Dear Friends and Book Lovers,
I’ve decided to start off each newsletter with our hours of operation, just so you know: Saturday, May 4, we will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Annex Building in the library’s large parking lot. (Yes, we are open for Derby!).
Collectors Corner: W. C. Fields, the portly, sarcastic comedian of the thirties and forties, was famous for his one-liners, which are collected in I NEVER MET A KID I LIKED (1970, $2).
If you love birds, AMERICAN BIRDS IN COLOR: LAND BIRDS by Hal Harrison (1948, $2) will interest you—it has 192 four-color photographs. For dog lovers, there’s THE FIRESIDE BOOK OF DOG STORIES, edited by Jack Goodman (1943, $2).
It wouldn’t be the Collectors Corner without some old books: GEMS OF GREAT AUTHORS selected by John Tillotson (a very fancy gold-stamped cover on this one—1883, $4); THE PEOPLE’S COMMON SENSE MEDICAL ADVISOR IN PLAIN ENGLISH by R. V. Pierce (1883, $3); THE VIRGINIAN by Owen Wister (1902, $5); THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare (1911, $2); SHELTER AND CLOTHING: A TEXTBOOK OF THE HOUSEHOLD ARTS by Helen Kinne (1914, $2); and five novels by Richard Harding Davis, all selling for two dollars: GALLEGHER (1891), THE RED CROSS GIRL (1917), THE EXILES AND OTHER STORIES (1917), RANSON’S FOLLY (1917) and GALLEGHER AND OTHER STORIES (1917).
Alfred Leland Crabb has written two novels about the Civil War and its aftermath, REUNION AT CHATTANOOGA (1950, no dust jacket, $2) and HOME TO TENNESSEE (1972, with dust jacket, $3).
An interesting Kentucky book, TO MY FOOTLOOSE CORRESPONDENTS, by Joe Graves, was privately printed in Lexington in 1969. Written during World War II, these gusty and sometimes racy letters are a revelation of a small American town doing its best to meet the demands of a faraway war (limited edition of 119 copies, 1969, $15).
From the war in the Vietnam, we have OPERATION HOMECOMING: 30TH ANNIVERSARY, 1973-2003, stories of USAFA graduates who were held as prisoners of war in Vietnam (2003, $2).
In cooking, we have: MEATLESS MEALS by Jean Prescott Adams (1943, $2); DINING AT THE WHISTLE STOP: KENTUCKY RECIPES & REFLECTIONS by Idell Sego (signed by the author, 2004, $3); THE SAINTS & SINNERS PUNCHBOOK by Bill James Cook (1981, $2); SELECTED HEALTH RECIPES FROM THE SATURDAY EVENING POST FAMILY COOKBOOK by Charlotte Turgeon (1984, $2); THE BOSTON COOKING-SCHOOL COOK BOOK by Fannie Farmer (1946, $3); and RECIPES FROM AN AMERICAN HERB GARDEN by Indiana native Maggie Oster (1993, $2).
To close, we have a nice selection of books for children for this Mothers’ Day sale: PETER PAN from Walt Disney (1952, $2); HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS by Dr. Seuss (in dust jacket, 1957, $4.50); LITTLE BRITCHES: FATHER AND I WERE RANCHERS by Ralph Moody (1950, $4); THE LITTLE LOCKSMITH by Katharine Hathaway (1943, $2); CHERRY AMES: FLIGHT NURSE by Helen Wells (1945, $2); TWO LITTLE CONFEDERATES by Thomas Nelson Page (1931, $2.50); THE ELSON BASIC READER: BOOK TWO by William Elson and William Gray; WELL AND HAPPY by Clifford Brownell (1946, $2); THE YOUNG RANCHERS by Edward Ellis (1895, $2); and a selection of vinyl records with books—THE STORY OF WINNIE THE POOH AND TIGGER (1968, $2); WINNIE THE POOH AND TIGGER TOO (1977, $2); WALT DISNEY’S STORY OF MARY POPPINS (1977, $2); THE STORY OF THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1970, $1); ESCAPE FROM THE GREMLINS (1984, $1); and GIZMO AND THE GREMLINS (1984, $1).
