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Award Winning Books in the Brimmer Collection

2014 Newbery and Caldecott winners

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Flora and Ulysses - Kate DiCamillo; K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
Call Number: FIC DIC
ISBN: 076366040X
Publication Date: 2013-09-24
Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

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Locomotive - Brian Floca (Illustrator)
Call Number: 385.0973 FLO
ISBN: 9781416994152
Publication Date: 2013-09-03
Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s. With encyclopedic enthusiasm, Floca visually documents the trip, vignettes illustrating the train's equipment as well as such must-know details as toilet and sleeping conditions. Full- and double-page spreads take advantage of the book's unusually large trim for breathtaking long shots of the American landscape and thrilling perspectives of the muscular engine itself. The nameless girl and boy provide touchstones for readers throughout, dubiously eyeing an unidentifiable dinner, juddering across a trestle, staring out with wide-eyed wonder. Unjustly undersung as a writer, Floca soars with his free-verse narrative, exploiting alliteration, assonance and internal rhyme to reinforce the rhythms of the journey. Frequent variations in font and type ("HUFF HUFF HUFF!" is spelled out in ornate, antique letters) further boost the excitement. Front endpapers provide detail on the building of the transcontinental railroad; back endpapers show the steam engine in cross section, explaining exactly how coal and water made it go. Nothing short of spectacular, just like the journey it describes.


Additions to the Brimmer Collection

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Under the Freedom Tree - Susan VanHecke; London Ladd (Illustrator)
Call Number: 811.54 VAN
ISBN: 9781580895507
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Tells of the Civil War's first contraband camp that began when three escaped slaves were granted protection at a Union-held fort, prompting runaway slaves to seek freedom there and build the country's first African American community.

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Quidditch Through the Ages - Kennilworthy Whisp
Call Number: 823.914 WHI
ISBN: 0439295025
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
The evolution of the flying broomstick --
Ancient broom games --
The game from Queerditch Marsh --
The arrival of the golden snitch --
Anti-muggle precautions --
Changes in Quidditch since the fourteenth century --
Quidditch teams of Britain and Ireland --
The spread of Quidditch worldwide --
The development of the racing broom --
Quidditch today.

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Follow follow : a book of reverso poems - Marilyn Singer; Josée Masse
Call Number: 811.54 SIN
A collection of short poems called reversos which, when reversed, provide new perspectives on the fairy tale characters they feature. From top to bottom they mean one thing and then reverse the lines and read from bottom to top they mean something else.

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Green - Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Call Number: E SEE
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.

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Bink & Gollie, best friends forever - Kate DiCamillo; Alison McGhee; Tony Fucile
Call Number: FIC DIC
Bink and Gollie's friendship remains strong, even in the face of Gollie's "royal blood," Bink's Stretch-O-Matic machine, and the pursuit of a world record. The friendship of tall Gollie and short Bink is tested by Gollie's queenly airs, a lack of pancakes, and their shared profile in a book of record holders.

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Abuela - Arthur Dorros; Elisa Kleven
Call Number: E DOR
While riding on a bus through Manhattan with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City, in an evocative study of the loving bond between child and grandparent.

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The Tales of Beedle the Bard - J. K. Rowling; Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
Call Number: FIC ROW
ISBN: 9780545128285
Publication Date: 2008-12-01
A collection of fairy tales for young wizards and witches, with each story followed by observations on Wizarding history, personal reminiscences and information on the story's key elements by Hogwarts headmaster, Albus Dumbledore.


New Foreign Languauge Texts in the Brimmer Collection

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Deux mondes : a communicative approach

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Anders gedacht : text and context in the german-speaking world

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Nakama : introductory Japanese : communication, culture, context



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New Acquisitions - Featured Titles - March 2014

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The Psychology of Teen Violence and Victimization - Michele A. Paludi (Editor)
Call Number: HQ784 .V55 P79 2011 V.1 and 2
ISBN: 9780313393754
Publication Date: 2011-10-01
This compilation of original essays does more than just illuminate the serious problem of teen violence and victimization; it also provides resources that parents and teachers can use to address issues of violence with their teens and make a difference.

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Scandal Work - Margot Gayle Backus
Call Number: PR6019 .O9 Z5256515 2013
ISBN: 9780268022372
Publication Date: 2013-10-30
Introduction: James Joyce and the political sex scandal: "The cracked lookingglass of a servant" --
Unorthodox methods in the home rule newspaper wars: Irish nationalism, Phoenix Park, and the fall of Parnell --
Investigative, fabricated, and self-incriminating scandal work: from "the maiden tribute of modern Babylon" to the Oscar Wilde trials --
James Joyce's early scandal work: "never write about the extraordinary" --
Reinventing the scandal fragment: "smiling at Wild(e) Irish" --
The protracted labor of the new journalist sex scandal: "lodged in the room of infinite possibilities" --
James Joyce's self-protective self-exposure: confessing in a foreign language --
(Re)fusing sentimentalism and scandal: "poor Penelope. Penelope rich" --
Dublin's tabloid unconscious: "a hairshirt of purely Irish manufacture" --
Coda: Jamming the imperial circuitry: "the readiest channel nowadays".

