Nonfiction


Kathleen T. Isaacs
Description: For children, reading level and experience level are not always the same. Early and eager readers deserve stories they can get into, information that's challenging and up-to-date, and ideas that are new and stimulating, all while remaining age appropriate. Isaacs offers 300 book recommendations for early able readers ages 4-10, honing in on writing that will challenge but not frustrate young readers. This resource recommends titles both old and new in a multitude of genres; offers guidance on steering kids towards the best books for their age; points to resources for finding quality books; and includes an extensive index for locating titles, authors, and themes quickly.
Call Number: 028.55 Isa
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 5, 2016
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
Description: Part social commentary, part cultural analysis, part careful investigation and part powerful personal anecdotes, a provocative book explores the relationship between appearance and science, social media, sex, friendship, language and advertising to show how beauty actually affects us day to day.
Call Number: 111.85 Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2016
Janet Marthers, Paul P. Marthers
Description: This college handbook puts the prospective college student in charge when it comes to searching for options that best match their needs. The focus on academic programs and types of colleges mirrors the way students approach their college search: investigate-your-interest-first, figure-out-your-admissions-chances-later.
Call Number: 378.198 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2016
Melissa Shultz
Description: From Mom to Me Again is the story of one woman's reinvention. Shultz's struggle with the empty nest and the transformation of her marriage, friendships, career, and ultimately herself, is part memoir and part self-help guide. This book tells Shultz's personal story and provides valuable advice for readers preparing to send their children off into the world. She shows women that while they'll always be mothers, it's time for them to take center stage in their own lives once again.
Call Number: 306.874 Shu
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 9, 2016
William Poundstone
Description: Looks at the state of knowledge in the American public, and demonstrates how many areas of knowledge correlate with quality of life, politics, and behavior, arguing that being knowledgeable has significant value even when facts can be looked up with little effort.
Call Number: 306.42 Pou
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2016
Nicholas M Teich
Description: This resource combines a portrait of transgenderism with a history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes; describe the coming out process and its effect on family and friends; discuss the relationship between sexual orientation and gender; and explore the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism. Each chapter explains how transgender individuals handle their gender identity, how others view it within the context of non-transgender society, and how the transitioning of genders is made possible. Features men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications.
Call Number: 306.768 Tei
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2016
Mike Ellis
Description: A fun and easy way to learn how to find your way around in 10 different languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean. This little book includes twenty-six words and phrases translated into ten different languages that you can use to ask for help, introduce yourself to a new friend, or just find your way around. Illustrated prompts, highlighted words or syllables for emphasis, and strikes through silent letters help you practice saying the phrase quickly and smoothly, gaining confidence in learning the foreign phrase.
Call Number: 418 Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2016
Bill Streever
Description: Offers entertaining and science-based observations on the wind, from the world's first forecasts, to Chaos Theory, wind-riding spiders, wind-sculpted landscapes and wind-generated power.
Call Number: 551.518 Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 3, 2016
Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough
Description: What's a warm pie without ice cream? But you can't just throw any two items together: a great à la mode pairing should be thoughtful-- and perhaps decadent. Weinstein and Scarbrough offer not just solid dessert recipes but also give you the unforgettable pairings that make these desserts smash hits.
Call Number: 641.8652 Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 16, 2016
Monica Sweeney
Description: These retro-style treats are fun to make and fun to eat. Using ingredients you can find at any supermarket, these easy recipes combine something creamy (think Cool Whip, sweetened condensed milk, or cream cheese) with something fruity (if you're feeling lazy, old-school canned fruit is a surprisingly delicious option) or some good, traditional chocolate. Just mix it up and freeze it. It you're feeling fancy, dump it into a ready-made piecrust before freezing!
Call Number: 641.862 Swe
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Deborah Serani
Description: While gerontology has brought insights about the physical, emotional, and social needs of this population over 65, little attention has been given to the mental health of the aging, and often treatable disorders are overlooked entirely. Among the elderly, depression is often viewed as a normal part of aging. But it is not. For sufferers, their families and caregivers, this go-to guide introduces readers to depression among the aging and elderly. It reviews the symptoms, the diagnostic process, treatment options including alternative and holistic approaches, and long term care for those experiencing mild, moderate, or severe depression. With real stories throughout, the book illustrates the many forms depression can take, and Serani offers a compassionate voice alongside practical advice for sufferers, caregivers, and families.
Call Number: 616.8527 Ser
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 3, 2016
by the editors at America's Test Kitchen
Description: A pressure cooker is capable of delivering perfectly cooked food with deep, slow-cooked flavor on a fast-food time frame-- but when you lock on that lid, you want a recipe you know you can count on. This guide guarantees success-- from picking out a pressure cooker and learning essential techniques that are key to success, to foolproof, tested recipes.
Call Number: 641.587 Pre
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Annie Rigg, Tara Fisher, photography
Description: Sweet cherries, juicy oranges, succulent strawberries, tongue-tingling limes--everyone has a favorite fruit, though too often many of us just eat it as it comes, or stick to classics such as apple crumble. In this inspiring collection of seasonal recipes, Annie Rigg offers 120 original, exciting and tempting ways to enjoy the orchard's bounty. Whether introducing a splash of color to your plate or providing the perfect tangy countertaste to a rich cheese, she shows how fruit can play the starring role.
