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          July 2015          BOOKLIST

Spotlight on Business
Core Collection: The Cost    of College
Top 10 Business Books
At Leisure with Joyce    Saricks: Business in    Fiction

Spotlight on Middle-    Grade Fiction
Core Collection: Wimpy    Kids Rule

The Booklist Carnegie    Medal Interview:    Anthony Doerr
The Booklist Carnegie    Medal Interview: Bryan    Stevenson
Music of Resistance: M.T.    Anderson Discusses    Symphony for the City    of the Dead
Focus on I-Books:    Spotlight on Space    Science
High-Demand Hot List for    Youth
High-Demand Hot List


The Things They    Narrated: War on Audio
Great Reads: Stories within Stories
AASL National Conference    Preview: Author!    Author!
Great Reads: Living with    Death
Carnegie Medal Read-    Alikes, 2015: The Fiction    Shortlist
Carnegie Medal Read-    Alikes, 2015: The    Nonfiction Shortlist
Shortlist Announced for    the 2015 Andrew    Carnegie Medals for    Fiction and Nonfiction
Great Reads: Picturing    Poetry
Dancing in the Dark:    Recent YA Ballet Books
Great Reads: These Novels    Are Graphic
Great Reads: Great BIG    Reads
Great Reads: A Dark    Harvest for Kansas Day
Great Reads: What Do You    Resolve to Read this    Year?

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Common Core Resources

Review Of The Day
Symphony for the City of the Dead
By M. T. Anderson

Dmitri Shostakovich was witness to an almost overwhelming number of changes and transformations in his native Russia. From the rise of Communism under Lenin to Stalin’s Great Terror and, perhaps most monumentally, the Siege of Leningrad, the Russian composer was there.

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focus-ibooks-space-science Focus on i-Books: Spotlight on Space Science
By Julia Smith

Rosen’s new i-book series, Spotlight on Space Science, continues its tradition of creating visually appealing and engaging, interactive texts (see “Focus on i-Books: Teen CyberSmarts,” from our December 1, 2012, issue, for a look at an earlier series). Fourteen titles line the series’ virtual shelves, revealing beautiful photo covers designed to lure middle-schoolers onto different space “journeys.”

column_at-leisure At Leisure with Joyce Saricks: Business in Fiction
By Joyce Saricks

Although I try to coordinate these readers’-advisory columns with the Booklist issue spotlight, I have more trouble with some than others. Business is a case in point, and it’s personal. I confess that, except for some marketing and customer-services aspects, I’ve never found the world of business all that intriguing. In my July 2013 column, I wrote about RA for business readers and focused on our nonfiction collections.

hd-hotlist High-Demand Hot List for Youth
By Keir Graff

Look for reviews of these high-demand titles in forthcoming issues of Booklist.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. By J. K. Rowling. Illus. by Jim Kay. Scholastic, $39.99 (9780545790352). Oct.

How do you meet the demand for new Harry Potter books when their author is busy writing adult mysteries?

core-wimpy-kids Core Collection: Wimpy Kids Rule
By Julia Smith

Where would middle-grade fiction be without Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series? Its honest approach to the trials and tribulations of an average kid struck a chord with readers, and its humor and liberally doodled pages completed the formula for a megahit. But what do you give to the kid who has read all the Wimpy Kids?

Cost-of-College The Cost of College
By Brad Hooper

One of the “givens” in contemporary American society is the outrageous cost of a college education, and a “corollary given” is the debilitating debt that college students accumulate by the time they graduate. If parents or scholarships don’t help chip away at that mountain of owed money, then the student alone may be paying off the debt well into their twenties or even thirties.

top10-Business-Books Top 10 Business Books: 2015
By Brad Hooper

Business and economics touch all our lives in some fashion or other, and the following 10 books, reviewed in Booklist between July 2014 and June 2015, discuss in superior fashion many of the contact points between our personal lives and economic theory and practice.

The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace.

column_voices-in-my-head The Audiobook Boom—Opportunities and Challenges
By Mary Burkey

There’s plenty to celebrate during “June Is Audiobook Month,” promoted by theAudio Publishers Association to increase awareness and enthusiasm for the format and its fans. The Association of American Publishers’ January 2015 data shows sales of physical audio up 16.3 percent and a whopping increase of 36.7 percent in downloadable audio sales, better than any other publishing format.

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