August 14, 2017

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Easy as 1-2-3 | The Best of the New Math Books

From enchanting picture books to engrossing manuals, these offerings will provide fresh ways to present and explore ideas and reinforce fundamentals.

“Deadly Deeds and Perilous Professions” | A Conversation with Sarah Albee

Through spellbinding stories laced with science, Sarah Albee explores the history of a topic that both horrifies—and fascinates—us.

Transcending the Genre: True Crime for Young Adults

While true crime is often associated with the prurient and the voyeuristic, a trio of new titles prove that the genre is far more nuanced.

Here Comes the Sun | Digital Resources for the Solar Eclipse

Gear up for a cosmic experience on August 21 with these easy-to-access, digital resources.

The Skinny on Sharks: Scintillating Summer Reads

These high-interest nonfiction titles will keep kids reading throughout the summer, inspire interest in marine biology, and add depth to any STEM collection.

The Winds of Change | A New Series Explores the Intersection of Culture and Economy

An engaging new picture book series explores the intersection of culture and economy from the first coins to the Industrial Revolution.

Revolutionary America | New Books for Children and Teens

Another Independence Day has come and gone, but interest in the events leading up to our nation’s beginnings and our Founding Fathers and Mothers, never wanes.

An “Old Man’s Journey” | Touch and Go

Gorgeous design and a complex narrative create an addictive game that will appeal to a range of ages.

“Everyday Inequality” and the Criminal Justice System | New YA Books

New fiction and nonfiction books explore the intersection of African American youth, the police, and our prison industrial complex.

Flaps, Folds, and Facts: Adventuring with Interactive Books

A selection of enjoyable interactive books that encourage basic literacy skills, provide informational content, and inspire curiosity.

KitaabWorld | Connecting the World to South Asia, One Book at a Time

Books and games reflecting South Asian cultures are now readily available to parents, teachers, and librarians thanks to a new online bookstore.

Walk on the Weird Side | Graphic Novels

Fantasy and sci-fi tales—with their nuanced world-building, bizarre characters, and intense action—lend themselves perfectly to graphic novels.

“You’re In the Wrong Bathroom!” | Professional Shelf

The authors of a new book confront pervasive misinformation on transgender and gender-nonconforming people.

Where Secrets Lurk… | New YA Mysteries

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.

Gardens Galore: Embrace Spring with These Great Books

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

Buried Alive | The Secret Michelangelo Took to His Grave

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”

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

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

Reading Around the World | Picture Books

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

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