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September 2018 Nonfiction

From history to education to health, these new titles are perfect for your shelves:

HEART: A History by Sandeep Jauhar
An ALA Annual 2018 “Read n’ Rave” Pick! “Deftly alternating between key historical episodes and his own work, cardiologist Jauhar tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the patients who risked their lives to know and heal our most vital organ. “Throughout, Jauhar is thoughtful, self-reflective, and profoundly respectful of doctors and patients alike; readers will respond by opening their own hearts a little bit, to both grief and wonder.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE TANGO WAR: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II by Mary Jo McConahay
Two starred reviews! “A fascinating narrative of the struggle for Latin America during World War II featuring untold stories of politics, propaganda, spycraft, and intrigue. Fast-paced and informative, this is essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand World War II and some of the forces that led to it.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE MAN I NEVER MET: A Memoir by Adam Schefter & Michael Rosenberg
This memoir by the ESPN sports analyst (co-written with Michael Rosenberg) tells the story of how he fell in love with and married the widow of a 9/11 victim. “In what at first comes across as a bizarre concept for a memoir, Schefter successfully communicates his joy in finding love and family, and in a friendship with a man he never knew.” — Publishers Weekly

TIME TO PARENT: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You by Julie Morgenstern
The bestselling organizational guru takes on the ultimate time-management challenge—parenting, from toddlers to teens—with concrete ways to structure and spend true quality time with your kids. “Morgenstern’s bite-size, achievable goals and skill levels are simple to digest. Backed by scientific data and personal experience, the book is full of straightforward advice presented in an intriguing way. It will appeal especially to those who like to-do lists and find joy in checking off items as they are accomplished.” — Kirkus Reviews

SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP: How Discipline Can Set Students Free by Cinque Henderson
“A film and TV writer (e.g., HBO’s The Newsroom) and a journalist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Washington Post, and more, Henderson believed that failure in the classroom resulted from unmotivated, inattentive, simply bad teaching. But when he began substitute teaching, he quickly came to believe that the problem was rampantly unchecked student behavior, which he sees as resulting from society itself. Beyond analysis, here are prescriptions, including discussion of legal infrastructure, to improve the situation. Not surprisingly, there’s a big push not just to educators but to libraries.”Library Journal, pre-pub alert

THE DIVERSITY DELUSION: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture by Heather Mac Donald
By the national bestselling author of THE WAR ON COPS comes a provocative account of the erosion of humanities, the rise of intolerance in today’s university culture, and a call to return to learning that broadens the mind and takes students outside of their narrow selves. “Ultimately, Mac Donald identifies the choice schools must make as they confront these issues: continue with the corrosive pathology of identity, or commit to academic excellence, individual responsibility, and the humanistic goal of education through unfettered academic inquiry.” — The Washington Examiner readmoreremove

New Year, New You!

Making resolutions for 2018 already?! Prepare your patrons with these new and forthcoming titles:

THE BIKINI BODY MOTIVATION & HABITS GUIDE by Kayla Itsines
The #1 Fitness Influencer in the world (Forbes) and social media star (over 18 million followers!) shares a guide on how to form good healthy habits in just 28 days. Includes checklists and templates, a 28-day meal plan, more than 200 simple and delicious recipes, shopping lists and a pull-out 28-day workout poster.

TOTAL TEEN: Tracy Anderson’s Guide to Health, Happiness, and Ruling Your World by Tracy Anderson
A body-positive health and fitness guide made just for girls, from one of the most trusted and admired names in fitness.

FOOD FOR LIFE by Laila Ali
Four-time undefeated boxing world champion, daughter of Muhammad Ali, cooking personality, and passionate health advocate Ali’s cookbook features over 100 sassy recipes where nutrition is King, but flavor is Queen.

THE SUPER CARB DIET: Shed Pounds, Build Strength, Eat Real Food by Bob Harper
The bestselling author of THE SKINNY RULES and host of The Biggest Loser shares a diet focused on nutrient-dense foods that are big in flavor and allow certain kinds of carbohydrates at targeted times during the day.

THE HOW NOT TO DIE COOKBOOK: 100+ Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger, M.D
From the physician behind the trusted and wildly popular website Nutritionfacts.org, and author of the New York Times bestselling book HOW NOT TO DIE, comes a beautifully-designed, comprehensive cookbook complete with more than 120 recipes for delicious, life-saving, plant-based meals, snacks, and beverages.

