maturity to this year’s list of the top 10 nonfiction series launched in the past year. Thankfully, series on cell-phone safety, global disasters, and the dark side of sports are buoyed by some of our old favorites: cool jobs, cryptozoology, and weather.

Cell Phones and Society (ReferencePoint)

Gr. 9–12. Tackling a topic near and dear to teen readers’ hearts.

spring-travel-guides_2015 Travel Roundup: Spring Travel Guides, 2015
By Brad Hooper

Will spring ever arrive? Positive thinking is made a little easier if you spend some cold winter evenings curled up with travel guides, planning that spring trip. To that end, we present our latest roundup of travel guides that have been published over the past six months.

Bradt Guides
(Globe Pequot, paper).
Montenegro. 5th edition. $25.99 (9781841628578).

notables_books-2015 Notable Books: 2015

This list has been compiled for use by the general reader and by librarians who work with adults. The Notable Books Council, ALA Reference and User Services Association, has selected the titles for their significant contribution to the expansion of knowledge or for the pleasure they can provide to adult readers. All titles were published in 2014.


All My Puny Sorrows. By Miriam Toews. McSweeney’s, $24 (9781940450278).

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