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 September 1, 2015           BOOKLIST

Spotlight on Sports
Top 10 Sports Books
Top 10 Sports Books for    Youth
The Back Page: The Six    Greatest Sports Books    of All Time

At Leisure with Joyce    Saricks: Story People
He Reads: Kid Stuff
She Reads: Kid Stuff
Read-alikes: In a Galaxy    Not So Far Away
High-Demand Hot List for    Youth
Fall 2015 Youth Preview


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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September 2015

September 2015 Issue
Classroom Star

Common Core Resources

Review Of The Day
Orbiting Jupiter
By Gary D. Schmidt

Masterful is the word to describe Schmidt’s latest, the deeply moving story of a 14-year-old boy who is an out-of-wedlock father with one desire: to see his baby daughter, though laws and rules and regulations militate against this.

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read-alikes_galaxy Read-alikes: In a Galaxy Not So Far Away
By Julia Smith

Once those Imperial clones invade your imagination (or those cuddly Ewoks take your heart), it’s hard to think about much else. Not to worry, young Jedi, a fleet of books there is; filled with space adventures, gadgets, and high-octane battles are there; and satisfy your Star Wars craving they will.

Avalon. By Mindee Arnett. 2014. HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, $17.99 (9780062235596). Gr. 8–11.

top10-youth_sports Top 10 Sports Books for Youth: 2015
By Sarah Hunter

This year’s 10 best sports books, reviewed in Booklist from September 1, 2014, to August, 2015, will wheel, paddle, swim, jog, hip-check, and tackle headlong their way into first place on your shelves.

Biggie. By Derek E. Sullivan. 2015. Albert Whitman, $16.99 (9780807507278). Gr. 9–12.

top10-adult_sports Top 10 Sports Books: 2015
By Bill Ott

This year’s sports top 10 turns a blind eye on major sports, focusing instead on less-heralded athletic and recreational endeavors, from bowling to the circus to Monopoly. (Well, there is one basketball book, but it’s about a really bad team.) The titles selected were reviewed in Booklist from September 1, 2014, through August 2015.

hd-hotlist_f1.jpg High-Demand Hot List
By Brad Hooper

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

Avenue of Mysteries.
By John Irving. Simon & Schuster, $28 (9781451664164), Nov.

When Juan Diego takes a trip to the Philippines, he recalls his younger days in Mexico, which had a profound impact on his life.

Celebrating Chase's Calendar of EventsCelebrating Chase’s Calendar of Events
By Rebecca Vnuk

Whether your library still has a classic reference desk or not, all librarians recognize that there are standard books to keep on hand for ready-reference, despite the perception that you can Google everything. Among them is Chase’s Calendar of Events, the most comprehensive reference available on special events, holidays, federal and state observances, historic anniversaries, and more.

hd-hotlist High-Demand Hot List for Youth
By Daniel Kraus

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

Hollowgirl. By Sean Williams. HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, $17.99 (9780062203274). Nov.

The Twinmaker series comes to a climax with Clair entering the digi-world of the Yard, where the presence of a second Clair threatens to upend everything. Politics, technology, and death mark the latest from number-one best-seller Williams, who has made the jump to YA quite successfully.

Back-to-School-Feeling_f1.jpgThat Back-to-School Feeling: Picture Books for First Days
By Julia Smith

In the final weeks of summer vacation, back-to-school fever hits hard, and with it an onslaught of requests for school-themed picture books. Odds are that classics such as Audrey Penn’s The Kissing Hand (1993), Joseph Slate’s Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (1996), and Kevin Henkes’ Wemberly Worried (2000) have already been plucked from library displays. Luckily, there’s no shortage of new books to supplement collections and buck up youngsters, who may not be too keen at the prospect of starting school.

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