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||Holiday Traveling Books
||Favorite Children's Authors
Get the Vote
||Large Print is for Everyone
||Books by Gary Schmidt
||A Variety of Non-fiction
||Humorous Children's Books
||Young Adult Literature
||Downtown Marquette Pirate Festival
||Summer Fun with Children
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||Art Books from LSAA
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||Great Books Make
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||Ham Radio History
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Off to College
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Culture of Asian Pacific Americans
| April 25, 2008
|| NONPROFIT Fundraising Guides
| April 18, 2008
|| Going Green Information
| April 4, 2008
|| Great Lakes Great Books
| March 28, 2008
|| Hemingway Classics
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|| Look for the Oldies, too!
December 19, 2008
December 12, 2008
Winter has descended with
a bang here in the U.P., and it’s
a great time to be snug and warm and inside reading one of our many new
books! If you like
adventure, history, and human interest combined with ice and snow, you
want to pick up a copy of “Dark Summit,” the true
story of Everest’s most
controversial season”, by Nick Heil.
Even if you’re afraid of heights
like I am, you’ll be fascinated by the
stories told in this book. The
traces the history of the attempts to reach the top and all the
the way. You’ll
be learning and be
enthralled at the same time. There
also a picture supplemental section included.
time of year a cozy night with an old movie and popcorn holds a lot of
appeal. One of the
yesteryear’s films was “golden girl”,
Doris Day. In our
new non-fiction, you’ll find David
Kaufman’s comprehensive biography, entitled: “Doris
Day”, the Untold Story of
the Girl Next Door”. Kaufman
his research and includes stories and interviews that reveal much that
unknown so far about the actress.
was not always kind to her, but she was a strong individual who
through several marriages, financial ruin and an untimely death of a
you’re a fan of her music or
films, you’ll want to check this book out!
mystery with a quilting theme fits right into a comfy wintry read. Clare
O’Donohue’s debut novel is entitled
“The Lover’s Knot”. Jilted
before her wedding, Nell Fitzgerald flees busy New York City
for her quilt-enthusiast
grandma’s home in Archers Rest. The
of a local handyman shortly after Nell’s arrival, combined
with the sudden
appearance in town of her ex-fiancé, and a growing
attraction to the town’s
police chief combine to make this a page-turning read!
Along the way, the ladies of Archers Rest
to put together three quilts. So,
enjoy crafting, mysteries and romance, this may be the book to check
out of our
new mystery section.
cooking and holidays definitely go together.
In new non-fiction, you’ll want to
look for these next three gems: “The
Amish Cook at Home”, simple pleasures of
food, family and faith”, by Lovina Eicher, “Food
2.0”, Secrets from the Chef
who fed Google” by Charlie Akers, and “Taste of
Home Annual Recipes 2009”.
book in my list is a delightful photo essay and cookbook on the life of
Amish. Known for
their simple style and
delicious “comfort food”, this book will not fail
to give you ideas that will
enrich your entertaining. The
the homemade cherry pie on the cover alone will cause you to check it
by chef Charlie Akers is full of beautiful pictures, recipe ideas and
feed family and friends in a health producing, unfussy style. In his attempts to get the
Google staff to be
more productive at work, he managed to invent some lovely entrees that
delicious and produced lots of creative energy in his clientele. If you are interested in
time saving tips,
food on the run and using locally produced ingredients, this is the
Home Annual Recipes 2009” is, of course, a compilation of the
tried and true recipes for the year.
various recipes are all organized for you under handy categories such
“Potluck Pleasers”, “My Mom’s
Best Meal” and “Meals on a Budget”.
If you’ve never
been much of a cook, you
don’t need to worry with most of these recipes.
Ingredients are not fussy
or strange sounding, and prep time is usually
short and sweet! Give
it a whirl!
Christmas season is full of special worship events and a religion book
currently in the new-nonfiction section is
N.T. Wright’s, “Surprised
by Hope”, Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection,
and the Mission of the Church”. N.T.
Wright is a top biblical scholar who serves as Bishop of Durham for the
of England. He has
a beautiful writing
style that reminded me a bit of C.S. Lewis in its humor and reasoning. This is a mind-opening
look at the Apostle
Paul’s writings and definitely worth checking through.
|By Shelley Janofski, Circulation Department
December 5, 2008
travels will soon
be upon us. You can
make the hours on
the road go more quickly by listening to spoken audio books. The library’s
collection includes books on
tape and CD for adults, children and teens.
Some recommended adult titles include:
Secret by Anne Perry. Read
by Terrence Hardiman. 4 CDs. British
Victorian mystery writer Anne Perry has been writing Christmas mystery
for several years now. Dominic
Corde, who met and fell in love in Brunswick Gardens, journey to a quaint hamlet to replace
the local vicar who is away on holiday.
The holiday takes a nasty turn when the vicar
is discovered not to be
away at all, but brutally murdered and stashed in the cellar. So along with fulfilling
the vicar’s duties,
the Cordes are charged with solving his murder.
All the while the village is becoming
dangerously snowbound, its
residents trapped as a killer remains at large.
The crime’s surprising solution
reveals not only the killer, but the
true meaning of the Christmas message as well.
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan
Didion. Read by
Barbara Caruso, one of
audio’s “golden voices”. 4
Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal
experience: a portrait of a marriage - and a life, in good times and
bad - that
will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.
days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw
daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then
then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed
support. Days later - the night before New Year's Eve - the Dunnes were
sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory
suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close,
partnership of forty years was over. This book is Didion's attempt to
sense of the "weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I
had about death, about illness ... about marriage and children and
about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself."
The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Read by Tom
Stechschulte. 6 CDs. America
is a barren landscape of
smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still
scratch out some type of existence. Amidst the destruction, a father
young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding
circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still they persevere, and
relationship comes to represent goodness in a world that is utterly
of this Pulitzer Prize winner is moving and real.
The Way of
Forgiveness by William
Meninger. Read by the author. 2
teaches that the fruits of forgiveness are profound: a life that is
by old wounds, aware to the immediate needs and mission of life, and
receive unconditional love. Why, then, is forgiveness so difficult?
Way of Forgiveness" answers this question, guiding listeners through
healing process, with detailed sessions on the vehicles of
reflection, and prayer.
Izzy & Lenore by John Hart. Read by Tom Stechschulte.
5 CDs. In his
previous books, Katz introduced us to the menagerie at Bedlam Farm in
Katz rescues Izzy, a border collie who has
spent his first three years in a fenced pasture. Affectionate and
Izzy is unlike any dog Katz has encountered, and the two undertake a
Katz could not have imagined. As trained hospice volunteers visiting
nursing facilities, Katz and Izzy bring comfort to people who most need
Izzy bonds with patients and Katz focuses on their families, the author
to come to terms with his own life, discovering dark realities he has
a new companion, a
spirited, bright-eyed black Labrador
named Lenore --quickly dubbed the Hound of Love--arrives at Bedlam. Her
personality and boundless capacity for affection steer Katz out of the
rekindle his love of working with dogs, and restore his
to the farm and the animals and people around
T Is for Trespass by Sue Grafton. Read by Judy Kaye. 10 CDs or 7 cassettes.
identity theft and elder abuse in her 20th Kinsey Millhone mystery. Gus
Vronsky, Kinsey's elderly next-door neighbor, suffers a fall and needs
care. A health-care nurse named Solana Rojas is hired, and Kinsey even
background check, finding nothing out of order. As Gus's condition
and Solana limits access to her patient, Kinsey and her landlord,
suspect that something is a little off with Solana and "little off"
doesn't fully describe this identity thief and true sociopath. Digging
more carefully, Kinsey unearths horrifying details of Solana's past and
act quickly to save Gus. Judy
offers a crisp, chillingly cold aural portrait of a sociopath capable
anything. Kaye's spot-on interpretation of the two very different
characters would be praiseworthy enough, but she's just as effective in
capturing the elderly men and women, the screechy landladies, the
rednecks, the velvet-tongued smooth operators, the fast talking lawyers
the inhabitants of Kinsey's world.
The Tin Roof
Blowdown by James Lee
Burke. Read by Will
Patton. 14 CDs. The
pain, dismay and anger brought on by the
events surrounding Hurricane Katrina explodes from this new Dave
novel. For nearly a quarter of a century, Burke has used this series,
its dark subject matter, to show his obvious love of the land, the
the cultures of the South and specifically New Orleans.
There is a mystery for
Robicheaux to solve, but it's the destruction of Burke's beloved New Orleans
resonates like thunder throughout the book. Will Patton, who has come
the heart and soul of Burke's weary, Southern knight, matches the
prose in all its intensity and pain. Adept as he is at portraying the
eccentric, the evil and the endearing characters found in Burke's
books, it is
the actor's reading of Burke's descriptive passages, whether it be a
forming off the Louisiana coast or the shock of blood escaping from a
wound, that creates a fully realized world for the listener. The
Roof Blowdown won a 2008 Audie for the best audio recording
through an advanced uncorrected proof of The
100 Best Business Books of All Time which is due to published
next year, I
was reminded of one of my favorites to recommend to couples traveling
beginnings of the Nucor
Steel Corporation may not sound as though it would be enthralling
George Wilson reading American
Steel: Hot Metal
Men and the
Resurrection of the Rust Belt by Richard Preston, 10
cassettes, is just
that. The story of
how Kenneth Iverson
started a new steel company using scrap metal in a dying industry in
is inspirational, showing how new production and management ideas can
financial and humanitarian success.
Including not only the history of the steel
industry but also the fledgling
auto industry, this story has Michigan
roots with a message for our future.
This Year It Will Be Different and Other
Stories by Maeve Binchy. Read by Fionulla Flanagan. 4
writer Binchy’s collection of
Christmas-centered feel-good tales about love and family snarls provide
of sentimentality and a touch of romance along with humor and a hopeful
Flanagan’s charming Irish lilt will
help to treat those cases of the holiday blues.
“Hard Core”, a tale of
four irascible nursing home residents, has been
made into the recently released film “How About
|By Caroline Jordan, Collection Development
This month, the Peter White
Public Library offers the following new non-fiction titles about all
sorts of “games”.
Dahl, author of such
children’s classics as James and
Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Matilda lived a life during WWII that was
reminiscent of James Bond’s
spy games. Dahl was already a Royal Air Force flying ace when he was
to the same covert outfit as James Bond series author Ian Fleming. The
known side of Dahl’s life is explored in The
Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington.
the time, the U.S.
military was focused on the Pacific Theater. Dahl and other
commissions were assigned to the United
to protect British interests by making crucial contacts, and to
full involvement in the war against Germany.
by Jennet Conant. New adult non-fiction 940.5486 CO.
Placido Polanco, and long
before Lou Whittaker, Charlie Gehringer played second base for the
Tigers. John C. Skipper has written a new biography, Charlie
Gehringer: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Tigers Second
Baseman. He may have been the greatest second baseman ever.
fielding ability landed him the nickname “The Mechanical
Man”. His hitting
earned him several batting titles. New adult non-fiction 796.357 SK.
Columbus Crew won the
Major League Soccer championship in late November. Meanwhile, the
received more media attention for achieving a double-digit losing
we have Soccer in a Football World: The
Story of America's Forgotten Game. It tells the story of the
for the acceptance of North American sports fans, whose attention is
elsewhere. Written by David Wangerin. New adult non-fiction 796.334 WA.
people are still buying and selling homes. Your
First Home: The Smart Way to Get It and Keep It, is a
title to help the first timer cope with the real estate game. Included
strategies for different scenarios, an overview of the process,
avoid, and specific steps to achieve the American Dream. Written by
Khalfani-Cox. New adult non-fiction 643.12 KH.
Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory
Days and Party Nights of
Cowboys Dynasty. Love them or hate them, the
Dallas Cowboys have five Super Bowl championships to show for
the 1990s, they won more games than any other NFL team. With success on
field, came excess off the field. Boys
Will Be Boys is the story of the cast of characters that made
up the 90s
era Dallas Cowboys. Written by Jeff Pearlman. New adult non-fiction
Out west in San Francisco,
Bill Walsh sculpted the 49ers
into a major contender. The genius: How
Bill Walsh Reinvented Football covers the coach’s
rise to fame and the
creation of an NFL dynasty. Walsh developed the revolutionary
offense so common in the game today. Interviews with former players and
involved with the 49ers highlight this study of team-building. Written
Harris. New adult non-fiction 796.332 HA.
Proving that not all
competitive games require back injuries and torn rotator cuffs, Game Boys: Professional Videogaming's Rise
from the Basement to the Big Time is a chronicle of how video
serious business. The Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) was formed
1997. Covers the gaming scene and the personalities involved. Written
Kane. New adult non-fiction 794.8 KA.
theory is concerned
with the decisions made in competitive situations. It is the underlying
behind coaching sports, but also has a much farther reach. Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life
game theory plays into everyday life with real world examples and
problems. Written by Len Fisher. New adult non-fiction 519.3 FI.
to Really Stink at Golf is the latest by comedian Jeff
people can stink at golf without trying, but Mr. Foxworthy will show
you how to
take it to the next level. As a longtime golfer, Foxworthy has a number
noteworthy tips to insure bad drives, missed putts, and a lifetime of
misery on the links. Jeff Foxworthy with Brian Hartt, illustrated by
DeJarnette. New adult non-fiction 818.5402 FO.
|By Bruce MacDonald, Circulation Services Librarian
November 28, 2008
November 21, 2008
Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets monthly to plan
events and make their library a more teen-friendly place. All
middle school and
high school students are welcome to join!
Teens interested in checking us out are
invited to attend the next
meeting on Wednesday, December 10, at 4 PM in the Shiras Room. Every
meeting begins with the question, “Have you read any good
books lately?”, so
here is a selection of great titles recommended for teens by TAB
Why, by Jay Asher,
is a cautionary story about the consequences of even our
smallest actions. Before
suicide, Hannah Baker sends a tape with thirteen connected stories to
she believes were instrumental in causing her suicide. Clay, the boy
who had a
crush on her, listens to Hannah’s tape with a broken heart.
47, by Walter Moseley,
runaway slave shows up at Corinthian Plantation, changing the life of a
14-year-old slave boy called “47.” Time-travel,
intergalactic conflict make this an unusual, and very powerful, slave
They Poured Fire
on Us from the Sky
by Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Alephonsian Deng, and Judy Bernstein
the story of the Deng brothers and their cousin, who were not yet 7
when they were forced to flee their home after terrifying attacks on
village during the Sudanese Civil War. This collection of essays by the
tells of their childhood, treacherous escape, and education in a
his senior year, Shakespeare Shapiro has never had a
girlfriend, his younger brother is cooler than he is, and his best
favorite topic is bowel movements – not to mention the weird
name his parents
cursed him with. Read every mortifying detail in Spanking
Shakespeare, by Jake Wizner and Richard Ewing, the
hilarious, lewd, brilliant memoir Shapiro is writing for his senior
before 17-year-old Shaun steps in front of a speeding truck, his
body is invaded by Kiriel, a demon on a break from the fires of hell.
“fallen angel” Kiriel isn’t interested in
causing trouble, he just wants to
experience everything life has to offer. Read Repossessed,
by A.M. Jenkins, and get a fresh take on Fruit Loops,
baths, and the beauty of a girl’s hair and eyes.
Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It is narrated by 14-year-old
Gemma, as she deals
with her wacky family members, a hopeless crush, and the prospect of
down the aisle in a swan costume at her sister’s wedding.
Go Ask Alice is the powerful,
acclaimed first-person account of a teenage girl’s harrowing
descent into the
nightmarish world of drugs. Anonymously written, it is still relevant
|By Mary Schneeberger, Teen Services Coordinator
One of the many joys of
working at a library is getting to
look over the brand new books. It is especially satisfying to discover
title by a cherished writer. Here are a few new books by favorite
McGill, an award-winning author and storyteller, wrote
Way Up and Over Everything, a story of five African slaves who escape
flying into thin air. “Flying stories” were told by
generations of slaves and
their descendants as an expression of the desire for freedom. This
illustrated in a folk-art like style by Jude Daly, was handed down by
Harris’s previous books inform youth about
emotions, the facts-of-life, and the grief experienced after the loss
beloved pet in a straightforward manner. His new title, The Day Leo
Said I HateYou!,
reassures a young boy of his mother’s love after he angrily
bursts out with
three extremely hurtful words. The mother models strong parenting and
management skills. Together, they discuss when it is appropriate to use
word hate. Molly Bang employs bright colors and fiery shapes to
Leo’s rage and his regret.
For nine years, young
patrons have been asking when the
third book of Bruce Coville’s Unicorn Chronicles will be
published. Finally we
can answer: Dark Whispers is here! Cara and her father are on separate
While Cara strives to solve the mystery of the war between the unicorns
delvers, her father seeks to free her mother from the Rainbow Prison.
braids together various myths about unicorns in his tale set in the
world of Luster. The wait for book four begins!
Omakayas and her family were forced from their home along Lake Superior. They spend 1852
traveling northern Minnesota’s
canoe in search of a new life. Accompanied by a porcupine that sits on
brother’s head, the Ojibwe family’s journey is
filled with hardship, danger and
laughter. The Porcupine Year, written and illustrated by Louise
continues the story begun in The Birchbark House and The Game of
Like Omakayas, Jane is
twelve years-old and ready for
adventures. She finds them one summer at the beach where she lives with
mother and siblings. Jane delivers bibles from a hot-air balloon,
family of ill-mannered children, meets a fortune teller and a parade of
mother’s former boyfriends. My One Hundred Adventures by
Polly Horvath is
beautifully written, peopled with unforgettable characters and peppered
American Revolution is the setting for Laurie Halse
Anderson’s new novel, Chains. Promised freedom upon the death
of their owner,
thirteen-year-old Isabel and her little sister Ruth are sold to an
Loyalist couple in New York City in the summer of 1776. Isabel begins to spy for the
Patriots but is
betrayed once again. Anderson
researched the treatment of slaves by both sides in the Revolution and
the meaning of freedom for individuals and a nation which held 20% of
people in chains.
animals fight the Doomwytes, vicious ravens led by
Korvus Skurr, and dreaded snakes in Doomwyte, the twentieth tale in
Jacques’s Redwall series. Jacques continues to lead readers
journeys and ferocious battles interspersed with candlelit feasts,
and convivial companions.
Margaret Peterson Haddix,
author of the acclaimed Shadow
Children series, gives us Found, book one of The Missing. Jonah and
they are adopted. They discover they were found on an airplane that
of nowhere with 36 unaccompanied babies on board. Warning letters, the
FBI, a smuggling
operation and time travel contribute to the suspense of this new
The Newbery Medal-winning
author Avi published two novels
this year, both with 19th century settings. In
Seer of Shadows we
meet Horace, a young photographer’s apprentice in New York City,
who reluctantly becomes
involved in his boss’ scheme to swindle a wealthy woman. When
the ghost of the
woman’s dead daughter is revealed on film, strange things
begin to happen in
this scary story of revenge, madness, murder and early photography.
Gold recounts the adventures of thirteen-year-old Early Wittcomb who
wagon train in 1859 to find gold, track down his impetuous uncle, and
family farm from foreclosure. Formatted like a diary, this first-person
is illustrated with period reproductions, maps and photographs.
Hesse, another Newbery medalist, sets her latest
during the summer of 1903.
Joseph, the fourteen-year-old narrator, wants to play ball, sit around
table talking with his relatives, and visit the newly opened amusement
park at Coney Island.
His family, however, invents the teddy
bear, and all Joseph has time for is work. What is Joseph’s
connection to the
poor children living under the bridge and a ghost, Radiant Boy, who
when one of them dies? Hesse
|By Cathy Seblonka, Youth Services Librarian
November 14, 2008
Get the Vote
election of 2008 was remarkable for many reasons, not the least of
the prominent role women candidates held throughout this presidential
Lest we forget the generations of women who helped bring about this
history, here are some exciting books to share with our sons and
about the history of women’s suffrage in America.
Could Do That! – Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote by
author Linda Arms White and illustrator Nancy Carpenter is a picture
book that tells
the story of a little girl who was always saying “I could do
learned to sew early in life and
eventually opened her first hat shop at the age of nineteen. Over time
married twice, traveling farther and farther west from her childhood
home in New York,
until she eventually moved to the Wyoming Territory
in 1869. After
settling in South Pass City,
Esther held a special tea at her home to which she invited all the
running for local office. She asked them if they would introduce a bill
legislature that would allow women to vote. It passed and Governor John
Campbell signed the bill into law on December 10, 1869. When a local judge resigned
as justice of the
peace in protest over the new law, Esther applied as his replacement
the first female judge and the first woman in the United States
to hold political
Elizabeth Leads the Way –
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote by author Tanya Lee Stone and
illustrator Rebecca Gibbon is
a colorful picture book that tells the story of an historic meeting in
1848 when a gathering of ladies issued a Declaration of Sentiments in
making the lives of women better.
shocked some of
the participants when she insisted that women be allowed to vote just
Her battle cry from that day forward was, “Have it, we must.
Use it, we will.” This
charming book is filled with simple illustrations and text that even
readers will understand.
You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie
Fritz is a book for middle grade readers that tells the story of
Stanton’s struggle to balance her duties as wife and mother
of seven children with
her interests in women’s suffrage. Early on Lizzie formed
with Lucretia Mott and Susan B. Anthony, both influential leaders in
right, and often worked with them as a team. From 1869 to 1879 Lizzie
months every year traveling from city to city speaking out for
along the way, Elizabeth Cady Stanton continued campaigning for
until the day she died in 1902.
With Courage and Cloth –
the Fight for a Woman’s Right to Vote
by Ann Bausam is a book published by National
Geographic for middle grade readers that is filled with many period
and quotes from first hand sources. Chapter headings include Parade
Rights (1848-1906), Momentum (1906-1916), Protest (1917), Prison (1917), Action
(1918-1919) and Victory
(1919-1920). Ann Bausam’s book has lots of fascinating
historical data that will
interest history buffs of all ages.
A Woman for President – The
of Victoria Woodhull by author Kathleen Krull and
illustrator Jane Dyer is a picture
book that tells the long lost story of an amazing little girl born in
broke free from a childhood of poverty to become a millionaire
improving the lives of women. Together with her sister, Tennessee, Victoria
Woodhull, Claflin & Co., the first female-owned company in the
buying and selling stocks. In time she joined other leading suffragists
speaking out for women's rights, and even announced herself as a
presidency in 1870. By
the end of her
campaign, Victoria Woodhull was able to finance and organize a
the Equal Rights Party. Energized by her fiery speech making, the crowd
nominated her as their party’s presidential nominee and
Frederick Douglass as
her vice president. When President Ulysses S. Grant handily won
1872, she admittedly told reporters “I hardly expected to be
elected. The truth
is I am too many years ahead of this age…” By
the time she died in
1928, Victoria had
lived long enough to see 27 million women
gain full suffrage rights in America.
President – The
Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics by author Catherine Thimmesh and
illustrator Douglas B. Jones offers brief historical sketches on
influential women. Featured
are familiar First Ladies Abigail Adams, Edith Bolling Wilson, Eleanor
Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson, Rosalynn Carter, and Hilary Rodham
Clinton. Also highlighted
are leading suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Charlotte Woodward, and
B. Anthony, women who gathered in Seneca Falls, New York to
sign the historic Declaration of Sentiments in 1848. The book also
readers about more recent political movers and shakers such as
Ferraro, nominated by her party to be a vice presidential candidate and
Mondale’s running mate in 1984. From a wider world
perspective, the author also
highlights women leaders such as Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain, Vigdis
Finnbogadottir of Iceland,
and Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan.
|By Lisa Shirtz, Circulation Staff
November 7, 2008
Print is for Everyone
it's true that the graying population leads the way with large print,
of all ages are discovering how much easier reading can be when the
bigger on the page. Exercisers find a better balance between
the pace of their steps and the words
in front of them with large print. Reluctant readers are encouraged as
turn pages more quickly, and studies show that their comprehension
And anyone with tired eyes after a long day at the office knows that
words do not make for an enjoyable read before bed.
We want to let all readers know that large print is a great--and
read the newest releases, as well as old favorites. Check out these
additions or browse the large print collections in the adult, teen and
children’s areas. If you don’t see what you want,
ask our Reference staff to
help you search for titles from other libraries. More great reads are
few clicks away. Your eyes will thank you.
The Fire by Katherine Neville.
Readers who enjoyed
the Da Vinci Code will
relish the multilayered secrets of Neville’s long-awaited
sequel to “The
Eight." The original story involved
a quest for a mystical chess service that once belonged to Charlemagne.
global adventure continues when Alexandra Solarin is summoned home to
family's ancestral Rocky Mountain
hideaway to find
that her mother is missing and a powerful piece of Charlemagne's
suddenly resurfaced. The game begins again.
The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen. Bestselling
author Gerritsen delivers another electrifying thriller in her popular
that begins with "The Surgeon," featuring medical examiner Maura
Isles and police detective Jane Rizzoli.
Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice
Buffett has never written a memoir, but the legendary
investor allowed Schroeder unprecedented access to explore his work,
struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. Forbes magazine called it
mandatory book to read in these treacherous times of financial
Fresh Piece of Humanity by Bill O'Reilly. One day in 1957,
in the third-grade classroom of St. Brigid's parochial school, an
Sister Mary Lurana bent over a restless young William O'Reilly and
"William, you are a bold, fresh piece of humanity." Little did she
know that she was, early in his career as a troublemaker, defining the
of Bill O'Reilly and providing him with the title of his brash and
the River Ends by Charles Martin. When Abbie faces a
life-threatening illness, her husband Doss battles it with her every
the way. Together they steal away in the middle of the night to embark
130-mile trip down the St. Mary's River, a voyage Doss promised Abbie
early days of their courtship.
in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García
novel by the Nobel Prize winning Columbian author
involves a love triangle which endures for fifty years, revealed
flashback from childhood to old age. A compelling, but not an easy read,
it was made into a movie in
2007 and was recently selected as an “Oprah” book.
Council by Stephen L Carter. A couple uncover a plot to
President of the United States
in this 1950’s period thriller. Layer
upon layer of intrigue is uncovered on an odyssey that takes the reader
the wealthy drawing rooms of New York
through the shady corners of radical politics, all the way to the Oval
No Talking by Andrew Clements is in the
Children’s large print collection and is recommended for
middle readers. The noisy fifth grade boys of Laketon
challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls to a "no talking"
contest. Who will win?
classic children’s book, Island of
Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell won a Newbery Award
in 1960. Based on a true
story, the novel tells the story of a young Indian girl left alone on a beautiful, but isolated, island
off the coast of California.
She spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her
courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in
solitary life. The film version of the book is also available at the
in the Teen
collection, Airman is
bestselling book by Eoin Colfer, the author of the popular Artemis Fowl Series.
story takes place in the late nineteenth century, when Conor Broekhart
discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king. He is branded a traitor,
imprisoned, and forced to mine for diamonds under brutal conditions.
plans a daring escape by way of a flying machine that he must design,
and, hardest of all, trust to carry him to safety.
in the Teen
Collection is Uglies by
Westerfeld. Just before their sixteenth
birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job
have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find
turn her in, or never become pretty at all.
|By Claire Rose, Deputy Director
October 31, 2008
The Peter White Public
Library’s Collection Development
Librarian, Caroline Jordan, has set up a new display entitled
Poets.” It is highlighting the work of our United States’
Poets Laureate and
other award-winning poets. PWPL owns books by each of our sixteen Poets
Laureate since 1986 when the title began. Prior to 1986 poets were
as “Consultants in Poetry to the Library of
Congress.” The display kiosk is
located on the second floor near the Reference Desk.
current U.S. Poet Laureate, Californian Kay Ryan, writes
with a quality of simplicity in her short poems. Each usually contains
than 20 lines and is rarely written in first person. Three of her
collections, THE NIAGARA
SAY UNCLE and ELEPHANT ROCKS
in our Library and located on the special display kiosk ready for
Kooser, 13th U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of
the Pulitzer Prize for
Poetry, was a collection of poetry spanning 21 years. A tradition begun
1986, Kooser wrote a valentine’s poem and mailed it to women
mailing list grew from 50 in 1986 to over 2500 when he stopped sending
poems in 2001. These poems encompass all of valentine’s
facets: love, hearts, candy,
friendship and longing.
conversation in poetry by Jim Harrison and Ted Kooser is a
poems composed by these two friends as they wrote each other letters.
would create a short verse when writing to the other. It’s
interesting to see
the flow of their brief verses over topics of friendship and wisdom to
celebrating the natural world and its everyday sameness.
Hall, our 14th U.S. Poet Laureate,
compiled his latest collection, White apples and
the taste of stone: selected
1946-2006 after fifteen unpublished years.
Over 200 poems are
included in this lifetime collection which presents his plain style
changed little over his sixty years as a poet. Hall reads some of his
on the included CD of poetry readings.
Charles Simic, U.S. Poet
Laureate from 2007-2008, author and
professor of English was also the Pulitzer Prize Winner for Poetry in
latest collection of poetry, THAT LITTLE
SOMETHING: poems is another example of his vivid imagery.
This book joins
other collections of Simic’s poetry found in memory piano (2006), THE
METAPHYSICIAN IN THE DARK (2003) and others.
Celebrated poets other
than Poets Laureate are highlighted
on the display, too. NATIVE GUARD: poems by
Natasha Tretheway recently won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. This
collection pays homage to her mother, familial roots and recounts the
role of Louisiana’s
Guards, a black regiment during the Civil War. Ms. Tretheway reads her
mournful poetry on the included CD.
Contemporary poet Eavan
Boland, a native of Ireland,
has lived and worked within the United States
for decades. Her latest collection, NEW
COLLECTED POEMS, contains work from her previous nine volumes
written poetry. Placed in chronological order within the book, her
illustrates how Boland has developed her craft over the decades as she
about her views on feminism.
SISTE VIATOR: poems
by Sarah Manguso is her second book. It is written from the point of
view of a
dead person, and the title is Latin for
That’s exactly what some readers will do when
confronted with Manguso’s mournful poetry that sometimes
brushes the edge of
the page with its long lines. But keep reading; it is good poetry. Her
book collection, The Captain Lands in Paradise
(2002) was selected as a Village
Voice Favorite Book of the Year. Her work also frequently
appears in the Best
American Poetry series and other poetry publications.
is a collection of her poems dating from the 1970’s to the
present. She writes
about Finnish ancestors from icy cold environs of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, South Dakota and Ohio.
