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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 - 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 - 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?.


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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