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Staff Recommendations

The most recent entries from the 'From the Shelves' section of the Library's blog.



Featured Lists

List Title# Titles
Wanderlust True Stories of Exploration & Adventure 21
Practicing Yoga 110
Fiction Set in Iowa 64
Page to Screen: YA Reads 12
Ready to Read 112
Transitional Chapter Books 122
Tweens Read Frightning Fiction 199

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Review Sources


BookPage
Published since 1988, BookPage is a 32-page, monthly book review distributed through over 4,000 public libraries and bookstores nationwide. Complimentary copies of this magazine are available at the Library each month.

New York Times Books
Book news and review content from The New York Times.

Novelist Plus
Find fiction and nonfiction by author, genre, or enter a novel you liked and get recommendations for similar books.

Publisher's Weekly
Book reviews, best-seller lists, publisher and author links.

Allmovie.com
Easy to use movie review site of over 220,000 titles.

Metacritic Movie/DVD
A cross-section of reviews from many critics presented with scored rankings.

Parents Television Council
Provides parents with information concerning recommended ages suitable for a particular film and specific information about content of sex, violence and profanity.

Rotten Tomatoes
Fresh or rotten, this site sums up what the critics are saying about most every movie and DVD.

Allmusic.com
Useful for finding background information on performers, including discographies, and for evaluations of popular recordings. Also has a wealth of information on classical compose and their works.

Gramophone
A British website that offers reviews and allows you to search for recommended recordings by composer.

Metacritic Music
A cross-section of reviews from many critics presented with scored rankings.

Gamespot
Access reviews, previews, videos and news.

Game Rankings
Provides aggregate scores and access to multiple reviews.

IGN
Reviews, news, guides and cheats.

Metacritic Games
A cross-section of reviews from many critics presented with scored rankings.

1up
Reviews, features, blogs and podcasts.