Dear Friends and Book Lovers,
I’ve decided to start off each newsletter with our hours of operation, just so you know: Saturday, April 20, we will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Annex Building in the library’s large parking lot.
This week the Collector’s Corner is featuring wonderful religious volumes. We found some very old books which are only available as reprints online and beautiful sets of books that are not typically offered as complete sets. We are also featuring some beautiful books on music. If you are a classical music lover or need a birthday or Christmas present for one – we have the books for you. We also have a selection of very interesting old books. Please note the monthly sale does not include the books in the collector’s corner.
In Religion, we have: BIBLE OF REASON: PART I by B. F. Powell (1831, $10); THE ATONEMENT, THE KEY DOCTRINE by E. P. Bond (1852, $10, first edition); THE LIFE OF FAITH AND OTHER SERMONS by William Hester (1905, $5); KEEPING CLOSE TO GOD by Gertrude Breen (1938, signed and dedicated by the author, $3); HURLBUT’S LIFE OF CHRIST in mylar jacket with many illustrations (1915, $3); THE BOYHOOD OF CHRIST by Lew Wallace (1888, $3); DAVID’S HARP IN SONG AND STORY by Joseph Clokey ( 1896, $4—the author was the minister at New Albany’s First Presbyterian Church and his grandson, Charles Clokey, created Gumby); UNION WITH GOD by Dom Raymond Thibaut (1949, $7); FATHER RYAN’S POEMS by Rev. Abram Ryan (1896, $2.50); ANCIENT RECORDS AND THE BIBLE by J. M. Adams (1946,$2); INSTITUTE HYMNS AND SONGS, compiled by Howard Hare (1927, $2); PRESBYTERIANISM FOR THE PEOPLE by Rev. Robert Kerr (1883, $2); THE HEART OF THE OLD TESTAMENT by John Sampey (1930, $2); THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE LEGION OF MARY (1949, $2); THE SUNDAY SERMONS OF THE GREAT FATHERS, translated and edited by M. F. Toal (1996, $15 for this mint condition 4-volume set); THE BIBLE AND ITS STORY TAUGHT BY ONE THOUSAND PICTURE LESSONS (2005, $12 for this 6-volume set in beautiful gold-stamped leatherette binding); a complete five-volume set of the works of Ellen G. White including: THE GREAT CONTROVERSY, PATRIARCHS AND PROPHETS, PROPHETS AND KINGS, THE DESIRE OF AGES, and THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES (1950, $15 for the set—White was a co-founder of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and known as one of the 100 Most Significant Americans of All Time, according to Smithsonianmagazine); and BUTLER’S LIVES OF SAINTS, edited and revised by Herbert Thurston and Donald Attwater (1996, $20 for the 4-volume set).
And now for music, music, music: In THE SCRIBNER RADIO MUSIC LIBRARY we have 7 books of the 8 volume-set—this library is devoted entirely to compositions heard constantly over the radio before the advent of television and includes Classic and Romantic Compositions, Modern Compositions, Light Compositions, Grand Opera Excerpts, Light Opera and Ballets, Standard and Modern Dance Music and Favorite Songs of Every Character (1931, $3 per book); PARSIFAL (1911) and DIE MEISTERSINGER (1914) by Richard Wagner ($3.50 each, in German); ERK’S DEUTSCHER LIEDERSCHATZ Books 1 and 2 (1892, $2 each—Treasury of German Songs); THE STORY OF ONE HUNDRED SYMPHONIC FAVORITES, ONE HUNDRED GREAT COMPOSERS, ONE HUNDRED OPERAS And ONE HUNDRED ORCHESTRAL MUSIC AND ITS TIMES (1940, $2 for each volume in the set); THE BEACON SONG COLLECTION #2 (1900, $2); THE FAMILY MUSIC BOOK (1914, $2.50); THE LAUREL SONG BOOK (1901, $2); and THE RED MILL, an operetta by Victor Herbert (1906, $2).
