Children’s Reads by Tamra Headrick, Library Assistant, Youth Services
Happy, Healthy Ajay!
by Stuart Murphy
Ajay wants to be strong and to run fast when he plays tag at the park. With help from his friends and family, Ajay learns healthy habits about nutrition and staying active. (Ages 3+)
Fruits on MyPlate
by Mari Schuh
This book, part of the Pebble Plus: What’s on MyPlate? series, teaches kids how to make great food choices every day with bright and colorful photographs. Other titles include vegetables, dairy, protein, grains and sugars and fats. (Ages 4+)
Outside-In Human Body
by Clive Gifford
Flaps, pull-outs and even a squishy eye on the cover help young readers explore the human body as they never have before in this exciting guide to anatomy. (Ages 7+)
The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate
Applegate tells a beautiful story of gorilla who lives in a shopping mall and the little elephant who gives him a new purpose in life. It’s an unforgettable story of friendship, art and hope. (Ages 8+)
by Joan Bauer
When 12-year-old Sugar’s family has a series of setbacks, they head to Chicago for a fresh start – only to discover that fresh starts aren’t so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar’s mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best in this heartwarming tale. (Ages 10+)
Adult Reads by Mary Biscuso, Library Assistant, Adult Services
Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle
by Diane Sanfilippo
According to Sanfilippo, processed foods, grains and dairy are causing weight gain and stressing our immune systems. Practical Paleo is packed with easy-to-follow recipes that are tailored to specific health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year
by Del Sroufe
Following the hit documentary, Columbus chef Del Sroufe provides plant-based recipes that will make even the most die-hard meat eater ask for seconds – and perhaps thirds. Includes color photos and a dessert section.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
by Susan Cain
In America, the extrovert is applauded while the introvert is passed over. Author Cain argues that in ignoring our introverts, we are missing many innovative and creative opportunities.
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
by William Davis
Cardiologist William Davis says that wheat has been genetically altered and, as a result, is responsible for many health conditions, including those unattractive stomach bulges he refers to as “wheat bellies.” Davis says a wheat-free diet will result in reduced blood sugar, lower blood pressure and weight loss.