On the Special Sale Table: The lilacs are blooming by the book store’s door and it’s time for our annual Mothers’ Day Book Sale, with a 50% discount in our Parenting Section. You’ll find gift books for Mom, how-to books on baby care and much more. We are also offering some free books like CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE MOTHER’S SOUL, which we have a large supply of.
Choice Selections Fiction: ACCIDENTAL HEROES by Danielle Steel; STILL ME by Jojo Moyes; RUFF VS. FLUFF, a Queenie and Arthur mystery by Spencer Quinn; THE PLOTTERS by Un-su Kim; FIELD OF BONES by J. A. Jance; TALK TO ME by John Kenney; and TRIGGER by David Swinson.
Choice Selections Non-Fiction: FEAR: TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE by Bob Woodward; BORN A CRIME: STORIES FROM A SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDHOOD by Trevor Noah; CALYPSO by David Sedaris; and A CARNIVAL OF LOSSES: NOTES ON NEARING NINETY by Donald Hall.
Puzzles: HOMESTEAD by David MacLean, a 1000 piece puzzle.
Important Announcement: Lately our Science Fiction & Fantasy section has been bulging at the seams, along with our New Age books. So we have made a big rearrangement. We are giving away for FREE all music cassette tapes. Music CDs have been moved to the set of shelves where the cassettes used to be. Then, we have moved all the DVD movies and some of the VHS movies to where the music CDs used to be. In the shelf freed up (which is handily right where Science Fiction begins) we have moved over the beginning of Science Fiction. Now there is more room for these popular genres, although we still have to struggle with shelves that won’t take books that are too tall. But we have figured something out so that ALL the books we have had in the cage can be displayed, including a large donation of books by Raymond Feist and L. E. Modisett Jr., many hardbacks in mint condition.
Aging: AGING BACKWARDS: REVERSE THE AGING PROCESS IN 30 MINUTES A DAY by Miranda E. White and IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER, I WOULD PICK MORE DAISIES, edited by Sandra Martz.
Animals & Pets: THE ART OF PISHING: HOW TO ATTRACT BIRDS BY MIMICKING THEIR CALLS by Peter Dunne; TRAINING YOUR PET RABBIT by Patricia Bartlett; and THE AUDUBON SOCIETY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS by John Terres.
Biography: RECOLLECTIONS OF REAGAN: A PORTRAIT OF RONALD REAGAN, edited by Peter Hannaford; ALL RIVERS RUN TO THE SEA: MEMOIRS by Elie Wiesel; LAUGH: PORTRAITS OF THE GREATEST COMEDIANS, with photographs by William Claxton; POPULATION 485: MEETING YOUR NEIGHBORS ONE SIREN AT A TIME by Michael Perry; LIVING PHILOSOPHIES: REFLECTIONS OF SOME EMINENT MEN & WOMEN OF OUR TIME, edited by Clifton Fadiman; JOE NUXHALL: THE LIFE, LEGACY AND WORDS OF A CINCINNATI ICON, published by the Cincinnati Enquirer; NAPOLEON by Andrew Roberts; MY GIRLS: A LIFETIME WITH CARRIE AND DEBBIE by Todd Fisher; THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough; THE ROBERT E. LEE READER, edited by Stanley Horn; THE LAST BOY: MICKEY MANTLE AND THE END OF AMERICA’S CHILDHOOD by Jane Leavy; FRANCIS OF ASSISI: A NEW BIOGRAPHY by Augustine Thompson; BIRD: PORTRAIT OF A COMPETITOR by Roland Lazenby; IRREPRESSIBLE: THE JAZZ AGE LIFE OF HENRIETTA BINGHAM by Emily Bingham; and THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X as told to Alex Haley.
Christian Fiction: THE HIGHLANDER’S LAST SONG & THE GENTLEWOMAN’S CHOICE by George MacDonald.