Three old reference works that might interest you are: WINSTON’S CUMULATIVE ENCYCLOPEDIA, edited by Charles Morris in 10 volumes (1915, $25 for the 10-volume set—this has full-page plates in color and black-and-white as well as maps); ADVANCED ENGLISH GRAMMAR by George Kittredge and Frank Farley (1913, $2); and EDUCATION IN THE INDUSTRIAL AND FINE ARTS by Isaac Clarke (1898 $4—this includes a section on Purdue University with descriptions of 4-year course work and professors).
There is only one item in poetry and two in classics: ILLUSTRATED POETRY AND SONG, edited by Charles Belford with 40 full-page illustrations by Dalziel, Lumley, McIntyre and others (1880, $2.50); THE MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY by Edward Hale (1903, $2); and ROMOLA by George Eliot (no date, but a 1910 inscription on the endpaper, $2).
We finish with a great adventure story for the kids: KIT CARSON by Frank Beals (1941, $3).
On the Special Sale Table: Happy Easter! We have just received more religion books to add to our very large, comprehensive selection and I am sure you will find many bargains with the 50% discount here. Also, we will be giving away ALL Bibles FREE! And don’t forget the chocolate treats for young and old alike left behind by our friend the Easter Bunny.
Choice Selections Fiction: THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING by Bill Clinton & James Patterson; TARGET ALEX CROSS by James Patterson on his own; THE BURGLAR by Thomas Perry; CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan; THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE by Lisa See; OVERKILL by Ted Bell; LONG ROAD TO MERCY by David Baldacci; DOWN A DARK ROAD by Linda Castillo; BABY’S FIRST FELONY, a Cecil Younger investigation set in Alaska, by John Straley; AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING by Hank Green; and SHE STOPPED FOR DEATH, a Little Library Mystery by Elizabeth Buzzelli.
Choice Selections Non-Fiction: COOK IT RAW, edited by Alessandro Porcelli; THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: ONE FAT MAN’S QUEST TO GET SMALLER IN A GROWING AMERICA by Tommy Tomlinson; FIRE AND FURY: INSIDE THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE by Michael Wolfe; and BAD BLOOD: SECRETS AND LIES IN A SILICON VALLEY STARTUP by John Carreyrou.
Puzzles! TRAVEL THE U.S.A ONE PLATE AT A TIME, a 300-piece with large piece and 4 Disney puzzles with artwork by Thomas Kinkade in 4 500-piece puzzles.
Aging: THE WOMEN WE BECOME: MYTHS, FOLKTALES AND STORIES ABOUT GROWING OLDER by Ann Thomas.
Alternative Medicine: THE HEALING REMEDIES SOURCEBOOK: OVER 1000 NATURAL REMEDIES TO PREVENT AND CURE COMMON AILMENTS by Norman Shealy and THE MEDICAL DISCOVERIES OF EDWARD BACH, PHYSICIAN by Nora Weeks.
Animals & Pets: GRIZZLY BEARS by Candace Savage; BEARS: MAJESTIC CREATURES OF THE WILD, edited by Ian Stirling; FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL by Roger DiSilvestro; AQUARIUM OWNER’S GUIDE: THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE HOME AQUARIUM by Gina Sandford; THE SIMPLE GUIDE TO FRESHWATER AQUARIUMS by David Boruchowitz; GOATS: SMALL-SCALE HERDING FOR PLEASURE AND PROFIT by Sue Weaver; DOGS OF WAR: THE STORIES OF FDR’S FALA, PATTON’S WILLIE AND IKE’S TELEK by Kathleen Kinsolving; and THE CAT WHO WENT TO PARIS by Peter Gethers.
Art: THE NUDE: A STUDY IN IDEAL FORM by Kenneth Clark; ALL ABOUT TECHNIQUES IN COLOR from Barron’s; THE ART OF ANIMAL DRAWING by Ken Hultgren with 759 illustrations; IN THIS GARDEN: EXPLORATIONS IN MIXED-MEDIA VISUAL NARRATIVE by Angela Cartwright & Sarah Fishburn; and a multi-lingual magazine from Lazio which includes a section on the Monster Park in Bomarzo, Italy, which must be seen to be believed.
In addition, today’s book drop contained many, many great books on painting techniques in oils, watercolor, pastels, acrylics and colored pencils—we even have one book about painting animals on rocks. These are set out on a separate cart for you to look at.
