Dear Friends and Book Lovers,

I’ve decided to start off each newsletter with our hours of operation, just so you know: Saturday, February 17, we will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Annex Building in the library’s large parking lot.

Collectors Corner: It seems appropriate that we should be featuring autographed books for our Presidents’ Day Book Sale. But first, we do have two collectible books on the presidents: JEFFERSON AND HAMILTON (1925, $2) and THE PARTY BATTLES OF THE JACKSONIAN PERIOD (1922, $2), both by Claude Bowers. We also have some presidential mementos: five newspapers carrying the news of President Kennedy’s assassination ($5), one newspaper with the news of FDR’s death ($2), seven newspapers on the assassination of Robert Kennedy ($5), two newspapers on Nixon’s resignation ($2), a 1986 Kennedy memorial calendar ($1), THE LIFE AND WORDS OF JOHN F. KENNEDY by James Wood (1964, $2), THE STORY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY by Earl Miers (1964, $2), KENNEDY AND HIS FAMILY (1963, $1) and JFK’S LEGACY: THE PEACE CORPS (1966, $1) from Look, THE KENNEDYS (1968, $1) from Life and a 1974 issue of Woman’s Day featuring an article on President Kennedy written by his mother Rose ($1).

In autographed non-fiction, we have: LANG LANG: PLAYING WITH FLYING KEYS by famed pianist Lang Lang (2008, $2—his autograph is in Chinese characters); GUNS, FREEDOM AND TERRORISM by Wayne LaPierre (2003, $2); RAILWAYS OF NEW ZEALAND by David Leitch (1972, $5); GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.: BIOGRAPHY OF A SONG by Lee Greenwood (1993, $2); MUSTANG SALLIES: SUCCESS SECRETS OF WOMEN WHO REFUSE TO RUN WITH THE HERD by Fawn Germer (2004, $2); THE HEART OF LEADERSHIP: INFLUENCING BY DESIGN by Elizabeth Jeffries (1996, $2); A MORE PERFECT UNION: ADVANCING NEW AMERICAN RIGHTS by Jesse Jackson Jr. (2001, $4); BIG TIME GOLF by LeRoy Neiman (1992, $2); THE CONSTANT CONTACT GUIDE TO E-MAIL MARKETING by Eric Groves (2009, $2); THE AMERICAN CATHOLIC ALMANAC: A DAILY READER OF PATRIOTS, SAINTS, ROGUES AND ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE UNITED STATES by Brian Burch & Emily Stimpson (2014, $2); RECIPES FOR LIVING by Chef Jean Claude Mille (2009, $2); “AND SO IT GOES”: ADVENTURES IN TELEVISION by Linda Ellerbee (1986, $2); I NEVER MET A MAN I DIDN’T LIKE: THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF WILL ROGERS by Joseph Carter (1991, $2); THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLE: HOW TO BECOME A SERVANT LEADER by James Hunter (2004, $2); GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY by Gregg & Deborah Lewis (this paperback for children from 2009 has been signed by Dr. Carson, $2); FORKED: A NEW STANDARD FOR AMERICAN DINING by Saru Jayaraman (2016, $2); AROUND AFRICA IN 39 BEDS by Dottie Miller (1980, $2); INNER VISION: THE STORY OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST BLIND ATHLETE by Craig MacFarlane (1997, $2); MEMOIRS OF A MOUNTAIN GUIDE by Lou Whittaker (1994, $2); MEN IN STITCHES, a sewing book for men by Robert Illes (1975, $2); THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, MR. PRESIDENT by Helen Thomas (2002, $2); THE WEALTH OF MAN by Peter Jay ((2000, $2.50); THE BISHOP OF RWANDA: FINDING FORGIVENESS AMIDST A PILE OF BONES by John Rucyahana (2007, $2.50); THE PRESIDENT, THE POPE AND THE PRIME MINISTER: THREE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD by John O’Sullivan (2006, $5); THE GREATEST VIRTUE by Pat Robertson (2007, $2); TOMLINSON HILL: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF TWO FAMILIES WHO SHARE THE TOMLINSON NAME—ONE WHITE, ONE BLACK by Chris Tomlinson (2014, $2); AGAINST THE ODDS: RIDING FOR MY LIFE by Jerry Bailey (2005, $2); BRANCH: THE BRANCH McCRACKEN STORY by Bill Murphy (2013, $2); ROUGH AS A COB by Ed Williams (2003, $2); THOUGHTS OF A 20TH CENTURY MAN (1965, $2) and MOSAIC OF MAN (1966, $2.50) by Richard Webb; THE BEAR IN THE ATTIC by Patrick McManus (2002, $2); and MAYBERRY HUMOR ACROSS THE U.S.A. by Jeanne Robertson (1995, $2).

