Being the mother of a rambunctious toddler, I don’t get to the movie theater much. In fact, I think I’ve seen one other movie the entire time the booger has been alive. However! I could NOT wait to see Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters – so when I had a half-day at work, I went that afternoon to the theater (bonus! it’s much cheaper in the daytime). I am a HUGE fan of Rick Riordan’s books, and … Continue reading
Julianne Margulies is a psychiatrist who is attempting to treat a young man with multiple personalities. The man responds to phone calls as another person. When he switches from one personality to another his facial features and body contort into frightening and unbelievable positions. One of the characters is in a wheelchair and cannot walk. She learns that each of his personalities is a murder victim. She must hurry because the next victim may be someone she loves.
Stripes, quilts, and my new idol Kaffe Fassett quilts : shots and stripes : 24 new projects made with shot cottons and striped fabrics, by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy Reviewed by Renee Schmutz-Sowards, BCPL circulation specialist I grabbed this book simply because it was new, featured artsy yet simple looking quilts on the cover, and the word stripes was in the title. I did not expect to find within its pages my new idol! (Sorry David Bowie.) To understand … Continue reading
Remote Access In-house Access National Geographic Kids is a subset of our larger database, National Geographic. National Geographic Kids includes National Geographic Kids magazine 2009-present (3 month embargo) 200 National Geographic Kids books 500 kid-friendly, downloadable images Detailed Overview — Magazine Introduce kids to the amazing, compelling, and surprising with National Geographic Kids magazine. Geared toward 6-14 year olds, this magazine offers endless opportunities for kids to explore their world and instills a love of learning, nature, and other cultures. Detailed Overview — Books Designed … Continue reading
Remote Access In-house Access This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos. This Virtual Library includes: National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World National Geographic Kids From its founding in 1888, the National Geographic Society has grown into an organization synonymous with exploration, photography, maps, and rethinking the world … Continue reading
Reviewed by Barb Biggs, BCPL branch manager “Maybe girls need an island to find themselves. Maybe they need a place where no one’s watching them so they can be who they really are.” – Libba Bray, Beauty Queens The premise of Libba Bray’s young adult book Beauty Queens sounds like a new twist on the classic Lord of the Flies: A plane carrying 50 contestants from the Miss Teen Dream Pageant crash lands on a (maybe) deserted island and the … Continue reading