New books for the week of 20 July, 2009
Johnson, Kathleen A. & Steven R. Harris. Teaching literary research: challenges in a changing environment. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2009. (Z674 .A75 no. 60)
Srivastava, Pushplata. Copyright in academic libraries in digital environment. New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications, 2008. (Z594 .S68 2008)
Todaro, Julie. Emergency preparedness for libraries. Lanham, Md.: Government Institutes, 2009. (Z679.7 .T63 2009)
Bruchac, Joseph & Anna Vojtech. The first strawberries: a Cherokee story. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1993.
Drawn & quartered: reshuffle the history of art 234,256 ways! Boston: Little Brown & Co. 1997.
Killeen, Debra. Legacy of the Archbishop. Rockford, IL: Helm Pub., 2009.
Kushner, Tony & Maurice Sendak. Brundibar. New York: Michael di Capua Books / Hyperion Books for Children, 2003.
L'Engle, Madeleine. The moon by night. New York: Square Fish, 2008.
Skargon, Yvonne & Oscar Wilde. The importance of being Oscar. Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum, 1991.
Steig, William. When everybody wore a hat. New York: Joanna Cotler Books, 2003.
From the beloved author and artist--who celebrated his 95th birthday in 2002--comes this picture book autobiography of his childhood in which he describes life in the early 1900s. A Junior Library Guild Selection. Full color.
Yu, Chun. Little green: growing up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005.
I was born in a small city near the East Sea, when the Great Cultural Revolution began. My name is Little Green, my country Zhong Guo, the Middle Kingdom. When I was ten years old, our leader died and the revolution ended. And this is how I remember it. When Chun Yu was born in a small city in China, she was born into a country in revolution. The streets were filled with roaming Red Guards, the walls were covered with slogans, and reeducation meetings were held in all workplaces. Every family faced danger and humiliation, even the youngest children. Shortly after Chun's birth, her beloved father was sent to a peasant village in the countryside to be reeducated in the ways of Chairman Mao. Chun and her brother stayed behind with their mother, who taught in a country middle school where Mao's Little Red Book was a part of every child's education. Chun Yu's young life was witness to a country in turmoil, struggle, and revolution -- the only life she knew. This first-person memoir of a child's view of the Chinese Cultural Revolution is a stunning account of a country in crisis and a testimony to the spirit of the individual -- no matter how young or how innocent.
Lynch, Brian. Spike: after the fall. San Diego, CA: IDW Publishing, 2009.
Takahashi, Shin. The manga guide to statistics. San Francisco: No Starch Press, 2009.
"The Manga Guide to Statistics" uses manga to introduce the reader to the world of statistics.
Urushibara, Yuki. Mu shi shi 6. New York: Del Rey/Ballantine, 2008.
Vähämäki, Amanda. Drawn & Quarterly showcase 5. Montréal: Drawn & Quarterly, 2008.
New books for the week of 13 July, 2009
Academic library building renovation benchmarks. New York, N.Y.: Primary Research, 2008. (Z679 .A32 2008)
Bajgoric, Nijaz. Continuous computing technologies for enhancing business continuity. Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2009. (HD30.2 .B3474 2009)
Barrett, Nina. Deering Library: an illustrated history. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2008. (Z733.N8686 N67 2008 c. 2)
Featuring beautiful illustrations--primarily historic photographs--this book traces the history of the Deering Library at Northwestern U., Evanston, Illinois. Contributions from the Library's faculty explore the collections, changes through the decades, and prospects for the future.
Bose, Indranil. Breakthrough perspectives in network and data communications security, design, and applications. Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2009. (HD30.37 .B736 2009)
Connor, Elizabeth. An introduction to instructional services in academic libraries. New York: Routledge, 2008. (Z711.25.C65 I58 2008)
Earp, Paul W. & Adam Wright. Securing library technology: a how-to-do-it manual. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2009. (Z674.73 .E19 2009)
Gamble, Nikki & Sally Yates. Exploring children's literature. Los Angeles; London: SAGE, 2008. (LB1575 .G36 2008)
Graaf, Maurits van der & Kwame van Eijndhoven. The European repository landscape: inventory study into the present type and level of OAI-compliant digital repository activities in the EU. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2008. (ZA4081.86 .G73 2008)
Gupta, Manish & Raj Sharman. Handbook of research on social and organizational liabilities in information security. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2009. (QA76.9.A25 H365 2009)
Hunt, Fiona & Jane Birks. More hands-on information literacy activities. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2008. (ZA3075 .H86 2008)
Mann, Ian. Hacking the human: social engineering techniques and security countermeasures. Aldershot, England; Burlington, VT: Gower, 2008. (HM668 .M36 2008)
McGuire, Beth. Active reading: activities for librarians and teachers. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2009. (LB1573 .M3916 2009)
Olson, Jack E. Database archiving: how to keep lots of data for a very long time. San Francisco, Calif.: Morgan Kaufmann; Oxford: Elsevier Science, 2009. (QA76.9.D32 O47 2009)
With the amount of data a business accumulates now doubling every 12 to 18 months, IT professionals need to know how to develop a system for archiving important database data, in a way that both satisfies regulatory requirements and is durable and secure. This important and timely new book explains how to solve these challenges without compromising the operation of current systems.
