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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.



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New Acquisitions - Featured Titles - June 2014

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World War I: a history in documents - Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee; Frans Coetzee
Call Number: D505 .C64 2011
ISBN: 9780199731510
Introduction -- Into the abyss -- Adjusting to war -- Meeting the challenge -- War without mercy -- Picture essay -- Strains -- Coming to terms.

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Fighting on the Home Front : the legacy of women in World War One. - Kate Adie
Call Number: D639 .W7 A354 2013
ISBN: 9781444759679
Bestselling author and award-winning former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie reveals the ways in which women's lives changed during World War One and what the impact has been for women in its centenary year.

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Handbook of Families and Aging - Rosemary Blieszner (Editor); Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford (Editor)
Call Number: HQ1061 .H3353 2012
ISBN: 9780313381737
The family context of aging -- Demographic trends and later life families in the 21st century -- Theoretical directions for studying family ties and aging -- Innovative research methods for family gerontology -- Marriage and other partnered relationships in middle an late adulthood -- Sibling relationships from middle to old age -- Aging parents and adult children: determinants of relationship quality -- Grandparenthood: grandchild and great-grandchild relationships -- Relationships in older stepfamilies -- The importance of discretionary and fictive kin relationships for older adults -- Intersectionality and aging families t -- Ethnic and cultural diversity in aging families: implications for resource allocation and well-being across generations -- Older rural adults and their families -- Aging families and immigration a -- U.S. old age policy and families -- Legal issues in aging families -- Elder abuse in aging families -- Family gerontechnology: an emergent agenda for research, policy, and practice -- Families and retirement -- Divorce and widowhood in later life a -- Family caregiving in later life: shifting paradigms -- Turning points in later life: grief and bereavement-- New directions for family gerontology: where do we go from here?.

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Gerontologicial Supervision : a social work perspective in case management and direct care. - Ann Burack-Weiss; Frances Coyle Brennan
Call Number: HV1465 .B87 2008
ISBN: 9780789024220
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- The social work perspective -- Stages of helping, learning, and teaching -- Styles of learning and teaching -- Supervising social workers/case managers: practice skills -- The interview -- Assessment, case planning, ongoing work, and termination -- Empowerment, mediation, and advocacy -- Supervising social workers/case managers: administrative issues -- The organizational context -- Staff development -- Difficult conversations -- Supervising interns -- Assignment selection -- The supervisory conference and recording requirements -- Group supervision, evaluation -- Supervising direct care workers -- Shared tasks and issues -- Home care -- Residential care -- Group supervision, training, and evaluation

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Total Participation Techniques : making every student an active learner. - Pérsida Himmele; William Himmele
Call Number: LB1027.23 .H56 2011
ISBN: 9781416612940
Total Participation Techniques presents dozens of ways to engage K-12 students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and understanding. The authors, Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele, explain both the why and the how of Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) as they explore the high cost of student disengagement, place TPTs in the context of higher-order thinking and formative assessments, and demonstrate how to create a "TPT-conducive classroom." Readers will learn how to implement field-tested techniques they can use on the spot, with Hold-Up cards, with movement, and to guide note-taking and concept analysis

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Essential Questions : opening doors to student understanding. - Jay McTighe; Grant Wiggins
Call Number: LB1027.44 .M38 2013
ISBN: 9781416615057
What makes a question essential? -- Why use essential questions? -- How do we design essential questions? -- How we use essential questions? -- How should we address implementation challenges and special cases? -- How do we establish a culture of inquiry in classrooms? -- How do we use essential questions beyond the classroom?

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Learning in the Fast Lane : 8 ways to put ALL students on the road to academic success. - Suzy Pepper Rollins
Call Number: LB1029 .R4 R54 2014
ISBN: 9781416618683
Acceleration: jump-starting students who are behind -- Standards walls: transforming standards into clear learning goals -- Success starters: sparking student success right away -- Formative assessment and feedback: checking student understanding minute by minute -- Vocabulary development: implementing a strategic plan -- Student work sessions: giving students greater responsibility with valuable work -- Student motivation: creating engaging tasks and a positive learning environment -- Scaffolding: providing what's missing just in time -- Why are some students still failing, and what can we do about it?.

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Reading and Learning to Read - Jo Anne L. Vacca; Richard T. Vacca; Mary K. Gove; Linda C. Burkey; Lisa A. Lenhart; Christine A. McKeon
Call Number: LB1573 .V32 2012
ISBN: 9780132596848
Knowledge and beliefs about reading -- Approaches to reading instruction -- Meeting the literacy needs of diverse learners -- Early literacy : from birth to school -- Literacy instruction for beginning readers and writers -- Assessing reading performance -- Word identification -- Reading fluency -- Vocabulary knowledge and concept development -- Reading comprehension -- Reading-writing connections -- Bringing children and literature together -- Instructional materials -- Making the transition to content area texts.

