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A Sporting Chance: How Ludwig Guttmann Created the Paralympic Games (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Far more than a history of a single sporting event, “A Sporting Chance” is at the same time an informative, well-researched and referenced, and uplifting narrative. Author Alexander and illustrator Drummand begin with the Greek surgeon, Galen, who studied the … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Sea Lamprey (New Stuff Tuesday)

When I was growing up in the 1960s, Lakes Michigan beaches were littered with the carcasses of rotting alewives, an invasive species of fish that swarmed the Great Lakes at the time. Little did I know that the sea lamprey, … Continue reading

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Westlaw Campus Research (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Westlaw Campus Research has replaced NexisUni as our legal database. It contains primary and secondary legal sources including statutes, codes, and case law, the American Jurisprudence legal encyclopedia, and the Corpus Juris Secundum. It also contains some business information such … Continue reading

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The Art of Ramona Quimby (New Stuff Tuesdays)

Who remembers Ramona Quimby, Age 8? Or Ramona the Pest? I hope these books are a treasured memory of your childhood, like they are mine. But if they are, chances are, the books you read might have had different illustrations … Continue reading

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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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How We Got to the Moon (New Stuff Tuesday)

John Rocco’s lavishly-illustrated book tells the stories of missions to the moon from Sputnik to Apollo 11. His pictures and text explain complicated science and technology concepts in ways that kids (and adults) can understand. Even better than his engineering … Continue reading

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Smile (New Stuff Tuesday)

A brief and impressionistic-feeling introduction to one of the early stars of movie entertainment. Without Charlie Chaplin, it’s been said movies today would not exist in their current form. His early life in England — impoverished childhood with stints in … 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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O Captain, my Captain! (New Stuff Tuesday)

The best historical children’s books blend the instructive facts and the imaginative story so well that the reader can scarcely tell where one ends and the other begins. This book fits the bill. I didn’t know much before reading this … Continue reading

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