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New Books for February

Wild Hope Hollywood 1938 India: A Sacred Geography The Legacy of David Foster Wallace

Looking for something to read? Here’s our list of new books for February:

Search our library catalog where you can get the call number and location of the book.

Executive function and child development / Marcie Yeager, Daniel Yeager.

Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis : Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the missiles of November / Sergo Mikoyan ; edited by Svetlana Savranskaya.

Israel : a history / Anita Shapira ; translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris.

That every man be armed : the evolution of a constitutional right / Stephen P. Halbrook.

End of exceptionalism in American education : the changing politics of school reform / Jeffrey R. Henig.

This we know : a chronology of the shootings at Kent State, May 1970 / Carole A. Barbato, Laura L. Davis, and Mark F. Seeman.

Toads on toast / Linda Bailey ; [illustrated by] Colin Jack.

Lemonade in winter : a book about two kids counting money / written by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by G. Brian Karas.

Twelve kinds of ice / by Ellen Bryan Obed ; illustrated by Barbara McClintock.

Cold snap / by Eileen Spinelli ; illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.

Few bites / Cybèle Young.

Little bird / Germano Zullo ; [illustrated by] Albertine.

Bomb : the race to build and steal the world’s most dangerous weapon / Steve Sheinkin.

Infinity and me / written by Kate Hosford ; illustrations by Gabi Swiatkowska.

One Times Square : a century of change at the crossroads of the world / written & illustrated by Joe McKendry.

Impossible rescue / Martin Sandler.

Extraordinary music of Mr. Ives / written and illustrated by Joanne Stanbridge.

Noah Webster and his words / by Jeri Chase Ferris ; illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch.

I have a dream / Martin Luther King, Jr. ; paintings by Kadir Nelson.

Electric Ben : the amazing life and times of Benjamin Franklin / Robert Byrd.

Brontë sisters : the brief lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne / Catherine Reef.

Perfect day / Carin Berger.

This moose belongs to me / Oliver Jeffers.

Return to the willows / Jacqueline Kelly ; illustrations by Clint Young.

Stephen and the beetle / Jorge Luján ; [illustrations by] Chiara Carrer ; translated by Elisa Amado.

Boxcar children beginning : the Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm / Patricia MacLachlan ; [interior illustrations by Robert Dunn].

Toads on toast / Linda Bailey ; [illustrated by] Colin Jack.

Lemonade in winter : a book about two kids counting money / written by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by G. Brian Karas.

Twelve kinds of ice / by Ellen Bryan Obed ; illustrated by Barbara McClintock.

Cold snap / by Eileen Spinelli ; illustrated by Marjorie Priceman.

Few bites / Cybèle Young.

Little bird / Germano Zullo ; [illustrated by] Albertine.

Bomb : the race to build and steal the world’s most dangerous weapon / Steve Sheinkin.

Ramayana : divine loophole / written & illustrated by Sanjay Patel.

Beyond courage : the untold story of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust / Doreen Rappaport.

Hand in hand : ten Black men who changed America / by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; paintings by Brian Pinkney.

Coyote and the sky : how the sun, moon, and stars began / story by Emmett “Shkeme” Garcia ; illustrated by Victoria Pringle.

Spirit seeker : John Coltrane’s musical journey / by Gary Golio ; paintings by Rudy Gutierrez.

Harlem’s little blackbird / Renée Watson ; illustrated by Christian Robinson.

Little book of Hindu deities : from the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow / by Sanjay Patel.

Little White Duck : a childhood in China / by Na Liu and Andrés Vera Martínez; illustrated by Andrés Vera Martínez.

Bear despair / Gaëtan Dorémus.

Ben’s flying flowers / by Inger Maier ; illustrated by Maria Bogade.

Abe Lincoln’s dream / Lane Smith.

Juan the bear and the water of life = La acequia de Juan del oso / retold and translated by Enrique R. Lamadrid & Juan Estevan Arellano ; illustrations by Amy Córdova.

Infinity and me / written by Kate Hosford ; illustrations by Gabi Swiatkowska.

Oxford handbook of Aristotle / edited by Christopher Shields.

Rainy brain, sunny brain : how to retrain your brain to overcome pessimism and achieve a more positive outlook / Elaine Fox.

India : a sacred geography / by Diana L. Eck.

Islamism and Islam / Bassam Tibi.

Robespierre : a revolutionary life / Peter McPhee.

Iron curtain : the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 / Anne Applebaum.

Patriarch : the remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P. Kennedy / David Nasaw.

From the hands of a weaver : Olympic Peninsula basketry through time / edited by Jacilee Wray ; foreword by Jonathan B. Jarvis.

Masters of the planet : the search for our human origins / Ian Tattersall.

People’s pension : the struggle to defend Social Security since Reagan / Eric Laursen.

Transformation of the Republican Party, 1912-1936 : from reform to resistance / Clyde P. Weed.

Social neuroscience of education : optimizing attachment and learning in the classroom / Louis Cozolino ; foreword by Daniel J. Siegel.
Handel / Donald Burrows.

Always looking : essays on art / John Updike ; edited by Christopher Carduff.