Ms. Piirto creates lyrical story-poems of family, tradition and how the
blend together to connect with tomorrow’s world.
|By Vicki Mann, Reference Desk
October 17, 2008
week’s newest additions to the library’s collection
include gifts from the
Northern Vegans. They
given us the following books that are now available for checkout.
is one of the most intimate and telling connection both with the
and with our cultural heritage. The World Peace Diet presents the
outlines of a more empowering understanding of our world, based on
comprehending the far-reaching implications of our food choices. Incorporating teachings
from mythology and religions
and the human sciences, Will Tuttle offers a set of universal
all people of conscience, from any religious tradition, that show how
we as a
species can move our conscious forward.
her third book, Eat, Drink & Be Vegan,
Dreena Burton celebrates the “everyday” with
imaginative, colorful, and
delectable vegan fare perfect for festive parties, romantic dinners, or
weekday meals. This
book includes 150
recipes and 16 full-color photographs with plenty of cooking notes and
tips. Her flair for
creating delicious, savory and
sweet recipes from wholesome, common ingredients has shown vegans and
non-vegans alike how fabulous and easy it is to eat vegan.
Flu, Dr. Michael Greger traces
the human role in the evolution of the intestinal virus of wild ducks,
influenza virus. The
virus has humble
beginnings belie its transformation into a mutant strain that has the
to become as terrible as Ebola and as contagious as the common cold. In the face of the coming
pandemic, Dr. Geger
reveals what we can do to protect our families and what human society
can do to
reduce the likelihood of such catastrophes in both the immediate and
practical and realistic, and breathtaking in their scope.
you have a gluten sensitivity or food allergy, you know how hard it is
well without feeling deprived. With
recipes, gourmet cook Susan O’Brien makes it easier to get
creative and healthy
dinners on the table in her book The
Gluten-Free Vegan. Besides
recipes, O’Brien includes tips on food substitutions, raw and
quick preparation, and resources for easily finding ingredients. This book offers solutions
for anyone seeking
a new—and delicious—approach to healthier eating.
the Blind Horse Sings: Love and Healing at an
Animal Sanctuary by Kathy Stevens,
the founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, depicts a world in which
between “human” and “animal”
are meaningless and where care and affection
triumph over years of neglect and abuse.
Animal lovers will find this book moving,
amusing, at times a bit
disturbing, but finally a wonderful tribute to animals large and small. In this book you will meet
so many memorable
animals including Dino, a toothless pony who survived a fire, Rambo, a
tells the staff when another animal is in trouble, Babe, a 900 pound
Paulie, a former cockfighting rooster, and many more memorable animals. To the staff of loving
humans, every life is
McCann proves that vegan lunches don’t have to be boring in
her book Vegan Lunch Box: 130 Amazing,
Lunches Kids and Grown-ups Will Love!.
Inspired by her son’s request for
sushi on the first day of school
McCann began creating lunches to help you pack nutritious, irresistible
and snacks in no time. Here
130 recipes for raising happy, healthy vegan kids and a handy allergen
that identifies wheat-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free recipes.
|By Amy Becker, Technical Services Librarian
October 3, 2008
by Gary D. Schmidt
coming to the U.P. and the Peter White Public
Library? Award winning author of middle school and teen fiction, Gary
Schmidt, who can be found in the Community Room on Thursday, October 9th
at 7:00 P.M. Come
early for book signing
at 6:30 P.M. There
will be books for
sale at the door. Schmidt
is a Professor
of English at Calvin
Rapids, and it shows by his expert
use of vocabulary
and sentence structure. His
mostly historical fiction, are interesting and easy-to-read.
readers back to the early 1700’s when King George II relied
on the Fencibles
(something like the modern day National Guard) to enforce English laws
Ireland. The main
character, Anson, has
just been assigned as a drummer to the regiment commanded by Colonel
who just happens to be his father.
Colonel Stapylton has spent so much time away from home in service to
country, Anson has little knowledge of him and is a bit apprehensive. Anson soon learns that the
Fencibles lead a
strict, orderly life, subject to the morality or cruelty of the
conflicts with Anson’s
conscience as he is divided between duty to the King of England
compassion toward the Irish townsfolk that he has come to know.
Bright and the
Buckminster Boy weaves a fascinating tale of a young boy
displaced from his
hometown of Boston
to small town Phippsburg,
Maine. Everyone thinks Turner
backward because he’s never dug for clams or played baseball
rules. To make
matters worse, he is also the son of
the First Congregational Church’s new minister.
Turner finds an unlikely
ally in Lizzie, a
child of former slaves living
in segregation on Malaga Island
just outside of
town. Together they
befriend Mrs. Cobb,
a cranky old woman who hides her goodness under a rough exterior. As Turner learns about the
people and customs
of the area, he also learns about the strength of racism and the
church and state. This powerful story was given the Newbery Honor Award
excellence in children’s literature (up to age 14) and the
Printz Honor Award
for excellence in teen literature in 2005.
Wednesday Wars features
a main character with the unforgettable name, Holling Hoodhood, a
grader during the 1967-1968 school year, who has the misfortune of
only student in his class to stay on Wednesday afternoons while the
rest of the
class leaves for religious education.
The teacher, Mrs. Baker, who is clearly
unhappy with having to plan
curriculum for just one student, assigns him an independent study of
Shakespeare’s plays to keep him busy.
Holling progresses through the school year, he finds himself enjoying
literature and improving his relationship with Mrs. Baker. The events of the
1960’s, including the
Vietnam War, air raid drills, and diagramming sentences for English
young readers a look back into contemporary history.
Schmidt, who earned a second Newbery Honor
Award for The Wednesday Wars in
2008, writes about Holling’s humorous school adventures in a
way that young
readers and old will appreciate.
with a quote from Henry Smith’s father, “If you
build your house far enough
away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you.”
However, it finds the
Smith family when
Henry’s older brother Franklin
is hit by a truck while jogging on the side of the road. The truck driver is Chay
Chouan, fellow high
school student and son of Cambodian immigrants from the next town over.
incident increases tensions between the cultures of old New England families and Asian
refugees establishing local businesses
to provide a better life for their children.
When Henry tries to relax by taking his kayak
out into open water, he
ends up rescuing a black dog swimming to shore in choppy water
– more trouble. The
stories of Henry and Chay, told from
their own viewpoints, eventually mesh together to reveal what really
the day of the accident that brought trouble to Henry’s small
books by Gary Schmidt include First Boy,
Straw into Gold, The Wonders of Donal ODonnell: a
folktale of Ireland,
and a retelling of Pilgrim’s
|By Lynette Suckow, Youth Services
September 26, 2008
Variety of Non-fiction
selection of new nonfiction books available at the
Peter White Public Library is a random sampling of an armload of books
waiting-to-be-shelved cart near the circulation desk.
This cart houses books that have been
recently read and returned by patrons and are ready for shelving by
pages. You will find these titles in the new nonfiction shelves on the
floor of the library.
up was Goat Cheese
by Maggie Foard with its
mouthwatering cover photo of a Lemon Breakfast Tart.
In this cookbook, full of delicious recipes
for everything from appetizers to desserts accompanied by luscious
the author extols the virtues of goat’s milk as an
product. The author
includes a primer on
different types of goat cheese along with purchasing information. Find
book under the call number 641.673 FO.
Coincidentally, next to
the previous volume, sat a small
paperback book about the art of making cheese.
Author Kathy Biss and her husband operate a
small processing dairy in
Scotland where they teach courses on cheese making as well as produce a
variety of cheese, yogurt and ice cream.
Cheesemaking, Biss describes the entire process
including recipes, equipment, ingredients, and details for crafting
types of cheeses. This
valuable information for the commercial producer and hobbyist and can
under call number 637.3 BI.
In the horticulture
section under call number 635.977 KO,
browsers will find Growing
Trees From Seed by Henry Kock.
Chock full of graceful pencil drawings and
color photographs, this tome describes the process of raising native
landscape plants from seed. Author
delivers clear descriptions of species, propagation techniques,
pests, and cultural information about how to grow trees, shrubs and
vines. There is
enough information here to get you
started on your own home landscape nursery for pennies.
Grouped together under
the same call number of 728.37 are
three new soft cover home plan books for dreaming by the fireside on
evenings. Stephen Fuller’s
offers 167 classic American home designs complete with color
drawings and floor plans. A
house in this book is considered to be less than 2800 square feet,
this writer’s mind, is not that small. The book offers
traditional designs of
generously proportioned houses.
Southern Living Style: Family Favorites
offers 163 floor plans
and descriptions of elegant homes ranging in size from 1,286 to 5,576
feet. The black and
white drawings and
accompanying color photographs often feature generous front porches and
of family living space.
volume from the publishers of Southern Living
magazine is the Southern
than 340 of their best house plans.
homes pictured on these pages range in size from a tiny 412 square feet
palatial 6,230. This
book offers a bit
more deviation from the traditional styles, but nothing that would be
as contemporary or modern. All
these books offer plenty of ideas for planning your dream home.
a house plan is chosen, it
is time to get practical with JLC’s
Construction Tips & Techniques
from the editors of The Journal of Light
Construction. This book offers a question and answer format
on residential construction geared toward the contractor. Gleaned from 20 years of
questions to the periodical, this soft cover book offers loads of
organized in a logical order of construction sequence.
Expert advice for the professional as well as
the do-it-yourselfer can be found under the call number 690.837 JL.
home how-to-book is Tiling
Complete from the Taunton Press, publishers of such
as Fine Homebuilding, Fine Woodworking, and Fine
Gardening (all of which the library
subscribes to.) This
book offers expert
advice on all aspects of doing interior tile work, covering surface
preparation, tile cutting, adhesives, grouting, repair, and tips on
projects such as countertops, walls, or floors. Find this well
helpful guide can be found under call number 698 SC.
final random selection of new
nonfiction was a book with the disconcerting title, How Not To Look Old¸
Charla Krupp. Hitting
a nerve with this
writer, who just passed the half century mark, (especially since the
considers old to be over 40 years of age!)
but, sticking to the original plan of random
selection, a flip through
the pages revealed surprisingly helpful hints on updating your look
small changes in makeup, hair, clothes and accessories.
The recommendation of stiletto heels was too
hard to swallow and the book was missing any recommendation on changes
lifestyle or attitude to enhance quality of life.
A bit too focused on appearance for this
writer, this book can be found, for those who dare, under call number
A quick look through the return cart near the circulation desk can
reveal an interesting assortment of what new books Peter White Public
Library Patrons are reading. Enjoy!
|by Margaret Boyle, Programming Coordinator
September 19, 2008
Following is a list of
recent additions to the Peter White
Public Library Youth Services collection for readers and listeners of
who like a good laugh.
a funny picture is a great way to get a baby to
giggle. Our sturdy
board book collection
holds many fun books for sharing with baby.
Even a newborn may respond to the black and
white faces in Ba Ba Ha Ha by
Zimm. The typical
baby antics depicted
in Oh, David by David Shannon
are both funny
Begins Ballet by Amy Young is a new picture book
that uses humor in the face of adversary as the heroine of the story
that having baguette-sized feet doesn’t mean she has play the
clown for the
rest of her life. In
book, The Chicken of the Family by Mary Amato, the youngest of three
to turn her older sisters’ practical joke around so the
joke’s on them.
readers will enjoy No Sword Fighting in the House
by Susanna Leonard Hill, a story about
pair of brothers who can’t seem to stay out of trouble. There
Was an Old Lady
Who Swallowed Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold, will tickle those early readers
familiar with the traditional song as they get an inside look at what
happens when Buzz’s grandmother swallows a fly.
Books in our Intermediate
Collection provide a longer story
for readers who have mastered the Easy Readers but aren’t
quite ready for longer
chapter books. Maybelle
in the Soup by
Katie Speck, a new addition to this collection, tells the story of e
hair bow wearing cockroach who risks daylight to pursue food better
which has been dripped onto the floor.
The heroine of the Talented Clementine by
Marla Frazee is faced with
having to come up with something for the school talent show when she
has no talent. In
the end, she surprises
everyone, especially herself.
readers will enjoy A Crooked Kind of Perfect by
Linda Urban. Ten-year-old
Zoe dreams of being a concert pianist, but when her father
distracted at the music store, he comes home with an organ instead of a
grand. How to Be a
Pirate by Hiccup
Horrendous Haddock III and translated from the Old Norse by Cressida
offers a series of hair-raising and humorous escapades on the high seas. Cheeky drawings in the
style of grade-school
doodles add to the appeal.
non-fiction books be funny? Definitely. That’s where
patrons will find joke books, comic books and
limericks. The New
Takes the Cake by
Adam Rex. Inside
this collection of
humorous stories and cartoon one will find “Off the top of my
official blog of the Headless Horseman.
George: What Was
His Problem? by Steve
Sheinkin and illustrated by Tim Robinson
claims to offer readers “everything
your schoolbooks didn’t tell you
about the American Revolution.” Written
by an ex-textbook writer, the author includes all the funny but true
information he couldn’t include before.
|by Ellen Moore, Youth Services
days ending, a return to more serious reading resumes for many. Peter White Public Library
has some wonderful
additions to the nonfiction shelves which should be of interest to
lovers and students of human nature.
of Honor” by H. Paul
Jeffers, traces the path of a brave American hero, General Lucian
Truscott’s service to his country
spanned forty years and resulted in his enlistment in World War I and
service as a commander of troops in World War II.
In comparison to some of the more flamboyant
leaders of his time, the general had a humble style and was known as a
“soldier’s soldier”. This
his early beginnings growing up in a poor home in Texas
and spotlights his tenacious personality.
Considered one of the legends of World War II,
General Truscott’s story
should be inspiring reading!
you love adventure and suspense,
pick up Alex Kershaw’s latest, “Escape from the
Deep”, the epic story of a
legendary submarine and her courageous crew.
This is a truly fascinating account of what
happened to the crew of the
U.S. Navy submarine Tang during World War II.
A malfunctioning torpedo sunk the sub on the
fifth mission out, and only
nine members of the eighty-seven men crew survived.
After escaping from the submerged sub, and
being picked up by a Japanese patrol boat, the nine men were imprisoned
camp known as “Torture Farm”. Refusing
to give up any of their country’s secrets, they were finally
August of 1945, weary and close to death.
A photo section of the survivors is included
in this captivating new
Engle is a well-known face and voice on network news, broadcasting from
over the globe. In
his role as Middle East
correspondent, he has been in on lots of
headline news events. Chronicling
days in Iraq,
beginning with the capture of Saddam Hussein, Engel demonstrates his
skill as a
storyteller in print form. Able
communicate in Arabic, Engel has reported on such milestones as the
election, the sentencing of Saddam and the U.S.
troop surge deployment. Filled
with colorful stories of life in the
trenches, you’ll be able to flesh out the news reports of
today with help from
this on-site observer. The
titled: “War Journal, My Five Years in Iraq”.
national correspondent, Mike Leonard, pens our final new non-fiction
be highlighted this week, entitled, “The Ride of Our
hilarious, Mike Leonard style, he recounts
a month-long expedition with his aging parents and kids in a rented RV. Taking them on a journey
from past to
present, home, school and work sites and concluding with the birth of
author’s grandchild, the book is full of funny tales and
moments! You may
even shed a sentimental
tear or two. We
guarantee though, there
will be no sighs of boredom!
|by Shelley Janofski, Circulation Department
September 5, 2008
As the shadows grow
longer and the dark of night arrives
earlier, what better time of year to curl up with a new mystery from
White Public Library?
