Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kristy's June Staff Pick

New Scientist

V 210 NO. 2811 May 7, 2011

Check out this title!

Lots of interesting information is covered in this journal. Have you ever wondered what life could be like if we could build the fundamentals of civilization from scratch (March 26-April 1, 2011)? Find out why we can’t live without dreams- Your dreaming brain (March 12-18, 2011) or read the ponderings of the editor as he talks about the Strange science of daily life (February 19-25, 2011).

With all kinds of fascinating topics- there is sure to be something to pique your interest!

Juli's June Staff Pick


DVD PR 6037 .H23 A8 1997

This film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1984 but it’s hard to believe Tom Hulce’s performance as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart didn’t win him the Oscar. It was amazing! Music, mayhem, murder plot, and madness… this film has it all!

Tim's June Staff Pick

Tom Sawyer

Author: Mark Twain

Call Num: PS 1306 .A1 1940

Looking for a staff pick got me to thinking about one of my favorite books from my childhood. This book takes me back to a carefree childhood where I longed for adventure. I can’t say I went on quite the adventures that Tom Sawyer had, but I did live up my childhood to the fullest. This book brings back memories of bike riding, fishing trips, and just good memories of a childhood that I feel at times I have left behind. Hopefully, you’ll find a book this summer to read that will take you back to a happy place.

Candy's June Staff Pick


by Simon Winchester

Call #: GC 481 .W56 2010

From the exploration of sea travel to Leif Erickson – Christopher Columbus – World War II sea travel, Simon Winchester tells a strong tale of the Atlantic Ocean as it has impacted the world.

Jan's June Staff Pick

Earth From Space
by: Andrew K. Johnson
Call #: QB 637 .J63 2004

Amazing pictures of our earth, along with lots of interesting information about the different ways the images are used. You can take in the pictures first, then go back and read the details on your second…or third… time through this beautiful book. (Check out page 63.) Enjoy!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Cory's June Staff pick

by Robert McCloskey
PZ 27 .M1336 BLU 1987

Many of us have fond memories of Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. For most of his adult life McCloskey lived in Maine. Here is his Maine treasure, Blueberries for Sal, where you get the same tender sweetness of character and classic line drawings. The book won the Caldecott Medal in 1949, which honors "the most distinguished American picture book for children."