Animal Spotlight (7/12/21)

Paws and whiskers at the ready! We’re spotlighting animals today with Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever working to clear a man’s name, an illustrated fable about animals deciding the fate of humans, a woman turns to her dogs to imagine a better future, and felines and crime at a cat cafe. DOG EAT DOG: […]

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Animals in Fiction and Nonfiction (4/1/21)

Today we are spotlighting animals in both fiction and nonfiction with a look at our future with robots based on our history with animals + our favorite canine/PI pairing solving a murder case from the past. THE NEW BREED: What Our History with Animals Reveals about Our Future with Robots by Kate Darling “Thought-provoking popular […]

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Nature and Animals Spotlight (12/2/20)

Today we spotlight the great outdoors and our beloved pets with a pocket-size guide to the intriguing secrets of the Mojave and the truth behind the regulations–or lack thereof–within the pet food industry. DESERT ORACLE: Volume 1: Strange True Tales from the American Southwest by Ken Layne “Layne (DIGNITY) delivers a playful potpourri of lore, […]

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Spotlight on Animals (11/18/20)

Calling all feline lovers and animal friends! Today we’re spotlighting an exploration of animal consciousness from a scuba-diving philosopher, a playful way to live as taught by cats, a comprehensive history of felines, and an illustrated guide to help cat owners better know their furry friends. METAZOA: Animal Life and the Birth of the Mind […]

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Furry Friends (10/20/20)

For everyone with a furry friend at home, or dreams of having one, today’s animal spotlight features an international veterinarian traveler and several four-legged mystery-solving sidekicks. WORLD WILD VET: Encounters in the Animal Kingdom by Evan Antin “With the full-speed-ahead enthusiasm familiar to viewers of his Evan Goes Wild Instagram feed and Animal Planet show, […]

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Nature and Animals (8/27/20)

A scientist tracks an elusive owl in eastern Russia + a world where animals deal with an all-too-familiar human landscape = today’s nature and animals round-up. OWLS OF THE EASTERN ICE: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl by Jonathan C. Slaght 2 starred reviews! “An American scientist chronicles his travels through […]

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Maximum Shelf: MIGRATIONS

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Charlotte McConaghy’s urgent and moving U.S. debut, MIGRATIONS. Franny Stone has always been a wanderer. By following the ocean’s tides and the birds that soar above, she can forget the losses that have haunted her life. But when the wild she so loves begins to disappear, Franny can […]

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Adult Books for Teens

This month’s roundup of adult books for teens includes a technological thriller, a sci-fi novella, and a journalist’s memoir of life under ISIS. THE GOD GAME by Danny TobeyFive ambitious high school students find their lives at risk when a video game that thinks it’s God won’t let them quit. “Teen gamers will be drawn […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (10/09)

Nonfiction Round-Up (10/09)

A memoir of growing up in and leaving the Westboro Baptist Church, inspiration from Habitat for Humanity’s CEO, a rescue dog that saves other beloved pets, the story of marriage equality from a civil rights activist, the history of rock structures around the world, and the unification of European countries and cities–all in today’s nonfiction […]

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Friday Reads: Cats vs. Dogs

Friday Reads: Cats vs. Dogs

Let the fur fly! Cats and dogs battle it out for our #FridayReads: TWO GOOD DOGS by Susan Wilson In this sequel to ONE GOOD DOG, a troubled teenager is helped by the rescued pit bull (then a second) of the inaugural guest at the Berkshires bed-and-breakfast her mother has bought. “Animal lovers will find […]

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