Classics: THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; THE COMPLETE STORIES by Flannery O’Connor; A FABLE by William Faulkner; TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, A JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH and FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON/ROUND THE MOON by Jules Verne; TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald; SOUTH SEA TALES by Jack London; THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES by Nathaniel Hawthorne; THE GOOD EARTH by Pearl Buck; MOBY DICK by Herman Melville; THE CROQUET PLAYER by H. G. Wells; CATCHER IN THE RYE by J. D. Salinger; RAVELSTEIN by Saul Bellow; MRS. MINIVER by Jan Struther; MY ANTONIA by Willa Cather; JR by William Gaddis; DEAD SOULS by Nikolai Gogol; THE OXFORD BOOK OF SHORT STORIES, with works by Conrad, Kipling, O. Henry, Hemingway and more; TO THE LIGHTHOUSE by Virginia Woolf; THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER AND OTHER STORIES by Edgar Allan Poe; UNCLE TOM’S CABIN by Harriet Beecher Stowe; WIT AND WISDOM by Oscar Wilde; DUBLINERS by James Joyce; TWILIGHT SLEEP by Edith Wharton; DRACULA by Bram Stoker; and THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas.
Cookbooks: THE MYRA BRECKINRIDGE COOKBOOK by Howard Austen and Beverly Pepper (a rather strange cookbook, with old pictures of Hollywood stars and chapter titles like Chinese dinner Fu Manchu and Beefsteak & Cheesecake) and FOOD AT THE TIME OF THE BIBLE: FROM ADAM’S APPLE TO THE LAST SUPPER by Miriam Vamosh.
Crafts & Hobbies: BEAD ONE, PRAY TOO: A GUIDE TO MAKING AND USING PRAYER BEADS by Kimberly Winston; LEARN TO CROCHET IN JUST ONE DAY, a 25-cent booklet by Jean Leinhauser; SEW WHAT: SKIRTS, 16 SIMPLE STYLES by Francesca Denhartog; and BATIKS AND BEYOND by Laurie Shifrin.
Economics: THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman.
Fantasy: ORCS by Stan Nicholls; EMPIRE OF IVORY by Naomi Novik; and A GAME OF THRONES, A CLASH OF KINGS, A STORM OF SWORDS and A FEAST FOR CROWS by George R. R. Martin.
Fiction: NIGHT ROAD, BETWEEN SISTERS and FIREFLY LANE by Kristin Hannah; AFTER YOU by Jojo Moyes; YOU CAN’T KEEP A GOOD WOMAN DOWN by Alice Walker; GRAVITY’S RAINBOW by Thomas Pynchon; THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M. L. Stedman; THE LEOPARD by Giuseppe di Lampedusa; SING, UNBURIED, SING by Jesmyn Ward; THE WICKED PAVILION by Dawn Powell; and JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN by Dalton Trumbo.
Gardening: THE SMALL GARDEN BOOK: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL GARDENING IN SMALL SPACES by Peter McHoy; GARDEN STONE: CREATIVE LANDSCAPING WITH PLANTS AND STONE by Barbara Pleasant; LANDSCAPING IN NATURE: USING NATURE’S DESIGNS TO PLAN YOUR YARD by Jeff Cox; DECORATING EDEN: A COMPREHENSIVE SOURCEBOOK OF CLASSIC GARDEN DETAILS, edited by Elizabeth Wilkinson & Marjorie Henderson; CONTROLLING TURFGRASS PESTS by Malcolm Shurtleff; THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERBS AND SPICES: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO GROWING AND USING CULINARY, AROMATIC, COSMETIC AND MEDICINAL PLANTS by Sarah Garland; and HERB GARDENS by Kay Sanecki.
History: D-DAY: THE CLIMACTIC BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II by Stephen Ambrose; THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE in two volumes, by Edward Gibbon; VIRGINIANS AT HOME: FAMILY LIFE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY by Edmund Morgan; WORLD HISTORY by Irving Gordon; THE WAY WE NEVER WERE: AMERICAN FAMILIES AND THE NOSTALGIA TRAP by Stephanie Coontz; THE VOYAGE OF THE MATTHEW: JOHN CABOT & THE DISCOVERY OF NORTH AMERICA by Peter Firstbrook; BOMBER: FAMOUS BOMBER MISSIONS OF WORLD WAR II by Robert Jackson; BATTLE OF BRITAIN: THE HARDEST DAY, 18 AUGUST 1940 by Alfred Price; THE USES OF THE PAST by Herbert Muller; TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD by Bruce Catton; A BRIDGE TOO FAR by Cornelius Ryan; BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH by Norman Ohler; AMERICAN CAPTIVITY NARRATIVES: OLAUDAH EQUIANO, MARY ROWLANDSON AND OTHERS, edited by Gordon Sayre; BRUNELLESCHI’S DOME: HOW A RENAISSANCE GENIUS REINVENTED ARCHITECTURE by Ross King; AFTER THE BLACK DEATH: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF EARLY MODERN EUROPE by George Huppert; and HEROES FROM THE ATTIC: A HISTORY OF THE 48TH SURGICAL HOSPITAL/128TH EVACUATION HOSPITAL 1941-1945 by Jesse Flynn.