Phillips-Wren, Gloria; Nikhil Ichalkaranje; & Lakhmi C. Jain. Intelligent decision making: an AI-based approach. Berlin: Springer, 2008. (T58.62 .I58 2008)
Roam, Dan. The back of the napkin: solving problems and selling ideas with pictures. New York: Portfolio, 2008. (HD30.29 .R625 2008)
When Herb Kelleher was brainstorming about how to beat the traditional hub-and- spoke airlines, he grabbed a bar napkin and a pen. Three dots to represent Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Three arrows to show direct flights. Problem solved, and the picture made it easy to sell Southwest Airlines to investors and customers. Used properly, a simple drawing on a humble napkin is more powerful than Excel or PowerPoint. It can help crystallize ideas, think outside the box, and communicate in a way that people simply “get”. In this book Dan Roam argues that everyone is born with a talent for visual thinking, even those who swear they can’t draw. Drawing on twenty years of visual problem solving combined with the recent discoveries of vision science, this book shows anyone how to clarify a problem or sell an idea by visually breaking it down using a simple set of visual thinking tools – tools that take advantage of everyone’s innate ability to look, see, imagine, and show.
Survey of academic & research library journal purchasing practices. New York: Primary Research Group, 2008. (Z692.S5 S87 2008)
Zaphiris, Panayiotis & Chee Siang Ang. Cross-disciplinary advances in human computer interaction: user modeling, social computing, and adaptive interfaces. Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2009. (QA76.9.H85 C82 2009)
Researchers in the human-computer interaction community are developing new methods for describing user behavior, analyzing user needs and expectations, and designing and evaluating user-friendly computer systems. This book collects recent work in the field, 24 chapters in all, on major themes including computer mediated communication, online communities, computer-augmented environments, and computer-based learning.
Adler, David A. & Robert Casilla. A picture book of Jackie Robinson. New York: Holiday House, 1994.
Alvarez, Julia & Ruddy Núñez. El mejor regalo del mundo: la leyenda de La Vieja Belén. Miami, Fla.: Alfaguara: Santillana, 2009.
Ayarbe, Heidi. Freeze frame. New York: Laura Geringer Books/HarperTeen, 2008.
Beccia, Carlyn. The raucous royals: test your royal wits : crack codes, solve mysteries, and deduce which royal rumors are true. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
Berne, Jennifer & Éric Puybaret. Manfish: a story of Jacques Cousteau. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2008.
Before Jacques Cousteau became an internationally known oceanographer and champion of the seas, he was a curious little boy. In this lovely biography, poetic text and gorgeous paintings combine to create a portrait of Jacques Cousteau that is as magical as it is inspiring.
Brashares, Ann. 3 willows: the sisterhood grows. New York: Delacorte Press, 2009.
Brashares, Ann. Forever in blue: the fourth summer of the Sisterhood. New York: Delacorte Press, 2007.
Demi. Happy, happy Chinese New Year! New York: Crown Publishers, 1997.
Haskins, James & Kathleen Benson. The rise of Jim Crow. Tarrytown, N.Y.: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2008.
Hirahara, Naomi. 1001 cranes. New York: Delacorte Press, 2008.
Twelve-year-old Angela Kato arrives in L.A. and is put to work in her granmother's flower shop, folding origami and creating 1001 cranes. As her skills improve and her relationships grow, Angela is able to cope with her parents' impending divorce.
Keene, Carolyn & Jan Naimo Jones. The Chinese New Year mystery. New York: Pocket Books, 2000.
Li, Moying. Snow falling in spring: Coming of age in China during the cultural revolution. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Liu, Jae Soo. Yellow umbrella. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2002.
The perfect book for a rainy day (obviously) but also for an art lesson, a lazy afternoon, or a quiet classroom, Yellow Umbrella tells the wordless story of one umbrella's morning journey. Accompanied by a CD of original and evocative piano music, this is a book meant to be enjoyed by all people, connecting us through music and art and transcending language and cultural barriers.
Lupica, Mike. Miracle on 49th Street. New York: Philomel Books, 2006.