Dead in Red by
L.L. Bartlett welcomes back series regular Jeff Resnick to challenge
sense” to find the killer of the bartender at his favorite
watering hole. A
receipt for custom-made shoes sets off a chain
reaction of intrigue and danger.
Chernobyl Murders by
Michael Beres is a historic mystery tangled around the Chernobyl
Horvath reveals to his brother, Kiev
Militia detective Lazlo, scary secrets of Chernobyl
and dies shortly thereafter in the blast.
As Lazlo questions his brother’s
death, his life is further complicated
by the Ukraine
blanketed in radiation, a Soviet government on its last leg and madmen
Goodman introduces literature professor Rose Asher in The
Sonnet Lover. Asher
receives a letter from a student
with a tantalizing question, but can’t find the answer from
the sender—he has
apparently committed suicide. Asher
becomes enmeshed in a treacherous web of secrets and scandal as she
sets out to
find the answer.
Hecht delights with psychological thriller Land of Echoes. Cree
Black is back in the electrifying sequel to City of Masks. Paranormal investigator
Black is called upon
to the case of Tommy Keeday who is could be just a sensitive teenager,
suffering from an exotic brain disorder, or the victim of terrifying
Navajo skinwalkers and malevolent ghosts.
The first book in John
Galligan’s Fly Fishing Mystery series
is The Blood Knot.
Our emotionally tortured protagonist
Oglivie (AKA Dog) is tramping
through the woods one
morning when he sees 10-year-old Deuce Kussmaul fire his kid-sized .22
body of "barn lady" Annie Adams lying in a stream.
After Duece’s mother, distraught
with her own
problems, tends to Dog’s beaver bite, he swears to prove
Deuce didn’t kill
Morris brings back detective
Porfiry Petrovich in A Vengeful Longing. During
a hot, dusty St.
summer in the late 1860s. A doctor brings home a fancy box of
his family. Within an hour, they are dead, and the doctor is arrested.
further, apparently unconnected, murders occur on the other side of
town, a subtle
and surprising pattern starts to emerge. Porfiry is forced to follow a
uncertain trail that takes him into the hidden, squalid heart of the
brings him face-to-face with incomprehensible horror and cruelty.
of Lost Girls by
Jennifer McMahon is a tale of unexpected twists and turns. Rhonda sees something so
surreal that at first she hardly recognizes it as a crime in
watches, unmoving, the kidnapping of a young girl.
Devastated by having done nothing, Rhonda
joins the search and also happens upon the truth of what happened to
missing child: her
best friend who
vanished years before.
|by Heather Steltenpohl, Administrative Assistant
Back to listing of topics and dates
May 2, 2008
to school time is here! Curious people interested in learning
use public libraries as their own "people's universities."
Several publishers provide inexpensive series that tackle any
topic that's complex, confusing, intimidating, or conjures up feelings
of anxiety. Back in the early days of computers (1991), DOS for Dummies
was published to help explain a new tachnology - as my husband says -
more understandable than the manufacturers' computer manuals did.
Dummies series caught on and, joined by The complete Idiot's Guides
and the Demystified series,
provide insightful and educational ways to make difficult material
interesting and easy. Some of the new titles the library has
check out include:
iMac for Dummies
by Mark L. Chambers is the perfect partner for your shiny new iMac,
with just what you need to set it up, import files from your old
computer, and make the switch from Windows. Soon you'll have
OSX Leopard eating out of your hand and be browsing with Safari,
staying in touch with friends and family, and enjoying the iLife,
by Eriko Sato. Say sayonara to your
fears of speaking Japanese! Beginning with a review of
Japanese writing systems,
basic pronunciation, and everyday expressions, this book covers key
fundamentals such as particles, nouns, verb forms, and honorifics.
your Japanese vocabulary with essential words and phrases and quickly
this challenging language. Test yourself at the end of every chapter
reinforcement that you're fast on your way to speaking, writing, and
understanding Japanese. Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging
for a more experienced student, Japanese Demystified
is your shortcut
to mastering this complex language.
available at the library include German, French and Spanish.
living is in the news! Green Living for Dummies by Yvonne
Jeffery and other experts is packed with realistic ways to help the
and create a better home for you and your loved ones, from reducing
and waste and scaling back reliance on your car to making a difference
diet, at work, and in the community.
Idiot’s Guide to Hybrid
and Alternative Fuel Vehicles
by Jack R. Nerad. The hybrid car has exploded
into the fastest-growing segment of the American car industry. This
out the dizzying array of choices faced by American motorists. In
jargon-free language, Nerad explains the nature of each kind of car and
advantages and disadvantages, so consumers can make a practical choice.
The Complete Idiot’s
Guide to Motor Scooters
by Bev Brinson. With oil prices soaring and people
looking for alternative
means of commuter (and cruising) travel, motor scooters have exploded
the country as a viable means of transportation. Here’s the
book for both
scooter newbies and accustomed riders that includes a complete listing
scooters available by size and power, advice on evaluating and buying
maintenance and customizing, and more.
Global Warming and Climate
by Jerry Silver. This guide addresses the causes of
global warming and its
effects on the Earth's climate in bestselling Demystified format. You
learn about the physical science behind climate change, including the
processes that upset the Earth's thermal balance. The book makes a
is known for certain, what many scientists now believe
to be true, and what is informed speculation, subject to further
interpretation. It then presents a wide range of solutions which can be
by individuals, as well as society as a whole.
the great idea, creating the magnificent work of art, or coming
up with the next fad is only the first step to cashing in on your
and hard work. Next up is protecting your intellectual property.
Copyrights & Trademarks for Dummies by Henri Charmasson explains,
in layman’s terms,
the basic nature, function, and application of intellectual property
rights, including how you can acquire those rights, wield them
against your competitors, or exploit them lucratively through licensing
agreements and other rewarding adventures.
Bonus CD-Rom includes the entire body of U.S.
patent laws, sample forms and
help with math? For Dummies, The Complete Idiot’s Guide, and Demystified series all have books to
help make sense of math from
the beginnings through calculus. Geometry for Dummies by Mark Ryan
invites you to make friend with lines and angles, theorems and
prove it. Before
you know it, you’ll be
proving triangles congruent, calculating circumference, using formulas
serving up pi.
a will, but have no idea where to start?
Trusts Kit for Dummies
by Aaron Larson shows you how to prepare a legal will or
trust—either on your
own or with professional help. You’ll
handle everything from planning your bequests and writing and signing a
selecting a trust and drafting your durable power of attorney. The bonus CD-Rom contains
sample wills and
trusts, customizable templates and worksheets.
Idiot's Guide to Financial Aid for College
by David E. Rye helps parents and students create a plan to pay the
costs of a
college education. It is filled with practical advice about where to
low-interest loans, how to take advantage of tax laws, how to negotiate
best aid offer, and how to improve the chances of receiving financial
aid. The book also
contains up-to-date aid forms
and explains what credit history information to include.
|by Caroline Jordan, Collection Development
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August 15, 2008
young adult books are shelved right next to
adult fiction, but many people don’t realize how fine the
line between these
two categories of literature has become. Award-winning author Sherman
recently said, “A lot of people have no idea that right now
Y.A. is the Garden
of Eden of literature.” Readers
of thought-provoking, well-written books with memorable characters
their way to the teen shelves and prepare for a pleasant surprise.
the foreword to her compelling and powerful Bone
By Bone By Bone, Tony Johnston does
not apologize for the raw language used in her book. She says,
“It is my
father’s language and reflects a way of thinking that has
troubled me my whole
life.” In a small Tennessee
town in the 1950’s, David, who is white, defies his fiercely
racist father and
carries on a blood-brother friendship with Malcolm, who is black. As
grow older and his father’s threats become uglier, David
begins to fear for
Malcolm’s life. Juxtaposing beautiful imagery and folksy
brutal expressions of racism, Johnston
creates a complex and haunting story of the Jim Crow South.
New Yorker James Sveck has been accepted
but isn’t sure he wants to go
to college. After all, he doesn’t like people, especially
people his own age,
and isn’t college full of them? What he’d really
like to do is buy a house in
the Midwest and
read the books he wants to
read and teach himself what he wants to learn. With his dedication to
English, devotion to his D-list celebrity grandmother, and utter
fit in, James makes a hilariously irresistible narrator for Peter
moving coming-of-age novel, Someday This
Pain Will Be Useful to You.
by Mats Wahl, a small town in Sweden
gets caught up in a mystery after a high school student goes missing.
Hilmer Eriksson discovers he has become invisible, he begins to realize
something terrible has happened and the only hope of finding his body
the detective investigating his disappearance. Hilmer shadows the
suspicions of foul play lead them to a group of teenage neo-Nazis and
secrets their town has been hiding.
after her mother’s death Tracy still feels her
presence, which she believes keeps her safe; but that safety is ripped
on the last day of her seventh grade year, when she is forced into a
car on her
way home from school. Safe, by
Shaw, is the story of a young rape victim’s battle to regain
her sense of
safety, with the help of poetry and the piano, her father and loyal
The Boy Who Dared,
author Susan Bartoletti expands an episode from her Newbery Honor Book Hitler Youth into a suspenseful and
thought-provoking novel. Sixteen-year-old Helmuth Hubner listens to the
news on an illegal short-wave radio and discovers that Germany
is lying to its people.
Outraged, Helmuth distributes leaflets to expose the truth, and then
himself tried for treason and sentenced to death. The story is narrated
flashbacks from Helmuth’s jail cell, as he waits in fear to
learn his fate.
nondescript man watches the five Herbert sisters with
creepy fascination, while they go about their business as if nothing
harm them. The psychological thriller The
Missing Girl, by Norma Fox Mazer, alternates between the
voices of predator
and prey, evil and innocence, inviting
readers into the hearts and minds of every character and filling us
fourteen years old when
his father announced he was gay, throwing Ben into a tailspin that
ended in his arrest three years later. In The Last Exit to Normal by
Michael Harmon, Ben's father attempts to save him by yanking him from
the big city and moving him to a hick town in Montana. His
hair, skateboard habit, smart mouth, and two dads make Ben stick out
like a sore thumb, but it's his search to discover the truth about the
disturbed eleven-year-old boy next door that leads Ben to real trouble
in his new town.
|by Mary Schneeberger, Teen Services Coordinator
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August 8, 2008
Marquette Pirate Festival
Each young reader at
Peter White Public Library’s Summer
Reading & Listening Program, and all their friends and
continue to “Be a Bookaneer” at the Downtown
Marquette Pirate Festival
beginning tonight at Lower Harbor Park. The ninety-two-foot tall ship, Madeline, will arrive in the Harbor
about 6:00 p.m., depending on weather and wind conditions. Pirates on
tall ship will attempt to attack Marquette’s
decent citizenry and lovely shores. But our local homeland defense
flotilla of local boats, a cannon, and Nick’s schooner, are
prepared to defend
the safety of Marquette’s
In addition to the
arrival of the Madeline, visitors to the
Harbor may enjoy the Raingutter Regatta sponsored by the Boy Scouts of
Hiawathaland Council 261 and join in pirate games organized by the
6:00 p.m., the UP Children’s Museum offers Pirate
Jam School of Rock in the Museum’s courtyard.
Pirates of all ages can bring
their own instruments and rock! Lake Superior Theater presents the play
Treasure Island: A
Pirates’ Tale at 7:30
p.m. The Marquette County Fairgrounds hosts a Pirate
Island Family Show. Take note of the pirate flags flying on
August 9 brings many piratical activities to
downtown. Take a tour of the Madeline
from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. or of Marquette’s
Lighthouse from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. View Walk
the Plank: A Pirate Inspired Art Exhibition. Youth entries
displayed in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center.
including a treasure chest with forged coins, can be found upstairs in
Huron Mountain Club Gallery of the Peter White Public Library.
Pirate (Farmers) Market runs from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00
p.m. at the Commons. You may purchase locally grown produce, plants and
addition to pirate merchandise. T-shirts advertising the Pirate
available for sale. A calypso fortuneteller will be there, as well as a
unicyclist who is taking part in a charity unicycle ride from Houghton
to raise funds
for two UP leukemia patients.
A treasure hunt with
prizes for both youths and adults runs
from noon until 6:00 p.m. Follow the clues to twenty-four downtown
and test your powers of deduction at this event! Orion Couling will
walking tours about the history of pirates on the Great Lakes. The tours last an
hour an a half and begin at the Commons
at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. CK Unlimited will take your pirate
A Youth Pirate Carnival
takes place on the lower level of
from 4:00-6:30 p.m. Lots of games
and fun for all children. Pirates of all ages may enter the Pirate
Contest at the Commons. Registration is from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The contest
from 6:30-8:00 p.m. (depending on the number of pirates who appear.)
break, while the judges deliberate, pirates will be entertained by the
Belly Dance troupe. From 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. pirates of all ages may
the music of the Jimmy Almen Band. Food prepared by pirates at
Company, the hotdog cart and Debacker’s ice cream truck will
be available for
purchase at the Commons.
this weekend and next weekend, pirate golfers may
play a round at Chocolay Downs for half price if they come in pirate
continues with many of the same activities mentioned
above but really goes to the dogs. Pirate Puppies & Scallywags,
contest for dogs, begins at 2:00 p.m. at the UP Children’s
Museum. Dog treats
will be served by the Marquette Food Co-op. You may have your
dog’s photo taken
for a fee. Marquette County History Museum has
the piratical fray with Argh! The Amazing
Race Goes Historical: A County Wide Adult Scavenger Hunt to
Monday, Pirate Day Camp runs throughout the week
at the YMCA. MooseWood Nature Center
offers a week of Treasure Geocaching
for families, children and adults. Pick up map and clue locations at
or Peter White Public Library and GPS at MooseWood. The UP
hosts the Galley Grub Food Event
from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A Pirate Open Mike for adults will be held at
Bar from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. Brush up on your pirate talk! Many
events run daily throughout the week, too.
is set aside for pirates’ inner art side. ARRT
for Buccaneers is taught by a real
pirate at HOTplate from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The DeVos Art Museum
at NMU is holding two Pirate Fabric Art
Workshops, one for youth and one for adults, at 2:00 p.m. A
Contest will take place at JT’s Shaft Tuesday evening.
swashbuckling day. Orion Couling and EDGE will
perform theatrical swashbuckling with local youth at 1:00 p.m. at Peter
Public Library. Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams star in the outdoor
of the film Hook at dusk at the
can continue to expand their creative side on
Thursday at Second Thursday Creative
Series: Pirates at the UP Children’s Museum from
5:30-7:30 p.m. Song of the
Lakes performs a family concert at Forest Roberts Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
are available at the door or beforehand at Peter White Public Library.
back to history on Friday with Life During
the Golden Age of Pirates, a hands-on learning
experience for youth from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Marquette
Costumes are encouraged.
of the pirate activities are free of charge thanks to
our many sponsors including Allyn Roberts, the Marquette Community
Frazier Foundation, the Mary Ann Paulin Memorial Fund, the Carroll Paul
Memorial Trust Fund, the Friends of the Peter White Public Library, the
Michigan Humanities Council and the Marquette Arts and Culture
a complete schedule of events visit www.pwpl.info
|by Cathy Seblonka,
August 1, 2008
Fun with Children
If summertime means your
family is always on the go, these
new juvenile books will be perfect for catching some quiet time with
youngsters at the end of a busy day.
picture book, Pssst!, offers a
surprising twist when a little girl fills a
wheelbarrow full of requests from the animals during her visit to the
zoo. She pays for
it with a bag of coins the
peacock has picked out of the fountains.
