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BANNED!

Nothing says “READ ME” like a hot pink “BANNED” label slapped onto the cover of a book.

This particular bookshelf sits in the children’s department of my local library, the Free Library of Philadelphia Parkway Central Branch, and is typically home to a changing collection books that fall into a particular category or theme (think “Summer!”, “New Releases” or “Chanukkah”). 555 more words

Picture Books

My Side of the Mountain

by Jean Craighead George

Young Sam Gribley leaves his family’s overcrowded New York City apartment for the Catskill Mountains. Sam lives off the land, hunting with his falcon, Frightful, and living out in a hollowed out tree. 102 more words

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From A to Z: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Dear Z,

Ever since we heard of this debut novel by Mindy McGinnis we have wanted to get our hands on it. Eventually I did cave and buy the hard cover which is beautiful but I didn’t pick up the novel until this month. 453 more words

Craighead Exhibit at Historical Society

Yesterday, Cumberland County Historical Society videotaped an interview of me for their oral history project and for the upcoming exhibit on the Craigheads. The video is to be in conjunction with the artifacts displayed in the two large cabinets in Todd Hall from September through January. 246 more words

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Walking

This week I’ve noticed several books in stock on the theme of walking:

The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, Philosophy, and Literature of Pedestrianism… 38 more words

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