Category Archive: Nonfiction

Reviews: How Star Wars Conquered The Universe & Quiet

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Since the start of 2015, I have read two books that really had an impact on me.  I feel that both titles would be great additions to any high school library collection: How… Continue reading

Getting Ready for April is Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month, and it is just around the corner! I’ve found quite a few excellent poetry titles that have been published since last April, and picked out a few to… Continue reading

Series Review: Cutting-Edge STEM Careers

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      Top STEM Careers in Engineering by Gina Hagler. 9781477776728. 2015. Gr. 9-12. Top STEM Careers in Math by Corona Brezina. 9781477776766. 2015. Gr. 9-12. Top STEM Careers in Science by… Continue reading

Reading the Alex Winners

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Because of my job as a collection development librarian for Mackin, I don’t have much time to read adult books—and so I don’t usually even try to predict the Alex winners. Most years… Continue reading

Bowl You Over

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Each year, as a sports fan, I go into a bit of a funk during the months of February & March.  I know that basketball and hockey are still being played during this… Continue reading

Review: Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

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Based on recommendations from coworkers Leslie and Ryan, I’m currently listening to the audio book The Devil in The White City: Murder, Magic, and Mad Madness at the Fair That Changed America. The… Continue reading

History Comes Alive!

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With the influx recently of books about World War II memories being made into movies, history and non-fiction of this time frame have come alive.  Personally, it is of interest to me, as… Continue reading

The Big Game

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In January of 1967, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the first ever AFL-NFL championship game.  There were no celebrities in attendance, no week-long events leading up to… Continue reading

Knitting Books for Kids

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So far this winter, all I’ve been doing is hibernating. Minnesota winter can be terribly long if you don’t get outside and enjoy it. Normally by now I would have several miles of… Continue reading

Eccentric Characters in Nonfiction

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January is a good time to reflect on the past year, and as I reflect upon my past year in reading, it is interesting to see what kinds of books I was drawn… Continue reading