Art of modern China / Julia F. Andrews and Kuiyi Shen.

Hollywood 1938 : motion pictures’ greatest year / Catherine Jurca.

Writing death and absence in the Victorian novel : engraved narratives / Jolene Zigarovich.

Jazz griots : music as history in the 1960s African American poem / Jean-Philippe Marcoux.

Difficult woman : the challenging life and times of Lillian Hellman / Alice Kessler-Harris.

My dear governess : the letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann / edited by Irene Goldman-Price.

Home / Toni Morrison.

Legacy of David Foster Wallace / edited by Samuel Cohen and Lee Konstantinou.

Future of the world’s climate / Ann Henderson-Sellers, Kendal McGuffie.

Darwin’s ghosts : the secret history of evolution / Rebecca Stott.

Observation and ecology : broadening the scope of science to understand a complex world / Rafe Sagarin and Aníbal Pauchard.

Wild hope : on the front lines of conservation success / Andrew Balmford.

Earth before the dinosaurs / Sébastien Steyer ; illustrated by Alain Bénéteau ; translated by Chris Spence ; foreword by Carl Zimmer.

Cindy Sherman : the early works 1975-1977 : catalogue raisonné / by Gabriele Schor ; Sammlung Verbund ; [translations: Elizabeth Tucker, Fiona Elliott, Catherine Schelbert].

Ethics and war : an introduction / Steven P. Lee.

Most human human : what artificial intelligence teaches us about being alive / Brian Christian.

Trusting what you’re told : how children learn from others / Paul L. Harris.

Times of troubles : Britain’s war in Northern Ireland / Andrew Sanders and Ian S. Wood.

1967 Arab-Israeli war : origins and consequences / edited by Wm. Roger Louis and Avi Shlaim.

Man who saved the union : Ulysses Grant in war and peace / H. W. Brands.

Living in a dangerous climate : climate change and human evolution / Renée Hetherington.

From parents to children : the intergenerational transmission of advantage / John Ermisch, Markus Jäntti, and Timothy Smeeding, editors.

Dictator’s learning curve : inside the global battle for democracy / William J. Dobson.

Saul Steinberg : a biography / Deirdre Bair.

American Indians and the mass media / edited by Meta G. Carstarphen and John P. Sanchez.

Stella Adler on America’s master playwrights : Eugene O’Neill, Thornton Wilder, Clifford Odets, William Saroyan, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee / edited and with commentary by Barry Paris.

State of peril : race and rape in South African literature / Lucy Valerie Graham.

Underwater Eden : saving the last coral wilderness on earth / edited by Gregory S. Stone & David Obura.

Fostering nurse-led care : professional practice for the bedside leader from Massachusetts General Hospital / [edited by] Jeanette Ives Erickson, Dorothy A. Jones, Marianne Ditomassi.

On Saudi Arabia : its people, past, religion, fault lines–and future / Karen Elliott House.

Dust Bowl : an illustrated history / by Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Aileen Silverstone and Susan Shumaker.

Reading classes : on culture and classism in America / Barbara Jensen.

Nature all around us : a guide to urban ecology / edited by Beatrix Beisner, Christian Messier, and Luc-Alain Giraldeau ; translated by Beatrix Beisner.

Assessment of young children : a collaborative approach / Lisa B. Fiore.

Words at work and play : three decades in family and community life / Shirley Brice Heath.

Dear life : stories / Alice Munro.

Paleontology in ecology and conservation / Julien Louys, editor.

On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson / William Souder.

Other side of normal : how biology is providing the clues to unlock the secrets of normal and abnormal behavior / Jordan Smoller.

Microbes and evolution : the world that Darwin never saw / edited by Roberto Kolter and Stanley Maloy.

Roy Lichtenstein : a retrospective / James Rondeau and Sheena Wagstaff ; with contributions by Clare Bell, Yve-Alain Bois, Iria Candela, Harry Cooper, Sara Doris, Chrissie Iles, James Lawrence, and Stephen Little.

Controversy in the psychology classroom : using hot topics to foster critical thinking / edited by Dana S. Dunn … [et al.].

New Books for January

   

Looking for something to read? Here’s our list of new books for January:

Search our library catalog where you can get the call number and location of the book.

Emotional life of your brain : how its unique patterns affect the way you think, feel, and live–and how you can change them / Richard J. Davidson with Sharon Begley.

So rich, so poor : why it’s so hard to end poverty in America / Peter Edelman.

Russia : a long view / Yegor Gaidar ; translated by Antonina W. Bouis.

Confronting homelessness : poverty, politics, and the failure of social policy / David Wagner with Jennifer Barton Gilman.

Oscar’s shadow : Wilde, homosexuality and modern Ireland / Éibhear Walshe.

Round house / Louise Erdrich.

Empowering science and mathematics education in urban schools / Edna Tan and Angela Calabrese Barton with Erin E. Turner and Maura Varley Gutiérrez.

City and the coming climate : climate change in the places we live / Brian Stone, Jr.

Hyperactive : the controversial history of ADHD / Matthew Smith.

Forasteros en tierra extraña / Gabriel T. Saxton-Ruiz.

