April 25, 2017

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What Do a Bat and Kangaroo Have in Common? | Find Out in Tinybop’s “Mammals”

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A new tool to engage kids in the sciences that’s informative, interactive, and easy to navigate.

10 Titles to Promote Clean Water Awareness

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Books for little ones highlight how water functions as part of an ecosystem, while selections for older readers emphasize the pressing need to protect the world’s clean water supply.

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Where Secrets Lurk… | New YA Mysteries

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A trio of new books venture into the lives of teens determined to uncover the truths that lie beneath the surface of family memories and histories.

Happy Together: Looking and Listening | Listen In

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Paired reading should be considered a beneficial component of a child’s literary experience.

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Gardens Galore: Embrace Spring with These Great Books

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From flower blossoms to farmers’ market bounty, these picture books celebrate all sorts of growing things and nurture an appreciation of backyard nature.

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Take Your Book Budget Further: Shared Collections

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The Hawaii State Department of Education was looking for an ebook and audiobook solution to maximize purchasing power and expand reading opportunities. Here is the answer they found.

Buried Alive | The Secret Michelangelo Took to His Grave

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A 400-year-old mystery involving one of the greatest artists of all time is explored in “Buried Alive: The Secret Michelangelo Took to His Grave,” a thrilling, free app from Time Traveler Tours.

Rogues and Riches on the Sea | Martin W. Sandler’s “The Whydah”

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The 1985 discovery of the Whydah marked the first time a pirate ship was recovered, and its ongoing excavation continues to yield surprising information about the era and life on the sea.

Poetry Picks | New Titles for Young Readers

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Kwame Alexander honors beloved poets; Chris Raschka illustrates Keats; and Marilyn Singer dances the salsa in Feel the Beat.

Notable Nonfiction on the Transgender Experience and More | Adult Books 4 Teens

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Another crop of notable nonfiction featuring often unheard voices, from a title that unpacks myths about the transgender experience to a book on those who have been wrongfully convicted.

Reading Around the World | Picture Books

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Blending striking artwork, captivating storytelling, and universal themes, these recently published picture books provide glimpses at the lives of children across the globe.

Earth Day, Every Day | On the Screen

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Leaping lemurs and the pure blue orchid are among the photogenic stars of three visually arresting documentaries.

Autism and Families | Professional Shelf

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We’ve rounded up a host of resources for families affected by autism spectrum disorder.

Viewers’ Advisory: 3 Netflix Series with YA and Kid Appeal

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Is Netflix the future for book-to-screen adaptations? SLJ’s resident movie reviewer checks out new series that your patrons and students can binge-watch.

Max & Meredith | Touch and Go

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In this interactive story, young viewers decide which path will lead to a missing dog.

25 Kid and YA Books That Lift Up Immigrant Voices

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A collection of autobiographical or fictional stories based on childhood memories or that draw upon people’s work with immigrant children, including works by Julia Alvarez, Nicola Yoon, and Edwidge Danticat.

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Growing Pains | Adult Books 4 Teens

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From the heroine of a retelling of The Tempest to a typically awkward seventh grader, the protagonists of these coming-of-age novels all face the trials and tribulations of the coming-of-age process.

Check Out 8 New Graphic Novels for Teens

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“Good Comics 4 Kids” blogger Brigid Alverson highlights new graphic novels for young adults, including a “Superman” comic by Gene Luen Yang and an adaption of an Octavia Butler classic.

9 Refugee Stories for Kids and Teens

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These nine titles—from picture books to YA—explore the many dangers, factors, and effects that refugees and immigrants face every day.

3 Adorably Fox-y Picture Books

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Dispel the negative connotations surrounding foxes in children’s stories with these three cuddly tales.