What will the penguins, bats, gorilla,
turkeys, and sloths be doing with
all this stuff after hours? It
what the animals have led her to believe.
faces a big dilemma in Bat’s Big
Game, a story retold by Margaret Read MacDonald and
illustrated by Eugenia Nobati. Which
team should he choose? He could play with either the
“Animals” or the “Birds”
soccer teams, but what he really wants is to play on the
“winning” team. Find
out what happens when he attempts to
In her picture book Bumpety
Bump!, Pat Hutchins’ cherry illustrations and
gently rhyming text showcase
how much fun a grandpa and grandson can have harvesting vegetables from
them throughout the
story is a little red hen who has an accomplishment of her own she
Press’ picture book, What Camping
Can Teach Us, combines beautiful wildlife photography
with famous quotations to evoke the pleasures and life lessons to be
camping. If your
family is taking a
camping trip this summer, this little book may be one you’ll
want to bring
Go – The Story
of Getting from There to Here, written by Lizann Flatt and
Scot Ritchie, shows how people have been getting from place to place in
for thousands of years. This
simple history of the progression of
travel by foot, canoe, ship, horse, wagon, steamer, train and rocket
unfolds page by page in a way young readers will easily understand and
Museum Book – A
Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections, written by Jan
Mark and illustrated
by Richard Holland, has lots of information even grownups will be glad
learn. Designed with slightly older readers in mind, this picture book
in eight chapters the history of how museums came into being, developed
time, and became specialized in their scope, purpose, and
Low, a long time lover of trains and New York
is the creator of a picture book called Old
Penn Station. Low’s
illustrations and text document the construction and destruction of one
York City’s greatest
architectural achievements. In
author’s words, “Today, the memory of Penn
Station’s destruction still lingers,
and it has become a powerful symbol, a reminder that buildings are not
concrete and steel. They
are the heart
and soul of all great cities.” These
wise words to consider should a great city be one of your destinations
folks who will be sticking closer to home there is a
raft of great summer music concerts coming up in the next few weeks. On August
2 at 7:00 p.m. the Downtown Marquette Commons will be the
site of The High Strung National
Roll Library tour event featuring a Detroit
based “Beatles-esque” garage rock band.
14 the music group Song of the Lakes
will offer Celtic
& Scandinavian music at 7:30 p.m. in the Forest
at NMU. Song of
the Lakes will also offer a free children’s program
on August 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the
PWPL Community Room. The music featured
in this concert will be based on the classic book Paddle
to the Sea.
|by Lisa Shirtz,
July 25, 2008
you're sitting on your deck, gone camping or waiting to catch a flight,
book is an essential part of summer.
Here are a few great reads, old and new, from
the collection of Peter
White Public Library.
Bloom delivers a fascinating story in Away.
Arriving in America
alone after her family is destroyed in a Russian pogrom, Lillian learns
her daughter Sophie might still be alive. She embarks on an odyssey
her from New York
to find the missing girl.
Brick Lane :
a novel, author Monica Ali traces the story of Nazneen, born
Bangladeshi village and transported
at age eighteen to
enter into an arranged marriage to a man twice her age. Instilled with
of fatalism from an early age, she nonetheless begins to wonder if she
control her own destiny.
The Book of Lost Things is a departure
from the usual thriller by writer, John Connolly.
Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss
of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled
imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are
In The Echo Maker by
Richard Powers, twenty-seven-year-old Mark
has a rare brain disorder that causes him to believe his sister is an
As she reluctantly leaves her home to care for him, the troubled man
to discover the cause of the truck accident that injured him.
Falling Man by Don DeLillo begins in
the smoke and ash of 9/11 and follows the intimate lives of a small
characters as world events reconfigure their memories and perceptions
In A Free
Life, author Ha Jin follows the fortunes of Nan Wu who drops
out of a U.S.
grad school after the repression of the
democracy movement in China
hoping to find his voice as a poet.
an accomplished second novel by Michelle
de Kretser, is as much a
haunting character study as
it is an elusive murder mystery and a deep exploration of colonialism.
heart of the story is Ceylon
lawyer Sam Obeysekere, whose career has been guided by British culture
and his Oxford
tackles a controversial murder trial mistakenly convinced that his
will shield him from the social unrest that the case has exposed.
Krauss has delivered a postmodern story of haunting beauty in The History of Love. Sixty years after
a book's publication, its author remembers his lost love and missing
a teenage girl named for one of the book's characters seeks her
Ulinich's amazing debut novel, Petropolis is a
coming-of-age story and a sharp
satire about being an outsider in America. Sasha Goldberg is an
awkward, intelligent teenager from Siberia who becomes a mail-order
then embarks on a comic odyssey through the United States
by years of unrequited love, an unemployed school teacher takes matters
his own hands in the compelling and romantic thriller Seven
Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman.
|by Claire Rose,
July 18, 2008
Books from LSAA
|The Lake Superior Art Association recently
the Peter White Public Library with monies to purchase updated art
books and materials. Our Collection Development Librarian, Caroline
Jordan, has completed the purchases for 2008. Below are some of the new
additions made possible by the latest LSAA donation. They can be found
in the “New Books” kiosks on the main floor at
Paul Talbot-Greaves presents 27 art lessons that illustrate the
benefits of painting quickly in his new book, 30-minute Landscapes.
He begins with a discussion of tools, paints, papers and miscellaneous
materials needed to create landscapes, then uses simple techniques to
complete a work of art. Lessons are broken into stages with time frames
for each activity. An interesting note: he lists the colors used to
achieve his desired effect in each lesson so that users of his book can
accomplish the same end.
& Clever: watercolor pencils
by Charles Evans of television artist show fame explains the use of
watercolor pencils. Evans then washes the colored picture with various
wet brushes and uses fibre-tip pens or ballpoints to add distinctive
edges and squiggly lines within areas. He stresses that watercolor
pencils are nice to take out of the studio to do a sketch, and then
bring back inside to finish the art piece.
Sarah Howard writes about weaving and its resurgence in her new book, Creative Weaving: beautiful
fabrics with a simple loom.
The colorful guide demonstrates the easy-to-learn craft of making
cloth. With hand-drawn instructional pictures, this book serves as a
good tutorial on the basics of weaving. It would be an
book for a novice.
– the spirit of spontaneity is a collection of 34
hands-on lessons about watercolor and mixed media. One illustration
shows how stamping can enrich a painting by its repeated use of one or
more images, while another interesting demonstration on color sanding,
or speckling, depicts the addition of color from a watercolor pencil
onto the top of another color by use of sandpaper shavings. More topics
cover how to add depth and harmony to paintings plus other design
by Martha Sielman, executive director of Studio Art Quilts Associates,
highlights 40 quilts and their quilting artists gathered from the
United States and Canada through Europe to Israel, South Africa, Japan
and New Zealand. These quilts illustrate how the folk art of
quilting has changed through imagination, innovation and the
artist’s own versatility in using unique fabrics and
create beautiful works of fine art. Truly a book that will interest
quilters open to new ideas to explore.
Joyce Washor offers tips and suggestions to painters on how to select a
subject in her Big Art
Small Canvas: paint easier, faster & better with small oils.
She also describes types of brushstrokes and the principles of
dimension, texture, color & highlighting to create different
styles. The demonstrations in Washor’s book include a
list complete with paint colors, brush sizes to use and other materials
such as pencils, carbon paper, palette knife and paper towels.
in Motion: how to create powerful paintings step by step
by Birgit O’Connor is an easy-to-use spiral notebook that
flat for ease in following this step-by-step guide. Ms.
has filled this volume with techniques and exercises that can assist
the novice and intermediate painter as they paint wet-into-wet. It also
includes a 50-minute instructional DVD.
Susan Webb Tregay supplies five simple steps on how to finish a
painting so it doesn’t become another addition to the
“works in progress” pile. Her latest book entitled Master Disaster: five ways to
rescue desperate watercolors
helps painters create successful watercolors. Tregay teaches by
demonstrating such concepts as how to add warmth to a painting, fool
the viewer’s eye and add shadows. She explores design
that have aided art throughout history. Mastering these strategies and
techniques help guide a painter into developing his/her own personal
by Gary Schwartz is an oversized art book about Rembrandt van Rijn, the
Dutch painter more commonly known as Rembrandt. Schwartz, a renowned
Rembrandt expert, compiled this volume that contains etchings, drawings
and prints of oil paintings credited to the famed artist. The book is
divided into sections—A Dutch artist’s life;
ones, households; Craft; Earning and spending; Patrons; Landscape;
Humankind; Man and God. It also includes an index to
John and Barbara Gerlach’s Digital
Nature Photography: the
art and the science
brings us to digital art in the 21st century. This comprehensive,
how-to guide discusses techniques for photographing nature images while
in the field. The Gerlachs give detailed explanations on how
set camera exposures for sharp, digital images. Anyone who uses a
digital camera can learn something from this colorful and informative
PCPhoto magazine and Rob Sheppard join together to create PCPhoto Digital SLR Handbook,
a newly revised and updated manual for photographers with a digital
single lens reflex. It presents in-depth information on some of the
newest technology that includes megapixel counts, image stabilization,
different lenses and filters plus new image storage choices.
Sheppard’s tips tell readers how to use image-editing
enhance every snapshot to get a better final image.
The idea of reusing and repurposing materials has hit even the art
world. Found Art Mosaics
by Suzan Germond talks about the modern mosaics formed by her and other
mosaic neophytes utilizing found objects such as buttons, broken glass
and pottery, natural materials, etc. The material list is endless when
you reuse anything found. Germond starts out with a list of necessary
items to do this art form, then illustrates possible items that the
reader can duplicate using her easy-to-follow directions. Color your
own world with one of these found mosaic projects.
|by Vicki Mann,
June 20, 2008
Books Make Great Movies
|Some of the best books ever written have now been
into movies, thanks to creative directors and the magic of computer
graphics. Most readers agree that the book is almost always
better than the movie, but the director’s transformation of
into movie can be an experience in itself. The library has
a collection of movies on VHS and DVD. Feature films can be
checked out for $1.00 per week.
by Katherine Paterson inspired this 2007 movie by the same
When ten year-old Jess begins a friendship with Leslie, a newcomer to
town, they retreat into the fantasy world of Terabithia to escape the
pressures of adolescence and growing up. The story emphasizes
value of friendship and the power of death. If
you’re a fan
of movie remakes, see the newest movie version on DVD and the 1953
version on VHS (Rated PG).
AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (Rated
PG-13) by J.K. Rowling is the fifth book (and movie) in the Harry
Potter series. Themes of government repression, loyalty, and
secrecy make this the darkest story in the series. Harry and
friends (now 16 years old) face a growing movement of support for
Voldemort, as people show their reluctance to stand up to the forces of
evil. Earlier movies on DVD are HARRY POTTER AND THE
SORCERER’S STONE (Rated (PG), HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF
SECRETS (Rated PG), HARRY
POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (Rated PG), and HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF
FIRE (Rated PG-13).
The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories by Carolyn Keene have been a staple of
mystery readers for decades. The 2007 version of NANCY DREW (Rated
PG) gives a modern twist to the amazing problem-solving skills of the
main character, Nancy Drew. The plot involves a move to the
city, fitting into a new school, movie stars and murder. The
library has only one Nancy Drew movie, but owns more than one hundred
of Keene’s books to delight everyone who enjoys a good
COMPASS by Philip Pullman is the first book in the Dark
Mateials Trilogy, followed by THE
SUBTLE KNIFE and THE
AMBER SPYGLASS. The
book created notable controversy between the author and established
religion when it was first published. In a world where people carry
their souls in the form of an animal companion, the brave and cunning
Lyra is being raised by scholars because she has no parents.
receives a visit from the mysterious Mrs. Coulter who takes Lyra away
from the only home she’s ever known, symbolizing the end of
carefree childhood. Lyra begins a life of adventure and
discovery, finding out about her roots, rescuing her best friend, and
realizing how her choices affect families, the community-at-large, and
maybe even the whole world. Rated PG-13 because of violence in the
SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES by Tony DiTerlizzi is a five book
set including THE FIELD
GUIDE, THE SEEING STONE, LUCINDA’S SECRET, THE IRONWOOD TREE, and
WRATH OF MULGRATH.
The movie follows the Grace family’s three children who have
lot to deal with as they move to their great great uncle
Spiderwick’s house because of their parents’ recent
separation. Jared, who experiences the most difficulty with
changes, becomes the target for blame when strange things happen around
the house. He soon discovers the existence of a magical world
his uncle’s journal that reveals its secrets. As
convinces his siblings and his mother about the perils around them, the
family unites against the goblins to save the Spiderwick
The Spiderwick DVD (Rated PG) was just released in June and should be
on library shelves at the end of summer.
|by Lynette Suckow, Youth Services
June 20, 2008
Gardening season is
finally here and the Peter White Public
Library has several new books to help you enjoy your time outdoors and
fruits and flowers of your labors in your little patch of earth. These gardening books can
be found in the new
nonfiction section of the library under the Dewey Decimal System call
600 to 635.
Growing plants outdoors
in climate zones 3 to 6 can be
challenging to say the least. Certified
Purdue University Advanced Master Gardener Rita Henehan tackles this
subject in The Michigan Gardener’s
Insider’s Guide to Gardening in the Great Lakes State. The author covers
everything from vegetables,
to lawns and flowers, giving tips on extending the season, combating
plants, plant and insect pests, and garden design ideas. Find this
guide for the expert or novice under the call number 635.0977 HE.
Under 635 FI you will
find the Guide to Michigan Vegetable Gardening
by James A. Fizzell. The
author covers all the basics of home
growing in our northern climate as well as A to Z examinations of each
vegetable, herb and fruit. Clear
diagrams accompany the easy to follow text in addition to
specific varieties suited to our high latitude.
Use this book to try out a new variety or
growing technique to get more
out of your garden.
For those of you with
more gardening experience, The Green
Gardener’s Guide by Joe Lamp’l
is chock full of ideas on garden tips that will help protect and
abound on how to conserve
water, reduce chemical use, composting to reduce waste and build soil,
landscaping to reduce runoff and conserve home energy usage, planting
wildlife, and recycling and reusing materials in the garden in creative
ways. Learn more
stewardship and eco-friendly resources on the author’s
joegardener.com. Find the book under 635.0484 LA.