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Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards : strategies for success in diverse and inclusive classrooms. - Deborah L. Voltz; Michele Jean Sims; Betty Nelson
Call Number: LC1201 .V65 2010
ISBN: 9781416610243
Gathering and using the best methods for instruction -- Supporting the classroom with materials for instruction -- Creating an environment for instruction -- Developing the content for instruction -- Bringing collaboration into the classroom for instruction -- Implementing assessment for instruction -- Putting it all together.

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Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students who Challenge us most - Jeffrey Benson
Call Number: LC4802 .B46 2014
ISBN: 9781416617556
Introduction -- Chapter 1. Toni: absolutes and teachable moments -- Chapter 2. Charlie and Dean: Creative transitions -- Chapter 3. Rosa: Sitting together in silence -- Chapter 4. Marcus: Adults always have ulterior motives -- Chapter 5. Paul: His chaos, staff patience -- Chapter 6. Cedric: Performing but not learning -- Chapter 7. Amanda: Guess what the teacher is thinking -- Chapter 8. Jay and Tito: Decision making and the secondary curriculum -- Chapter 9. Jasmine: The teacher stands still -- Chapter 10. Lou: Perfectionism and ambivalence -- Chapter 11. Katerina: Will this lesson be fun? -- Chapter 12. Derek: Slow processing -- Chapter 13. Leah: The total school environment -- References -- Index

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The Narnia Code: C.S. Lewis and the secret of the seven heavens - Michael Ward
Call Number: PR6023 .E926 N37 2010
ISBN: 9781414339658

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Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay
Call Number: PR9105.9 .R66 S27 2007
ISBN: 9780312370848
American journalist Julia Jarmond researches the brutal 1942 Nazi roundup in Paris and stumbles upon a connection between her family and one of the victims, which compels Julia to learn more about the girl's life.

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Biochemistry - Ferrier
Call Number: QP514.2 .C48 2014
ISBN: 9781451175622
Unit I. Protein structure and function. Amino acids ; Structure of proteins ; Globular proteins ; Fibrous proteins ; Enzymes -- Unit II. Bioenergetics and carbohydrate metabolism. Bioenergetics and oxidative phosphorylation ; Introduction to carbohydrates ; Introduction to metabolism and glycolysis ; Tricarboxylic acid cycle and pyruvate dehydrogenase complex ; Gluconeogenesis ; Glycogen metabolism ; Metabolism of monosaccharides and disaccharides ; Pentose phosphate pathway and nicotinamide adenine dinucleitide phosphate ; Glycosaminoglycans, proteoglycans, and glycoproteins -- Unit III. Lipid metabolism. Dietary lipid metabolism ; Fatty acid, ketone body, and triacylglycerol metabolism ; Phospholipid, glycosphingolipid, and eicosanoid metabolism -- Unit IV. Nitrogen metabolism. Amino acids : Disposal of nitrogen ; Amino acid degradation and synthesis ; Conversion of amino acids to specialized products ; Nucleotide metabolism -- Unit V. Integration of metabolism. Metabolic effects of insulin and glucagon ; The feed-fast cycle ; Diabetes mellitus ; Obesity ; Nutrition ; Vitamins -- Unit VI. Storage and expression of genetic information. DNA structure, replication, and repair ; RNA structure, synthesis, and processing ; Protein synthesis ; Regulation of gene expression ; Biotechnology and human disease -- Appendix: Clinical cases.


New Foreign Languauge Texts in the Brimmer Collection

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Atando Cabos (Fourth Edition) - Mara Gonzlez-Aguilar; Marta Rosso-O'Laughlin
ISBN: 9780205770168
Annotated Instructor's Edition.

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Suena (Second Edition) - Jose A. Blanco; C. Cecilia Tocaimaza-Hatch
ISBN: 9781605760896
Curso intermedio breve. Includes Teacher Edition, Activities Manual, Answer Key.

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Interacciones (Seventh Edition) - Emily Spinelli; Carmen García; Carol E Galvin Flood
Annotated Instructor's Edition

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Mundo 21 (Fourth Edition) - Fabián A Samaniego; et al
Call Number: FOR. LANG. SPAN. HEINLE INTER. T.E. 2012
Annotated Instructor's Edition.

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En Comunidad - Pennie Nichols; Jane Johnson
Call Number: FOR. LANG. SPANISH MCG-H T.E. 2009
ISBN: 9780073326207
Instructor's Edition.

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Nuestras Culturas. Language and Culture: An Intermediate Course in Spanish. - Brenda Barceló
Call Number: FOR. LANG. SPAN. HMH INTER. EXT 2009
ISBN: 9780618574599
Language and Culture: An Intermediate Course in Spanish.

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Así lo Veo - Michael Leeser; Bill VanPatten; Gregory D. Keating
ISBN: 9780073534404
With Asi lo veo, an intermediate Spanish program, this title documents how six Spanish speakers view provocative themes. It helps you to: increase students' ability to comprehend spoken Spanish; express their ideas and opinions; and, analyze cultural perspectives while challenging fixed beliefs and cultural stereotypes.


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