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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
Tabula Rasa
By Kristen Lippert-Martin

Rudd’s impeccable performance beautifully complements this dystopian tale’s adrenalin-pumped pace. She keeps the action pulsing and holds listeners’ attention as she relates the telling details that build texture, propel plot twists, and reveal intriguing character facets.

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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).

column_carte-blanche Carte Blanche: My New Year’s Resolution
By Michael Cart

New Year’s Day has come and gone, and I find myself wondering—a bit impertinently, perhaps—what New Year’s resolutions you made and whether you’ve managed to keep them. As for me, I seldom make any formal resolutions, only tacit ones. I think halfheartedly, for example, about being more patient, about going to the gym more often, eating less chocolate, getting less apoplectic about the news of the day, and so on.

notables_amelia-bloomer-2015 Amelia Bloomer List: 2015

Each year the Amelia Bloomer Project, sponsored by the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of ALA, selects a list of recommended feminist books, fiction and nonfiction, for young readers from preschool through age 18. The titles below, published between September 2013 and December 2014, make up the top 10 picks from the full list, which is available at Titles published in 2013 are noted; all others were published in 2014.

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