Humor & Commentary: THE INTERNET IS A PLAYGROUND: IRREVERENT CORRESPONDENCE OF AN EVIL ONLINE GENIUS by David Thorne.
Kentuckiana: THE BEST OF JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY, edited by Donald Manlove and A PARCHMENT OF LEAVES by Silas House.
Large Print: THE SHORTSTOP by Zane Grey; ANGELS FALL by Nora Roberts; LAKE EDEN COOKBOOK by Joanne Flukes; and ENGAGED TO DIE by Carolyn Hart.
Mystery: We have many nice books in the popular NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY series by Alexander McCall Smith; DIXIE CITY JAM by James Lee Burke; and a coffeehouse cozy, BILLIONAIRE BLEND by Cleo Coyle.
In addition, we have received a large number of paperbacks by Agatha Christie and Erle Stanley Gardner of Perry Mason fame. We will be selling Christie for half price (25 cents paperback and 50 cents for the lone hardback) and ten cents for Perry (all paperbacks). We have Christie on the display shelf as you enter the building, but Perry is in a large crate under the back table. We simply have no place to put these, there are so many.
Mythology: HINDU GODDESSES by David Kinsley and MYTHS OF THE HINDUS AND BUDDHISTS by Ananda Coomaraswamy.
New & Notable: LOOKING FOR MR. RIGHT by Bradley Greive; DEATH: GRIM REALITIES AND COMIC RELIEF, a somewhat irreverent look at all aspects of death, by Christopher Clemens and Mark Smith; and THE ZEN OF STEVE JOBS, a graphic novel by Caleb Melby.
New Age & Parapsychology: DREAMING: REMEMBERING, INTERPRETING & BENEFITING by Derek & Julia Parker; THE PERFECT RELATIONSHIP: THE GURU AND THE DISCIPLE, IN THE COMPANY OF A SIDDHA and I AM THAT by Swami Muktananda; THE WICCAN BOOK OF CEREMONIES AND RITUALS by Patricia Telesco; THE BOY WHO CAME BACK FROM HEAVEN: A TRUE STORY by Kevin & Alex Malarkey; WOMAN WHO GLOWS IN THE DARK: A CURANDERA REVEALS TRADITIONAL AZTEC SECRETS OF PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALTH by Elena Avila; THE PAGAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING: PRACTICAL RITUALS, PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS and THE SPIRAL DANCE: A REBIRTH OF THE ANCIENT RELIGION OF THE GREAT GODDESS by Starhawk; YOGA AND MYSTICISM by Swami Prabhavananda; LOVE BEYOND LIFE: THE HEALING POWER OF AFTER DEATH COMMUNICATIONS by Joel Martin; PRACTICAL MYSTICISM by Evelyn Underhill; THE BOOK OF SACRED STONES: FACT AND FALLACY IN THE CRYSTAL WORLD by Barbara Walker; and WEBSTER’S FIRST NEW INTERGALACTIC WICKEDARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, conjured by Mary Daly.
Philosophy: THE I CHING, OR BOOK OF CHANGES, translated by Richard Wilhelm; T’AI CHI CH’UAN & MEDITATION by Da Liu; and MORALITY by Bernard Williams.
Plays: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde and PHAEDRA by Racine.
