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Books in the News 

After the Beginning of the New Year Books in the News will be released on the 1st and 3rd Thursday a month.

Highlights from the New Book Shelves 

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Jeffrey A. Engle and Thomas J. Knock, eds.

When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House


Collection of essays looking at specific instances when presidents had to deal with daily life in addition to presidential responsibilities.

Elizabeth Austin

Treading on Thin Air: Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change: How Weather Shapes our Everyday Lives

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An atmospheric physicist shows how the climate is an inescapable part of our daily lives, while looking at how weather effects humans, society and the planet.  Examines how that has changed over time and what it means for the future.


Daniel J. Levitin

A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

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A “field guide” on how to separate fake news, pseudo-facts, distortions, and outright lies from reliable information and why critical thinking is more important than ever.

Paige Britt, Sean Qualls, and Selina Alko

Why Am I Me?

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Two children, of different races and genders, ask the same questions about who they are, who they are not, and how we are alike. Written in a simple, poetic style for preK-3rd graders.


Mary Shelley

David H. Guston, Ed Finn, and Jason Scott Robert, eds.

Frankenstein, or, the Modern Prometheus: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds


Pairs the original 1818 version of the manuscript with annotations and essays exploring the social and ethical aspects of scientific creativity raised by this remarkable story.


Please check back every  1st and 3rd Thursday to see what's new!


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Selected Book Reviews


NPR: Books

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Book List

 New York Times Sunday Book Review

New York Review of Books

Kirkus Review of Books

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Book Award Winners

 award winners


Adult Book Award Winners

Man Booker Prize

PEN/Faulkner Award

PEN/Hemingway Award

Bancroft Prizes

Ohioana Book Awards

Nobel Prize in Literature

Pulitzer Prizes

National Book Awards

Anisfeld-Wolf Book Awards

National Book Awards

Agatha Awards

Edgar Awards

Hugo Awards

Nebula Awards

National Book Critics Circle Awards

Children's Book Award Winners

Newbery Medal

Caldecott Medal

Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Michael L. Printz Awards

Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Schneider Family Book Award

Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

Boston Globe – Horn Book Awards



Book Blogs & Websites


Book Riot

Center for the Book


The Literary Hub

Los Angeles Review of Books

The Millions



The Page-Turner

The Paris Review Daily



Essays and reproductions chronicle the turbulent 1930s by looking at 50 paintings.  Includes works by by such artists as Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Stuart Davis.

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