Staff Reviews

ART FORMS IN NATURE (KUNSTFORMEN DER NATUR) by Ernst Haeckel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ISBN: 9780486229874
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Published: Dover Publications - June 1st, 1974

Ernst Heinrich Haeckel (1834-1919) was renowned as one of the foremost early exponents of Darwinism. His work was credited with having caused the acceptance of Darwinism in Europe, and his popular studies ― preaching the continuity of all life, organic and inorganic, from prehistoric time to the present ― converted tens of thousands of readers all over the world.


CAT SITTER ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Blaize Clement

Though usually more comfortable with non-fiction books, I’ve read my share of cozy mysteries and have recently found a series I really enjoy. Blaize Clement’s Dixie Hemingway series about a cat/dog sitter features fast-moving plots, fully rounded characters, accurate animal information and a Florida Keys setting that offers vicarious sunsets and breezes for these cold, gray months.
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ISBN: 9780312369576
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Published: Minotaur Books - December 29th, 2009

"Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter" introduced a winning sleuth in Florida pet sitter Dixie Hemingway, and the next books in the series, "Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund" and "Even Cat Sitters Get the Blues," firmly established author Blaize Clement as a new star amongst mystery fans. Now Dixie Hemingway, no relation to you-know-who, is back in this fourth riveting installment.


WALKING ON WATER by Madeleine L’Engle

WALKING ON WATER by Madeleine L’Engle I read this book years ago and was reminded of it after recently reading Wrinkle in Time.
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ISBN: 9780865474871
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Published: North Point Press - May 31st, 1995

In Walking On Water, Madeleine L'Engle addresses the questions, What makes art Christian? What does it mean to be a Christian artist? What is the relationship between faith and art?


LUSH LIFE by Richard Price

A random murder is the catalyst to jump into New York City’s Lower East Side in Richard Price’s LUSH LIFE. The neighborhood in question is illustrated as a place of conflict between the young, hip, and mainly white artistic crowd with the socially marginalized rainbow of poor, project-bound immigrants and tragic youth.

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ISBN: 9780312428228
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Published: Picador USA - March 3rd, 2009

A National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year


WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead

Winner of the 2010 Newbery Award. The first and most important thing for me to tell you about this book is that you MUST read it.  Do not miss this book, especially if you are 9-14 years old.  It is spellbinding. It’s kind of a mystery, and it’s kind of a time travel book.
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ISBN: 9780375850868
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Published: Yearling Books - December 28th, 2010

"Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" --The Washington Post


LITTLE HEATHENS: HARD TIMES AND HIGH SPIRITS ON AN IOWA FARM DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION by Mildred Armstrong Kalish

LITTLE HEATHENS: HARD TIMES AND HIGH SPIRITS ON AN IOWA FARM DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION by Mildred Armstrong Kalish is a wonderful memoir of her childhood in the 1930’s. Times were hard, but she experienced much love and kindness and also learned the importance of frugality and ingenuity.
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ISBN: 9780553384246
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Published: Bantam - April 29th, 2008

I tell of a time, a place, and a way of life long gone. For many years I have had the urge to describe that treasure trove, lest it vanish forever. So, partly in response to the basic human instinct to share feelings and experiences, and partly for the sheer joy and excitement of it all, I report on my early life. It was quite a romp.


WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel

Winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize, WOLF HALL is a complex, multi-layered novel about the time of religious tumult of the 1530s and a story of the life of a moderate, brilliant counselor and financier, Thomas Cromwell.
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ISBN: 9780312429980
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Published: Picador USA - August 31st, 2010

WINNER OF THE 2009 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


UNDERWORLD by Don DeLillo

DeLillo chronicles life in the United States during the Cold War. The story weaves through forty-plus years of lives private and public (including J.

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ISBN: 9780684848150
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Published: Scribner Book Company - July 9th, 1998

A finalist for the National Book Award, Don DeLillo's most powerful and riveting novel--"a great American novel, a masterpiece, a thrilling page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle)--Underworld is about the second half of the twentieth century in America and about two people, an artist and an executive, whose lives intertwine in New York in the fifties and again in the nineties.


THE GOD DELUSION by Richard Dawkins

For those of you currently or formerly religious gals and blokes who’ve been frightened by its reflective cover and less-than-subtle title, THE GOD DELUSION by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is a brave, compelling, and only occasionally arrogant deconstruction of centuries of religious belief. Your eyes won’t bleed; your fingertips won’t be singed. If you’re a thinker, delve in.
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ISBN: 9780618918249
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Published: Mariner Books - January 1st, 2008

A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.


General Teen Recommends

CHASING VERMEER by Blue Balliet. $7.99.  This is the first of three in a series.  The book mixes mystery, puzzles, possibilities, and art as outsiders Petra and Calder become friends while trying to find a missing Vermeer painting.  Lots of excitement and challenge -- really entices the reader to think about the Big Questions.  Ages 9 - 14.  Female and male protagonists.  Heidi recommends.    
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By Brett Helquist (Illustrator), Blue Balliett
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ISBN: 9780439372978
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2005

Chasing Vermeer joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content


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