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Welcome to New Zealand: a Nature Journal by Sandra Morris

When I found this book available for review, I hoped that this might be a book about the flora and fauna of New Zealand, a place that has long fascinated me.  113 more words

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Miss Maple's Seeds, By Eliza Wheeler

Miss Maple’s Seeds, by Eliza Wheeler is a one of a kind book. Seriously, I have not come across another book quite like this one before. 316 more words

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Despite cultural, ethnic, or religious differences, I think it can be stated that most children love to sing. Whether it be the alphabet song, songs that they hear during a favorite TV show, or songs learned from family members, more often than not, you can likely catch a child in song at any given moment of the day. 205 more words


Bad Children('s Books) of History #25: Folly of the Beasts of the Earth

Special Collections has recently acquired an eye-popping addition to our Whaling Collection: Das Jagen, Fangen, Zähmen und Abrichten der Thiere, a 19th century German children’s  book about hunting animals. 250 more words

19th Century

BOOK REVIEW: The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (4 stars)

Verdict: Beautifully constructed mystery that deserves (and received) the 2015 Costa Book Award.

It’s been a while since I posted a book review and I’m glad I can kick-start my posts with this novel.  601 more words


Art//Archives: International Workers' Day

In honor of the just-past May Day holiday, we’ve pulled items representing work and workers for this week’s open research hours. Swing by before 1:00 today (or make an appointment any time) to see these in person! 296 more words

Art//Archives Visual Research

I Know A Wee Piggy, by Kim Norman

I Know A Wee Piggy by Kim Norman and Illustrated by Henry Cole is a wonderfully charming book about a pig that seems to be determined to be the messiest pig at the fair. 274 more words

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