In autographed fiction, we have: TORPEDO JUICE by Tim Dorsey (2005, $2); ROOTLESS, a teen fantasy by Chris Howard (2012, $2); TENDRILS: BOOK I—CREEPY, a large print horror by Brad Rieman (2013, $2); FOUR TALES FROM BYZANTIUM by Howard Mitcham (1964, $2); THE MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO by Mitch Albom (2015, $2.50); THE CELLIST OF SARAJEVO by Steven Galloway (2008, $3); ESSENCE, a ghost story by Glenn Woods(2004, $2); MIOCENE: THE RESURGENCE OF ANCIENT ALEXANDRIA by James Usavage (2008, $2); AINDREAS: THE SCRIBE 1865 by Gerald McDaniel (2002, $2); TALL TALES & SHORT STORIES FROM THE SHADY SIDE O’ PINE MOUNTAIN by Kedrick Sanders(1998, $2); THE HEMINGWAY THIEF by Shaun Harris (2016, $2); and OFF THE WALL by Ralph Murphy (2002, $5).

We have a collection of Gwen Frostic’s lovely nature books, all signed and filled with poetry, nature prose and beautiful illustrations. They will sell for $2 each and include BEYOND TIME, MY MICHIGAN, CONTEMPLATE and THESE THINGS ARE OURS. DROPPING THE BOW: POEMS FROM ANCIENT INDIA has been translated from the Sanskrit and signed by Andrew Schelling (1991, $2).

Finally, in miscellaneous, we have a signed music CD by Lee Ann Womack, I HOPE YOU DANCE ($2) and two signed photos of Cincinnati football players Domato Peko and Adam Jones, $1 each.

On the Special Sale Table: Presidents’ Day is Monday and we are celebrating with a 50% discount in our entire Biography Section and will be featuring many presidential biographies on the table as well as on a special cart. We have Washington and Lincoln, of course, both Roosevelts, Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan, Jefferson, Bush, first ladies and much more.

Choice Selections Fiction: THE 16TH SEDUCTION and MURDER GAMES by James Patterson; MY SISTER’S BONES by Nuala Ellwood; SHADOW OF THE LIONS by Christopher Swann; THE SCARRED WOMAN by Jussi Adler-Olsen; GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny; DEEP FREEZE by John Sandford; DEMON CROWN by James Rollins; THE FIFTH PETAL by Brunonia Barry; MANGROVE LIGHTNING by Randy Wayne White; and ROBICHEAUX by James Lee Burke.

Choice Selections Non-Fiction: THE ULTIMATE HARLEY DAVIDSON: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE DEFINITIVE MOTORBIKE by Mac McDiarmid; THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: NINE AMERICANS AND THEIR EPIC QUEST FOR GOLD AT THE 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS by Daniel Brown; COP UNDER FIRE: MOVING BEYOND HASHTAGS OF RACE, CRIME & POLITICS by Sheriff David Clarke Jr.; DINOSAURS by Steve Brusatte (originally selling for 40 pounds in the U.K., the art work alone makes this a choice selection); two sets of Australian stamps, BOTANY BAY and THE FIRST AUSTRALIANS, complete with stamps; HILLBILLY ELEGY by J. D. Vance; and GREAT GOLF COURSES OF THE WORLD by Robert Sidorsky.

