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Award Winning Books in the Brimmer Collection

2014 Newbery and Caldecott winners

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The Adventures of Beekle - Dan Santat
Call Number: E SAN
ISBN: 9780316199988
CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER 2015 - An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable--he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world

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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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Draw What You See - Kathleen Benson; Benny Andrews (Illustrator)
Call Number: B AND
ISBN: 9780544104877
Publication Date: 2015-01-06
Introduces readers to Benny Andrews, one of the most important African-American painters of the 20th century.

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The Everything Seed - Carole Martignacco; Joy Troyer (Illustrator)
Call Number: 231.765 MAR
ISBN: 9781592980086
The story of the very first seed, the one that unfolds to become everything in the Universe.

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Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas - Lynne Cox; Brian Floca (Illustrator)
Call Number: 599.79 COX
ISBN: 9780375858888
World-renowned swimmer and author Lynne Cox and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Brian Floca team up to bring us this inspiring story of an elephant seal who knew exactly where she belonged. Here is the incredible story of Elizabeth, a real-life elephant seal who made her home in the Avon River in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. When Elizabeth decides to stretch out across a two-lane road, the citizens worry she might get hurt or cause traffic accidents, so a group of volunteers tows her out to sea. But Elizabeth swims all the way back to Christchurch. The volunteers catch her again and again -- each time towing her farther, even hundreds of miles away -- but, still, Elizabeth finds her way back home. Includes back matter with information about elephant seals.

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Old Manhattan Has Some Farms - Susan Lendroth; Kate Endle (Illustrator)
Call Number: 635 LEN
ISBN: 9781580895729
Subject: Urban gardening.

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Mr. Ferris and His Wheel - Kathryn Gibbs Davis; Gilbert Ford (Illustrator)
Call Number: 791.06 DAV
ISBN: 9780547959221
Examines how the engineer George Ferris invented and constructed the amusement park ride that bears his name for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

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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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New Books Concerning Harry Potter, received June 2015

Many of our students grew up reading Harry Potter and as college student, they are still interested in the young wizard. Of course the Quidditch tournament is a fall favorite. Logue Library has recently acquired these titles concerning Harry Potter.

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What's a Christian to Do with Harry Potter? - Connie Neal
Call Number: BR128 .N48 N43 2001
ISBN: 9781578564712
Contents: 1: Harry Potter is Here ... and He's Not Going Away -- Mad About Harry! -- Harry Potter 101 -- Classic Fantasy or Blatant Witchcraft? -- Why Kids (and Kids at Heart) Love Harry -- What Would Jesus Do with Harry Potter? -- Beware the Dangers of the Debate -- Protecting Kids from Real-World Occult -- Be in the World but Not of the World -- Harry Potter and the Judeo-Christian Ethic -- Use Harry Potter to Help Kids Grow in Goodness -- Using Harry Potter to Preach the Gospel

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Exploring Harry Potter: Beacham's Sourcebooks for Teaching Young Adult Fiction - Elizabeth D. Schafer
Call Number: PR830 .Y68 S38 2000
ISBN: 9780933833579
Welcome to Harry's world -- Pottermania -- Harry's appeal -- Sales, prizes, and fame -- Harry in translation -- Harry's fans -- Merchandise -- Harry in the newspaper and on screen -- Harry's detractors -- The Whitbread prize controversy -- Interpretative biography of J.K. Rowling -- Early life -- Early career -- Harry's beginning -- Finding a publisher -- Harry's success -- Harry encouraging reading skills -- Objections to Harry Potter and Rowling's response -- Vocabulary -- Reading Harry -- Characters and themes -- The cast -- Harry versus Voldemort -- Harry's early life -- Harry the hero -- Harry's heroic transformation -- Harry, Ron and Hermione: the wizardly trio -- The Dursleys -- Harry's teachers and the significance of their names -- Harry's peers -- Adult wizards -- Magical animals and creatures -- Ghosts, plants, and personified props -- Vocabulary -- Setting -- Landscape and distance -- Welcome to Hogwarts -- Life at Hogwarts -- Hogwarts's rooms and architecture -- On Hogwarts's grounds -- Near Hogwarts -- Hogsmeade -- The Shrieking Shack -- The tunnels -- London settings -- Harry's two worlds -- Unusual and unseen settings -- School life -- School days -- Hogwarts house membership -- Making the grade -- The curriculum -- Preparing for school -- Between classes -- Outside of class -- Food -- Nourishing thoughts -- Sports -- The sporting life -- Mount your brooms -- Team spirit -- On the sidelines -- Geography -- Geographical overview of the British Isles -- England -- Scotland.

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From Alice to Harry Potter: children's fantasy in England. - Colin Manlove
Call Number: PR888 .F3 M36 2003
ISBN: 9781877275555
Contents: Victorian children's fantasy -- The long idyll : 1900-1950 -- Into a new world : 1950-1970 -- Rebellion and reaction : the 1970s -- Playing with reality : the 1980s -- Frightened of the dark : the 1990s.


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