Biography: LEONARDO DA VINCI by Walter Isaacson; TRUMAN by David McCullough; THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion; TALES OF AN AMERICAN HOBO by Charles Elmer Fox; DOG MAN: AN UNCOMMON LIFE ON A FARAWAY MOUNTAIN, the amazing story of Morie Sawataishi, who saved the Akita dog breed from extinction, by Martha Sherrill; 12 YEARS A SLAVE by Solomon Northup; THE DIVA & THE RANCHER: THE STORY OF NORMA PIPER AND GEORGE POCATERRA by Jennifer Hamblin & David Finch; BACH: A BIOGRAPHY by Charles Terry; A TWIST OF LENNON by Cynthia Lennon; MY LIFE ON THE ROAD by Gloria Steinem; WILD by Cheryl Strayed; NEIL ARMSTRONG: A LIFE OF FLIGHT by Jay Barbree; GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET: THE CONFEDERACY’S MOST CONTROVERSIAL SOLDIER by Jeffrey Wert; and SUGAR IN THE BLOOD: A FAMILY’S STORY OF SLAVERY AND EMPIRE by Andrea Stuart.
Business: LONGABERGE: AN AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY by Dave Longaberger.
Classics: THE FROLIC OF THE BEASTS by Yukio Mishima; THE RED PONY, OF MICE AND MEN and THE WAYWARD BUS by John Steinbeck; THE ANNOTATED ALICE by Lewis Carroll; THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY by Henry James; A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS by Henry David Thoreau; THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYCH by Leo Tolstoy; THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV, THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD and THE DEVILS by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee; DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK by Walter Edmonds; THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London; LORD JIM by Joseph Conrad; THE MILL ON THE FLOSS by George Eliot; PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen; THREE LIVES by Gertrude Stein; FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley; THE HILLS BEYOND by Thomas Wolfe; THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, edited by Charles Neider; UNCLE TOM’S CABIN by Harriet Beecher Stowe; and TALES OF O. HENRY.
Cookbooks: THE RIGHT BLEND: BLENDER-ONLY RAW FOOD RECIPES by Jennifer McClelland; THE PRAIRIE COOKBOOK: MEMORIES AND FRONTIER FOOD FROM MY LITTLE HOUSE TO YOURS by Melissa Gilbert; BURGERS, FRIES & SHAKES by Bobby Flay; SUNNY’S KITCHEN: EASY FOOD FOR REAL LIFE by Sunny Anderson; BAREFOOT CONTESSA PARTIES and BAREFOOT CONTESSA FAMILY STYLE by Ina Garten; IN THE KITCHEN WITH KRIS by Kris Jenner; THE TRA VIGNE COOKBOOK: SEASONS IN THE CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY by Michael Chiarello; SIMPLY SCRATCH: 120 HOMEMADE RECIPES MADE EASY by Laurie McNamara; PLANET CAKE: CLEVER CREATIONS FOR KIDS by Paris Clark; INTER COURSES: AN APHRODISIAC COOKBOOK by Martha Hopkins & Randall Lockridge; and KEYS TO GOOD COOKING: A GUIDE TO MAKING THE BEST FOOD AND RECIPES by Harold McGee.
Crafts, Hobbies & Collectibles: GUN DIGEST, edited by Ken Warner; BLACK POWDER HOBBY GUNSMITHING by Sam Fadala & Dale Storey; RELOADING FOR SHOTGUNNERS, edited by Robert Anderson; WILLOW CRAFT: 10 BIRD FEEDER PROJECTS by Jonathan Ridgeon; and PALMETTO BRAIDING AND WEAVING: CREATE BASKETS, BAGS, HATS AND MORE by Viva Cooke & Julia Sampley.
Erotic Fiction: KEPT by Maya Banks.
Fantasy: THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman; A GAME OF THRONES by George R. R. Martin; A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES, VOYAGER, THE FIERY CROSS and DRUMS OF AUTUMN by Diana Gabaldon; ICE LAND by Betsy Tobin; THE HOBBIT by J. R. R. Tolkien; and WICKED by Gregory Maguire.