EAT YOUR FEELINGS: The Food Mood Girl’s Guide to Transforming Your Emotional Eating by Lindsey Smith
Smith shares how to make yummy, nourishing meals and snacks based on what people tend to crave the most during heightened emotional states. Blending food and humor (just look at those adorable Emoji Chocolates!), this is a lighthearted take on your typical diet book.

THE FINANCIAL DIET: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money by Chelsea Fagan & Lauren Ver Hage
From The Financial Diet, the website inspiring over a million women each month: a beautiful, wry, practical guide to help you save, date, decorate and dream your way to your best financial life. readmoreremove

Max Shelf: Rodale Kids

MaxShelf-RodaleKidsThis week’s Maximum Shelf Awareness feature celebrates the launch of Rodale Kids, a new children’s imprint from Rodale Books.

“It’s long been a dream of mine to expand our award-winning and bestselling Rodale Books publishing program to kids, who are most open to learning new things. Our best-in-class books, magazines and products have transformed the well-being of millions of consumers, and we recognize that Rodale’s commitment to shaping a brighter future really starts with our youngest generation. It’s time to nurture our mission—to inspire health, healing and happiness in the world—among young readers and their families, where it all begins.” — Rodale chairman, president and CEO Maria Rodale

Rodale Kids’ first list appears this Fall 2017 and will consist of these 10 titles:

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MRS. PEANUCKLE’S VEGETABLE ALPHABET by Mrs. Peanuckle
MRS. PEANUCKLE’S FRUIT ALPHABET by Mrs. Peanuckle
THE KING OF TOO MANY THINGS by Laurel Snyder
I AM KIND by Suzy Capozzi, illustrated by Eren Unten
I AM THANKFUL by Suzy Capozzi, illustrated by Eren Unten
TEAM TAEKWONDO #1: Ara’s Rocky Road to White Belt by Master Taekwon Lee and Jeffrey Nodelman, illustrated by Ethen Beavers
BREATHE LIKE A BEAR: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm Anytime Anywhere by Kira Willey, illustrated by Anni Betts
CHEF GINO’S TASTE TEST CHALLENGE: 90 Winning Recipes That Any Kid Can Cook by Gino Campagna, illustrated by Mike Lowery
THE FANTASTIC BODY: What Makes You Tick & How You Get Sick by Dr. Howard Bennett
TOTAL TEEN: Tracy Anderson’s Guide to Health, Happiness, and Ruling Your World by Tracy Anderson

The imprint plans to publish 30-45 titles a year, but may revise that in line with demand (it already has 50 titles slated for 2018). The books will be fiction and nonfiction for children from infants to teens. readmoreremove

New Year, New You

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2017? Here are some new books to help you and your patrons stick to your resolutions (ours is to read more):

FOOD, HEALTH, AND HAPPINESS: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life by Oprah Winfrey
You get a recipe, and you get a recipe, and you get a recipe! Oprah shares more than 100 of her favorite delicious and healthy recipes in this stunning four-color cookbook.

BREATHE: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health by Belisa Vranich
This is THE book on breathing. Learn how to prevent and cure illness, increase energy, accelerate healing, improve cognitive skills, and enhance mental balance simply by breathing in the anatomically “right” way.

THE BIKINI BODY 28-DAY HEALTHY EATING & LIFESTYLE GUIDE: 200 Recipes and Weekly Menus to Kick Start Your Journey by Kayla Itsines
Kayla Itsines is a personal trainer with over 13 million social media followers who use her Bikini Body Guide 28-minute workouts: energetic, kinetic, high-intensity interval training sessions that help women achieve healthy, strong bodies. Now Itisines delivers her first ever healthy lifestyle book, complete with a 4-week workout plan, 200 recipes, and tons of photos.

HOW TO HYGGE: The Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life by Signe Johansen
Discover the secrets of hygge (pronounced HYOO-guh): where coziness, warmth, and community is key. “Readers interested in simplifying their homes and lives are sure to find plenty of practical recipes and suggestions here that they can implement immediately.” — Publishers Weekly

HOW TO BE BORED by Eva Hoffman
In the latest installment of the acclaimed School of Life series, learn how to make peace with your down time—and even benefit from it. Drawing on psychoanalysis, neuroscience and a wide range of literature, Hoffman emphasizes the need to understand our own preferences and purposes, and to replenish our inner resources.

HOW TO CHOOSE A PARTNER by Susan Quilliam
In the latest installment of the acclaimed School of Life series, learn how to approach one of the most important life decisions: choosing a partner. Drawing upon rich cultural material, psychology, and her background in relationship therapy, Quilliam presents partner choice as a journey toward self-development, driving us to learn more about ourselves, about other people, about life and the way we want to live.

