Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lisa recommends "Click, Clack 123"

I have always loved Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin’s books, from Click, Clack Moo to Diary of a Fly. Now they have brought their fun humor and quirky illustrations to baby books. If you are looking for a fun book to share with your baby, this is it. If you have extra time, also try Click Clack ABC.

Recommended for 0-2 years.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Colette recommends "When Everything Changed: The amazing journey of American Women from 1960 to the present"

Non-fiction that reads like fiction and I mean this in the best possible way.

This compelling and timely book is accessible AND a page turner. It provides the opportunity to look back through 50 years of culture/politics/family/work and be reminded of how much the lives of women have just…burst forth!

Personalities, incidents, history & world changing events are reported in a newsy and balanced manner; don’t make the mistake of thinking that this is a ‘feminist manifesto’. It is a history lesson, replete with facts and anecdotes about extraordinary women and men as well as amazing milestones which have created so many new choices and opportunities as well as pondering the consequences of these choices/opportunities. This history, which everyone should know and from which, I hope, we all can learn, is presented in an organized and chatty style. Very enjoyable and informative.

Highly Recommended: Mature teen and adult.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jamie recommends "Castle"

The mystery genre is one of the more popular sections of the books at the library, but if you’re a mystery lover in the mood for a television show there is none I’d recommend more than Castle. The show follows mystery writer Richard Castle as he indoctrinates himself into the life of New York detective Kate Beckett while he writes his latest novel. Castle becomes so enthralled with following Beckett around that he takes up a regular position as part of the team of detectives. Although an implausible premise, the characters are likable, the mysteries usually pretty solid and the dynamic between Castle and everyone else is delightful. Plus, if you’re into mysteries, the show recently published Richard Castle’s book Heat Wave, which is also in the library’s collection. If you’re looking for a new television show to catch up on, check out Castle season one on DVD.