Author Archives: Carol

Future Sea (New Stuff Tuesdays)

For a couple of years, I went through a phase of reading only books about the ocean. It all started with Moby Dick. And then I had to find out the real story behind the whale, so I continued with … Continue reading

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Thanku: Poems of Gratitude (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Ahhh. This sweet little puff of dandelion fluff provides a brief respite for the world-weary. Playful artwork complements the punchy children’s poems with titles like “Atta-Dude” and “Roy G. Biv.” Each poem includes a label for the format while the … Continue reading

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The Moment of Tenderness (New Stuff Tuesdays)

It was an easy choice: A Brief History of Doom or short stories by Madeleine L’Engle, Newbery Medal winner for A Wrinkle in Time). See what I mean?! But if your tastes gravitate toward gloomier topics, don’t despair. The title … Continue reading

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The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope After Prison (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Usually my New Stuff selections gravitate toward science. But this month, the physics book that intrigued me was way out of my league. So I settled on a title that sounded interesting, accessible, and socially significant. Besides, who can’t relate … Continue reading

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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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