We have two 500-piece puzzles, an autumnal farm scene and Raquette River in New York, for just 50 cents each.

Animals & Pets: POCKET BOOKS: MAMMALS from Kane Miller and SECRET LIFE OF BIRDS, a DVD with Iolo Williams.

Biography: MARILYN: THE LAST TAKE by Peter Brown; A GODLY HERO: THE LIFE OF WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN by Michael Kazin; BOMB SHELL: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF JEAN HARLOW by David Stenn; MARILYN’S MEN: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE by Jane Wayne; KING EDWARD VIII by Philip Ziegler; and THE FRONTIER WORLD OF DOC HOLLIDAY by Pat Jahns.

Christian Fiction: THE POSTCARD by Beverly Lewis; LIKE DANDELION DUST by Karen Kingsbury; ABBIE ANN by Sharlene MacLaren; HERE BURNS MY CANDLE by Liz Curtis Higgs; and MARY, CALLED MAGDALENE by Margaret George.

Classics: We’ve received a number of those nice Reader’s Digest editions in handsome hardbacks, NOT condensed, with nice illustrations, just a dollar each: LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott; LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI by Mark Twain; THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES by Nathaniel Hawthorne; BEN-HUR by Lew Wallace; THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW & OTHER TALES by Washington Irving; THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES and THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; SILAS MARNER by George Eliot; and others.

We also have A STUDY IN SCARLET & THE SIGN OF THE FOUR and THE ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED SHERLOCK HOLMES by Sir Arthur again; THE LOVE OF THE LAST TYCOON by F. Scott Fitzgerald; THE DIVINE COMEDY by Dante Alighieri (this is a beautiful edition too, from Everyman’s Library, in dust jacket with book mark); SISTER CARRIE by Theodore Dreiser (another nice New York Public Library Collector’s Edition in dust jacket); BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens; and KIM by Rudyard Kipling.

Cookbooks: DESPERATION DINNERS: HOME-COOKED MEALS FOR FRANTIC FAMILIES IN 20 MINUTES FLAT by Beverly Mills & Alicia Ross; KITCHEN COMFORTS: RECIPES TO FEED BODY AND SOUL by Gay Boassy; and WHITE TRASH COOKING by Ernest Mickler.

Crafts & Hobbies: ON WOMEN & FRIENDSHIP: A COLLECTION OF VICTORIAN KEEPSAKES AND TRADITIONS by Starr Ockenga and GREAT CANDLES by Stewart Hyder.

Fantasy: THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman.

Fiction: CHANGE OF HEART, PERFECT MATCH and PLAIN TRUTH by Jodi Picoult; AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED by Khaled Hosseini; THE ICE QUEEN by Alice Hoffman; EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE by Jonathan Safran Foer; THE HOUSE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE, a novel of the Russian Revolution, by John Boyne; THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd; MAGGIE NOW by Betty Smith; THE BLUEST EYE by Toni Morrison; COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett; THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS by Isabel Allende; and THE VIRGIN’S LOVER by Philippa Gregory.