Wrinkle in time : the graphic novel / [Madeleine L'Engle] ; adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson.

Beetle book / by Steve Jenkins.

Helen’s big world : the life of Helen Keller / written by Doreen Rappaport ; illustrated by Matt Tavares.

Odyssey / retold by Gillian Cross ; illustrated by Neil Packer.

Unspoken : a story from the Underground Railroad / Henry Cole.

House held up by trees / Ted Kooser ; illustrated by Jon Klassen.

Three ‘io brothers and the big bad hurricane / written and illustrated by Keri Kodama.

Civil War begins : opening clashes, 1861 / Jennifer M. Murray.

Stalingrad to Berlin : the German defeat in the east / Earl F. Ziemke.

North American plan for animal and pandemic influenza.

Novarupta-Katmai eruption of 1912 : largest eruption of the twentieth century : centennial perspectives / Wes Hildreth and Judy Fierstein.

CAESAR, POLO & ESAU papers : Cold War era hard target analysis of Soviet and Chinese policy and decision making, 1953-1973.

Creation of the intelligence community : founding documents.

Applied positive psychology : improving everyday life, health, schools, work, and society / edited by Stewart I. Donaldson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura.

Soviet society in the era of late socialism, 1964-1985 / edited by Neringa Klumbyte? and Gulnaz Sharafutdinova.

From sit-ins to SNCC : the student civil rights movement in the 1960s / edited by Iwan Morgan and Philip Davies.

Acorns and bitter roots : starch grain research in the prehistoric Eastern Woodlands / Timothy C. Messner.
Riddle of Cantinflas : essays on Hispanic popular culture / Ilan Stavans.

Growth of non-western cities : primary and secondary urban networking, c. 900-1900 / edited by Kenneth R. Hall.

Thornton Wilder : a life / Penelope Niven ; with a foreword by Edward Albee.

Nature’s compass : the mystery of animal navigation / James L. Gould, Carol Grant Gould.

Addicted brain : why we abuse drugs, alcohol, and nicotine / Michael J. Kuhar.

Treating attachment disorders : from theory to therapy / Karl Heinz Brisch ; translated by Kenneth Kronenberg ; foreword by Lotte Ko¨hler ; afterword by Inge Bretherton. 

Sociology of family life : change and diversity in intimate relations / Deborah Chambers.

Routledge handbook of hazards and disaster risk reduction / edited by Ben Wisner, JC Gaillard and Ilan Kelman.

Entrepreneurship : an evidence-based guide / Robert A. Baron.

Roots of conservatism in Mexico : Catholicism, society, and politics in the Mixteca Baja, 1750-1962 / Benjamin T. Smith.

Minimizing marriage : marriage, morality, and the law / Elizabeth Brake.

Last season of innocence : the teen experience in the 1960s / Victor Brooks.

Law in American history / G. Edward White.

History of opera / Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker.

Exemplary science for building interest in STEM careers / edited by Robert E. Yager.

Nine algorithms that changed the future : the ingenious ideas that drive today’s computers / John MacCormick ; with a foreword by Chris Bishop.

Divining a digital future : mess and mythology in ubiquitous computing / Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell.

Goldilocks planet : the four billion year story of Earth’s climate / Jan Zalasiewicz & Mark Williams.

Last great plant hunt : the story of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank / Carolyn Fry, Sue Seddon and Gail Vines.

New American landscape : leading voices on the future of sustainable gardening / edited by Thomas Christopher.

Holistic orchard : tree fruits and berries the biological way / Michael Phillips.

Hungry planet : stories of plant diseases / Gail L. Schumann and Cleora J. D’Arcy.

Nuclear energy : what everyone needs to know / Charles D. Ferguson.

Short nights of the Shadow Catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis / Timothy Egan.

African democracy and development : challenges for post-conflict African nations / edited by Cassandra R. Veney and Dick Simpson.

Framework for K-12 science education : practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas / Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards, Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Code/space : software and everyday life / Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge.

Brain : big bangs, behaviors, and beliefs / Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall ; illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne.

Understanding moral obligation : Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard / Robert Stern.

War on heresy / R.I. Moore.

Ocean of life : the fate of man and the sea / Callum Roberts.

This Indian country : American Indian political activists and the place they made / Frederick E. Hoxie.

Only one living to tell : the autobiography of a Yavapai Indian / Mike Burns ; edited by Gregory McNamee.

Life at home in the twenty-first century : 32 families open their doors / Jeanne E. Arnold … [et al.].

Practical guide for policy analysis : the eightfold path to more effective problem solving / Eugene Bardach.

Digital wars : Apple, Google, Microsoft and the battle for the Internet / Charles Arthur.

Great inversion and the future of the American city / Alan Ehrenhalt.

Timeline of presidential elections : how campaigns do (and do not) matter / Robert S. Erikson and
Christopher Wlezien.

Mozart at the gateway to his fortune : serving the Emperor, 1788-1791 / Christoph Wolff.

Natural history of the piano : the instrument, the music, the musicians–from Mozart to modern jazz, and everything in between / Stuart Isacoff.

John Keats : a new life / Nicholas Roe.

