Recommended Reads from Becky O’Neil, Youth Librarian
50 Early Childhood Literacy Strategies (juvenile parent teacher)
By Janice J. Beaty
Pre-service and in-service teachers alike get practical, up-to-date strategies and activities in this guide to teaching literacy to 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds.
School Days Around the World (juvenile nonfiction reader)
By Catherine Chambers
Color photographs and chapters highlighting children in different countries enliven this “reading alone” leveled reader from DK Publishing.
Creative Yoga for Children: Inspiring the Whole Child through Yoga, Songs, Literature, and Games (juvenile nonfiction)
By Adrienne Rawlinson
Derived from the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, these ready-to-teach lessons for ages 4 through 12 require no special training.
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China (juvenile fiction)
By Andrés Vera Martínez and Na Liu
In this graphic novel memoir, the author uses eight short stories to recall growing up with her sister in 1970s Wuhan.
Code Name Verity (teen fiction)
By Elizabeth Wein
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage and great courage.
Recommended Reads from Nieca Nowels, Adult Librarian
How To: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know Fully Illustrated
By Jennifer McKnight-Trontz
Graphics and very little text show you how to do a variety of both silly and serious things, from using chopsticks to parallel parking.
A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me about Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter
By William Deresiewicz
Share in the life lessons hidden within Jane Austen’s works as you hear one man’s story of discovering himself and the world around him.
1001 Ways to Pay for College: Practical Strategies to Make Any College Affordable
By Gen and Kelly Tenabe
Financing higher education can be daunting. Learn both the basics and some creative strategies in the new edition being released later this year.
Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success
By Madeline Levine
Child rearing encourages both good grades and a realization of the person a child will become in 20 years. This call to action offers a new approach to a family dynamic.
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson
By Mitch Albom
Years after his college professor mentored him, the author rediscovers the older man who is nearing death and still has invaluable life lessons to teach.
The Ultimate Scholarship Book: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes
By Gen and Kelly Tanabe
High school, college, graduate and adult students will find 700 new award listings and tips on how to conduct the most effective search, write a winning application and avoid scams.