Poetry: THIRSTING FOR PEACE IN A RAGING CENTURY, selected poems 1961-1985, by Edward Sanders; A GRAIN OF POETRY: HOW TO READ CONTEMPORARY POEMS by Herbert Kohl; SCOTTISH LOVE POEMS, a personal anthology by Antonia Fraser; AN EAR IN BARTRAM’S TREE by Jonathan Williams; THE POETRY HOME REPAIR MANUAL: PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR BEGINNING POETS by Ted Kooser; THE CONTINUOUS LIFE by Mark Strand; and THE TIJUANA BOOK OF THE DEAD by Luis Alberto Urrea.
Psychology & Self-Help: THE BRILLIANT MEMORY BOOK by Dominic O’Brien; HOW TO SAY IT WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY: THE RIGHT WORDS FOR DIFFICULT TIMES by Robbie Kaplan; JUNG’S PSYCHOLOGY AND ITS SOCIAL MEANING by Ira Progoff; and PSYCHE AND DEATH: DEATH-DEMONS IN FOLKLORE, MYTHS AND MODERN DREAMS by Edgar Herzog.
Reference: PESSIMISMS: FAMOUS QUOTES AND RUMINATIONS ON WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING THE WORST by Eric Marcus and WHAT’S IN A WORD: FASCINATING STORIES OF MORE THAN 350 EVERYDAY WORDS AND PHRASES by Webb Garrison.
Religion: THE VATICAN: CONSPIRACIES, CODES AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH by Jack Driver; HINDU MYTHS, edited by Betty Radice; QUR’AN AND WOMAN: READING THE SACRED TEXT FROM A WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE by Amina Wadud; WHERE TO FIND IT IN THE BIBLE: THE ULTIMATE A TO Z RESOURCE by Ken Anderson; TYNDALE HANDBOOK OF BIBLE MAPS AND CHARTS by Neil Wilson and Linda Taylor; NOTHING EXISTS THAT IS NOT SIVA: COMMENTS ON THE SIVA SUTRA AND OTHER SACRED TEXTS by Swami Muktananda; GOD AS NATURE SEES GOD: A CHRISTIAN READING OF THE TAO TE CHING by Rev. John Mabry; THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS TRANSLATED: THE QUMRAN TEXTS IN ENGLISH by Florentino Garcia Martinez; THE INNER JOURNEY: VIEWS FROM THE JEWISH TRADITION, edited by Rabbi Jack Bemporad; and GOD’S DOG: CONVERSATIONS WITH COYOTE by Webster Kitchell.
Science & Nature: A PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK by Annie Dillard.
Science Fiction: THE CURRENTS OF SPACE, FOUNDATION, FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE and SECOND FOUNDATION by Isaac Asimov.
Sociology: CITY LIFE: URBAN EXPECTATIONS IN A NEW WORLD, the classic by Witold Rybczynski.
Television: CALL THE MIDWIFE: SHADOWS OF THE WORKHOUSE and FAREWELL TO THE EAST END by Jennifer Worth.
Travel: UNIQUE EATS AND EATERIES OF SAN FRANCISCO by Kimberley Lovato.
Audio Books on CD: DEAD AIM by Iris Johansen.
Music on CD: THE BEST OF MILITARY BANDS, with fanfares, marches, war movie themes and more; THE ANIMALS RETROSPECITIVE; and ON THE BANKS OF THE HELICON: EARLY MUSIC OF SCOTLAND by the Baltimore Consort.
DVD: MURDOCH MYSTERIES: SEASON 8 (Murdoch and Julia get married in this one!) with Yannick Bisson.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Board Books for Little Ones: LIFT THE FLAP WORD BOOK by Felicity Brooks with pictures by Corinne Bittler;
Hardback Picture Books: BRAVE from Disney; BOOK WITHOUT A NAME by Kit Williams (bees are featured in this one); and A GRANDMOTHER’S LULLABY by Carol Whayne with pictures by Hinkebein (a music CD of the lullaby is included);
Paperback Picture Books: AMELIA’S NOTEBOOK and LUV, AMELIA, LUV, NADIA by Marissa Moss; SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY: A STORY ABOUT LOVE & LEGACIES by Susan Bosak with pictures by Laurie McGaw; and THE AMAZING STORY OF NOAH’S ARK by Daniel Vium, a sticker book with all stickers intact.
