Mike’s Booknotes


At the Library for May 26, 2015

Last Updated 2015/05/25

Amelia Earhart’s airplane, D.B. Cooper’s money, Boudicca’s grave, and KFC’s original recipes have in common? They are all chapters in Daniel Smith’s book ‘100 Things You Will Never Find.’ Preschool Story Time & Toddler Story Time are both on hiatus until the fall. The Summer Reading Club will be underway soon. The Friends of the


At the Library for May 19, 2015

Last Updated 2015/05/17

In ‘Fire and Ice,’ Jonathan Mingle charts how black carbon (soot created from inefficient fires) has all but decimated the small Himalayan village of Kumik. Even though he was Jewish, George Rauch was still drafted into Hitler’s army and forced to fight at the Russian Front.  Written for teen readers, ‘Unlikely Warrior’ is Rauch’s own


At the Library for May 12 2015

Last Updated 2015/05/11

In ‘The Right to be Cold,’ Sheila Watt-Cloutier charts her life from an abusive childhood full of obstacles to becoming one of the most influential and decorated environmental, cultural, and human rights advocates in the world. Jason Reynold’s ‘The Boy in the Black Suit’ tells the story of a 15-year-old boy who, after losing both


At the Library for May 05 2015

Last Updated 2015/05/04

Brand new travel guides are now available, including ones to France, Scotland, Southeast Asia, Ireland, and Western Canada. Ian Graham helps young stargazers understand our galaxy with his latest books– ‘Planets Near Earth,’ and ‘Planets Far From Earth.’ Preschool Story Time is this Wednesday at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm, & 6:30 pm, and Toddler Story


At the Library for April 28 2015

Last Updated 2015/04/29

John Brockman’s ‘This Idea Must Die’ is a collection of essays by top scientists all addressing the question “which scientific idea needs to retire.” String theory, laboratory mice, and nature vs. nurture are all the chopping block. Younger readers should enjoy Scott Nickel’s ‘Incredible Rockhead’ books, a series of graphic novels about a young boy