History: THROUGH THESE EYES: A WORLD WAR II COMBAT DIARY by James Hutchinson; A PRISONER’S DUTY: GREAT ESCAPES IN U.S. MILITARY HISTORY by Robert Doyle; SPANNING THE GATE: THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE by Stephen Cassady; TITANIC: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY by Don Lynch; THE IMPERIAL CRUISE: A SECRET HISTORY OF EMPIRE AND WAR by James Bradley; STEELWAYS OF NEW ENGLAND by Alvin Harlow; DESTINY ROAD: THE GILA TRAIL AND THE OPENING OF THE SOUTHWEST by Odie Faulk; SOUTHERN PACIFIC: THE ROARING STORY OF A FIGHTING RAILROAD by Neill Wilson; GHOST SOLDIERS: THE EPIC ACCOUNT OF WORLD WAR II’S GREATEST RESCUE MISSION by Hampton Sides; UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand; A MORE UNBENDING BATTLE: THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN WORLD WAR II AND EQUALITY AT HOME by Peter Nelson; A MIGHTY LONG WAY: MY JOURNEY TO JUSTICE AT LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL by Carlotta Walls Lanier; TWENTY-TWO YEARS A SLAVE AND FORTY YEARS A FREEMAN by Austin Steward; IF BY SEA: THE FORGING OF THE AMERICAN NAVY FROM THE REVOLUTION TO THE WAR OF 1812 by George Daughan; MAPS OF THE ANCIENT SEA KINGS: EVIDENCE OF ADVANCED CIVILIZATION IN THE ICE AGE by Charles Hapgood; A FRIENDLY INVASION: THE AMERICAN MILITARY IN NEWFOUNDLAND 1940-1990 by John Cardoulis; D-DAY: JUNE 6, 1944 by Stephen Ambrose; FROM BREMERTON TO PHILADELPHIA: 1943 TO 1946, THE UNFINISHED STORY OF THE HEAVY CRUISER U.S.S. NEW ORLEANS CA 32 by Carl Hartzell; STONEHENGE DECODED by Gerald Hawkins; THE WILD FRONTIER: MORE TALES FROM THE REMARKABLE PAST by Pierre Berton; and THE NAZI DOCTORS: MEDICAL KILLINGS AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GENOCIDE by Robert Lifton.

Horror: ALTERNATE, BORN OF FIRE, DANCE WITH THE DEVIL, NIGHT PLAY, NIGHT PLEASURES and BLOOD TRINITY by Sherrilyn Kenyon and THE GARGOYLE by Andrew Davidson.

Household: NOW THAT’S INGENIOUS: EXPERTS REVEAL THEIR SECRETS FOR HANDLING 1,200 COMMON CLEANUPS, FIX-ITS AND OTHER TASKS from Yankee Magazine and ORGANIZE NOW: A WEEK-BY-WEEK GUIDE TO SIMPLIFY YOUR SPACE AND YOUR LIFE by Jennifer Berry.

Kentuckiana: A PARCHMENT OF LEAVES by Silas House and SWEETWATER RUN by Jan Watson.

Medicine: THE BLUE ZONES: 9 LESSONS FOR LIVING LONGER FROM PEOPLE WHO’VE LIVED THE LONGEST by Dan Buettner.

Movies: CASABLANCA: AS TIME GOES BY, a 50th Anniversary Commemorative by Frank Miller and ROUND UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS: THE MAKING OF CASABLANCA by Aljean Harmetz.

Mystery: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins; a Reigning Cats & Dogs cozy, HARE TODAY, DEAD TOMORROW by Cynthia Baxter; IN THE MOON OF THE RED PONIES by James Lee Burke; HUSH PUPPY, a cozy canine mystery by Laurien Berenson; I KNOW A SECRET by Tess Gerritsen; THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly; and DOUBLE KNIT MURDERS (KNIT ONE, KILL TWO and NEEDLED TO DEATH), the first two cozy Knitting Mysteries in one volume by Maggie Sefton.

True Crime: DEAD BY SUNSET and LYING IN WAIT by Ann Rule; KISS OF THE SHE-DEVIL, DEATH TRAP and NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN by M. William Phelps; A PROFESSOR’S RAGE by Michele McPhee; BLOOD IN THE SNOW by Tom Henderson; DANCING WITH DEATH by Shanna Hogan; and A PERFECT HUSBAND by Aphrodite Jones.

New & Notable: HOW TO SURVIVE A GARDEN GNOME ATTACK: DEFEND YOURSELF WHEN THE LAWN WARRIORS STRIKE by Chuck Sambuchino; CHINESE HOROSCOPE LIBRARY: RAM by Kwok Man-Ho (if you were born in ’31, ’43, ’55, ’67, ’79, ’91, 2003 or 2015, this is your sign); YOU’RE ONLY OLD ONCE by Dr. Seuss; and NOW YOU’RE TALKING: ALL YOU NEED TO GET YOUR FIRST HAM RADIO LICENSE, edited by Larry Wolfgang.