Lupica, Mike. Summer ball. New York, NY: Philomel Books, 2007.
Lupica, Mike. The big field. New York, NY: Philomel Books, 2008.
Ly, Many. Roots and wings. New York: Delacorte Press, 2008.
Nyeu, Tao. Wonder Bear. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2008.
Randall, Alison L. & Bill Farnsworth. The wheat doll. Atlanta: Peachtree, 2008.
Rockwell, Anne & S.D. Schindler. Honey in a hive. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2005.
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire. He forgot to say goodbye. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008.
Seuss, Dr. & James Stevenson. I am not going to get up today! New York: Beginner Book, 1987.
Seuss, Dr. & Roy McKie. My book about me, by me myself. I wrote it! I drew it! New York: Beginner Books, 1969.
Shea, Bob. Dinosaur vs. bedtime. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2008.
Nothing can stop little Dinosaur--not grown-ups, nor bathtime. But what happens when he faces his biggest challenge of all--bedtime? With spare text and irresistible dinosaur roars, this book is an ideal read-aloud for bedtime and will have youngsters wanting more.
Sheth, Kashmira & Yoshiko Jaeggi. Monsoon afternoon. Atlanta: Peachtree, 2008.
Stork, Francisco X. Marcelo in the real world. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2009.
Tafolla, Carmen. The holy tortilla and a pot of beans: a feast of short fiction. San Antonio, Tex.: Wings Press, 2008.
Williams, Karen Lynn; Khadra Mohammed; & Doug Chayka. Four feet, two sandals. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2007.
Two young Afghani girls living in a refugee camp in Pakistan share a precious pair of sandals brought by relief workers.
Yoo, Paula. Good enough. New York: HarperTeen, 2008.
Preston, Greg. The artist within: portraits of cartoonists, comic book artists, animators, and others. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Books, 2007.
The culmination of more than fifteen years of photography by renowned photographer Greg Preston, this book is a living history of the men and women who have shaped the imaginations of countless millions of people around the world through their work in the fields of animated cartoons, comic books, comic strips and editorial cartooning. The list of more than two hundred artists includes such luminaries as Frank Miller, Al Hirschfeld, Joe Barbera, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Moebius, Walter and Louise Simonson and many more, all in photographs exclusive and shot expressly for this book.
New books for the week of 6 July, 2009
Johanna Kuyvenhoven follows a group of children in grades four and five as they forge an inclusive learning environment that respects linguistic, social, and ethnic diversity by sharing stories out loud. She traces the positive effects that oral storytelling has on children's vocabularies, writing skills, as well as for problem-solving abilities and empathetic responses that are essential to learning across the disciplines.
OCLC cataloging service user guide. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC, 2000. (Z674.82.O15 O175 2000)
Schon, Isabel. Recommended books in Spanish for children and young adults, 2004-2008. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2009. (Z1037.7 .S387 2009)
Buron, Kari Dunn. When my worries get too big!: a relaxation book for children who live with anxiety. Shawnee Mission, Kan.: Autism Asperger Pub. Co., 2006.
More than any other issue, "losing control" can cause major problems for children. Through the irresistible character of Nicholas, this books gives young children an opportunity to explore with parents or teachers their own feelings as they react to events in their daily lives while learning some useful relaxation techniques. Children who use the simple strategies presented in this charming book, illustrated by the author, will find themselves relaxed and ready to work or play.
Goodall, Jane & Alexander Reichstain. The eagle & the wren: a fable. New York; London: North-South Books, 2002.
Who can fly the highest? "I can," claim the lark & the dove, the vulture & of course the mighty eagle. With a great flapping of wings & squawking & calling, the birds take to the air. It is a glorious contest, but the outcome surprises them all especially the mighty eagle! Jane Goodall retells a beloved story from her own childhood, a fable for all times that illustrates how we depend on each other for help & support throughout our lives.
Pinkney, Jerry & Jane H. Buxton. Undersea animals: a dramatic dimensional visit to strange underwater realms. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2008.
From renowned picture book illustrator Jerry Pinkney comes a dramatic and beautifully painted pop-up compendium of sea creatures. From crabs to seahorses to hammerhead sharks to octopi to corals, the animals in this volume literally jump off the page at you.
Pinkwater, Daniel & Calef Brown. The Neddiad: how Neddie took the train, went to Hollywood, and saved civilization. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Young Neddie goes on a life-changing and epic journey in this original and hilarious story. Neddie Wentworthstein, three good friends, a shaman, a ghost, and a little maneuver known as the French substitution determine the fate of the world.
Tan, Shaun. The red tree. South Melbourne, Vic.: Lothian, 2008.
