February 20, 2017

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Where Empathy Begins | The Work of Bob Graham

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Bob Graham’s whimsical stories are tender, childlike, adventurous, and kind.

A Little Heart | New in YA Romance

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From coming-of-age stories with a dusting of romance to a modern-day Romeo & Juliet, there’s something here to suit everyone.

Love Is In the Air | Great Books

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Filled with heartfelt hugs, satisfying smooches, and unbounded affection, these appealing picture books are perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any day of the year.

Great Books: Celebrating Winter

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Picture books filled with cold-weather escapades, charismatic characters, and crystalline emotions are the perfect accompaniments to hot cocoa as readers and listeners await spring.

On the Screen | Black History Month

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From the world of sports, music, dance, and politics, these portraits of tenacious trailblazers will give a boost to curricula and offer a varied range of subject matter year round.

Outside the Frame | New YA Fiction About Teen Artists

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In these recent titles, the world is a canvas for teen artists.

Great Books: A Library Lover’s Delights

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Engaging picture-book offerings about reading, story sharing, and the imagination-unleashing power of books .

Seriously STEM | Spectacular Visual Guides for the Classroom and Library

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Stunning photography, 3-D illustrations, and learner-friendly formatting distinguish a crop of new and updated science compendiums.

Uprooted and Displaced | The Japanese and Japanese Americans During World War II

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A trio of new titles looks at how the United States treated a group seen as “other” during World War II.

A Kaleidoscope of Cultures | New Books on Immigration

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These new books can be appreciated on many levels, shared to help encourage empathy for others, and utilized to initiate further research and discussion of immigration and refugees from around the world.

Monsters On Their Minds | New YA Fiction

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A new crop of horror titles offers a mix of historical fiction, fantasy, and even humor, spawning a slew of tales sure to have teens biting their nails.

“Most Magical” Girls | New Fall Fantasy

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In their new books, middle-grade luminaries Karen Cushman, Karen Foxlee, and Jennifer A. Nielsen bring new meaning to the words, “girl power.”

Great Books: Mini-Makers

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Starring kids who passionately craft, construct, concoct, and dream big, these enchanting picture books celebrate creativity and innovation.

Familiar and Fun: Literary Classics Reimagined for Teens

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With freshly envisioned settings, revved-up story lines, reconfigured characters, and timeless themes, these new YA retellings of well-known works are well worth adding to your shelves.

Life (and Learning) After High School: Exploring the Options

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For every young adult with clear career goals, there are many more still seeking a niche that fits. These titles will help them navigate the path ahead.

Page to Screen: Rowling Returns and “Children” Cut Loose

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In two high-profile releases, J.K. Rowling pens her first screenplay and director Tim Burton meets his match, Ransom Riggs’s Miss Peregrine.

Writes & Wrongs | When Authorship and Adolescence Converge

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Several new YA titles explore the world where authorship and adolescence converge—dramatically.

Great Books for a Summer’s Eve

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A selection of books to initiate discussions of nature’s nocturnal mysteries, and inspire dream journeys.

Grab Them with Graphic Novels

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Featuring concise narratives, vivacious artwork, and page-turning comic book formats, these recently published graphic novels make compelling choices for encouraging and empowering young readers.

Armchair Adventures | Travel the World in Books

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Stock your library shelves with this collection of profusely illustrated titles that will take readers from legendary routes traversed years ago to cities and countries around the globe.