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Action-Packed Adventures
By LJ and SLJ editors
Escape rooms are a popular group activity and a fun way to interact with family and friends. As we continue to socially distance, digital escape rooms offer a safe way to enjoy this gaming format. We highlight games that will engage you in the new year and beyond.
Family-Friendly Digital Escape Rooms
By Melanie Kletter
We have rounded up interesting and innovative options that feature well-known characters and incorporate beloved video games.
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image Perspectives on Disability
By LJ Reviews
Six books explore the varied experiences of people living with physical and mental disabilities.
image Popular Picks on Birding
By LJ Reviews
Jennifer Ackerman explores birds at work and play. David Allen Sibley illustrates them on the page. Jonathan C. Slaght follows the mysterious lives of owls.
image Best Audiobooks of 2020
By Stephanie Klose & Terry Hong
In a year that’s been like no other, these picks moved us, provided escape, and made us think critically and reflect upon the society in which we live. 
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image We Remember the Wounded Knee Massacre
By Frank Waln
The award-winning Lakota music artist from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, discusses the 130th anniversary of the massacre and Native representation in the U.S. education system.
image Clueing In with Christina Li
By Ashleigh Williams
The debut author spoke with SLJ about releasing her first book during a pandemic, writing novels as a tween, and the key to balancing stories of loss with plenty of love.
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image Vignettes of the Vietnam War
By David Miller
These 29 titles in fiction, nonfiction, and memoir immerse readers in the events that changed two nations.
image Classic Chefs
By LJ Reviews
Jacques Pépin offers easy everyday meals, Alex Guarnaschelli re-creates classic dishes, and John Birdsall explores the life of James Beard.
image Kid-Friendly Music Podcasts
By Anne Bensfield and Pamela Rogers
Start 2021 by sharing conversations about music, from orchestral movie scores to "kindie" releases, with students and families.

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