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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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Neandertals - Yvette La Pierre
Call Number: 569.986 LAP
ISBN: 9780822575245
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Discovery -- Fearsome creature -- Setting the record straight: 1930s through the 1970's -- Out of Africa ... and the family tree: 1980's -- Who were they? Neandertals and their world -- How did Neandertals live? -- What happened? The mystery of Neandertal disappearance -- Future of Neandertal research -- Glossary -- Source notes -- Selected bibliography -- Further reading and websites -- Index

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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 - July 2014

Patterns in Interpersonal Interactions - Karl Tomm
Call Number: E-BOOK
ISBN: 9780203795255
Publication Date: 2014-06-01

God Arises - Khan, Maulana
Call Number: BP166.2 .K484 2013
ISBN: 9788185063140
On the relevance of Islam in the modern world

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Bonhoeffer:pastor, martyr, prophet, spy : a Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich - Eric Metaxas; Timothy Keller (Foreword by)
Call Number: BX4827 .B57 M48 2010
ISBN: 9781595551382
Family and childhood -- Tübingen, 1923 -- Roman holiday, 1924 -- Student in Berlin, 1924-27 -- Barcelona, 1928 -- Berlin, 1929 -- Bonhoeffer in America, 1930-31 -- Berlin, 1931-32 -- The Führer principle, 1933 -- The church and the Jewish question -- Nazi theology -- The church struggle begins -- The Bethel confession -- Bonhoeffer in London, 1934-35 -- The church battle heats up -- The conference at Fanø -- The road to Zingst and Finkenwalde -- Zingst and Finkenwalde -- Scylla and Charybdis, 1935-36 -- Mars ascending, 1938 -- The great decision, 1939 -- The end of Germany -- From confession to conspiracy -- Plotting against Hitler -- Bonhoeffer scores a victory -- Bonhoeffer in love -- Killing Adolf Hitler -- Cell 92 at Tegel Prison -- Valkyrie and the Stauffenberg plot -- Buchenwald -- On the road to freedom

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Pope Francis : why he leads the way he leads : lessons from the first Jesuit Pope - Chris Lowney
Call Number: BX1378.7 .L69 2013
ISBN: 9780829440089
The new leader -- Of spiritual exercises and cell phones : your call to lead -- "A gift to live fully" : be who you are -- Washing feet : authentic power is service -- Dusty shoes : immerse yourself in the world's joys and sufferings -- Kneeling alone : withdraw to find perspective -- Build on stones : live in the present and reverence tradition -- Create the future : the challenge of leading through change -- "You won't be afraid of the journey? Thank you".

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Hard Choices - Hillary Rodham Clinton
Call Number: E887 .C55 A3 2014
ISBN: 9781476751443
Part one: A fresh start. 2008: team of rivals ; Foggy bottom: smart power -- Part two: Across the Pacific. Asia: the pivot ; China: uncharted waters ; Beijing: the dissident ; Burma: the lady and the generals -- Part three: War and peace. Af-Pak: surge ; Afghanistan: to end a war ; Pakistan: national honor -- Part four: Between hope and history. Europe: ties that bind ; Russia: reset and regression ; Latin America: democrats and demagogues ; Africa: guns or growth? -- Part five: Upheaval. The Middle East: the rocky path of peace ; The Arab Spring: revolution ; Libya: all necessary measures ; Benghazi: under attack ; Iran: sanctions and secrets ; Syria: a wicked problem ; Gaza: anatomy of a cease-fire -- Part six: The future we want. Climate change: we're all in this together ; Jobs and energy: a level playing field ; Haiti: disaster and development ; 21st-Century statecraft: digital diplomacy in a networked world ; Human rights: unfinished business -- Epilogue

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Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design : choosing among five appeoaches - John W. Creswell
Call Number: GRIT598 H61 .C73 2013 (at Reserve Desk)
ISBN: 9781412995313
Introduction -- Philosophical assumptions and interpretive frameworks -- Designing a qualitative study -- Five qualitative approaches to inquiry -- Five different qualitative studies -- Introducing and focusing the study -- Data collection -- Data analysis and representation -- Writing a qualitative study -- Standards of validation and evaluation -- "Turning the story" and conclusion -- Appendix A. An annotated glossary of terms -- Appendix B. A narrative research study - "Living in the space between participant and researcher as a narrative inquirer : examining ethnic identity of Chinese Canadian students as conflicting stories to live by" / Elaine Chan.

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World on Fire : how exporting free market democracy breeds ethnic hatred and global instability - Amy Chua
Call Number: HF1359 .C524 2003
ISBN: 9780385503020
Introduction : globalization and ethnic hatred -- Rubies and rice paddies : Chinese minority dominance in Southeast Asia -- Llama fetuses, latifundia, and la blue chip numero uno : "white" wealth in Latin America -- The seventh oligarch : the Jewish billionaires of post-communist Russia -- The "Ibo of Cameroon" : market-dominant minorities in Africa -- Backlash against markets : ethnically targeted seizures and nationalizations -- Backlash against democracy : crony capitalism and minority rule -- Backlash against market-dominant minorities : expulsions and genocide -- Mixing blood : assimilation, globalization, and the case of Thailand -- The underside of Western free market democracy : from Jim Crow to the Holocaust -- The Middle Eastern cauldron : Israeli Jews as a regional market-dominant minority -- Why they hate us : America as a global market-dominant minority -- The future of free market democracy

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The Arab Uprising : the unfinished revolutions of the new Middle East - Marc Lynch
Call Number: JQ1850 .A91 L92 2012
ISBN: 9781610390842
Introduction -- The Arab uprisings -- The Arab cold war -- Building toward revolution -- A new hope -- The tidal wave -- The empire strikes back: the counterrevolution -- Intervention and civil war -- America's challenge.

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Constitutional Originalism a debate - Robert W. Bennett; Lawrence B. Solum
Call Number: KF4550 .B377 2011
ISBN: 9780801447938
We are all originalists now -- Originalism and the living American constitution -- Living with originalism -- Are we all living constitutionalists now?

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On a Farther Shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson - William Souder
Call Number: QH31 .C33 S68 2012
ISBN: 9780307462206

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Health Policy - Charlene Harrington; Carroll L. Estes; Catherine Dodd; Brooke Hollister; Susan A. Chapman
Call Number: RA395 .A3 H42554 2013
ISBN: 9780763797881
Health politics and political action -- Health policy and corporate influences -- Healthcare reform today and for the future -- Health status of the population and vulnerable groups -- Access to care -- Aging and long-term care -- Organizations -- Labor issues -- Quality of care -- Financing health care -- Public financing -- Private insurance and managed care -- International health systems.


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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