Get down and dirty with The
Compete Compost Gardening Guide by Barbara Pleasant. Everything you always
wanted to know about
producing your own soil amendments and saving money doing it is in this
found under call number 631.875 PL.
Compost can be used in all types of gardening
even though the author
focuses on raising tasty and nutritious vegetables.
Are the bugs driving your
crazy? Head inside
with George F. Van Patten’s book Gardening
Indoors with Soil &
Hydroponics. Perfect for the greenhouse gardener, this
resource covers the
technical aspects of growing plants with soil or without and how to
lighting, diseases, propagation, and flowering.
Loads of color photographs illustrate
procedures on taking cuttings,
starting seeds, setting up lights, choosing soil mixes, and dealing
pests. The book is
divided into color
coded sections for quick reference with an extensive glossary and index
finding the solution to your indoor garden problem easier. Find this
1988 Barbara Damrosch published The Garden
Primer with 673 pages of information on all aspects of
growing just about anything. In
library’s new nonfiction section under 635 DA you will find
the second edition
of this book published in 2008 which has been completely revised with
of updated horticultural information.
This volume is the definitive garden bible for
all your reference
little further down the nonfiction row from the 635
horticulture section in the 638’s is a fascinating book on a
addressing vanishing honeybees and the effect on our food supply. In A
Spring without Bees Michael Schacker presents an
detective story and explores ideas concerning regenerative agriculture
restore bee populations and maintain our planet.
Written in the tradition of Silent
Spring by Rachel Carson, this
book serves as a wakeup call to the environmental consequences of our
lifestyle. Call number 638.15 SC.
After a hard
day’s labor in the garden, kick back and relax with a glass
wine and this book, From the Vine
Sharon Kegerreis and Lorri Hathaway.
Filled with beautiful photographs, contact
information and maps, this
book explores Michigan’s
wineries and introduces the reader to the hardworking people who run
businesses. The book is divided into 5 sections each detailing a
trip or “wine trail” and highlighting the wineries
along the route. Great
ideas for weekend getaways in our home
state with two stops in the Upper
Find this book under the call number 641.22 KE.
If the price of gas is
keeping you home bound, Flowering Plant
Families of the World
may satisfy that urge to travel the globe, even if from the comfort of
chaise lounge. Written
by three English
botany professors and one taxonomist, this beautifully illustrated
explores the world from a plant perspective, family by family. Maps
the botanical illustrations to help readers with the geographical
of these exotic species as well as their descriptions and economic uses. Find this tome in the
nonfiction botany section under 582.13 FL.
selections from the library’s new nonfiction section
on the main floor of the library should get you inspired and keep you
informed. Now if
the weather would only warm
|by Margaret Boyle, Programming and
June 20, 2008
a Bookaneer!” the 2008 Summer Reading and Listening
Program at Peter White Public Library runs June 16
through August 1. All ages are
invited to read, listen to books and tales, write letters, poems,
attend plays, and join in this summer’s piratical fun.
Programs are free. The
more you read, the more chances you have to win prizes, and of course,
for 2 & 3 year olds meets on Monday mornings
at 10:00 with a seafaring theme. Four and five year olds learn about
everyday lives of pirates on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Children
ages of 6-10 explore the high seas through stories and art in the
Arts and Culture Center on Wednesdays from 11:00-noon. Students in
are welcome to meet and discuss three exciting books this summer and
treats in the Dandelion Cottage Room.
programs include a chance to learn about monarch
butterflies and create your own book with local author Todd Carter on
June 26 at 1:00. Find out what animals leave behind on Friday, June 27
The Pine Mountain Music Festival’s Bergonzi String Quartet
children of all ages with an interactive version of “Peter
and the Wolf” on
Saturday, June 28 at 1:00. Dress up as the characters in the opera if
Are there any wolf pirates out there who love beautiful music?
Rockow, local singer and songwriter, sings “Tales
and Tunes From the High Seas to the Low Seas”
on Thursday, July 10
at 1:00. The nationally known Stevens Puppets brings us
“Aladdin” on Tuesday,
July 15 at 10:00. Local teacher and explorer, Kathryn Russell shares
adventures in the Galapagos Islands
Thursday, July 17 at 1:00. On Friday, July 25, the American Kennel Club
children how to stay safe around dogs. Lee Murdock brings us songs and
stories of the Great Lakes
in two concerts on
Thursday, July 31. His children’s concert is at 2:00 and his
begins at 7:00 at the Yacht Club next to Mattson Lower Harbor Park.
brings a special production with local and
internationally respected clown, Gale LaJoye. He will direct a crew of Marquette
youth in a
performance of “Imagination Circus” on Friday,
August 1 at 7:00. Our annual ice
cream social and prize drawing will be held Tuesday, August 5 from
library thanks our sponsors, Allyn Roberts, Mary Ann
Paulin Memorial Fund, Friends of the Peter White Public Library,
Memorial Trust Fund, and the Michigan Humanities Council for their
Snowbound Books, Chapter Two, Book World, MooseWood
Marquette Arts and Culture Center,
Peninsula Children’s Museum, Target Stores, and Younkers
partner with the
library each summer. Working together allows us to bring you a wide
Warning! The Pirate (Tall) Ship Madeline will attack Marquette from Mattson
on Friday, August 8. Watch for more Downtown Marquette Pirate Festival
To prepare for this
summer of pirates and pirate activities,
the library unearthed a treasure trove of pirate books. In Edward and the
Pirates by David McPhail, a young boy falls asleep reading
a library book. He
wakes to find his bed surrounded by fierce pirates who threaten to make
walk the plank unless he hands over what they demand. Shiver Me Letters: A
Pirate ABC by June Sobel is a rollicking alphabet
adventure. Roger was a lousy
pirate with a nickname that didn’t scare anyone. Learn how
Roger saves the day
and the battle and earns respect for his name in Roger the Jolly Pirate
J. Patrick Lewis researched fact and myth for Blackbeard, The Pirate King
for school age children. Patrick O’Brien retells
the true and tragic story of the British ship that sailed from England to Tahiti
in 1788 in The Mutiny
on the Bounty. Dugald Steer’s Pirateology is
envelopes tied with red string, maps, flaps, ships and jewels.
Many of us inherited a
romantic view of pirates. However,
truth be told, pirates, both men and women, were and are thieves and
who continue to plague people today with
smuggling, stealing, slavery and murder. Pirates & Smugglers
Moira Butterfield and Milton Meltzer’s Piracy & Plunder: A
Business bring readers up to date about the nefarious
world of piracy. Visit
the library this summer to discover the
treasure found in books, film, sound and fun programs. Call
906-226-4323 or go
to www.pwpl.info for more information. Land ho!
|by Cathy Seblonka, Youth Services Librarian
June 13, 2008
Day to all the men in our lives that are
there for us everyday. All
deserve a good read while they relax and enjoy their
summer—or at least their
own holiday. Here
are some new picks
from our non-fiction section.
An American summer is
synonymous with baseball. Get behind
the scenes with these two tell-all tales.
Author Tom Jones traveled ballpark to ballpark
around the country to
write Working At The Park:
The Fascinating Lives of Baseball
Peanut Vendors and Broadcasters to Players and Managers. He asked those
making a living in Major
League Baseball three little questions:
What is your job?
How did you get
into this line of work? What
job mean to you? Nolan
Ryan provides the
different behind the scenes view into our national pastime
is found in The Code:
Baseball’s Unwritten Rules and Its
Ignore-at-Your-Own-Risk Code of Conduct by Ross Bernstein. Claiming to be an
indispensable guide to the
inner workings of baseball’s internal system of justice and
Code is described by the men who’ve enforced it.
Topics covered include
charging the mound,
bench-clearing brawls, throwing inside, and the Umpire code.
battleground enjoyed by many is the boxing
Holyfield’s memoir Becoming
Fighter’s Journey tells the tale of
Holyfield’s fight from poverty to becoming the four-time
Boxing Champion. Also
included are eight
pages of full-color photographs.
golf game should be in full-swing by now.
Pick up a few pointers this year from Mark
Verstegen and Pete Williams in Core
Performance Golf. This
illustrated guide claims to help you increase your drive twenty-five
lower your score and play pain-free.
about a little help from the ladies, fellas?
100 Classic Golf Tips
Leading Ladies’ Teaching and Touring Pros is
edited by Christopher Obetz
with drawings for every tip by Anthony Ravielli and forward by Kathy
Handbook by Chris Townsend is sure to come in handy while
enjoying our U.P.
Magazine says “every
imaginable topic…is covered thoroughly and
engagingly” in this guide. Now
in its third edition, Townsend covers all
terrains and hiking styles including ultra-light and low impact methods
as adventure and long-distance hiking.
Finally, kick back on the
dock and check out The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic
and Survival in
Gloucester, America’s Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original
Town by Mark
written and filled
with rich history, delicious anecdotes, colorful characters and local
this book is a heartfelt tribute to what Kurlansky calls
a lament that “each culture, each way of life that vanishes,
richness of civilization”.
|by Heather Steltenpohl, Administrative Assistant
June 6, 2008
the traditional “season of weddings”, and what
better book to aid wedding
planners than this new non-fiction selection, “Martha
Stewart’s Wedding Cakes”
by Martha Stewart with Wendy Kromer.
book is an extravaganza for the eyes with beautifully photographed
cakes of all types, dimensions, colors and flavors.
If you want to try and bake your own cake,
there are directions for each featured entry that look fairly easy to
follow. Or, you
might just find the
picture of the one that‘s right for you, and take that to a
local bakery to try
and replicate. The
book is so complete
that it will give you an index of all the fillings, frostings and cake
and tell you how much you’ll need for cakes of various sizes. From traditional cakes to
got some inspirational designs to view!
lighthearted Christian romance about the owner of a wedding dress
check out “Blue Heart Blessed” by Susan Meissner.
This is one of our new
published by Harvest House. Our
Daisy Murien, has her engagement broken off ten days before her wedding. She copes by opening a
shop which offers
castoff wedding dresses. Daisy
some lessons along the way about unconditional love and God’s
is a cute tale with
some good life lessons.
story, that shocked the nation in 2006, is found between the pages of
Identity”, a new non-fiction entry by co-authors, Don and
Susie Van Ryn,
Newell, Colleen and Whitney Cerak, and Mark Taub.
A horrible traffic accident taking the lives
of five college students in Indiana
traumatizes the school’s campus and the lives of the families
involved. Due to
the confusion at the scene of the
accident, a student survivor of the accident is misidentified as Laura
and her real identity of Whitney Cerak is not discovered until she
coming out of her coma, some five weeks later. Both girls shared many
similarities making the mix-up understandable.
However, family and friends become
increasingly disturbed by little
differences between the girls. Dental
records were finally the conclusive proof that a mistake in
indeed, taken place. Throughout
this story of loss and heartache, the Van Ryns and Ceraks hold firm to
faith in God and their reliance on His strength in the center of their
grief. This is a
beautiful account of
joy in the midst of sorrow and grace under trial.
story coming out of a news headline is captured in author Carolyn
book, “Escape”. Carolyn
was born into a
radical polygamist sect, and was later forced to marry at 18 and become
fourth wife of a fifty-year-old man.
went on to have eight children by this man, before conditions became so
that she elected to attempt a daring escape with all of her children in
childhood, the events leading up to
her decision to flee and her life coping with the outside world outside
FLDS community make for fascinating reading.
The author’s courage and
determination to make a better life for her
children are inspiring.
From Scratch”, by Sandra Lee is a memoir by another plucky
lady which can be
found in our new non-fiction selections at Peter White.
If you’re a fan of her cookbooks,
enable you to create wonderful entrees with little fuss by using
shortcuts, you’ll be interested in the woman behind these
by Shelley Janofski, Circulation Department
May 23, 2008
We all look
forward to spending time out-of-doors when warm summer temperatures
arrive. Even though
the skies seem
brighter in the winter, it’s much more enjoyable to lie back
and watch the sky
on summer evenings. The
library has some
new books that can enhance your viewing.
Your Guide to the Sky by Rick Shaffer is
an ideal introduction to amateur astronomy for anyone.
From learning the constellations to making
sophisticated observations, Rick’s lucid and light-hearted
prose will get you
started on the right road.
Celestial Delights: the Best Astronomical
Events through 2010 by Francis Reddy and Greg Walz-Chojnacki
guide to an exciting parade
of meteor showers,
planetary transits, lunar eclipses, and spectacular displays of
lights. You can learn to identify these wonders of the cosmos -- clear
skies and expensive telescopes not required.
Maunder’s Lights in the Sky:
and Meteorological Phenomena gives you names for the glows
and lights that
appear in the sky from solar pillars to rainbows and the Milky Way.
color photographs and easy to understand observation instructions, this
would be handy to carry on any walk.
are perhaps the most popular of all visual targets for viewers from the
beginner to the experienced. In
Galaxies and How to Observe Them
Wolfgang Steinicke and Richard Jakiel provide background on the nature
galaxies, tell how you can view them, and describe what can be seen
telescopes of various apertures.
Algol, Castor and Pollux are well known names to stargazers. But others are obscure
tongue twisters. If
you’ve ever wondered where all the
exotic-sounding star names came from, A
Dictionary of Modern Star Names by Paul Kunitzsch and Tim
Smart gives the
origin and meaning of 254 bright star names.
are two basic methods of recording astronomical images seen through the
eyepiece of a telescope. Photography (these days, usually digital
a CCD camera) is one, the other is sketching.
Astronomical Sketching: A Step-by-step
five astronomical sketch artists demonstrates that the
necessary techniques can be taught to provide the observer with a
personal experience as well as sketches that are artwork in themselves.
we may never get to Saturn ourselves, Saturn:
a New View by Laura Lovett and others lets us view 150
beautiful and sublime of Saturn and its rings and moons taken from the
spacecraft and the Huygens probe.
on historical observations of Saturn, the development of the mission,
significance of its remarkable findings are fascinating additions.
all marveled at the Moon—looking for the Man in the Moon,
staying up late to
watch eclipses, forecasting weather from the rings around it, enjoying
bright face on evening walks, and watching the astronauts take
“one small step
for a man”. In The Moon: Resources,
Development, and Settlement
Schrunk and others explore how human settlement of the Moon in the
century is feasible. The
Project” will link the technological and cultural expertise
of humanity to the
virtually limitless resources of space.
with craters and superficially like our own Moon, Mercury has a
and even a very tenuous atmosphere.
has a surface temperature that varies between -150 degrees C and more
degrees C. Sir
Patrick Moore, writer of
over 60 books on astronomy, has written Moore
on Mercury: the Planet and the Missions to shed some light
on the innermost
planet of our solar system.
Why is the sky blue? Parents
don’t know what to say then their
children ask. Why the Sky is Blue:
the Color of Life by Gotz Hoeppe answers this ancient and
complex question in a delightful combination of science and history
be required reading for poets, pilots, artists, weather watchers, and
who ever marveled at the manifest colors of the sky. Hoeppe puts life
great scientists explaining clearly how their discoveries hang
their personal lives and social situations influenced their science,
the simplest question-why is the sky blue?-has stimulated more than
of human exploration.
