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Barren Lives
Barren Lives (1938) covers a brief period of time in the life of a family as they try to eke out a living as farm hands on a ranch in a small village. ...more
Oct 2007
Sep 20, 2007
Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes
Usually the illustrations in these nursery rhyme collections have dull, rathery samey, uninspired illustrations. Not here. These are works of art, don ...more
Apr 20, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
The Emergence of Maps in Libraries:
Walter William Ristow had a long career as a map librarian and cartographer. He worked as the head of the map divisions at the New York Public Library ...more
Sep 25, 2010
Sep 20, 2010
A Brazilian trickster story.
Mar 1997
Jan 25, 2010
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei
I chose Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei by Peter Sís for my astronomy materials for children ages 5 to 8 project. One of our requirements was to inc ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
Hard Hat Area
Whenever I write a review post I start by looking for other blog reviews of the book. In the case of Hard Hat Area by Susan L Roth I'm surprised that ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries: Librarians and Educators in Second Life and Other Multi-User Virtual Environments
Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries by Lori Bell and Rhonda Trueman begins with the Gartner Research Group estimate that 80% of all internet users will exp ...more
Nov 07, 2010
Nov 07, 2010
The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo won the 2004 Newbery Award. It's the story of an outcast mouse who ends up becoming a hero by extraordinary m ...more
Mar 31, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
Stella, Princess of the Sky
Stella, Princess of the Sky by Marie-Louise Gay is one of the Stella and Sam series of books. I included on my list of astronomy themed books for chil ...more
Mar 12, 2011
Mar 12, 2011
Looking Like Me
I'm took a materials for children ages 5 to 8. The class required a lot of reading and analysis of children's books. One of the books I chose to use f ...more
Feb 09, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
The Pepins and Their Problems
The Pepins and Their Problems by Polly Horvath was recommended as a good example of "realistic fiction" for children in first through third grades in ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
Sharing Geographic Information
From September to December I have been read a pile of books about geographic information systems (GIS). I was working on a paper about GIS for one of ...more
Oct 16, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
Just in Case
The first time I saw Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book by Yuyi Morales at the library, it was on display for El Dia de los Muer ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Jul 31, 2010
Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture
Last semester I worked on a Web 2.0 research paper where the emphasis was on library blogging and its use by and benefit to patrons (or Patron 2.0). O ...more
Sep 27, 2010
Sep 20, 2010
Big Red Lollipop
Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan was inspired by her own childhood as a younger sister who desperately wanted to go with her sister to a birthday par ...more
Apr 06, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
We are in a Book!
We Are in a Book by Mo Willems is the third Elephant and Piggie book to win a Cybils. It was the first book in the series that Harriet and I read. I c ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris, #2)
The strange cover with an old manual typewriter covered with white mushrooms caught my eye at the library. After weeks of ignoring the book I gave in ...more
Feb 21, 2010
Dec 07, 2009
Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon
In Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon by Suzy Kline, Harry and his friends learn about astronomy, especially the moon, and hold a bake sale to make their ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Mar 08, 2011
Ground Truth: The Social Implications of Geographic Information Systems
Interesting but not exactly on topic for my paper. It's focused on the commercial and marketing side of GIS. Ground Truth: The Social Implications of ...more
Oct 16, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet
Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet is the first in a new series by Graham Salisbury. Trouble always seems to find Calvin even when he's doing his best to ...more
Apr 20, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
I am currently a library and information science student. I read This Book is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson as part of my research for my Patron 2.0 pap ...more
Oct 11, 2010
Feb 05, 2010
Lin Yi's Lantern: A Moon Festival Tale
I read Lin Yi's Lantern by Brenda Williams as part of that astronomy themed book project I did. It teaches children about the Chinese Moon Festival th ...more
Mar 04, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
Information Seeking in Electronic Environments
Information Seeking in Electronic Environments by Gary Marchionini was published the year I first started grad school. It was a time when the internet ...more
Dec 05, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
My Brother Charlie
I first heard of My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete is a picture book about a family of fraternal twins, one of whom ...more
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry)
The Googlization of Everything by Siva Vaidhyanathan looks at Google history and it's growing reach of services across the internet. The thesis is tha ...more
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 05, 2012
Boundaries of Home: Mapping for Local Empowerment
Boundaries of Home by Doug Aberley was another of my GIS research books. It came up when I was reading about public participation GIS, a term coined b ...more
Oct 15, 2010
Oct 15, 2010
Proust and the Squid
Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf is a tricky book to review. It's a book I wanted to read it since it came out. I can't even remember where I fir ...more
Jan 02, 2011
Dec 12, 2009
Clementine's Letter (Clementine, #3)
Clementine's Letter by Sara Pennypacker is the third book in the series. It won the Christopher Award in 2008. It was also the first book in the serie ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals
Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals by Ellyssa Kroski was one of the first books I found in the early days of my Patron 2.0 research ...more
Oct 13, 2010
Oct 05, 2010
Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations
Once Upon a Starry Night by Jacqueline Mitton was one of the books I chose for an astronomy themed project last semester. The goal was to come up with ...more
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
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