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Welcome to BookFLIX, a new online resource to promote children’s literacy! It can be accessed through POWER Library either on a library computer like one at the Abington Community Library or on a home computer.

Produced by Scholastic, Inc. and featuring e-books created by Weston Woods audio / visual studios, BookFLIX pairs fictional video storybooks with nonfiction e-books. It includes interactive games and activities, web links, author biographies and resources for educators, librarians and parents.

To access POWER Library, go to the library’s website, www.lclshome.org/abington, and click on Power Library or the Power Library Network Logo. Click on BookFLIX Information, a link on the left hand side of the screen; or open BookFLIX in the following windows: Children’s Resources, Education, Find a Book, or Literature. Children can watch, read and learn as they have fun online with paired fiction and nonfiction.

New Adult Non-Fiction

• “Echoes of My Soul” by Robert K. Tanenbaum: Here is a chronicle of an unnerving crime, the double murder of two young women, committed 50 years ago in New York City. It is the story of a courageous stand taken by an assistant district attorney that reformed the American justice system and led to the Miranda Rights.

• “The New American Heart Association Cookbook: 8th Edition”: This newly revised and updated edition of a thirty-five year old classic includes not only 600-plus everyday recipes for the whole family but also the most current dietary, exercise, and life-style recommendations. All the recipes meet the American Heart Association’s good-health and high-flavor standards.

• “Perfect Pairings” by Evan Goldstein: A master sommelier provides practical advice for pairing wine with food. He provides guidance about choosing foods that enhance the wide range of styles for each of 12 grape varietals, and there are 58 companion recipes that showcase each type of wine.

• “The Possibility Dogs” by Susannah Charleson: The author journeys into the world of psychiatric service, where dogs aid humans with disabilities that may be unseen but are no less felt. She describes how she learns to identify abandoned dogs with service potential, often plucking them from shelters at the last minute, and to train them for work beside hurting partners, offering intelligence, comfort, and hope.

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