Fiction: BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy; A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles; LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; SKINNY LEGS AND ALL by Tom Robbins; GIRL IN TRANSLATION by Jean Kwok; THE MISSING MANUSCRIPT OF JANE AUSTEN by Syrie James; DISAPPEARANCES by Howard Frank Mosher; WHITE TEETH by Zadie Smith; PINKERTON’S SISTER by Peter Rushforth; BLOODLINE, TRINITY, STORMBIRD and RAVENSPUR, the story of the Wars of the Roses in four volumes by Conn Igguleden; ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand (this is a really nice hardback in dust jacket); THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL and THE WHITE QUEEN by Philippa Gregory; and WINTER GARDEN by Kristin Hannah.
Foreign Language: LET’S LEARN A LITTLE HAWAIIAN by Ray Helbig.
Games: CARD AND DICE GAMES by N. Bathe; CLASSIC MOVIE CROSSWORD PUZZLES from TCM; and BOOST YOUR IQ, over 200 puzzles to increase your brain power from Mensa.
Gardening: GROWING HERBS AND VEGETABLES FROM SEED TO HARVEST by Terry & Mark Silber; HERBALLY YOURS by Penny Royal; FAST, FRESH GARDEN EDIBLES: QUICK CROPS FOR SMALL SPACES by Jane Courtier; SOUTHERN HERB GROWING by Madalene Hill & Gwen Barclay; and GRANDMOTHER’S CRITTER RIDDER by Dr. Myles Bader.
History: PLAGUES AND PEOPLE by William McNeill; ANCIENT SAGADAHOC: A STORY OF THE ENGLISHMEN WHO WELCOMED THE PILGRIMS TO THE NEW WORLD by E. J. Chandler; CODE GIRLS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE AMERICAN WOMEN CODE BREAKERS OF WORLD WAR II by Liza Mundy; A FORCE SO SWIFT: MAO, TRUMAN AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN CHINA, 1949 by Kevin Peraino; CARELESS PEOPLE: MURDER, MAYHEM AND THE INVENTION OF THE GREAT GATSBY by Sarah Churchwell; AMERICA’S GREAT DEPRESSION by Murray Rothbard; JOHN WAYNE’S AMERICA by Garry Wills; A POCKET GUIDE TO HISTORIC FORT SAM HOUSTON; HIDDEN HISTORY: EXPLORING OUR SECRET PAST by Daniel Boorstin; INTO THE LAND OF BONES: ALEXANDER THE GREAT IN AFGHANISTAN by Frank Holt; A HISTORY OF ROME by William Sinnigen & Arthur Boak; THE BILLIONAIRE’S VINEGAR: THE MYSTERY OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE BOTTLE OF WINE by Benjamin Wallace; HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW: A SECRET STORY OF QUILTS AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Jacqueline Tobin & Raymond Dobard; THE RESIDENCE: INSIDE THE PRIVATE WORLD OF THE WHITE HOUSE by Kate Brower; FIASCO: THE AMERICAN MILITARY ADVENTURE IN IRAQ by Thomas Ricks; BOOM: VOICES OF THE SIXTIES by Tom Brokaw; AT HOME: A SHORT HISTORY OF PRIVATE LIFE by Bill Bryson; A WORLD MADE NEW: ELEANOR ROOSEVELT AND THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS by Mary Ann Glendon; COLDITZ: THE FULL STORY OF THE MOST EXCITING ESCAPE STORIES OF WORLD WAR II by P. R. Reid; TRIAL BY FIRE: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION by Page Smith; 1776 by David McCullough; CAESAR AND CHRIST by Will Durant; THE FORGOTTEN MAN: A NEW HISTORY OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION by Amity Shlaes; THE TWILIGHT WARRIORS: THE DEADLIEST NAVAL BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II by Robert Gandt; THE WORLD’S LAST MYSTERIES from Reader’s Digest; LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME: EVERYTHING YOUR AMERICAN HISTORY TEXTBOOK GOT WRONG by James Loewen; CONDUCT UNBECOMING: GAYS & LESBIANS IN THE U.S. MILITARY by Randy Shilts; IMAGES