L’ART DE LA SIMPLICITE: How to Live More with Less by Dominique Loreau
Having lived in Japan for many years and inspired by Eastern philosophy, Loreau discovered the beauty of a life well lived through the art of simplicity, and shares this in this book available in English for the first time. “This is already a best-seller in its original French, in a country where readers happily sought advice in books like BRINGING UP BEBE and FRENCH WOMEN DON’T GET FAT, and where the runaway success of Marie Kondo’s THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP has spurred interest in Japanese-inspired minimalism.” — Booklist readmoreremove

Booklist’s Best Health & Science Books of 2016

Booklist recently unveiled their Top 10 Health & Science reading lists of 2016*, including these five Macmillan titles:
Top 10 Health and Medicine 2016 (full list)

MORGUE: A Life in Death by Vincent J. M. DiMaio and Ron Franscell
Medical examiner DiMaio, along with journalist Franscell, provides a peek into the often wild world of forensic science, sharing many hair-raising cases.

ORDINARILY WELL: The Case for Antidepressants by Peter D. Kramer
Kramer mounts a comprehensive, spirited, and completely convincing defense of antidepressants, dispelling any doubts about their efficacy and life-changing capability.

Top 10 Science 2016 (full list)

THE MOST PERFECT THING: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg by Tim Birkhead
This fascinating study of the bird egg takes a look at the history of egg collecting and the science behind egg colors, among other quirky delights.

PANDEMIC: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond by Sonia Shah
Science journalist Shah calls on global leaders, public and corporate, to pay attention to an impending public-health emergency—the rise of new global infectious diseases.

THE POPE OF PHYSICS: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age by Gino Segrè and Hoerlin Bettina
By exploring Fermi’s personal life, the authors give readers glimpses into some of Fermi’s nonscientific attributes in addition to portraying his role in the development of nuclear weapons.

*Titles included were reviewed between December 1, 2015, and November 15, 2016.

New Nonfiction – May 2016

ONEIDA: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table by Ellen Wayland-Smith
THREE STARRED REVIEWS! “This compelling narrative seamlessly threads the unlikely alliance between a ‘free love utopia’ and a household brand name. Fans of Joseph Ellis and David McCullough will appreciate this engrossing entry.”
Library Journal, starred review

THE FIRE LINE: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting by Fernanda Santos
A Spring 2016 B&N Discover Great New Writers selection! In the tradition of DEEP DOWN DARK, and A PERFECT STORM comes the harrowing, and tragic true-life story of one of America’s deadliest wildfires and the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice.

THE TRUE TAILS OF BAKER & TAYLOR: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town…and the World by Jan Louch & Lisa Rogak
LIBRARY CATS!!! Need we say more? OK, this is librarian Louch’s memoir about her pair of Scottish Fold cats who became the most famous library cats in the world. “Replete with images and stories of these feline personalities, who were wildly popular not only in Douglas County but also became national celebrities, this heart-warming treasure of a book should appeal to readers of all ages.” — Library Journal

BONUS: free, downloadable #LibraryCatProblem e-cards & a video of cute kids singing about the kitties.

THE SONG POET: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang
Following her award-winning book THE LATEHOMECOMER, Yang now retells the life of her father Bee Yang, the song poet, a Hmong refugee in Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by American’s Secret War. “Yang builds upon that beautiful chronicle in this hauntingly lyrical tribute to her beloved father. A memorable and moving immigrant story.” — Booklist readmoreremove

Booklist Spotlight on Health & Science

Booklist recently featured their top picks for the most engaging, mind-stretching, and informative science and health books, including these three from Macmillan:
Top 10 Science and Health Books

BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy
Tweedy, an African American psychiatrist, expertly weaves together statistics, personal anecdotes, and patient stories in this smart, thought-provoking, frontline look at race and medicine.

DO NO HARM: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
English neurosurgeon Marsh looks back on his three-decade career with remarkable candor, boldly and gracefully addressing brain surgery’s high risks and difficult emotional terrain.

Core Collections: Our Brains, Ourselves

MIRRORING PEOPLE: The New Science of How We Connect with Others by Marco Iacoboni
Iacoboni shares his and his colleagues’ revolutionary discoveries about mirror neurons, explaining in this marvelously accessible book how they enable us to learn by imitation to develop both connection with others and a sense of identity, understandings of profound implication.

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