Foreign-Language: TEACH-ME SPANISH: THE WAY TO COUNT, TELL TIME & TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER, a flash card set and LOS OJOS DEL TEJEDOR (THE EYES OF THE WEAVER) by Cristina Ortega with pictures by Patricio Garcia.
Series Books: MAD SCIENCE: WATCH OUT, MUCUS ATTACK and WHAT A BLAST by various authors; KUNG POW CHICKEN: LET’S GET CRACKING and BOK, BOK, BOOM by Cyndi Marko; THE RESCUE PRINCESSES: THE SECRET PROMISE, THE WISHING POOL and THE MONLIGHT MYSTERY by Paula Harrison; IVY AND BEAN, Books 1-5 and Book 9, by Annie Barrows; and CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND THE WRATH OF THE WICKED WEDGIE WOMAN by Dav Pilkey.
Intermediate Fiction: FLAT STANLEY by Jeff Brown; EVERYTHING FOR A DOG by Ann Martin; and THE MYSTERY OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Carole Marsh.
Non-Fiction: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASTIC FISH by Mignon Manhart; I CAN DRAW BUGS by Walter Foster; EYES ON NATURE: BATS by Celia Bland; EYE LIKE COLORS from Play Bac Publishers; 51 WACKY WE-SEARCH REPORTS: FACE THE FACTS WITH FUN by Barry Lane; TEETH by Greg Pyers; THE TITANIC: AN INTERACTIVE HISTORY ADVENTURE by Bob Temple; THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CRAZY HORSE by Russell Freedman with drawings by Amos Bad Heart Bull; ECLIPSE by Kelly Kong; EXPLORATION OF SPACE by Felicity Trotman; FIVE-STAR GIRLS’ BASKETBALL DRILLS, edited by Stephanie Gaitley; and ARCHIMEDES AND THE DOOR OF SCIENCE by Jeanne Bendick.
Children’s Poetry: A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC by Shel Silverstein; POETRY MATTERS by Ralph Fletcher; A FAMILY OF POEMS: MY FAVORITE POEMS FOR CHILDREN by Caroline Kennedy with paintings by Jon Muth; and I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY: CHILDREN’S DRAWINGS AND POEMS FROM TEREZIN CONCENTRATION CAMP, 1942-1944, edited by Hana Volavkova.
Children’s Biography: JUNIPERO SERRA: EXPLORER AND MISSIONARY by Tyler Schumacher.
Newbery Shelf: JOYFUL NOISE: POEMS FOR TWO VOICES by Paul Fleischman and KIRA-KIRA by Cynthia Kadohata.
Caldecott Medal: MADELINE by Ludwig Bemelmans.
Classics: From May 8 until May 19, New Albany’s talented Theatre Works of Southern Indiana will be presenting a musical of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal, THE SECRET GARDEN. For the occasion, we have a beautiful gold-stamped, leatherette-bound copy of not just THE SECRET GARDEN but Burnett’s other famous story, A LITTLE PRINCESS. With lovely illustrations by Jan Burridge and Louise Hill, this would make a fantastic gift for a good reader, ages 8 and up. More copies of THE SECRET GARDEN, a SECRET GARDEN activity book and a study guide are on display. We also have a copy of my favorite Oz book, OZMA OF OZ by L. Frank Baum.
Ready-to Read: SCORPIONS, SPIDERS, CENTIPEDES AND MILLIPEDES (Level 3) by Paul Kupperberg; MY TRIP TO ATLANTIS (Level 2) by Sponge Bob Square Pants; BEAR HUGS (Level 1) by Alyssa Capucilli; A BIG GUY TOOK MY BALL by Mo Willems; FOX IN SOCKS by Dr. Seuss; and IT’S NOT EASY BEING BIG by Stephanie St. Pierre.
Young Adult & Intermediate Fantasy: BRISINGER and INHERITANCE by Christopher Paolini; ANT-MAN: ZOMBIE REPELLENT by Chris Wyatt; TROLL HUNTERS: WELCOME TO THE DARKLANDS, adapted by Richard Hamilton; RANGER’S APPRENTICE by John Flannagan; STARS ABOVE by Marissa Meyer; ROOTLESS by Chris Howard; and LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare.
Young Adult Fiction: MED HEAD by James Patterson.
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.