A small child awakes to find blackened leaves falling from her bedroom ceiling, threatening to quietly overwhelm her. As she wanders around a world that is complex, puzzling and alienating, she is overtaken by a myriad of feelings. Re-released in New Edition paperback format, these moving and exquisitely illustrated tales by brilliant author/illustrator Shaun Tan are still the perfect gift for people of all ages.
New books for the week of 29 June, 2009
Crane, Beverley E. Using WEB 2.0 tools in the K-12 classroom. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2009. (LB1044.87 .C74 2009)
Eyob, Ephrem. Social implications of data mining and information privacy: interdisciplinary frameworks and solutions. Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2009. (Reference QA76.9.D343 S64 2009)
Hunter, M. Gordon & Felix B. Tan. Handbook of research on information management and the global landscape. Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2009. (Reference HD30.2 .H36427 2009)
Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi. Best practices and conceptual innovations in information resources management: utilizing technologies to enable global progressions. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2009. (Reference T58.64 .B47 2009)
Koren, Marian. Working for five star libraries: international perspectives on a century of public library advocacy and development. Leidschendam, Netherlands: Biblion Uitgeverij, 2008. (Z789 .W47 2008)
Koth, Michelle S. Uniform titles for music. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press; Middleton, WI: Music Library Association, 2008. (ML111 .K67 2008)
For beginning and experienced catalogers who deal with music materials and have some musical background, Koth, a catalog librarian at Yale U., details how to establish uniform titles, explaining the rules and concepts, with examples. Instead of following the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd ed., she moves from generic to distinctive titles and covers initial title elements, medium of performance, numeric identifying and additional elements, and collective titles or those by unknown authors. She omits popular music, liturgical music entered under a corporate body heading for a church, and series title headings.
Lee, In. Emergent strategies for e-business processes, services, and implications: advancing corporate frameworks. Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2009. (Reference HF5548.32 .E48 2009)
OCLC-MARC code lists. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC, 1993. (Z699.4.M2 O16 1993)
Ramaiah, L.S. & G. Sujatha. Preservation of library, archival and digital documents: problems and perspectives. New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications, 2008. (Z701 .P735 2008)
Schochow, Werner. Bücherschicksale: die Verlagerungsgeschichte der Preussischen Staatsbibliothek: Auslagerung, Zerstörung, Entfremdung, Rückführung: dargestellt aus den Quellen. Berlin; New York: W. de Gruyter, 2003. (Z802.P7 S359 2003)
Sherman, Josepha. Storytelling: an encyclopedia of mythology and folklore. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2008. (Reference GR35 .S76 2008)
Westkamp, Guido. Emerging issues in intellectual property: trade, technology and market freedom: essays in honour of Herchel Smith. Cheltenham, Glos, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2007. (K1401 .E47 2007)
Ambrose, Stephen E. The good fight: how World War II was won. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001.
Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the finest historians of our time, has written an extraordinary chronicle of World War II for young readers.
Fletcher, Christine. Ten cents a dance. New York: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books: distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2008.
González, Lucía & Lulu Delacre. The storyteller's candle. San Francisco, Calif.: Children's Book Press, 2008.
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: a guide book to the Great Tree. New York: Scholastic, 2007.
London, Jonathan & Gregory Manchess. Giving thanks. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2005.
A boy's father celebrates the interconnectedness of the natural world through his daily words of thanks and assures his son, who finds it a little embarrassing to thank trees and such, that it becomes a habit and makes one feel good.
Marsden, John & Shaun Tan. The rabbits. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2003.
The Rabbits is an allegory about colonization, told from the perspective of animals.
Nicholls, Sally. Ways to live forever. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2008.
Eleven-year-old Sam McQueen, who has leukemia, writes a book during the last three months of his life, in which he tells about what he would like to accomplish, how he feels, and things that have happened to him.
Orgel, Doris & Meilo So. The cat's tale: why the years are named for animals. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2008.
Smith, Jeff. Little Mouse gets ready. New York: RAW Junior, 2009.
Davis, Eleanor. Stinky: a toon book. New York: Little Lit Library, 2008.
Moore, Richard. Boneyard. New York: NBM Pub., 2001.
Michael Paris has inherited a plot in the remote town of Raven Hollow. As he arrives, he gets to find out what a doozie that is. He's basically inherited a cemetery that the villagers want razed! Why? It's haunted with apparently frightening creatures putting a curse on the whole town! But when Paris actually gets to meet some of the denizens of his inherited headache, it turns out they ain't all that bad (the vamp, in fact, is quite cute) and maybe the evil is not where it may seem...
Vaughan, Brian K. Ex machina. La Jolla, CA: WildStorm, 2005.