Author Archives: Carol

Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Nice kitty. While I’m quite fascinated by cats, I’m a little leery of the kind that lurk about in the wild. But the Florida panther is a panther/puma/cougar species (or sub-species) found only in Florida, so we needn’t worry about … Continue reading

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Type and Color: How to Design and Use Multicolored Typefaces (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Are you my type? Did you ever watch the TV show, The Middle? The super-quirky, but adorable Brick started the Font Club at his school. So I immediately thought of him when I saw this book, though it’s hard to … Continue reading

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Classic Caballeros Collection (New Stuff Tuesdays)

A little Disney animation should be good for what ails you. So join Donald Duck, Goofy, and the real Walt Disney on a journey to Latin America with their new amigos, Joe Carioca and Panchito. This is family friendly entertainment … Continue reading

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Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race (Warhawks Recommend)

Warhawk Recommender: Martha Stephenson, Reference & Instruction Librarian I like this book because Irving writes candidly about her relationship with race from childhood to the present and isn’t preachy about it. A significant portion of the book is stories from … Continue reading

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New Kid (Warhawks Recommend)

Warhawk Recommender: Ellen Latorraca, Education Librarian Ms. Rawlings, teacher with white skin in predominantly white private school, to Jordan, middle schooler with brown skin: “But Jordan, being different is a blessing. It’s what makes you special.” Jordan, to Ms. Rawlings: … Continue reading

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Fifty Early Medieval Things (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Since the semester is winding down — and everyone is remote anyway, this week’s selection is an ebook. All the books in ProQuest Ebook Central have unlimited simultaneous users, so there are no waits or holds and you can read … Continue reading

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The Wisconsin Capitol (New Stuff Tuesday)

The Wisconsin Capitol: Stories of a Monument and Its People by Michael Edmonds New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor F589 .M18 E46 2017 When I first moved to Wisconsin I noticed that the State Capitol building in Madison offered free tours. … Continue reading

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History of Illustration (New Stuff Tuesday)

So what is the difference between illustration and fine art? This book helpfully defines illustration as “visual communication through pictorial means” and notes that illustration is often created through mechanical processes (p. xvii). The authors specifically note that illustration is … Continue reading

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The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator (New Stuff Tuesday)

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C. Winegard New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor QL536 .W56 2019 Slap! Smack! Ouch! Once the snow melts those darn mosquitoes are everywhere. When I first moved to Wisconsin, a … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – December 3, 2019

Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark by Cecelia Watson New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor PE1450 .W38 2019 The semicolon?! Perhaps you are thinking it was a slow day at the New Arrivals Island. That the selections … Continue reading

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