From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

This time I’ve added some really great children’s books to the list.

Children’s books

Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy by Richard Michelson, Call Number: CL Easy Reading 791.43 N713m

Marie Curie for Kids: Her Life and Scientific Discoveries with 21 Activities and Experiments, by Amy M. O’Quinn Call Numbers CL 540.92 C975o

Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon with Bart Davis, Call Number: CL 813.6 K567t


Adcreep: The Case Against Modern Marketing by Mark Bartholomew, Call Number: 343.73 B287a

Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women by Renee Engeln, Call Number: 306.4 E575b

Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms by Maureen Chiquet, Call Number: 658.4 P346b

The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance by Anders Rydell, Call Number: 027.04 R992b

The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die by Keith Payne, Call Number: 305 P346b

Confessions of a Scholarship Winner: The Secrets That Helped Me Win $500,000 in Free Money For College, How You Can Too! by Kristina Ellis, Call Number: 378.34 E474c

Credit Repair Kit for Dummies by Steve Bucci, Call Number: 332.7 B918c

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening by Manal Al-Sharif, Call Number: 320.082 S531d

Don’t Be a Wife to a Boyfriend: 10 Lessons I Learned When I Was Single by Shonda Brown White, Call Number: 646.7 W588d
NOTE: Purchased at student request.

Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Duide to the College Years by Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller, Call Number: 378.1 J673d

Don’t Touch That Doorknob! How Germs Can Zap You and How You Can Zap Back by Jack Brown, Call Number: 616 B878d

The End of Owernship: Personal Property in the Digital Economy by Aarron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz, Call Number: 346.04 P471

Extreme You: Step Up, Stand Out, Kick Ass, Repeat by Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Call Number: 158.1 O362e

Facts and Fictions in Mental Health by Hal Arkowitz and Scott O. Lilienfeld, Call Number; 362.2 A721f

The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis by Ben S. Bernanke, Call Number: 330.9 F293

Girl Walks Into a Book: What the Brontes Taught Me About Life, Love, and Women’s Work by Miranda K. Pennington, Call Number: 814.6 P414g

Good People, Bad Managers: How Work Culture Corrupts Good Intentions by Samuel A. Culbert, Call Number: 306.3 C967g

Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency by Charles Rappleye, Call Number: 973.91 H789r

The Hidden Life of Otto Frank by Carol Ann Lee, Call Number: 940.53 L477h

A History of the United States in Five Crashes: Stock market Meltdowns That Defined a Nation 1907, 1929, 1987, 2008, 2010 by Scott Nations, Call Number: 330.973 N277h

It Takes a Campus: 15 Initiatives to Improve Retention by Kyle Ellis, Call Number: 378.3 E4747i

Literature and the Child (7th ed.) by Lee Galda, Bernice e. Cullinan, and Lawrence R. Sipe, Call Number: 028.5 G149L

The Little Book of Market Myths: How to Profit by Avoiding the Investing Mistakes Everyone Else Makes by Ken Fishers, Call Number: 332.6 F534L

The Little Book of Stock Market Profits: The Best Strategies of All Time Made Even Better by Mitch Zacks, Call Number: 332.63 Z16L

Loan Sharks: The Birth of Predatory Lending by Charles R. Geisst, Call Number: 332.8 G313L

Miracle Cure: The Creation of Antibiotics and the Birth of Modern Medicine by William Rosen, Call Number: 615.7 R813m

Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed: The Only Personal Finance System for People with Not-So-Regular Jobs by Joseph D’Agnese and Denise Kiernan, Call Number: 332.024 D126m

Mutual Funds for Dummies by Eric Tyson, Call Number: 332.632

Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes our Motivations by Dan Ariely, Call Number: 658.3 A698p

Plugged In How Media Attract and Affect Youth by Patti M. Valkenburg and Jessica Taylor Piotrowski, Call Number: 302.23 V174p

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore, Call Number: 363.17 M822r

Salted and Cured: Savoring the Culture, Heritage, and Flavor of America’s Preserved Meats by Jeffrey P. Roberts, Call Number: 641.5 R635s

The Story Cure: A Book Doctor’s Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir by Dinty W. Moore, Call Number: 808.3 M821s

Tara Revisited: Women, War, and the Plantation Legend by Catherine Clinton, Call Number: 973.7 C641t

Teaching Literary Elements with Picture Books: Engaging Standars-Based Lessons and Strategies by Susan Van Zile and Mary Napoli, Call Number: 372.6 V285t
NOTE: This is actually pitched for younger students, but the ideas definitely could be used with higher level courses.

The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis – and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance by Ben Sasse, Call Number: 305.24 S252v

The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love by Devon Franklin and Meagan Good, Call Number: 306.872 F831w

Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World by Benjamin Reiss, Call Number: 616.8 R378w

Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and the Return of Wild American Wolves by Brenda Peterson, Call Number: 599.773 P485w

The World Bank: From Reconstruction to Development to Equity by Katherine Marshall, Call Number: 332.1 M368w

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