To help you keep up with astronomy and the night
sky, Astronomy and Sky
& Telescope are available in the
library’s magazine collection.
by Caroline Jordan,
Two weeks ago, the
“What’s New” article briefly touched on
the topic of amateur, or ham radio. Here is a closer look at the hobby,
new titles. Nearly all of them were donated by the Hiawatha Amateur
Association. “Ham” is non-commercial radio used for
two way communication. It
provides reliable transmission during emergencies, events, and for fun.
it uses the most powerful wireless signals available to the public,
most out of the hobby requires a broadcast license. Your first radio
might be a
home unit, mounted in a vehicle, or small enough to carry in your
The Peter White Public Library offers these new titles for current and
Getting started with
ham radio: a guide to your first amateur radio station by
The ARRL ham radio
license manual: all you need to become an amateur radio operator.
Technician] by Steve Ford.
This manual will help those new to the hobby get a basic ham
license. Every page presents information needed to pass the basic
exam and become an effective operator. Published by the American Radio
League (AARL). New non-fiction 621.3841 SI
The most popular introduction to Amateur Radio. A basic
guide for getting on the air, and understanding how amateur radio
Published by the ARRL. New non-fiction 621.3841 FO
ARRL general class
license manual: for radio operators: all you need to pass your general
exam (6th edition) by H. Ward Silver.
Contains information to help a test-taker pass the FCC
General Exam. Upgrading to this higher level license allows the
privileges on all ham radio bands. New non-fiction 621.384 AR
handbook by Steve Ford.
The use of computers has revolutionized high frequency (HF)
communications over amateur radio. This handbook shows the hardware and
software necessary to put together a HF station, allowing communication
long distances. New non-fiction 621.3841 FO
/ UHF handbook
by Andy Barter.
Covers a number of topics, including: construction details,
antennas, other topics for beginners and advanced users, as well as
modes such as data and video transmission. New non-fiction
to world band
Short-wave radio broadcasts are one way communications that
many amateur radio enthusiasts also enjoy receiving. This guide has
reviews, program guides, and more. New non-fiction 621.3841 PA
handbook by Marv Loftness.
This book will help radio users get clearer reception.
Causes for interference are explained, and steps are given to correct
them. New non-fiction 621.3841 LO
Simple and fun
antennas by AARL.
Contains antenna projects that can be built from common
components. Projects range from small indoor antennas, to how to
properly use a
tree to hold an antenna, to building a large antenna. New
non-fiction 621.3841 HU
FCC rules and
regulations for the amateur radio service by AARL.
Contains the rules set forth by the Federal Communications
Commission that affect amateur radio users.
New non-fiction 621.3841 FC
22 radio and receiver
projects for the evil genius by Thomas Petruzzellis.
The “evil genius” series continues with projects
radio enthusiast. The book features a collection of projects, from a
crystal AM set, to building a multi-band receiver.
Non-fiction 621.3841 PE
library also subscribes to QST, a monthly journal
published by the American Radio Relay League.
The BUS-eum will be visiting the Peter White Public Library
on Wednesday June 4th. The BUS-eum is a large
school bus that has
been converted into a rolling history exhibit, and is operated by the
organization TRACES. This time around, the bus carries an exhibit
Barbed Wire: Midwest POWs in Nazi Germany. The exhibit explores the
context of the POW experience.
by Bruce MacDonald,
Circulation Services Librarian
Heading Off to College
Congratulations from the
Library to all the high school
graduates heading off to college next fall! If the excitement over this
phase of life is mixed with some fear of the unknown, we can help. The
shelves are a treasure trove of information for teens about college
career choices, and for parents seeking insights into just how involved
should become in their child’s undergraduate experience.
College Unzipped: An
All-Access Backstage Pass into College Life from All-Nighters
and Exam Nail-Biters to Tuition
Getting Your Degree provides observations and advice from
students and recent graduates on everything from getting along with
to choosing the right courses to successful budgeting. Nervous freshman
appreciate this practical, often humorous, inside look at student life
and cheating have become epidemic on college
campuses, in part because many students don’t understand the
rules. Doing Honest Work in College:
How to Prepare Citations, Avoid
and Achieve Real Academic Success, by Charles Lipson,
principles of academic honesty as they apply to all aspects of college
with examples of how to cite various types of print and web resources
several different styles, along with guidelines for quoting and
and an ingenious note-taking system, Lipson’s book is used in
Experience” programs to head off problems of academic
dishonesty before they arise.
Parents might want to sit
down with their teenagers to
discuss the information covered in Life
Skills 101: A Practical Guide to Leaving Home and Living on Your Own,
Tina Pestalozzi. While many of the topics Pestalozzi addresses apply
off-campus life, her step-by-step instructions for tasks like balancing
checkbook, landing a job, cleaning the bathroom, and doing laundry will
to dorm residents as well. Beginning with social skills and covering
financial, and consumer information, Life
Skills 101 is chockfull of practical advice everyone can use
when they set
out on their own for the very first time.
seeking guidance on how to thrive on campus as a
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning student should
out The Gay and Lesbian Guide to College
Life: A Comprehensive Resource for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
and Their Allies, by John Baez. Featuring student
testimonials, advice from
administrators and tips from parents, this guidebook will help students
LGBT -friendly school;
deal with homophobia on campus; get
health and safety support; become involved in LGBT activism; and make
of their unique college experience.
What Color Is Your
Parachute? for Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future, by Richard Nelson Bolles,
high school and college students how to zero in on their personal
skills, and then use that knowledge to shape a future that suits them.
covered along the way to “Discovering Your Mission in
Life” include identifying
a dream job; setting short and long-term goals; developing the
skills good employees possess; searching for that dream job; and
On Your Own
(but I’m here if you need me): Mentoring Your Child During the
College Years, by
Parent Program Director at the University of Minnesota,
parents gently and practically through the “letting
go” period. Savage presents
strategies for everything from coping with the family’s mood
changes as campus
move-in day approaches, to dealing with complaints about the dorm food,
monitoring students’ health and teaching them to be
responsible for their
finances. Issues faced by upperclassmen, such as studying abroad,
majors, and moving off campus are covered in the same respectful tone.
primarily addressing the balancing act parents face during their
college years, Savage also offers helpful tips for students at the end
by Mary Schneeberger, Teen
May 9, 2008
I could not believe all of the
interesting, new nonfiction “finds” that were on a
cart that recently came upstairs from Technical Services. The items
listed below are some of the eclectic mix that was on that cart.
May and June are busy with
family events—graduations, births, weddings, etc. Four of the
new books lend themselves to this topic. Feeding
Baby: Everyday recipes for healthy infants and toddlers by
Joachim and Christine Splichal presents recipes for different stages in
a young child’s life. Chapters
cover age groups from infants who are six to nine months old and
learning how “solid” food tastes and feels through
toddlers aged 3 years. Recipes for single items or entire special meals
are enhanced with colorful photography and minimal text.
Does Your Baby Have Autism? by Osnat Teitelbaum and Philip
Teitelbaum, PhD, answers some of the questions young parents might have
regarding delayed development and its possible connection to autism.
Each chapter examines a typical motor skill development and contrasts
it to the atypical skills of children later diagnosed with autism. Also
included is a unique “Tilt Test” which helps to
reveal balance problems characteristic of autistics.
Caroline Tiger and Town and Country magazine joined together
to create two new books to assist couples with wedding plans. Wedding Vows & Promises gives
suggestions on how the young man might make his proposal, invitation
etiquette, types of ceremonies, and examples of readings and vows for
the actual ceremony. The second title, Weddings
Speeches & Toasts is the guide for “who
does what and when.” Its chapters are arranged by roles -
parental duties, maid of honor and bridesmaids’ roles, best
man and groomsmen’s duties, and lastly how to create a
Head Cases: stories of brain
injury and its aftermath by Michael Paul Mason deals
with a very relevant subject today. Brain injury can occur following
stroke, a fall, head concussion from a sporting or automobile accident
and many other incidents. TBI or Traumatic Brain Injury disrupts lives.
In his book, Mason writes about his case studies of TBI or MTBI (mild)
how they learn to cope and handle day-to-day activities.
Another new title, Lasting Contribution: how to think, plan, and act
to accomplish meaningful work by Tad Waddington, is an
thought-provoking, quick read. The inside-the-front-fly question of
“Does Your Work Matter?” immediately called to me
for further reading. Small
in size, this book offers tips on how contributions to one’s
work, outside activities and your community can
make a difference. It also puts forth “food for thought for
anyone seeking to enrich their lives.”
The Complete Compost Gardening
by Barbara Pleasant & Deborah L. Martin will be popular with
all gardeners. It introduces the questionable subject of composting in
a colorful, pictorial manner. Pleasant and Martin use sidebars, charts,
information boxes and plenty of pictures to present their information.
They include an appendix complete with an index, maps for frost zones,
a glossary, and a page of other helpful resources.
Two bright yellow books from the
“for Dummies” series also jumped out at me. These
new titles, MACS: all-in-one desk reference
for Dummies by Wally Wang and Switching
to a MAC for Dummies by Arnold Reinhold, follow the normal
format. Wang’s book is a seven-books-in-one-volume book that
will take readers from Mac Basics to MAC Networking. Reinhold informs
readers of his book “just what you need” to set up
a MAC and move files from your pc to your new MAC computer.
Also on this cart were several
donations from the Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association. Some of these
new titles are Getting Started with Ham
Radio: A guide to your FIRST amateur radio station by Steve
Ford, The ARRL General Class License Manual
for Ham Radio and The ARRL Ham
Radio License Manual both by H. Ward Silver,
and 2008 Passport to World Band Radio. There are
more new books in this donation, too, that can assist the ham radio
user or individuals wanting to know more about how the radios work.
Another book whose title that
intrigued me to look further was Does This
Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? by Peter Walsh of
TLC’s Clean Sweep fame.
The subtitle, “An easy plan for losing weight and living
more,” makes you think it is a diet book, but it really
isn’t. Walsh writes about how the physical and mental clutter
that we have in our lives influences how well we take care of our
health and well-being. He offers short quizzes, activities and
“food-clutter principles” throughout the book to
inspire one into getting up and de-cluttering for a better way of life
that can lead to weight loss.
by Vicki Mann, Reference
Back to listing of topics and dates
May 2, 2008
The Culture of
Asian Pacific Americans
is Asian Pacific American Month. The following children’s
books at Peter White Public Library enable readers to appreciate and
celebrate the vibrant and diverse culture of Asian Americans.
Recorvits has written two books about Yoon. In My Name is Yoon, we meet
a little girl who loves the way her name looks in Korean. Writing it in
English is one of many new things Yoon must learn before she feels
comfortable in her new school and her new country. In Yoon and the
Christmas Mitten, Yoon teaches her parents about Christmas traditions
may differ but good food brings happiness to people of every culture.
Janet S. Wong’s Apple Pie 4th of July
tells of a Chinese-American girl who is afraid no one will want to buy
Chinese food on this special American holiday. However, customers crowd
her parents’ restaurant for dinner until it’s time
to close and climb to the rooftop to watch fireworks and eat apple pie.
Ted Lewin takes the reader into the kitchen of a favorite Chinese
restaurant in his Brooklyn
neighborhood. He depicts the work of cleaning, preparing and cooking
food for hungry customers and includes a recipe for Buddha’s
Delight in Big Jimmy’s Kum Kau Chinese Take Out.
and his family earn their living by selling food from a cart set up in
a city park. When they can no longer compete with other food carts,
Mike’s grandmother inspires them to sell Korean food. The
unique smells draw many new customers in The Have a Good Day
Café by Frances Park and Ginger Park. Bee-Bim Bop (rice
topped with vegetables and meat) is not only a popular Korean dish but
a playful, rhythmic picture book by Linda Sue Park.
and lazy, Maylin’s brothers were given credit for the
delicious food she cooked in her father’s
Chinatown restaurant. When the
governor of South China comes for a visit, he is astounded to discover
that the chef is a woman and learns there are many differences between
the Old World and
the New in Roses Sing on New Snow by Paul Yee.
American girl who defied tradition is Hiromi Suzuki. She trained at her
family’s restaurant and in1998 became one of the first female
sushi chefs in New York .
Lynne Barasch tells this true story in Hiromi’s Hands. The
Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks series features culturally authentic foods,
including low-fat and vegetarian recipes. The library offers Cooking
Indonesian Way , Cooking the Vietnamese
Way , Cooking the Korean Way
, Cooking the
, Cooking the
, and Cooking the Thai Way
books relate the experiences of children going back
“home” to meet extended family members. Even though
different languages are spoken, there is much to share, learn and love.
The Trip Back Home by Janet S. Wong visits Korea
. Through free verse, Andrea
Cheng describes a journey home in Shanghai Messenger.
prose and photographs, In America’s Shadow by Kimberly
Komatsu and Kaleigh Komatsu relates the painful story of the illegal
imprisonment of Japanese-American citizens and non-citizen longtime
residents during World War II. Dear Miss Breed by Joanne Oppenheim
recounts how Clara Breed, a children’s librarian in the San
Diego Public Library, wrote letters and supplied books and gifts to her
former patrons, young Japanese Americans incarcerated in camps during
the second World War. Breed’s “children”
and the Komatsu family found their way through “the broken
promises to see again.” (Komatsu p. 41)
food, poetry crosses cultural divides.
G. Brian Karas illustrates a series of haiku
by Issa, one of Japan
’s most beloved poets, in the book Today and Today, which
gently follows a family through a year of loss and healing. Grace Lin
and Ranida T. McKneally introduce the four seasons through haiku and
science in Our Seasons.
J. Muth’s panda, Stillwater ,
teaches three contemporary siblings several life lessons in Zen Shorts.
The follow up, Zen Ties, introduces Koo,
’s haiku-speaking nephew. Koo
and the siblings help an elderly neighbor and learn a great deal about
compassion, which binds people of every generation and
by Cathy Sullivan Seblonka,
Youth Services Librarian
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April 25, 2008
NONPROFIT Fundraising Guides
Looking for funds for your nonprofit
to find out how to manage the nonprofit organization you have? The Peter White Public
Library has been a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection for a year
now. The Foundation
’s online databases and
directories and fundraising publications are available in the
library’s Reference Department. You
can also check out other titles on
fundraising and nonprofit organizations.
Nonprofits; a Step-by-Step Guide to Nonprofit Accounting by Murray
within the nonprofit sector is explored in depth with this publication. The editors explain the
financial statement, daily transactions and present balanced entries to
illustrate how nonprofit transactions are recorded.
Nonprofit Management Manual: a Hands-on Guide to
Growing Nonprofit Organizations by Volunteer Accounting
Manual is the state's only comprehensive guide to nonprofit
law, finance, governance, and management of tax-exempt organizations.
The Manual is a hands-on guide to growing nonprofit organizations and
is recommended by the Michigan Nonprofit Association, the Council of
Michigan Foundations, and Detroit College of Law at Michigan State
University, among others.
Grant Writing for Dummies by Beverly A. Browning. Browning, a grant writer
and consultant with twenty years of experience in the grant world,
offers practical step-by-step guidance to new grant writers as well as
veteran grant writers seeking to increase their funding success rates. The text covers all phases
of the process of planning for, organizing, writing, mailing, and
following up on a grant request or bid.
You for Submitting Your Proposal”:
A Foundation Director Reveals What Happens
Next by Martin Teitel.