Reading history in children’s books / Catherine Butler and Hallie O’Donovan.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reader / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; edited by Abby Wolf.

Bioinformatics for biologists / edited by Pavel Pevzner and Ron Shamir.

Fifty years of invasion ecology : the legacy of Charles Elton / edited by David M. Richardson.

Handbook of nature / Frank R. Spellman and Joni Price-Bayer.

Metabolic ecology : a scaling approach / edited by Richard M. Sibly, James H. Brown, and Astrid Kodric-Brown.

Community ecology / Peter J. Morin.

Cell : a very short introduction / Terence Allen and Graham Cowling.

Urban bird ecology and conservation / Christopher A. Lepczyk and Paige S. Warren, editors.

Phantoms of the prairie : the return of cougars to the Midwest / John W. Laundre.

Beyond the brain : how body and environment shape animal and human minds / Louise Barrett.

Environmental microbiology of aquatic and waste systems / Nduka Okafor.

Fear of food : a history of why we worry about what we eat / Harvey Levenstein.

360º of Books – Here’s the List!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 360° of Books campaign. We made it! 360+ of you have told us your favorite books. Over 240 individual book titles were nominated as favorites. Looking for something to do over Winter Break? Well, start reading some of these UWGB favorites!

For a quick look, here are the Top 20 Favorite Books:

The Top 20 range from classic books you read in school (To Kill A Mockingbird), childrens’ & parents’ favorites (Good Night Moon), to more recent contemporary books (Harry Potter, The Hunger Games), and even “hot off the shelf” (Fifty Shades of Grey). Publication dates of the Top 20 run from 1813 to 2011.

On the full list of books, we noticed author trends. Many authors had more than one book nominated–as an example, George Orwell had two books in the Top 20. Here’s a list of authors that had more than one book nominated. In parentheses is the number of books:

(4) John Green
(4) John Steinbeck
(3) Neil Gaiman
(3) Jodi Picoult
(3) Philip Roth
(3) David Sedaris
(3) Dr. Seuss
(3) William Shakespeare
(2) Willa Cather
(2) Jeffrey Eugenides
(2) Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(2) Cormac McCarthy
(2) Stephenie Meyer
(2) Toni Morrison
(2) Barack Obama
(2) George Orwell
(2) Ayn Rand
(2) J.D. Salinger
(2) Nicholas Sparks
(2) J.R.R. Tolkien
(2) Mark Twain
(2) Kurt Vonnegut
(2) David Foster Wallce

A couple of other interesting notes about the authors: two are sisters: Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre) and Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights), and two are brother and sister: David Sedaris (Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Holidays on Ice, Me Talk Pretty One Day) and Amy Sedaris (I Like You).

Want to know more? Here’s the full list of books that were nominated for 360° of Books:

 

Full List of Books (alphabetical order)

#
2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke

 

A
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

After the Dancing Days – Margaret I. Rostkowski

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

All My Friends are Dead – Avery Monsen & Jory John

All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy

American Gods – Neil Gaiman

American Pastoral – Philip Roth

Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

The Angel’s Game – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Animal Farm – George Orwell

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver

Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne

Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand

Atonement – Ian McEwan

The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama

The Autobiography of Malcolm X – Malcolm X

 

B
Beauty – Robin McKinley

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Beloved – Toni Morrison

Berserk – Kentaro Miura

Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear – Nancy White Carlstrom

Bhagavad Gita

The Bible

Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

Bitten – Kelly Armstrong

Blankets – Craig Thompson

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

The Boxcar Children – Gertrude C. Warner

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut

Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson

A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Dee Brown

 

C
Candide – Voltaire

The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault

A Child Called It – Dave Pelzer

The Children of Sanchez – Oscar Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis

The Cider House Rules – John Irving

Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

The Coldest Winter Ever – Sister Souljah

The Color Purple – Alice Walker

A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain

Consider the Lobster – David Foster Wallace

The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen

The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

 

D
Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather

Divergent – Veronica Roth

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick

Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance – Barack Obama

The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim – David Sedaris

Dune – Frank Herbert

 

E
East of Eden – John Steinbeck

Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine

Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin

Enders Game – Orson Scott Card

Eragon – Christopher Paolini

Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

 

F
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser

The Fault in our Stars – John Green

Faust – Goethe

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk

Fifty Shades of Grey – E L James

Fountainhead – Ayn Rand

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

Franny & Zooey – J.D. Salinger

 

G
A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

The Giver – Lois Lowry

The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls

The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins

God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

Gomorrah – Roberto Saviano

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck

Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown

The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss

 

H
Harry Potter  series – J.K. Rowling

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers

The Help – Kathryn Stockett

Hildilid’s Night – Chelie Duran Ryan

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

His Dark Materials triology – Philip Putnam

The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

Holes – Louis Sachar

Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris

Homeland – R.A. Salvatore

The Host – Stephenie Meyer

House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros

House Rules – Jodi Picoult

Human Stain – Philip Roth

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick

 

I
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

I Like You – Amy Sedaris

Identical – Ellen Hopkins

Ill Fares the Land – Tony Judt

The Incredible Journey – Sheila Burnford

Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin – Erik Larson

The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai

Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

 