New Age & Parapsychology: PHENOMENON: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PARANORMAL by Sylvia Browne and ANGEL HORSES: DIVINE MESSENGERS OF HOPE by Allen & Linda Anderson.

Paranormal Romance: SACRED EVIL by Heather Graham; BLACK AND BLUE and TWICE AS HOT by Gena Showalter; ANGEL WITH ATTITUDE by Michelle Rowen; in the Nightwalkers Series by Jacquelyn Frank: GIDEON, NOAH, ELIJAH, DAMIEN and Jacob; and also by Jacquelyn, SEDUCE ME IN DREAMS, SEDUCE ME IN FLAMES, STEALING KATHRYN, DRINK OF ME and PLEASURE.

Philosophy: DZOGCHEN TEACHINGS by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.

Poetry: THE FAMOUS PARIS EDITION OF THE LIMERICK from Citadel Press.

Psychology & Self-Help: A FIRST-RATE MADNESS: UNCOVERING THE LINKS BETWEEN LEADERSHIP AND MENTAL ILLNESS by Nassir Ghaemi.

Science & Nature: ECLIPSE by Duncan Steel; STARS AND PLANETS by Ian Ridpath; and A TRAVELER’S GUIDE TO MARS by William Hartmann.

Science Fiction: THE CAVES OF STEEL and THE EDGE OF TOMORROW by Isaac Asimov; THE ROLLING STONES by Robert Heinlein; STAR TREK TNG: THE DEVIL’S HEART by Carmen Carter; THE IRON DRAGON’S DAUGHTER by Michael Swanwick; and THE DECEIVERS by Alfred Bester.

Sports: BOOK OF FOOTBALL STUFF: GREAT RECORDS, WEIRD HAPPENINGS, ODD FACTS & COOL THINGS by Ron Martirano.

Westerns & American Indians: DESERT GOLD by Zane Grey and FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA, the thrilling story of the Clark family, by James Alexander Thom.

Audio Books on CD: We have received 4 volumes in the Portable Professor Philosophy courses: WHAT WOULD SOCRATES DO and QUESTIONS OF FAITH, taught by Peter Kreeft; FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN THOUGHT, taught by Timothy Shutt; and THE BIRTH OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY, taught by Aryeh Kosman. Each volume contains 8 CDs and a guide to the lectures. These are handsomely packaged and sold originally for $40. We are pricing them to sell at $2 each!

In addition, we have a number of books on CD that have been withdrawn from the library. Since we cannot guarantee the quality, we are selling them for just ten cents each—no refunds. We have a variety—HOUSE RULES by Jodi Picoult, DARK BITES by Sherrilyn Kenyon, THE CAT WHO SNIFFED GLUE by Lilian Jackson Braun, THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW by C. S. Lewis and more!

Music CDs: We have a few new CDs to add to our collection from Frank Sinatra, legendary jazz trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke, Neil Diamond, the New Christy Minstrels, Barry Manilow, John Denver, the Beach Boys and more.

VHS Tapes: We have some good movies in—only 25 cents per tape: SPINOUT and DOUBLE TROUBLE with Elvis; PEARL HARBOR with Ben Affleck; FUNNY GIRL & FUNNY LADY with Barbra Streisand; CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND with Richard Dreyfuss; STAR WARS I: THE PHANTOM MENACE with Liam Neeson; WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT with Bob Hoskins; and THE BIG COUNTRY with Gregory Peck.

DVD: CABARET with Liza Minnelli; HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 with Daniel Radcliffe; SEABISCUIT with Tobey Maguire; HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS with Kate Hudson; FINDING NEVERLAND with Johnny Depp; RUNAWAY JURY with Dustin Hoffman; and MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING with Nia Vardalos.

We also have Season 5 of the British mystery series, INSPECTOR LYNLEY, starring Nathaniel Parker and Sharon Small.

