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History of Toys and Games

Birth of the chess queen: a history by Marilyn Yalom — Everyone knows that the queen is the most powerful piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. Not until the year 1000, two hundred years after Arab conquerors brought chess to southern Europe, did a chess queen appear on the board.Initially she was the weakest piece, not the formidable force she is today. How and why did this transformation take place? Examine the five-hundred-year period between the chess queens timid emergence and her elevation into the games mightiest piece.

Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground by Williams, John D — Now Word Nerd takes readers inside the byzantine, dog-eat-dog world of top tournament players, creating a piquant (seven-letter word, 68 points!) work that is part pop-cultural history, part anthropological study.

So Real You Can Taste It: Food-Themed Picture Books

Take a taste of some great picture books that put a twist on food and mealtime. They are great for sharing with a hungry young mind!

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett

Peanut Butter & Cupcake! by Terry Border

The very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle

Foodie babies wear bibs by Michelle Sinclair Colman and Nathalie Dion

The best lunch by Terri Dougherty and Patrick Kouse

You are the pea, and I am the carrot by J. Theron Elkins and Pascal Lemaitre

Dance Movies to Pump You Up

Whether it's the dancing or the stories that inspire you, let these movies get you moving. Each one has at least one memorable dance scene. Let's dance!

Strictly ballroom [videodisc] by a Miramax Films release of an M&A Production

Dirty dancing [videodisc] by Great American Films Limited Partnership

Footloose [videodisc] by Indieprod

Fame [videodisc] by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Shall we dance? [videodisc] by Miramax Films presents

A chorus line [videodisc] by Embassy Films Associates and PolyGram Pictures present a Feuer and Martin production