J
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

John Donne’s poetry

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke

Journey to the West

 

K
The Kama Sutra

The Keys of the Kingdom – A.J. Cronin

Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City – Kirsten Miller

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

 

L
Left to Tell – Immaculee Ilibaziga

Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Lewis Barnavelt Series – John Bellairs

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Life on the Color Line – Gregory H. Williams

A Light in the Attic – Shel Silverstein

The Little Engine That Could

Looking for Alaska – John Green

The Lord of the Flies – William Golding

The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love You Forever – Robert Munsch

 

M
Maniac Magee – Jerry Spinelli

Martin & Malcolm & America – James H. Cone

Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

The Maze Runner – James Dashner

Message in a Bottle – Nicholas Sparks

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare

Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

A Million Little Pieces – James Frey

My Antonia – Willa Cather

My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

Monkeewrench – P.J. Tracy

A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway

 

N
Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

The Namesake – Juhmpa Lahiri

Netherland – Joseph O’Neill

Nickel and Dimed – Barbara Ehrenreich

Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult

The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks

 

O
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Dr. Seuss

Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Optimist’s Daughter – Eudora Welty

The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin

Othello – William Shakespeare

 

P
A Painted House – John Grisham

Paper Towns – John Green

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

La Peste (The Plague) – Albert Camus

A People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

Playing for Keeps – multiple book titles

The Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg

PostSecret books – Frank Warren

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

The Prince – Machiavelli

The Princess Bride – William Goldman

The Prophet – Khalil Gibran

Puddle Duck – Louis Ross

 

Q

 

R
Rain Fall – Barry Eisler

Rayuela – Julio Cortazar

The Red Tent – Anita Diamant

Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

The Road – Cormac McCarthy

Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare

Running with Scissors – Augusten Burroughs

 

S
The Sandman – Neil Gaiman

Saving June – Hannah Harrington

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Life of Lobsters – Trevor Corson

See, I Told You So – Rush Limbaugh

Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts

Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work – Matthew B. Crawford

The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx

Siddhartha – Herman Hesse

Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut

Smashed: The Story of a Drunken Girlhood – Koren Zailckas

Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson

The Southern Vampire Mysteries (aka The True Blood series) – Charlaine Harris

The Starman – James Robinson

Still Alice – Lisa Genova

The Story of My Life – Helen Keller

Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert A, Heinlein

Stuff White People Like – Christian Lander

Swamplandia! – Karen Russell

 

T
The Tao of Wu – the RZA

Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

The Thornbirds – Colleen McCullough

Three Comrades – Erich Maria Remarque

The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Travels with Charley: In Search of America – John Steinbeck

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith

Tree of Smoke – Denis Johnson

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival – Louise Murphy

The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle – Clamp

Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom

The Twenty-One Balloons – William Pene du Bois

Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

 

U
The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption – Laura Hillenbrand

Under the Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes

 

V
The Vampire Diaries series – L.J. Smith

The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

 

W
Walden – Henry David Thoreau

A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson

Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

Wind, Sand, and Stars – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The World is Round – Gertrude Stein

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

 

X

 

Y

 

Z
Z for Zacharia – Robert C. O’Brient

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig

360º of Books – Countdown Commences!

In our quest to find out the “Favorite Books” of UWGB – we’ve heard from nearly 300 of you! – 296 to be exact. Our goal is to get to 360. So far, the campus community has listed nearly 200 “favorite” books.

If you haven’t told us your favorite book yet, you can stop by Cofrin Library and write it down on our 5th floor display, post it on our Facebook page, tweet us with the #360booksuwgb hash tag, or use this online form.

Your choice of favorite books illustrates the range of literature itself: some new, some classic, from children’s books to adult books, and fiction and non-fiction. Below is a list of the Top 20 Most Popular Favorite Books at UWGB:

Top 20 Most Popular Books

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  2. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  3. Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling
  4. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  5. The Hunger Games series – Suzanne Collins
  6. 1984 – George Orwell
  7. Fifty Shades of Grey – E.L. James
  8. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

10. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

11. Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown

12. Twilight series– Stephenie Meyer

13. The Giver – Lois Lowry

14. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

15. Love You Forever – Robert Munsch

16. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

17. Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

18. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

19. Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut

20. East of Eden – John Steinbeck

 

Full List of “Favorite Books” in Alphabetical Order:

1984 – George Orwell

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

After the Dancing Days – Margaret I. Rostkowski

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy

American Pastoral – Philip Roth

Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

The Angel’s Game – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Animal Farm – George Orwell

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver

Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne

Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand

The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama

Beauty – Robin McKinley

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Beloved – Toni Morrison

Berserk – Kentaro Miura

Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear – Nancy White Carlstrom

Bhagavad Gita

The Bible

Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe

The Boxcar Children – Gertrude C. Warner

Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut

Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson

A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Dee Brown

Candide – Voltaire

The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault

The Children of Sanchez – Oscar Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis

The Cider House Rules – John Irving

Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

The Color Purple – Alice Walker

A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain

The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen

The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather

Divergent – Veronica Roth

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick

Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance – Barack Obama

The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim – David Sedaris

East of Eden – John Steinbeck

Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin

Enders Game – Orson Scott Card

Eragon – Christopher Paolini

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

The Fault in our Stars – John Green

Faust – Goethe

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk

Fifty Shades of Grey – E. L. James

Fountainhead – Ayn Rand

A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

The Giver – Lois Lowry

The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls

God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck

Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss

Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers

The Help – Kathryn Stockett

Hildilid’s Night – Chelie Duran Ryan

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

Holes – Louis Sachar

Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris

Homeland – R.A. Salvatore

The Host – Stephenie Meyer

House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros

Human Stain – Philip Roth

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

I Like You – Amy Sedaris

Identical – Ellen Hopkins

Ill Fares the Land – Tony Judt

The Incredible Journey – Sheila Burnford

Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai

Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

John Donne’s poetry

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke

Journey to the West

The Kama Sutra

The Keys of the Kingdom – A.J. Cronin

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Left to Tell – Immaculee Ilibaziga

Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Lewis Barnavelt Series – John Bellairs

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Life on the Color Line – Gregory H. Williams

A Light in the Attic – Shel Silverstein

The Little Engine That Could

Looking for Alaska – John Green

The Lord of the Flies – William Golding

The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love You Forever – Robert Munsch

Maniac Magee – Jerry Spinelli

Martin & Malcolm & America – James H. Cone

Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

The Maze Runner – James Dashner

Message in a Bottle – Nicholas Sparks

Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

A Million Little Pieces – James Frey

A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway

My Antonia – Willa Cather

My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

The Namesake – Juhmpa Lahiri

Nickel and Dimed – Barbara Ehrenreich

Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult

The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Dr. Seuss

The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Optimist’s Daughter – Eudora Welty

The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin

A Painted House – John Grisham

Paper Towns – John Green

La Peste (The Plague) – Albert Camus

A People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

The Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg

PostSecret books – Frank Warren

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

The Prince – Machiavelli

The Princess Bride – William Goldman

Puddle Duck – Louis Ross

Rain Fall – Barry Eisler

Rayuela – Julio Cortazar

The Red Tent – Anita Diamant

Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

The Road – Cormac McCarthy

Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

Running with Scissors – Augusten Burroughs

Saving June – Hannah Harrington

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Life of Lobsters – Trevor Corson

Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts

Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle

The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx

Siddhartha – Herman Hesse

Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut

Smashed: The Story of a Drunken Girlhood – Koren Zailckas

Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson

Still Alice – Lisa Genova

The Story of My Life – Helen Keller

Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert A, Heinlein

Stuff White People Like – Christian Lander

Swamplandia! – Karen Russell

Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

The Thornbirds – Colleen McCullough

Three Comrades – Erich Maria Remarque

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Travels with Charley: In Search of America – John Steinbeck

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith

Tree of Smoke – Denis Johnson

The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle – Clamp

Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom

The Twenty-One Balloons – William Pene du Bois

Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption – Laura Hillenbrand

Under the Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes

The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson

Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

Wind, Sand, and Stars – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Z for Zacharia – Robert C. O’Brient

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig

New Books for November

   

Looking for something to read? Here’s our list of new books for November:

Clicking on a book title below will take you to our library catalog record where you can get the call number and location of the book.

 

American dream : a cultural history / Lawrence R. Samuel.

Canvas of clay : seven centuries of Hopi ceramic art / Edwin L. Wade and Allan Cooke.

Missing links : in search of human origins / John Reader ; [foreword by Andrew Hill].

Japan’s shrinking regions in the 21st century / Peter Matanle and Anthony S. Rausch with the Shrinking Regions Research Group.

Big thirst : the secret life and turbulent future of water / Charles Fishman.

What the best college students do / Ken Bain.

Good to great teaching : focusing on the literacy work that matters / Mary Howard ; foreword by Richard L. Allington.

Babel’s dawn : a natural history of the origins of speech / Edmund Blair Bolles.

Biodiversity and ecosystem insecurity : a planet in peril / edited by Ahmed Djoghlaf and Felix Dodds.

Ecological niches and geographic distributions / A. Townsend Peterson … [et al.].

Vertebrate biology / Donald W. Linzey.

Planet without apes / Craig B. Stanford.

Manga guide to biochemistry / Masaharu Takemura, Kikuyaro, Office Sawa.=

Does aging stop? / Laurence D. Mueller, Casandra L. Rauser, and Michael R. Rose.

New New Deal : the hidden story of change in the Obama era / Michael Grunwald.

Barack Obama : the story / David Maraniss.

Bailout : an inside account of how Washington abandoned Main Street while rescuing Wall Street / Neil Barofsky.

500 days : secrets and lies in the terror wars / Kurt Eichenwald.

Drum : a history / Matt Dean.

Cultural context of medieval music / Nancy van Deusen.

Music and dance traditions of Ghana : history, performance and teaching / Paschal Yao Younge ; forewords by Daniel Avorgbedor, Komla Amoaku, and Francis Nii-Yartey.

Life of Schumann / Michael Musgrave.

Stravinsky’s ballets / Charles M. Joseph.