FOR THE CHILDREN

Presidents’ Day: We have a nice display of books set out for you, Washington, Lincoln, Grant, Kennedy and even Millard Fillmore!

Children’s VHS: WALT DISNEY’S ANNE OF GREEN GABLES and ANNE OF AVONLEA with Megan Follows.

Children’s DVD: THE PRINCESS DIARIES 2 with Julie Andrews.

Manga Mania: We’ve received many of those wildly popular manga comics from the library and are putting them out on a colorful cart, all just 25 cents each. We have Nausicaa, Super Mario, Aria, Super Girl, Spider-Man, Thor, Captain Marvel and much more!

Board Books for Little Ones: ARCHITECTURE ANIMALS by Michael Crosbie.

Hardback Picture Books: HERE COMES JACK FROST by Kazuno Kohara; LLAMA, LLAMA, TIME TO SHARE by Anna Dewdney; LOUIE by Ezra Jack Keats; CURIOUS GEORGE VISITS THE ZOO by Margaret & H. A. Rey; ENDANGERED ANIMALS, a Ranger Rick Book; THE PRINCESS AND THE THREE KINGDOMS by Karen Kingsbury with pictures by Gabrielle Grimard; SOMETHING FOR NOTHING by Ann Stampler with pictures by Jacqueline Cohen; and AUNT MINNIE MCGRANAHAN by Mary Prigger with pictures by Betsy Lewin.

Paperback Picture Books: THE BIRD HOUSE by Cynthia Rylant with pictures by Barry Moser and LLAMA, LLAMA, RED PAJAMA by Anna Dewdney.

Foreign-Language Picture Books: 50 GODNAT HISTORIER (50 GOODNIGHT STORIES) by Anne McKie (I believe this is in Norwegian).

Series Books: CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND THE PREPOSTEROUS PLIGHT OF THE PURPLE POTTY PEOPLE and CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND THE BIG, BAD BATTLE OF THE BIONIC BOOGER BOY, PARTS 1 & 2 by Dav Pilkey; DOLL HOSPITAL: GOLDIE’S FORTUNE by Joan Holub, with a collectible doll inside; HANK ZIPPER: HOLY ENCHILADA by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver; SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: TEA AT THE TREEDOME by Terry Collins; GOOSEBUMPS: INVASION OF THE BODY SQUEEZERS, PART I by R. L. Stine; and DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE UGLY TRUTH by Jeff Kinney.

Finally, we have many American Girl books withdrawn from the library on display.

Intermediate Fiction: MORE PERFECT THAN THE MOON by Patricia MacLachlan and THE ONE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS by Dodie Smith.

Non-Fiction: THE AMAZING BOOK IS NOT ON FIRE: THE WORLD OF DAN AND PHIL by Dan Howell and Phil Lester; MUMMIES & THEIR MYSTERIES by Charlotte Wilcox; DISCOVERING TREES by Keith Brandt; LIFE IN A TIDAL POOL by Alvin and Virginia Silverstein; DIGGING UP TYRANNOSAURUS REX by John Horner & Don Lessen; THE ASTOUNDING ASTROMAZE, a look at astrology by Rolf Heimann; WORDS THAT BUILT A NATION: A YOUNG PERSON’S COLLECTION OF HISTORIC AMERICAN DOCUMENTS by Marilyn Miller; EYE IN THE SKY: TAKE THE SPY SATELLITE CHALLENGE by Raymond Miller; EYEWITNESS WORKBOOKS: ROCKS & MINERALS by Helen Whittaker; BLAST BACK: WORLD WAR II by Nancy Ohlin; WRITE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN with hieroglyphic stencils and stickers, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art; 100 DEADLIEST THINGS ON THE PLANET by Anna Claybourne; SPIDERS by Nic Bishop; THE KLUTZ BOOK OF PAPER AIRPLANES by Doug Stillinger; 100 MOST FEARED CREATURES from Scholastic; MY FAVORITE DINOSAURS by Ruth Ashby with drawings by John Sibbick; A BOOK OF OUTRAGEOUS PROJECTS from Klutz; FOLD & FLY PAPER PLANES by Dean Mackey; THE BIG BOOK OF QUESTIONS & ANSWERS from Kids Books; 5,000 AWESOME FACTS from National Geographic Kids; TOP LISTS OF EVERYTHING IN FOOTBALL from Sports Illustrated Kids; COMBAT STUNT PLANES with 13 Amazing Plane Designs from Top That; and SCIENCE: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE from Silver Dolphin.

