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July 30, 2014

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Sketching Celebrities | SLJ Spotlight

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James Gulliver Hancock’s new nonfiction title offers a charming and whimsical look at well-known figures through drawing.

Inside the Worlds of Edward Hopper, Ashley Bryan, and Melba Liston | Nonfiction Preschool to Grade 4

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This month, nonfiction titles introduce readers to whole new worlds. Learn about painter Edward Hopper, jazz prodigy Melba Liston, and puppeteer and poet Ashley Bryan.

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Inside Human Trafficking, a Natural Mystery, and a Classic Author’s Memoir | Grades 5 & Up Nonfiction

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Check out the latest nonfiction for older readers: Sandra Markle solves the mystery of the little brown bats, Alison Marie Behnke profiles human trafficking, and author Katherine Paterson provides an intimate portrait of her life.

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Tenacious Teens | SLJ Spotlight

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Four new titles about formidable teens making a change.

The Mysteries of History | Nonfiction Grades 5 & Up

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Check out the truth behind the Romanovs with Candace Fleming’s latest, and explore some of the most “amazing” scientific discoveries with Mike Goldsmith.

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A Walk on the Wild Side, with Big Cats, Odd-Looking Creatures, and More | Nonfiction Preschool to Grade 4

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The latest nonfiction titles for young readers feature a bevy of strange and unusual creatures: Steve Jenkins profiles the 25 most bizarre looking creatures you’ll meet, while Jim Arnosky explores the world of ferocious felines.

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Exemplary New Books, Audio, & DVDs | Stars List, June 2014

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From a dystopian adventure set in Hawaii to a surreal, graphic-novel-inspired picture book to a deep exploration of one history’s most infamous families, the June Stars offer excellent examples of the best in fiction, nonfiction, and media for children and teens.

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Remembering D-Day

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Seventy years ago, on June 6, 1944, Allied troops launched an audacious assault on a 50-mile expanse of heavily defended coastline in Normandy, France. These resources on the historic event incorporate dynamic writing, stunning visuals, and plentiful primary source materials.

Curveballs, Cooking, and a ‘Cosmobiography’ | Nonfiction Notes, May 2014

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This month’s selections include titles that will satisfy readers with passions from music to sports and history to cooking. They’ll also make great titles to add to your summer reading lists.

Math Made Fun and Easy, the Poetry of Food Trucks, and the Fight for Civil Rights | Preschool to Grade 4 Nonfiction Reviews

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These powerful and poignant works offer a vivid and evocative look at desegregation, a fun and simplified examination of math concepts, and a collection of informative, hilarious—and tasteful—poems on food trucks.

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Gila Monsters, Sea Turtles, and Cheetahs | Grades 5 and Up Nonfiction Review

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These gorgeously designed titles tackle animals, a well-known family of painters, and more.

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Top Picks in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Media| Stars List, May 2014

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Tracy Holczer’s tender exploration of grief, Matthias Picard’s eye-popping 3-D underwater adventure, and Stephanie Kuehn’s unputdownable thriller top our list of stellar titles reviewed in the May issue.

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New Nonfiction Explores the World of Insects | SLJ Spotlight

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Three titles shed light on the brilliance of bugs.

Fractals, Dinosaurs, and Medical Mysteries | Nonfiction Notes, April 2014

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It’s Spring publishing season and we’ve highlighted a few of the exciting new titles that are being offered this season, ranging from a lucid explanation of a math concept for young readers to a collection of oral histories of individuals who went into hiding in the Netherlands during World War II. You’ll also find mysteries—medical and mythological, and a few art books.

New books on a baseball legend, whimsical poetry | Preschool to Grade 4 Nonfiction Reviews

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The latest nonfiction titles include an illustrated biography of Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio, a story about First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt hosting a hot dog party, and a poignant tale of immigration.

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The latest from authors Gail Jarrow, Peter Sis, and Patrick Dillon | Grade 5 & Up Nonfiction Reviews

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Peter Sis provides a colorful on beloved author Antoine de Saint Exupéry, while Gail Jarrow’s ‘Red Madness’ is a grippingly grotesque look at a long-gone illness.

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Where Babies Come From, a Jazz Legend, & One Brave Chicken | Stars List, April 2014

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From an ode to an innovative jazz musician to an unreliable narrator-driven YA novel, check out the book and multimedia titles that made SLJ’s April list of stellar offererings.

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Pick of the Day: Secrets of the Sky Caves

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The author takes readers on a fascinating journey, blending adventure, science, and history.

Pick of the Day: A Volcano Beneath the Snow

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Marrin offers a multisided look at the events and controversy surrounding John Brown’s role in the banishment of slavery and his ongoing inspiration for current events.

Pick of the Day: Eye to Eye

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Large, colorful pictures of more than 20 animal eyes are accompanied by a small illustration of the entire creature and a brief paragraph of intriguing information.