A new brother or sister by Charlotte Guillain
Babies don't eat pizza: the big kids' book about baby brothers and baby sisters by Dianne Danzig ; illustrated by Debbie Tilley
Love that baby!: a book about babies for new big brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Jennifer Plecas
Will you still love me? by Carol Roth ; illustrated by Daniel Howarth
The Michigan Notable Books program has made its annual selection of the 20 books published in the previous year that best reflect the state's diverse ethnic, historical, literary and cultural experiences. Many of the winning titles can be found in the library's collection, and the others can be delivered to the library via MeLCat interlibrary loan. From fiction to nonfiction, the list offers a variety of choices.
Bootstrapper: from broke to badass on a northern Michigan farm by Mardi Jo Link — The Friends of the Canton, Plymouth, Northville and Novi Libraries' selection for their Book & Author Luncheon on Thursday, May 8, this memoir about survival and self-discovery documents the summer of 2005 when debt, doubt and divorce forced the author to refocus.
Something that feels like truth: stories by Donald Lystra — In 16 compelling stories, award-winning author Donald Lystra takes us on a page-turning journey through the cities and countryside of the Great Lakes heartland to as far away as Paris.
A nice little place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at one hundred by George F. Will
Wrigley Field: a celebration of the friendly confines by photos by Stephen Green ; text by Mark Jacob ; foreword by Ernie Banks
100 years of Wrigley Field [videodisc] by producer, Major League Baseball Production ; writer, Jeff Scott
Lord Minimus: the extraordinary life of Britain's smallest man by Nick Page — Th true story of Jeffrey Hudson, the 18-inch "official dwarf" of the 17th century Stuart court.
The last alchemist: Count Cagliostro, master of magic in the age of reason by Iain McCalman — A fascinating account of the career of one of the most famous charlatans of the 18th century, Count Alessandro di Cagliostro, who traveled all over Europe - usually one step ahead of the authorities - passing himself off as an alchemist and a healer.
Agent Zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal by Ben MacIntyre — Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced.
Resources for Earth Day 2014:
Sustainable urbanism: urban design with nature by Douglas Farr
Tomorrow's garden: design and inspiration for a new age of sustainable gardening by text and photographs by Stephen Orr
Biking to work by Rory McMullan
Edens lost & found: how ordinary citizens are restoring our great American cities: PBS series companion book by Harry Wiland ... [et al.]
George Washington's secret six: the spy ring that saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Nathan Hale: the life and death of America's first spy by M. William Phelps
Great cathedral mystery [videodisc] by written, produced & directed by David Murdock
Twenty feet from stardom [videodisc] by Radius TWC ; a Gil Friesen production ; a Morgan Neville film ; produced by Caitrin Rogers ; produced by Gil Friesen ; directed by Morgan Neville ; Tremolo Productions.
Secret state of North Korea [videodisc] by a Hardcash Production for WGBH/Frontline ; producer, writer, and director: James Jones
Rewind this! [videodisc] by MPI Media Group ; directed by Josh Johnson; produced by Carolee Mitchell
Red metal [videodisc]: the copper country strike of 1913 by produced and directed by Jonathan Silvers
Secrets of Selfridges [videodisc] by Pioneer Productions ; produced and directed by Sam Taplin
Celebrate National Poetry Month by getting to know more about the lives of some of our greatest poets:
Longfellow: a rediscovered life by Charles C. Calhoun
Yeats's ghosts: the secret life of W.B. Yeats by Brenda Maddox
Dylan Thomas: a new life by Andrew Lycett
From noon to starry night: a life of Walt Whitman by Philip Callow
Rough magic: a biography of Sylvia Plath by Paul Alexander
Dante by R.W.B. Lewis
The Rosie project by Graeme Simsion
The game by Ken Dryden ; with a foreword by Bill Simmons
Beautiful ruins: a novel by Jess Walter
The dog stars by Peter Heller
Agatha Christie's mysteries are being re-released in large print. Anna Quindlen's latest is a fictional story of about a 60 something photographer coming to terms with her life. Extremely private throughout his career, the new Johnny Carson biography by Harry Bushkin, Carson's lawyer from 1970-1988, reveals the complexity of Mr. Carson. Elo's first novel links the commercial fishing industry, the perfume industry, and conservation in a hunt for justice. The Cold War was warming up and President Truman saw the need to recruit European scientists to America. He specifically stated no Nazi scientists should be recruited, Operation Paperclip tells what really happened.
