Author Archives: Carol

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera (New Stuff Tuesdays)

The New Arrivals shelves are filled with a yummy assortment of children’s books in all sizes and flavors. ‘Tis the season for ordering children’s award books and since Honeybee alighted on the top shelf, I picked her up (gently, of … Continue reading

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PBS Video Collection: Fourth Edition (New Stuff Tuesday)

Pickings were slim at New Arrivals, so it seemed like a good opportunity to share a new online resource. PBS films are often useful teaching tools – plus, they’re entertaining. The UW System used year-end funds to purchase this collection. … Continue reading

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Wolf Island (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Wolves seem to elicit strong emotions in many parts of the world. People either love them or hate them. This year’s wolf hunt in Wisconsin got a little out of control. Your thoughts on the matter will likely depend on … Continue reading

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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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