OF AMERICA: CRANBURY, one of the oldest towns in New Jersey, by Peggy and Frank Brennan; ROME 1960: THE OLYMPICS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD by David Maraniss; RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA’S UNFINISHED REVOLUTION 1863-1877 by Eric Foner; WALKING ON WATER: BLACK AMERICAN LIVES AT THE TURN OF THE 21ST CENTURY by Randall Kenan; MAPPING AMERICA’S PAST by Mark Carnes & John Garraty; THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM IN WASHINGTON by Jeshajahu Weinberg; A HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE by Spiro Kostof; MORE WORK FOR MOTHER: THE IRONIES OF TECHNOLOGY FROM THE OPEN HEARTH TO THE MICROWAVE by Ruth Cowan; MAY I QUOTE GENERAL CHAMBERLAIN: OBSERVATIONS & UTTERANCES FROM THE NORTH’S GREAT GENERALS, edited by Randall Bedwell; BROTHERS, RIVALS, VICTORS: EISENHOWER, PATTON, BRADLEY AND THE PARTNERSHIP THAT DROVE THE ALLIED CONQUEST IN EUROPE by Jonathan Jordan; MUSEUM GUIDE AND A SHORT HISTORY OF WWII from the National WWII Museum; ART AND HISTORY OF POMPEII by Stefano Giuntoli; and THE OXFORD BOOK OF ROYAL ANECDOTES, edited by Elizabeth Longford.
Horror: DEATH HOUSE by Sarah Pinborough; BABY TEETH by Zoje Stage; HORNS by Joe Hill; ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER by Seth Grahame-Smith; and DEAD ON ARRIVAL by Matt Richtel.
Household: THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP by Marie Kondo.
Humor & Commentary: THURBER’S DOGS by James Thurber; I REMEMBER NOTHING by Nora Ephron; A CIGAR MEANS NEVER HAVING TO SAY YOU’RE SORRY by Jeff MacNelly; and ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY by David Sedaris.
Large Print: LOVE LETTERS by Debbie Macomber; CRUEL INTENT and HAND OF EVIL by J. A. Jance; THE ALPINE QUILT by Mary Daheim; and BLUE SMOKE by Nora Roberts.
Mathematics: ALGEBRA SURVIVAL GUIDE: A CONVERSATIONAL HANDBOOK FOR THE THOROUGHLY BEFUDDLED by Josh Rappaport and A MATHEMATICIAN READS THE NEWSPAPER by John Allen Paulos.
Medicine: AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE by James Patterson and Hal Friedman.
Movies: SUNKISSED: SUNWEAR AND THE HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY, 1930-1950 by Joshua Curtis.
Music: THE MUSIC LESSON: A SPIRITUAL SEARCH FOR GROWTH THROUGH MUSIC by Victor Wooten.
Mystery: ONE SHOT, MAKE ME, THE ENEMY and A WANTED MAN by Lee Child; THE SPLENDOUR FALLS by Susanna Kearsley, an action-packed mystery-romance set in a medieval French town; HAVE YOUR CAKE AND KILL HIM TOO, a cozy by Nancy Martin; TOURED TO DEATH, an Amy’s Travel cozy by Hy Conrad; two Bibliophile cozies by Kate Carlisle, MURDER UNDER COVERS and PERIL IN PAPERBACK; and one more cozy, GETTING OLD IS MURDER by Rita Lakin.
True Crime: THE MAN FROM THE TRAIN: DISCOVERING AMERICA’S MOST ELUSIVE SERIAL KILLER by Bill James.
New & Notable: THE ART OF SHEN KU by Zeek (this is a very strange book that seems to be about Asian secrets of health, herbal remedies, survival, martial arts and a whole bunch of miscellaneous stuff with lots of fantastic drawings); we have a collection of graphic novels for you: ATTACK ON TITAN 5, 24, 25, 26 by Hajime Isayama, RONIN by Frank Miller and ICE HAVEN by Daniel Clowes; PASSIONATE LOVE LETTERS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF DESIRE by Michelle Lovric (a collection of famous people’s love letters, sometimes with reproductions in little envelopes); and ADULT COLORING BOOK: GEOMETRIC from Vision Street.