Still life with bread crumbs [Large print]: a novel by Anna Quindlen
The regatta mystery, and other stories [large print] by Agatha Christie
Johnny Carson [large print] by Henry Bushkin
North of Boston [Large print] by Elisabeth Elo
Ancient Egypt in 101 questions and answers by Thomas Schneider ; translated by David Lorton ; edited by J.J. Shirley
Delphi: a history of the center of the ancient world by Michael Scott
From Pompeii: the afterlife of a Roman town by Ingrid D. Rowland
The restoration of Rome: barbarian popes & imperial pretenders by Peter Heather
A classical primer: ancient knowledge for modern minds by Dan Crompton
The twelve caesars: the dramatic lives of the emperors of Rome by Matthew Dennison
The mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon: an elusive world wonder traced by Stephanie Dalley
The riddle of the labyrinth: the quest to crack an ancient code by Margalit Fox
Discovering the city of Sodom: the fascinating, true account of the discovery of the Old Testament's most infamous city by Dr. Steven Collins and Dr. Latayne C. Scott
Europe before Rome: a site-by-site tour of the stone, bronze, and iron ages by T. Douglas Price
Amelia Earhart's daughters: the wild and glorious story of American women aviators from World War II to the dawn of the space age by Leslie Haynsworth and David Toomey
American women in World War I: they also served by Lettie Gavin
Florence Nightingale: the making of an icon by Mark Bostridge
'Jacqueline': pioneer heroine of the Resistance by Stella King
Dewey: the small-town library cat who touched the world [kit] by Vicki Myron ; with Bret Witter — How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa. Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility (for a cat) and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most.
Russians: the people behind the power by Gregory Feifer
Ancient furies: a young girl's struggles in the crossfire of World War II by Anastasia V. Saporito with Donald L. Saporito
Wooden: a coach's life by Seth Davis
A game of character: Robinson family values: a family journey from Chicago's southside to the Ivy League and beyond by Craig Robinson ; foreword by Marian Robinson
A coach's life by Dean Smith with John Kilgo and Sally Jenkins
Knight: my story by Bob Knight with Bob Hammel
Glory road: my story of the 1966 NCAA basketball championship and how one team triumphed against the odds and changed America forever by Don Haskins ; with Daniel Wetzel
Sum it up: 1,098 victories, a couple of irrelevant losses, and a life in perspective by Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins
St. Patrick of Ireland: a biography by Philip Freeman
Damned to fame: the life of Samuel Beckett by James Knowlson
Michael Collins: a life by James Mackay
Yeats's ghosts: the secret life of W.B. Yeats by Brenda Maddox
Loitering with intent: The child by Peter O'Toole
Bono: in conversation with Michka Assayas by Bono, 1960-
The library has many guides to Paris, and they are all helpful for planning a trip to the City of Light. But these books might help you find it something a bit unusual--whether it is fashion, food, or a quiet corner.
Fashion insiders' guide: Paris by Carole Sabas ; illustrated by Caroline Andrieu — Each entry includes a description of recommended spots with hints about when to go, who to ask for, and what to get. The inclusion of additional advice from local fashion celebrities on their favorite places to frequent puts readers in-the-know.
Quiet Paris by Siobhan Wall — From formal gardens to light-filled art galleries, chic boutiques, small tearooms and gourmet delicatessens, Quiet Paris has over one hundred and twenty tempting places to savor the quiet delights of this most seductive of cities.
Elizabeth and Mary: cousins, rivals, queens by Jane Dunn
Female pharaohs [videodisc] by Discovery Communications
Five empresses: court life in eighteenth-century Russia by Evgenii V. Anisimov ; translated by Kathleen Carroll
Livia, Empress of Rome: a biography by Matthew Dennison
The bombers and the bombed: Allied air war over Europe, 1940-1945 by Richard Overy
Bleeding Kansas, bleeding Missouri: the long Civil War on the border by edited by Jonathan Earle and Diane Mutti Burke
The world of the medieval knight: a vivid exploration of the origins, rise and fall of the noble order of knighthood, illustrated with over 220 fine-art paintings and photographs by Charles Phillips ; consultant: Dr Craig Taylor