Library Notes for September 7, 2011

“Pam’s Picks” for the week of and after our last big holiday for a while. Just a little change of pace from Ms. Cheryl, a series of books on sign language for children: clothing, colors, school activities, vehicles, food, farm animals, these books are very colorful and great for learning to sign. Also a clever book on homonym’s for children, called “A Book of Homophones” by Gene Barretta, like dear deer, Aunt ant, him hymn, I know you get it. Plus a series of books called A First Look At Book : “I Can Do It,” “I Can Make a Difference,” “Everyone Matters,” and “Why Do I Feel Scared?” Come, take a look and let your child share them with you. Ms. Cheryl is excited to start Story Time this week too. It is every Wednesday, at 10:30.

New Fiction: “Robert Ludlam’s Bourne Dominion” by Eric Lustbader, what can I say it’s Jason Bourne searching for a cadre of terrorists seeking to destroy America’s most strategic natural recourses.

“State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett, this is a provocative and thrilling novel set deep in the Amazon jungle. A research scientist is sent to find a fellow scientist who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while searching for a new drug.

“Flash and Bones” by Kathy Reichs, this is a Temperance Brennan novel. Temperance is the inspiration for the Fox TV series “Bones.” Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week (NASCAR) a body is found on the track. But, whose body is it?

“Full Black” by Brad Thor, this is a terrifying story of espionage and betrayal. There are some missions so deadly, so sensitive even the heads of state don’t know they exist. What happens when such a mission goes wrong?

“Happy Birthday” by Danielle Steel, the story of three people celebrating the same birth date. Each is reaching a crucial turning point in life. So, blow out the candles, say good-bye to the past, and make a wish for the future.

New Christian Fiction: “The Harvest of Grace” by Cindy Woodsmall, this is book three in the Ada’s House series. Reeling from an unexpected betrayal, can Sylvia find relief from the echoes of her past or will they shape her future forever? 

“Pam’s Non-fiction Pick”: “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris 1830-1900” by David McCuyllough, this  is the enthralling, inspiring, and until now, untold story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

“The Rice-Heizer Connection: A Kentucky Family’s Legacy” by Lucien H. Rice, this book was donated to the library by Steve Skinner, member of the SAR in Frankfort, KY and Virginia Alexander, member and Honorary Regent of the James Thomas Chapter of the  NSDAR of Cadiz.

While we are on the subject of children…Cook Book of the Week: “Baby and Toddler Cookbook” by Karen Ansel, and Charity Ferreira, this book has recipes for fresh homemade foods for a healthy start on life.

New Audio Books on CD: “Charlotte’s Web” by E. B. White, and “Eve” by Iris Johansen.

New CDs: “Dream with Me” by Jackie Evancho, and “Il Volo.”

New DVDs: “Gnomeo & Juliet,” and “The BlackSwan.”

New Display: This month the display case is dedicated to the Constitution of the United States. This display is done by the James Thomas Chapter of the NSDAR, Cadiz. September 17-23 is Constitution Week. 

Pam Metts