April 21, 2017

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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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You’ve Come a Long Way, “Feminist Baby”!

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Loryn Brantz’s “Feminist Baby,” which started as a popular webcomic, is now a board book.

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Hello, Space Station! Teens Chat with an Astronaut via Ham Radio

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Through a NASA educational program, a Kansas teen librarian developed a related STEM curriculum that culminated in radio contact with the International Space Station.

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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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Age-Appropriate Reading? | Scales on Censorship

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Religious-themed books in school libraries; informing patrons of privacy policies.

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School Library Tech Budgets Rise | SLJ 2017 Technology Survey

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School librarians are being recognized as tech leaders and investing more in cutting-edge digital tools.

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37 Superb New Titles | April 2017

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This month’s stars include a compilation of picture book authors and illustrators answering the question “What’s your favorite color?” a graphic novel biography of Mama Cass, and the first book in a new series about a steampunk-inspired alternate history of New York City from Laura Ruby.

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Ex-Cop Tackles Literacy Decline in Appleton, WI

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A police-officer-turned-librarian uses her skills to target a community’s early-learning deficit.

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Fast-Tracking a More Radical Approach to Literacies | Editorial

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How we engage in programming and teaching literacy is getting more interesting as librarians creatively tackle the massive literacy challenge, even crisis, we face.

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Bookmobiles and Beyond: new library services on wheels serve newborns through teens

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From TechMobiles to early learning hubs, mobile library outreach is on the rise.

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Outlandish: Braving new perspectives through books in translation

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A look at the global landscape of books published for young people and why it is important to share them with readers in the United States.

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Audio Book Xpress Review | April 2017

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A historical romance that takes place in 14th-century England.

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Chapter Books Xpress Reviews | April 2017

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A story about a likable girl who’s finally old enough to ride a horse; a Dutch classic children’s book featuring a boy named Pluck; and Super Turbo fights off a hoard of flying ninja squirrels

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Graphic Novels Xpress Reviews | April 2017

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Margaret Atwood’s part man, part cat, part bird superhero returns; also, a little something to interest die-hard fans of the Beatles.

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Middle Grade Xpress Reviews | April 2017

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A fictional account of real-life Civil War spy, Mary Bowser; a brand-new series that takes place in the Star Wars universe; and the second installment of Kate O’Hearn’s Norse mythology-inspired series

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YA Xpress Reviews | April 2017

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The second installment of Michael Grant’s “Front Lines” series, a debut about a 17-year-old who can’t feel pain, and the conclusion to Kevin Waltman’s “D-Bow’s High School Hoops” series.

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Nonfiction Xpress Reviews | April 2017

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A biography of Japanese American civil rights activist Fred Korematsu; a delightful introduction to the Jewish holiday Purim starring a quirky chicken; and the true story of Kunkush the cat, who reunited with his Iraqi family after getting lost while fleeing the country.

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Picture Books Xpress Reviews | April 2017

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An artful alphabet book; a little girl imagines she has a dinosaur as a pet (don’t we all?); and a Spanish-language book about a horse who is mistaken for a unicorn by the other farm animals.

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