Mr. Trumpet : the trials, tribulations, and triumph of Bunny Berigan / Michael P. Zirpolo.

Music from the true vine : Mike Seeger’s life & musical journey / Bill C. Malone.

Learning from young children : research in early childhood music / edited by Suzanne L. Burton and Cynthia Crump Taggart.

Lines of sight / Frenchy Lunning, editor.

Truth about William Shakespeare : fact, fiction and modern biographies / David Ellis.

Contesting the future of nuclear power : a critical global assessment of atomic energy / Benjamin K. Sovacool.

Dissociation model of borderline personality disorder / Russell Meares.

I found it on the Internet : coming of age online / Frances Jacobson Harris.

Expelled from the motherland : the government of president Jose Antonio Agirre in exile, 1937-1960 / by Xabier Irujo ; translated by Cameron Watson and Jennifer Ottman.

In pursuit of justice / [Laura Turquet ... et al.].

Basque nation on-screen : cinema, nationalism, and political violence / Santiago de Pablo ; translated by Robert Forstag.

Shows about nothing : nihilism in popular culture / Thomas S. Hibbs.

Arms wide open : a midwife’s journey / Patricia Harman.

Sexual harassment and bullying : a guide to keeping kids safe and holding schools accountable / Susan L. Strauss.

Islam through Western eyes : from the crusades to the war on terrorism / Jonathan Lyons.

Unpredictable Gospel : American evangelicals and world Christianity, 1812-1920 / Jay Riley Case.

Surviving sudden environmental change : understanding hazards, mitigating impacts, avoiding disasters / edited by Jago Cooper and Payson Sheets ; authors, David A. Abbott … [et al.].

Africa in the American imagination : popular culture, racialized identities, and African visual culture / Carol Magee.

1812 : war and the passions of patriotism / Nicole Eustace.

Blue jeans : the art of the ordinary / Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward.

Video gamers / Garry Crawford.

Price of politics / Bob Woodward.

World under pressure : how China and India are influencing the global economy and environment / Carl J. Dahlman.

Beyond our means : why America spends while the world saves / Sheldon Garon.

Globalization and sustainable development in Africa / edited by Bessie House-Soremekun and Toyin Falola.

Food policy for developing countries : the role of government in global, national, and local food systems / Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Derrill D. Watson II ; foreword by Søren E. Frandsen, Arie Kuyvenhoven, and Joachim von Braun.

Making tobacco bright : creating an American commodity, 1617-1937 / Barbara Hahn.

Crisis in energy policy / John M. Deutch.

Once upon a car : the fall and resurrection of America’s big three auto makers–GM, Ford, and Chrysler / Bill Vlasic.

Global trade in services : fear, facts, and offshoring / J. Bradford Jensen.

NAFTA and climate change / Meera Fickling & Jeffrey J. Schott.

Financial Origami : How the Wall Street Model Broke / Brendan Moynihan.

Communication and the globalization of culture : beyond tradition and borders / Shaheed Nick Mohammed.

Media convergence : networked digital media in everyday life / Graham Meikle, Sherman Young.

Straight : the surprisingly short history of heterosexuality / Hanne Blank.

Natural city : re-envisioning the built environment / edited by Ingrid Leman Stefanovic and Stephen Bede Scharper.

Women and poverty in 21st century America / Paula vW. Dáil.

Money laundry : regulating criminal finance in the global economy / J.C. Sharman.

Economic theory of eminent domain : private property, public use / Thomas J. Miceli.

Comic books and American cultural history : an anthology / [edited by] Matthew Pustz.

Teaching and the adolescent brain / Jeb Schenck.

Hearts of darkness : James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and the unlikely rise of the singer-songwriter / Dave Thompson.

Global model village : the international street art of Slinkachu.

Globalization and media : global village of Babel / Jack Lule.

Duels and duets : why men and women talk so differently / John L. Locke.

News and public opinion : media effects on civic life / Max McCombs … [et al.].

News for all the people : the epic story of race and the American media / Juan González and Joseph Torres.

Triumph of The walking dead : Robert Kirkman’s zombie epic on page and screen / edited by James Lowder.

Emma : an annotated edition / Jane Austen ; edited by Bharat Tandon.

Ernest Hemingway : thought in action / Mark Cirino.

Urban food revolution : changing the way we feed cities / Peter Ladner.

Lasers : the power and precision of light / Ladan Arissian and Jean Claude Diels.

Hazardous wastes, industrial disasters, and environmental health risks : local and global environmental struggles / Francis O. Adeola.

Sustainability and the U.S. EPA / Committee on Incorporating Sustainability in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, Policy and Global Affairs Division, National Research Council of the National Acade

Why noise matters : a worldwide perspective on the problems, policies and solutions / John Stewart with Arline Bronzaft … [et al.].

Every twelve seconds : industrialized slaughter and the politics of sight / Timothy Pachirat.

Clark : the autobiography of Clark Terry / with Gwen Terry ; preface by Quincy Jones ; foreword by Bill Cosby ; introduction by David Demsey.

 

 

New on Kindle!

We’ve added new books to our Kindles! Check out the list below, or come to the 3rd floor Public Services Desk to check out a Kindle today!

Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel Smith

Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen

Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy by Ted Widmer & Caroline Kennedy

Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy by Ted Widmer & Caroline Kennedy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Face in the Crowd by Stephen King & Stewart O'Nan

A Face in the Crowd by Stephen King & Stewart O’Nan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those We Love Most by Lee Woodruff

Those We Love Most by Lee Woodruff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sutton by J.R. Moehringer

Sutton by J.R. Moehringer

Cofrin Library invites you to Book Salespalooza

It’s all treats and no tricks at the Cofrin Library this October.  The Library will be holding a Book Salespalooza from Friday (Oct. 12) to Wednesday (Oct. 17).   They are cleaning out their back room and offering everyone a great selection of new and used books. There will be paperbacks, non-fiction, children’s books, textbooks, and much more… and the best part is everything is only $1 per book. Sale carts will be located on the Plaza Level of the Cofrin Library. “Shop early and often for the best selection!  Even if you can’t make it until half-way through, you’re bound to find a gem!” For more information, contact Leah Liebergen at liebergl@uwgb.edu.

Reference Books – New 7-Day Checkout!

New this semester: Items in our reference collection – those are the encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks on the 3rd floor – are now available for a 7-day checkout checkout to UWGB students, faculty, and staff. The books provide introductions to topics, background information, definitions, facts, figures, and statistics.

 

Popular Reading Suggestion Box

What do you like to read?  Let us know by stopping by the Cofrin Library’s 4th floor popular reading area.  Not only is it stocked with new purchases, we’ve recently installed a suggestion box so you can help us grow the collection.

New Children’s Books

Our IMC Reading collection is always growing!  Check out the new titles below, located on the new books shelves on the library’s 3rd floor, or browse the rest of the collection on the 4th floor.

Tashi and the Tibetan Flower Cure

Tashi loves listening to Popola, her grandfather, sing Tibetan chants to the click, click of his prayer beads. She also loves hearing Popola s stories about the village in Tibet where he grew up. But recently Popola has been sick, and Tashi is worried. One of the stories Tashi remembers tells how people in Popola s village use flowers to help themselves recover from illnesses. Will this healing tradition work in the United States, so far from Popola s village? Determined to help Popola get better, Tashi recruits family, friends, and neighbors in a grand effort to find out. Lyrically told and illustrated with impressionistic paintings, Tashi and the Tibetan Flower Cure shines a tender light on the universal bond between grandchild and grandparent. Readers of all ages are sure to be inspired by the gentle power of this story and its spirit of compassion and community. (description from publisher)

 

 

 

 

 

Guacamole

Following on the success of Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup and Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding is Jorge Argueta’s third book in our bilingual cooking poem series — Guacamole — with very cute, imaginative illustrations by Margarita Sada.

Guacamole originated in Mexico with the Aztecs and has long been popular in North America, especially in recent years due to the many health benefits of avocados. This version of the recipe is easy to make, calling for just avocados, limes, cilantro and salt. A little girl chef dons her apron, singing and dancing around the kitchen as she shows us what to do. Argueta’s gift in seeing beauty, magic and fun in everything around him makes this book a treasure — avocados are like green precious stones, salt falls like rain, cilantro looks like a little tree and the spoon that scoops the avocado from its skin is like an excavating tractor.

As in the previous cooking poems, Guacamole conveys the fun and pleasure of making something delicious and healthy to eat for people you really love. A great book for families to enjoy together. (description from publisher)

 

 

Only One Year

Although she sometimes finds him troublesome, fourth-grader Sharon can’t bear the idea that her two-year-old brother, Di Di, will spend a whole school year with relatives in China while she and her first-grade sister, Mary, go to school and her parents work. Time passes faster than she expects, as she and Mary forge a new relationship by building a dollhouse and playing school after homework is done. Di Di returns in the summer, and after a period of readjustment fits back into the family. Soon he’s off to preschool himself. While it is not atypical for immigrant families to send children to relatives, it is an unusual subject for a chapter book. The first-person narrative opens up Sharon’s conflicted feelings, and it is clear that what is best for Di Di is not easy for anyone, including her parents. Realistically, the fitting-back-in period is even more difficult than the absence. Supportive black-and-white illustrations and a glossary/pronunciation guide for the occasional Chinese words and phrases complete the appealing package of this gentle family story. Grades 2-4. –Kathleen Isaacs  (description from Booklist: http://www.booklistonline.com)

 

 

 

Con el sol en los ojos (With the Sun in My Eyes)

In this charming book of short poems in Spanish and English, a young boy and girl describe their world and their day-to-day experiences — the boy’s street is like the trunk of an almond tree and the newborn chicks are like tiny walking suns. The girl loves her dog Oliver, the wind hitting her in the face and laughter “that explodes for no reason.” But the children also ponder mysteries such as the loud silence the boy hears inside himself when he goes for a walk alone and the vast beauty of the sky with its clouds and constellations.

Once again Jorge Lujan brings young readers a lyrical and joyful collection of poems. Morteza Zahedi’s powerful illustrations in densely saturated colors perfectly complement the poems’ subtle explorations. (description from publisher)