Also, we have a mint condition 22-volume 2012 World Book Encyclopedia, filled with color illustrations, which will sell for just $3.

Children’s Poetry: MONSTER SOUP AND OTHER SPOOKY POEMS, compiled by Dilys Evans with pictures by Jacqueline Rogers; OVER IN THE JUNGLE: A RAIN FOREST RHYME by Marianne Berkes with pictures by Jeanette Canyon; TYRANNOSAURUS WAS A BEAST, dinosaur poems by Jack Prelutsky; and FALLING UP by Shel Silverstein.

Children’s Art: HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE: HOGWARTS EXPRESS with an 8-color paint tray; PAINTED ROCKS by the editors of Klutz, with 8 different paints, brush and a 30-million-year-old rock; BEAD RINGS by Anne Johnson; and CRAZY DAISIES, make over 20 funky flowers, from Pace Products.

Newbery Shelf: THE TALE OF DESPERAUX by Kate Di Camillo; SAVVY by Ingrid Law; A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L’Engle; and ZLATEH THE GOAT AND OTHER STORIES by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Caldecott Medal: THY FRIEND, OBADIAH by Brenton Turkle.

Classics: TALES OF THE GREEK HEROES by Roger Green; THE WORLD TREASURY OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE, selected by Clifton Fadiman (Laura Ingalls Wilder, Shel Silverstein, Judy Blume, Shakespeare, Kipling, so much here and just a quarter!); THE THIRTEEN CLOCKS by James Thurber (how I loved this strange little book as a child—this is a very nice paperback with color pictures); THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE, a strange retelling of Sleeping Beauty by Neil Gaiman; ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll with pictures by Michael Hague; STORIES OF OZ, THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ and SKY ISLAND by L. Frank Baum; THE FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE with beautiful pictures by Isabelle Brent; THE FAVORITE UNCLE REMUS by Joel Chandler Harris; FURTHER TALES OF UNCLE REMUS as told by Richard Lester; many DR. DOLITTLE books by Hugh Lofting; THE CELEBRATED TOAD OF CALAVERAS COUNTY by Mark Twain; and LASSIE COME-HOME, Eric Knight’s original tale in an adaptation by Rosemary Wells.

Finally, we have many Great Illustrated Classics on display.

Ready-to Read: HUNCHES IN BUNCHES and ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, BLUE FISH by Dr. Seuss; SPIDERMAN VS. KRAVEN (Level 2) by Susan Hill; AMELIA BEDELIA AND THE SURPRISE SHOWER, PLAY BALL, AMELIA BEDELIA, AMELIA BEDELIA GOES CAMPING and TEACH US, AMELIA BEDELIA, all by Peggy Parish; WACKY WEDNESDAY by Theo LeSieg; STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS by Eric Stevens; and STAR WARS: EPIC BATTLES by Simon Beecroft.

Young Adult & Intermediate Fantasy: THE SISTERS GRIMM by Michael Buckley; THEODOSIA AND THE SERPENTS OF CHAOS by R. L. La Fevers; TEMPEST RISING by Tracy Deebs; CITY OF LOST SOULS by Cassandra Clare; DREAMLAND by Robert Anderson; INKSPELL by Cornelia Funke; A PERILOUS POWER by Rose Sabin; ALBERT OF ADELAIDE, a fantasy about a lost platypus by Howard Anderson; DOWN THE MYSTERLY RIVER by Bill Willingham; and GOOSE GIRL by Shannon Hale.

Young Adult Fiction: EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon.

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.