Teitel has been working in the nonprofit
sector and reveals many important facts and insights about the
philanthropy decision process that provide insight into how to write a
worthy proposal. The
author uses humor to explain the who, why, and wherefore of the
Budget Toolkit by James Quick and Cheryl Carter New. Budgeting
and financial issues can be troublesome issues when dealing with grant
proposal preparation. Quick
brings to light how important it is to embrace the skills needed to
translate a vision into dollars and cents and how the budget can make
or break an organization’s chances of winning a funding
Effective Foundation Management: 14 Challenges of
Philanthropic Leadership--And How to Outfox Them by Joel J. Orosz,
the founding director of the Grantmaking School and a professor of
Philanthropic Studies at Grand Valley State University
. He shares the
most common reasons why foundation managers fail and what steps must be
undertaken to be successful in the philanthropy world and how to
maximize a positive social impact.
Developing Your Case for Support by Timothy L. Seiler.
This is part of the series
“Excellence in Fund Raising” which is published by
Center on Philanthropy where
Seiler is the director. He
provides the reader with the framework for creating a case statement,
the foundation of any successful fundraising campaign.
The book is filled with worksheets, examples,
and a step-by-step methodology for gathering, organizing, and using the
information essential to developing a convincing case statement.
Building Your Endowment by Edward C. Schumacher. Another title
from the Excellence in Fund Raising series, Schumacher provides the
in-depth information needed to understand and implement an endowment
program that will get bottom line results.
The book is based on the teachings of Henry R.
Russo, founder of the Fund Raising School at Indiana University Center
Planning and Implementing your Major
Gifts Campaign by
gifts are the path to fund raising success and Wells-Irwin provides the
training and information needed to pursue this lucrative path to
fundraising success. This
guide is designed to help fund raisers demystify the process of major
gifts fundraising and conduct a major gifts campaign.
Fundraising in Times of Crisis by Kim Klein.
renowned fundraising consultant for more than twenty five years, has
written this book for people in charge of fundraising at small
nonprofits (those with budgets of less than 1 million).
She helps professionals at nonprofit
organizations plan for both the short and long term while also
explaining how to evaluate success.
& Caroline Jordan, Reference Department
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Going Green Information
| In anticipation of Earth Day this year, the
public is invited to a free informational “Going
Green Consumer Fair” taking place in the Peter
White Public Library Community Room
on Sunday, April 20th
from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Local
farmers, businessmen, and organizations will be on hand to answer
questions about eco-friendly products and services.
wishing to learn more on this subject, here is a sampling of new
non-fiction books that are on display on the second floor at the Peter
White Public Library. Feel
free to check them out.
Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life by Ed Begley, Jr.
is a book that offers a celebrity home tour of a different kind. Ever since he purchased
his first electric car in the 1970’s, Ed has sought ways to
make his home and lifestyle as environmentally friendly as possible. His philosophy is this,
“I believe we need to live simply so that others can simply
wife, Rachelle Carson-Begley, offers her commentary alongside
Ed’s as they show readers how to live a more eco-friendly
Weinstein’s book, The Ethical
Gourmet, asks readers to consider the environmental impact of
the agricultural practices that produce the foods they consume. Dozens of delicious
recipes as well as thoughtful discussions in chapters called
“The Politics of Food” and “Think
Globally, Act Locally” guide readers to make dietary choices
that taste good and are good for the environment too.
Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis
by Greg Pahl provides an overview of current
global and domestic developments in the areas of wind, solar, water,
biomass, liquid biofuels and geothermal energy.
Pahl believes that if we are to solve the
energy questions which lay ahead, we must study each of the renewable
energy strategies carefully to see how they fit together to provide the
answers. As the
author puts it, “We may not have all the capacity to become
experts, but we must all make the effort to understand the
Green Book by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen is a
New York Times Bestseller filled with great ideas.
Each chapter starts by explaining the big
environmental picture, then some simple steps, followed by a listing of
little things you can do that can have a positive impact on the
well-documented book has a reference section that notes over 1,500 web
sites you may wish to look up for yourself.
When Shay Salomon
was researching her book, Little House on a
Small Planet, she asked more than a hundred homeowners this
question, “How much space does it take to be happy?”
The answer turns out to be
less space than you’d think. Throughout
this book architectural drawings,
site diagrams, and photographs accompany the stories of folks who live
in small, innovative dwellings all across the country.
More Bull! by Howard F. Lyman with Glen Merzer &
Joanna Samorow-Merzer is a straight talking book containing one hundred
vegan recipes that could convince you into making more of your meals
Cupcakes Take Over the World by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
& Terry Hope Romero is a cookbook filled with 75 dairy-free,
mouth-watering recipes along with a lively sense of humor. Their advice to bakers
whose cupcakes stick to their liners is this, “Go do a Sudoku
puzzle and relax. If
you try to eat a cupcake before it cools we cannot be held responsible
for what happens.” Sounds
simple, but with cupcakes that look this good, who can bear to wait?
Living: the E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth
is a book that seeks to educate readers on a wide spectrum of
environmentally sensitive issues that range from the most sensitive of
subjects (Is it better to use cloth diapers vs. disposable ones?) to
much broader topics (What does socially responsible investing really
mean?) and everything in between.
Useful lists of resources and contacts can be
found at the end of each chapter.
also contain timely articles about the environment.
14, 2008 issue of Newsweek has as its cover story
an article called, “Who’s the Greenest of Them
All?” followed by a half dozen other articles exploring
environmental leadership and ideas.
comprehensive is Discover
Magazine’s May 2008 “Better Planet Special
Issue” which offers a number of
eco-oriented articles. Especially
interesting is a 12 page feature entitled, “The Next Step:
From Clean Energy to Sustainable Food, We Explore Five Solutions to the
Problems Facing Our Blue Planet” written by Laurie David, a
climate activist who co-produced An
by Lisa Shirtz, Circulation Department
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April 4, 2008
Great Lakes Great Books Recommendations
Michigan Reading Association has recently announced the Great Lakes
Great Books Award recommendations for the 2008-2009 school year. The
list is separated into five age categories between Kindergarten and
Grade 12, making it easy for classrooms to read and then vote for their
favorite books. Visit www.michiganreading.org
for the entire list and the ballots for voting. Book recommendations
for second and third graders are reviewed here.
Rat Makes Music by Monika Bang-Campbell is an easy reader
about a typical child who finds out that music lessons are a lot of
work. However, a new teacher inspires her to do well for a violin
performance, making music a permanent part of her life. Molly Bang,
mother of the author and award-winning illustrator, adds visual
interest to the story with richly colored, highly detailed
Picture for Marc, by Eric Kimmel, is an early chapter book
based on the childhood of the famous artist Marc Chagall. Growing up in
, Chagall was a practical boy until he discovered drawing. Then his
imagination took over, eventually making him famous for brightly colled
animals and people who fly. Matthew Trueman adds to the text by
featuring angular faces in the gray toned illustrations, which look
like they were pulled straight out of a Chagall painting.
Shoes by Maribeth Boelts is a thoughtful story about Jeremy
who cannot afford the black and white striped shoes worn by the coolest
kids at school, but is determined to get them anyway. With the help of
his grandmother, Jeremy buys a pair of the coveted shoes at a thrift
shop in the only size available and tries to wear them. After a day in
“those shoes” which are much too small for his
feet, Jeremy finally realizes that shoes do not make the man and finds
a better way to be cool at school.
Gleason’s Gym by Ted Lewin parallels the history
of Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn , New York
with the story of a young boxer names Sugar Boy. Wrestlers and boxers,
male and female, work out here. Sugar Boy takes it all in as he gains
the boxing experience he’ll need to be a champion. Readers
are transported to ringside as Lewin contrasts small charcoal sketches
with striking full page watercolor illustrations of the action at
by Alice Schertle tells the story of human history from our
archaeological origins in Africa
to the culture of technology that abounds in the present day. Kenneth
Addison’s mixed media illustrations incorporate paint, torn
paper, and photographs in a distinctive collage style that adds depth
to the poetic text. This book is as beautiful as it is
in the Wild by David M. Schwartz and Yael Schy entices
readers to learn about animal camouflage. Poems written on the
left-hand page give clues about what animal to look for in Dwight
Kuhn’s nature photographs on the right-hand page. If you
can’t quite make out the animal from its background, just
life the flap and a computer enhanced photo aids the eye in
distinguishing the animal from the background. While you’re
on the page, read more interesting facts about each featured animal.
It’s a challenge to find these hard-to-find critters!
Paul, George & Ben by Lane Smith is a hilarious
introduction to American history. Readers can stretch their
imaginations to guess what John Hancock, Paul Revere, George
Washington, and Ben Franklin might have been like as children.
Smith’s illustrations look like woodblock prints on old
parchment. The text is linked like old newspaper print, and the main
characters are drawn as caricatures of their famous official portraits.
Everyone will appreciate a True and False section at the back of the
book to set readers straight about any parts of the story that may have
Dreams by Sara Varon is an easy-to-read graphic novel of the
friendship between an extraordinary dog and his robot, which he built
from a kit. The two become fast friends and go everywhere together. A
trip to the beach causes water damage to the robot and, by the time dog
remembers to find a repair manual and travel back to the beach, it is
locked up for the season. Saddened by their physical separation, and
loss of each other’s company, the two pals dream of
continuing their adventures together, try to make new friends and
eventually find rewarding relationships. The graphics, in clear, muted
colors are easy to follow and grouped into short chapters. As always,
graphic novels require “reading between the line,”
giving each reader a unique experience.
Suckow, Youth Services
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March 28, 2008
with last week’s “What’s Old”
theme, this column features some of the selections highlighted in the Hooked on Hemingway Books and More
brochure available in the circulation lobby of the library. Revisiting
Ernest Hemingway’s classics, many of which were required
reading in high school, reveal fresh truths with the changing
perspective of passing time.
Old Man and the Sea, a
novella written by Hemingway in 1951, tells the story of an aging Cuban
fisherman, his epic struggles with a gigantic marlin far out in the
ocean, and the dedication of the old man’s young apprentice.
This narrative won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and the Nobel
Prize for Literature in 1954.
Italian Campaign of World War I is the setting for A
Farewell to Arms, the story of American ambulance driver,
Lieutenant Frederic Henry, and British national, Catherine Barkley. The
novel is divided into five books chronicling their deepening
relationship during a summer spent in
Milan and their eventual escape of the war into Switzerland
Farewell to Arms was adapted for the big screen in 1932 in a
film starring Helen Hayes and Gary Cooper.
Spanish city of Pamplona and
its bull fights provide a dramatic backdrop for Hemingway’s
1926 novel, The Sun Also Rises. This
examination of the so called “Lost Generation”
details the lives of Jake Barnes and his fellow expatriated Americans
following World War I as they wander through
Europe . This was Hemingway’s first serious
novel and is considered by many critics to be his best.
fiction is not for you, the library has many biographies that describe
the tumultuous life of Ernest Hemingway.
Two books by Carlos Baker, Ernest
Hemingway: A Life Story and Hemingway:
The Writer as Artist provide details on this
author’s life and craft. They
are available in the adult nonfiction
section of the library under the call numbers 921 HE.
Valerie Hemingway, former personal assistant
to Ernest Hemingway, is presenting a program here at the Peter White
Public Library on Sunday, April 27.
Her memoir, Running
with the Bulls, is available in the same section.
Hemingway spent the summers of his early years in northern Michigan
learn more about his formative years in our state, read Hemingway
scholar, Jack Jobst’ articles in Michigan
History Magazine. Reference
desk personnel can help you find those back issues, and come hear Jobst
speak at Peter White this evening, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. His presentation will
examine Hemingway’s time in the U.P. as described in one of
the Nick Adams Stories “ Big
Hooked on Hemingway Books and More
brochure also lists DVD format film adaptations of some of Ernest
Hemingway’s novels. If
you cannot attend the Hooked on Hemingway film series this weekend at
Peter White, the DVD’s will be available for checkout the
following week. Featured
films on tap for Saturday, March 29 are The
Killers, starring Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner, and To Have and Have Not, with Humphrey
Bogart and Lauren Bacall in the leading roles.
Sunday, March 30 the film presentation is For Whom the Bell Tolls, starring Gary
Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. All
three films are in black and white and premiered in the
are many ways to get Hooked on Hemingway at the Peter White Public
Library. Be part of
the Great Michigan Read and pick up a copy of the Nick
Adams Stories and some of Hemingway’s other award
winning novels at the Peter White Public Library.
Get back into literature.
Remember the classics.
Margaret Boyle, Programming and Promotions Specialist
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March 21, 2008
Look for the Oldies, too!
at the Peter White Public Library we like to keep current. As evidenced by this
column, every week we add new titles.
One of the best kept secrets is that long
after titles have gone out of print, they are still available to our
favorite picture books from childhood may still be on the shelf, ready
to share with your children or grandchildren.
The very oldest titles in the Easy
Picture Book Collection are Johnny Crow’s Party and Johnny
Crow’s Garden, both drawn by L. Leslie Brook.
These charming books feature beautiful color
plates and simple yet clever, rhyming text suitable for toddlers.
The Adventures of Madelene and Louisa
was published in 1980, but the original manuscript was created in the
mid 1980’s by sister junior entomologists when they were
between the ages of 12 and 16. Older
children and adults will appreciate the delightful comic drawings.
Some favorites from my childhood include
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag and Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. Both feature humorous
Do you remember Mop Top, the book about the
red-haired boy who didn’t want to get his hair cut and hid in
a barrel of mops till a woman yanked him out by his tresses, thinking
she was choosing a nice new mop? This
and other old favorites by Don Freeman such as Corduroy, Penguins of
All People and Space Witch are all available for check out.
If your child enjoys Thomas the Tank
Engine, he or she might also enjoy classics like Katy and the Big Snow
by Virgina Lee Burton, Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky, and The Little
Train by Lois Lenski.
Many of these old books hold a
romantic appeal. I’ve
had readers ask for books that take place in the “olden
days” or as one young library patron describes “the
time when girls all wore long dresses.”
Kate Greenway’s Apple Pie; Maj
Lindman’s Snipp, Snapp Snurr and Flicka, Ricka, Dicka books;
and Randolph Caldecott’s Picture Book collection all hold a
pastoral quality for those looking to travel to what may seem a simpler
Animal stories have always made great
picture books. Some
old favorites include Anatole by Eve Titus; Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene
Zion; In The Forest by Marie Hall Ets; Swimmy by Leo Lionni; The Pokey
Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey; and everyone’s
favorite badger, Frances, star of Bread and Jam for Frances and Bedtime
for Frances by Russell and Lillian Hoban with pictures by Garth
Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for
Ducklings, Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day and Blair Lent and
Arlenes Mosel’s The Funny Little Woman are all early
Caldecott winners that have gone on to be multi-generational favorites. Lent teamed with
Mosel on an earlier book, Tikki Tikki Tembo, that is
one of my all-time favorite read alouds.
The Library also has new copies of
some classic titles that have recently been reissued such as Dare
Wright’s The Lonely Doll, Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice
Sendak’s Little Bear books and Arnold Lobel’s Toad
and Frog books. We
recently purchased new copies of all the Dr. Seuss books. As much as we like to keep
track of the latest, we never want to lose track of the best.
Ellen Moore, Youth Services Department
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