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Go to Joseph - Michael O'Neill McGrath; Michael Leach (Foreword by)
Call Number: BS2458 .M43 G6 2013
ISBN: 9781584596196
Publication Date: 2013-02-01
St. Joseph has been an inspiration to many and is perhaps one of the most beloved saints among Catholics today. But how much do we really know about Joseph? His appearance in the Bible is relatively brief and rather obscure, leaving us with little knowledge of who he was and what drove his devotion to and unwavering trust in the Lord.

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The Confidence Trap - David Runciman
Call Number: JC421 .R86 2013
ISBN: 9780691148687
Publication Date: 2013-10-27
Tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisis, from the First World War to the economic crash of 2008. This title looks at the confusion and uncertainty created by unexpected victories, from the defeat of German autocracy in 1918 to the defeat of communism in 1989.

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Turning Teaching Inside Out - Simone Weil Davis (Editor); Barbara Sherr Roswell (Editor)
Call Number: LB1025.3 .T87 2013
ISBN: 9781137343024
Publication Date: 2013-12-18
Using the successful Inside-Out program, in which incarcerated and non-incarcerated college students are taught in the same classroom, this book explores the practice of community-based learning, including the voices of teachers and participants, and offers a model for courses, student life programs, and faculty training.

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Early Childhood Education - Harry Morgan
Call Number: LB1139.25 .M64 M65 2011
ISBN: 9781442207431
Publication Date: 2011-01-16
Synopsis: Harry Morgan lays the foundations of what early childhood education is by integrating the history of the field with the philosophy and theories behind this discipline. From birth to age eight, when children become integrated into society through their education at school and at home, Early Childhood Education examines the education of this age group from its historical beginnings to the theories used then and today. The writings and research of philosophers such as Locke, psychologists such as Freud, and pioneers of early childhood education such as Frobel, are covered in this concise text. With lucid and engaging prose, Morgan delineates the beginnings of early childhood education and how it has become an important field of study in education today. This edition has been updated to include recent research and how current practices and culture affect the field today. Also included in this second edition is a new chapter about critical race theory and its implications on early childhood education.

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Her Privates We - Frederic Manning; William Boyd (Introduction by)
Call Number: PR9619.3 .M267 H38 1999
ISBN: 1852427175
Publication Date: 1999-11-01
"First published in a limited edition in 1929 as The middle parts of Fortune. Published in an expurgated version as Her privates we in 1930"--T.p. verso.

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Integers, Fractions and Arithmetic - Judith D. Sally; Paul J. Sally
Call Number: QA135.6 .S234 2013
ISBN: 9780821887981
Publication Date: 2012-12-27
Seminar 1. Number systems --
Seminar 2. Divisibility and order in the integers --
Seminar 3. GCDs and the division algorithm --
Seminar 4. Prime numbers and factorization into primes --
Seminar 5. Applications of prime power factorization --
Seminar 6. Modular arithmetic and divisibility tests --
Seminar 7. More modular arithmetic --
Seminar 8. The arithmetic of fractions --
Seminar 9. Properties of multiplication of fractions --
Seminar 10. Addition of fractions --
Seminar 11. The decimal expansion of a fraction --
Seminar 12. Order and the number line.

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Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders, Fifth Edition - David H. Barlow (Editor)
Call Number: PERM.RES. RC489 .B4 C584 2014
ISBN: 9781462513260
Publication Date: 2014-03-07
Panic disorder and agoraphobia / Michelle G. Craske and David H. Barlow --
Posttraumatic stress disorder / Candice M. Monson, Patricia A. Resick, and Shireen L. Rizvi --
Social anxiety disorder / Richard G. Heimberg, and Leanne Magee --
Obsessive-compulsive disorder / Martin E. Franklin and Edna B. Foa --
An acceptance-based behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety disorder / Lizabeth Roemer and Susan M. Orsillo --
Emotional disorders : a unified transdiagnostic protocol / Laura A. Payne, Kristen K. Ellard, Todd J. Farchione, Christopher P. Fairholme, and David H. Barlow --
Cognitive therapy for depression / Jeffrey E. Young, Jayne L. Rygh, Arthur D. Weinberger, and Aaron T. Beck --
Interpersonal psychotherapy for depression / Kathryn L. Bleiberg and John C. Markowitz --
Behavioral activation for depression / Sona Dimidjian, Christopher R. Martell, Ruth Herman-Dunn, and Samuel Hurley --
Borderline personality disorder / Andrada D. Neacsiu and Marsha M. Linehan --
Bipolar disorder / David J. Miklowitz --
Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders / Nicholas Tarrier and Rumina Taylor --
Alcohol use disorders / Barbara S. McCrady --
Drug abuse disorders / Stephen T. Higgins, Stacey C. Sigmon, and Sarah H. Heil --
Evidence-based relationships and responsiveness for depression and substance abuse / John C. Norcross and Larry E. Beutler --
Treatment of sleep disturbance / Katherine A. Kaplan and Allison G. Harvey --
Eating disorders : a transdiagnostic protocol / Christopher G. Fairburn and Zafra Cooper --
Couple distress / Andrew Christensen, Jennifer G. Wheeler, Brian D. Doss, and Neil S. Jacobson.


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