Call Number: 641.64 Rig
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 5, 2016
Laura Fuentes
Description: Healthy, grain-free meals that your entire family will love, made with wholesome, easy-to-find ingredients that are easy make. These kid-approved, nutritious meals are simple and creative for the entire family. The more than 170 recipes for delicious, healthy, allergy-free meals that can satisfy big and little appetites alike. Whether you're Paleo, primal, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, or just want to try something new, you'll find endless ways to create simple, delicious meals with The Best Grain-Free Family Meals on the Planet.
Call Number: 641.563 Fue
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 16, 2016
Rebecca Katz, Mat Edelson
Description: Between digital overload, sleep deprivation, and the stress of modern life, most people's brains are constantly in flight-or-fight mode, with levels of cortisol and other hormones and neurotransmitters out of whack. In her book, Rebecca Katz has harnessed the latest research on brain functioning to identify how the foods we consume can improve the brain's ability to control cognition, emotion, and physical function--all of which dictate memory, mood, and motion.
Call Number: 641.563 Kat
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Shirley Babashoff, Chris Epting
Description: In her swimming career, Shirley Babashoff set 39 national records and 11 world records. Prior to the 1990s, she was the most successful U.S. female Olympian and, in her prime, was considered to be the greatest female swimmer in the world. At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, hopes were high for her to become "the female Mark Spitz." All of that changed once Babashoff questioned the shocking masculinity of the swimmers on the East German women's team. Once celebrated as America's golden girl, Babashoff was accused of poor sportsmanship and vilified by the press. Making Waves displays the strength and resilience that made Babashoff a champion, telling her story in the same unflinching manner that made her both the most dominant female swimmer of her time and one of the most controversial athletes in Olympic history.
Call Number: 797.21 Bab
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 10, 2016
Edward (Edward A.) Gross, Mark A Altman
Description: An oral history, told exclusively by the people who were there during the first 25 years of Star Trek, in their own words, sharing the inside scoop they've never revealed before, unveiling the true story of the history of Star Trek, and chronicling the trials, tribulations--and tribbles--that have remained deeply buried secrets--until now.
Call Number: 791.4572 Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2016
David Goldblatt
Description: Goldblatt describes the reinvention and modern history of the Olympic Games, from its rebirth in 1896 Athens to the present. He highlights all the classic moments of highest achievement, while also going behind the medal counts to tell how women fought to be included in the Olympics on equal terms; how the wounded of World War II led to the Paralympics; and how the Olympics reflect changing attitudes to race and ethnicity.
Call Number: 796.4809 Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2016
Gail Buckland
Description: From Gail Buckland comes a book that brings together the work of 165 extraordinary photographers, most of their images heralded, most of their names unknown; photographs that capture the essence of athletes mastery of mind/body/soul against the odds, doing the impossible, seeming to defy the laws of gravity, the laws of physics, and showing what human will, discipline, drive, and desire look like when suspended in time. This book shows the range, cultural importance, and aesthetics of sports photography, much of it legendary, all of it powerful.
Call Number: 779.9796 Buc
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 2, 2016
Paula Byrne
Description: Among Rose and Joe Kennedy's children the fourth child, Kathleen, stood out. Known as Kick, she was a firecracker who effortlessly made friends and stole hearts. When her father was appointed as the ambassador to Great Britain in 1938, Kick shocked and alienated her devout family by falling in love and marrying the scion of a virulently anti-Catholic family-- William Cavendish, the heir apparent of the Duke of Devonshire and Chatsworth. The marriage only lasted a few months; Billy was killed in combat in 1944, four years before Kick's own death in an airplane crash. Byrne shines a spotlight on this feisty Kennedy long relegated to the shadows of her family's history.
Call Number: B Ken Kennedy, Kathleen
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 2, 2016
Justin Bond
Description: In this humorous coming-of-age tale, Bond raises issues about LGBTQ adolescence, parenting trans/queer children, and bullying.
Call Number: B Bon Bond, Justin
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 9, 2016
Kathleen T. Isaacs
028.55 Isa
by the editors at America's Test Kitchen
641.587 Pre
Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
111.85 Whi
Annie Rigg, Tara Fisher, photography
641.64 Rig
Janet Marthers, Paul P. Marthers
378.198 Mar
Laura Fuentes
641.563 Fue
Melissa Shultz
306.874 Shu
Rebecca Katz, Mat Edelson
641.563 Kat
William Poundstone
306.42 Pou
Shirley Babashoff, Chris Epting
797.21 Bab
Nicholas M Teich
306.768 Tei
Edward (Edward A.) Gross, Mark A Altman
791.4572 Gro
Mike Ellis
418 Ell
David Goldblatt
796.4809 Gol
Bill Streever
551.518 Str
Gail Buckland
779.9796 Buc
Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough
641.8652 Wei
Paula Byrne
B Ken Kennedy, Kathleen
Monica Sweeney
641.862 Swe
Justin Bond
B Bon Bond, Justin
Deborah Serani
616.8527 Ser