New Age & Parapsychology: THE BOOK OF KNOWLDEGE: THE KEYS OF ENOCH by J. J. Hurtak; EDGAR CAYCE ON PROPHECY by Mary Ellen Carter; DREAMS, EVOLUTION AND VALUE FULFILLMENT, a Seth book by Jane Roberts; HOW TO MEET & WORK WITH SPIRIT GUIDES by Ted Andrews; WAY OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR by Dan Millman; MODERN MAGIC OF NATURAL HEALING WITH WATER THERAPY by J. V. Cerney; THE NEW CIVILISATION, THE ENERGY OF LIFE and RITES OF LOVE by Vladimir Megre; SAINT GERMAIN ON ALCHEMY, recorded by Mark Prophet; THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK: LOVE, WILLING SERVICE & FULFILLMENT by Rev. Daniel Chesbro; RETURN OF THE CHILDREN OF LIGHT: INCAN AND MAYAN PROPHESIES FOR A NEW WORLD by Judith Polich; and THE SEARCH FOR 11:11: A JOURNEY INTO THE SPIRIT WORLD by George Barnard.
Paranormal Romance: DARK PRINCE, DARK DESIRE, DARK MAGIC and DARK GOLD by Christine Feehan.
Philosophy: THE MIND AND THE BRAIN: NEUROPLASTICITY AND THE POWER OF MENTAL FORCE by Jeffrey Schwartz; ANGER: WISDOM FOR COOLING THE FLAMES by Thich Nhat Hanh; GROUNDWORK OF THE METAPHYSIC OF MORALS by Immanuel Kant; and QPB DICTIONARY OF IDEAS: THINKERS, THEORIES AND CONCEPTS IN PHILOSOPHY, edited by Anne-Lucie Norton.
Politics: THINGS THAT MATTER by the late Charles Krauthammer.
Psychology & Self-Help: EXUBERANCE: THE PASSION FOR LIFE by Kay Redfield Jamison; DAVID AND GOLIATH: UNDERDOGS, MISFITS AND THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS by Malcolm Gladwell; and LIGHTPOSTS FOR LIVING: THE ART OF CHOOSING A JOYFUL LIFE by Thomas Kinkade.
Reference: ALPHABET JUICE: THE ENERGIES, GISTS AND SPIRITS OF LETTERS, WORDS AND THEIR COMBINATIONS by Roy Blount.
Science & Nature: THE DANCING UNIVERSE: FROM CREATION TO THE BIG BANG by Marcelo Gleiser; BEGINNINGS: THE STORY OF ORIGINS OF MANKIND, LIFE, THE EARTH, THE UNIVERSE by Isaac Asimov; LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER by J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, first published in 1782; HOW THE MIND WORKS by Steven Pinker; and THE SEVEN DAUGHTERS OF EVE: THE SCIENCE THAT REVEALS OUR GENETIC ANCESTRY by Bryan Sykes.
Science Fiction: THE DISPOSSESSED by the late, great Ursula Le Guin; QUANTUM BREAK, ZERO STATE by Cam Rogers; and THE MACHINE AWAKES by Adam Christopher.
Sports & Exercise: BIKRAM YOGA by Bikram Choudhury and GET FIT FOR FREE: HOME WORKOUTS, YOGA & PILATES by Angie Newsom.
Theater: THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS by Paul Zindel.
Travel: THE MAGIC & MYSTERY OF SCOTLAND with photographs by Dennis Hardley; HOLLYWOOD, THEN AND NOW and LOS ANGELES, THEN AND NOW by Rosemary Lord; and IRELAND, THE EMERALD ISLAND from White Star Publishing.
Westerns & American Indians: A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST by Seth MacFarlane and PEOPLE OF THE WOLF, PEOPLE OF THE FIRE, PEOPLE OF THE EARTH, THE VISITANT and FIRE THE SKY by Michael and Kathleen Gear.
DVD: 50 FIRST DATES with Drew Barrymore; NATIONAL TREASURE with Nicolas Cage; DADDY DAY CARE with Eddie Murphy; CELLULAR with Chris Evans; THE LONGEST YARD with Burt Reynolds; THE GOOD GERMAN with George Clooney; THE PERKS OF A WALLFLOWER with Emma Watson; PITCH PERFECT with Anna Kendrick; I LOVE YOU, MAN with Paul Rudd; AMAZING GRACE with the late Albert Finney; MUST LOVE DOGS with Diane Lane; and THE BOOK THIEF with Emily Watson.
Blu-Ray: THE HEAT with Sandra Bullock.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Happy Easter! Our children’s crew have set up a special Easter display for the young ones, with Easter books and lots of bunny-themed stories.
Children’s DVD: SHREK and SHREK 2 with Mike Meyers; DESPICABLE ME with Steve Carell; BROTHER BEAR 2 and STITCH from Disney; and UNACCOMPANIED MINORS with Tyler James Williams;
Games: APPLES TO APPLES TO GO, a card came for ages 12-Adult.
Pop-Ups: THE BEETLE by Maria Mudd.
Hardback Picture Books: FIVE-MINUTE STORIES by Miles Kelly; NEW YORK STATE OF MIND by Billy Joel with pictures by Izak (also with CD of Joel singing the title song); BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON: SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI’S CANTICLE OF THE CREATURES, reimagined by Katherine Paterson with pictures by Pamela Dalton; and CINDERELLA and THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG from Disney;
Foreign-Language Picture Books: From Harr Wagner Publishing, a series of Spanish readers with the translations and vocabulary in the back: CHIQUITO Y COLA RIZADA, PACO EN EL PERU, CARLOS EN EL CARIBE and ROSITA Y PANCHITO;
Series Books: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: OLD SCHOOL by Jeff Kinney and DORK DIARIES: TALES FROM A NOT-SO-DORKY DRAMA QUEEN by Rachel Russell.
Intermediate Fiction: BULL RUN by Paul Fleischman and BETTER TO WISH by Ann Martin.
Non-Fiction: INTO THE MUMMY’S TOMB: THE REAL-LIFE DISCOVERY OF TUTANKHAMUN’S TREASURES by Nicholas Reeves; KID’S COOKBOOK: FOOD FUN FOR BOYS AND GIRLS from Pillsbury; FUNNY ANIMALS COLLECTION from National Geographic; WHEN THE WOLVES CAME BACK by Matt Reher and Danielle Shusterman; MAGIC TRICKS by Norman Hunter; EYEWITNESS BOOKS: ROME by Simon James, with Clip-Art CD; and TIME FOR LEARNING: STATES from Publications International (lots of neat lift-the-flaps and other activities in this one).
Biography: HAYM SALOMON: PATRIOT BANKER OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Jane Amler and GIRLS THINK OF EVERYTHING: STORIES OF INGENIOUS INVENTIONS BY WOMEN by Catherine Thimmesh.
Newbery Shelf: THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman; FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER by E. L. Konigsburg; A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L’Engle; and DICEY’S SONG by Cynthia Voigt.
Caldecott Medal: THE PAPERBOY by Dav Pilkey.
Classics: THE JUNGLE BOOK, illustrated by Scott McKowen and JUST SO STORIES by Rudyard Kipling with Kipling’s illustrations; 20,000 THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Jules Verne; THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD by Howard Pyle; and FIVE CHILDREN AND IT by E. Nesbit.
Ready-to Read: SCOOBY DOO’S SUPER GROOVY READER by Gail Herman.
Young Adult & Intermediate Fantasy: ERAGON by Christopher Paolini; THE CLOCKWORK THREE by Matthew Kirby; THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH by Rick Riordan; BREADCRUMBS by Anne Ursu; GLASS WORLD by Victoria Aveyard; ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO’S PARTY by Chris Grabenstein; HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX by J. K. Rowling; INCARCERON and SAPHIQUE by Catherine Fisher; EON by Alison Goodman; THE BOOK OF DUST by Philip Pullman; THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT, THE FINAL WARNING, SAVING THE WORLD and SCHOOL’S OUT FOREVER, all Maximum Ride novels by James Patterson; HOLLOW CITY by Ransom Riggs; and MOON CHOSEN by P. C. Cast.
Finally a reminder—when you join the Friends of the Library, you are supporting all the library’s programs and resources in your community. Ask at the cashier’s desk when you check out—joining is easy! And don’t forget to go to the library’s website at www.nafclibrary.org to find out about all the neat FREE programs that are available in part because you are a Friends member.