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Hatha Yoga Class

PLEASE CONTACT TANIA DORNIC IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN YOGA.

Hatha Yoga with Tania Dornic Returns!…  AS SOON NORMAL LIBRARY SERVICES RESUME.

Please note the Thursday dates as follows: 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5 and 12/19. The time is 5:45pm -6:45 pm. The fee has changed to $50 in advance for the 5-class series, or $13 drop-in. The style will remain slow, mindful, and alignment-based, with yin and yoga nidra mixed in at the end. Please feel free to contact Tania directly to let her know to plan for you or with any questions at 802/355-4013 (call or text).

Celebrate Thursdays with a slow but empowering yoga class suitable for all levels of experience. We will focus on alignment of postures, while being mindful of body, breath, and mind. The practice of yoga is the perfect way to reset yourself in the season of renewal!

Tania is a certified and registered yoga teacher, who received her 200 HR RYT training in April 2015. She has taught classes locally at Balance Yoga Studio in Richmond, as well as at the Lund Family Center in Burlington through Sangha Studio’s yoga service program.

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New Books

NEW BOOKS

NOVEMBER 2020

New Adult Fiction The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett; A Snapshot of Murder by Frances Brody;The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult; The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea;Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand; Coast to Coast Murders by James Patterson; Anxious People by Fredrik Backman; The Return by Nicholas Spark;The Searcher by Tana French; To Sleep In a Sea of Stars by Eric Paolini; Murder is in the Air by Frances Brody; Magic Lessons – Prequel to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman.

Adult Non-Fiction Renegade Beauty – Reveal and Revive Your Natural Radiance by Nadine Artemis; The Burlington Bike Path and Waterfront Park by Rick Sharp; What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff; The Autobiography of Malcolm X As Told to Alex Haley.

Children’s Picture Books Cozy by Jan Brett; Sticks and Stones by Patricia Polacco. Most books are now being collected for the annual Baby Brunch in January after which they will be available to all patrons.

Young Adult Biography Never Caught – The Story of Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar.

Junior Novels Wild Rescuers – Escape to the Mesa. Guardians of the Taiga by Stacy Plays; Life According to Og the Frog by Betty G. Birney; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume; The Trials of Apollo – The Tyrant’s Tomb, The Dark Prophecy,The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan; Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz; Framed, Vanished, Trapped by James Ponti.

Junior Non-Fiction Migration – Incredible Animal Journeys by Mike Unwin; Nature All Around – Bugs by Pamela Hickman; Can You Hear the Trees Talking – Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest by Peter Wohlleben.

Junior Biography Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi;  Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton – Early Suffragists by Harriet Isecke; Women Who Broke the Rules – Mary Todd Lincoln by Kathleen Krull.

Junior Graphic I Am Gandhi by Brad Meltzer;The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan.

I Can Read Fly Guy series: VS. Fly Swatter, VS Fly Girl Night Fright, And the Alienzz, Amazing Tricks, Big Family by Ted Arnold.

Early Chapter Dragon Masters – Future of the Time Dragon, Call of the Sound Dragon, Griffith’s Guide for Dragon Masters by Tracey West; The Last Fire Hawk – The Shadowlands, The Battle for Perodia, The Cloud Kingdom, The Silver Swamp, The Golden Temple by Katrina Charman; The Kingdom of Wrenly – The Thirteenth Knight by Jordan Quinn; The Secret Explorers – The Jurassic Rescue, Tomb Robbers by SJ King.

 

 

NEW BOOKS — OCTOBER 2020

ADULT FICTION The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett; A Snapshot of Murder by Frances Brody; The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult; The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea; Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand; Coast to Coast Murders by James Patterson; Anxious People by Fredrik Backman; The Return by Nicholas Spark; The Searcher by Tana French; To Sleep In a Sea of Stars by Eric Paolini; Murder is in the Air by Frances Brody; Magic Lessons – Prequel to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman.

ADULT NON-FICTION Renegade Beauty – Reveal and Revive Your Natural Radiance by Nadine Artemis; The Burlington Bike Path and Waterfront Park by Rick Sharp What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff.

ADULT BIOGRAPHY The Autobiography of Malcolm X As Told to Alex Haley.

CHILDREN’S PICTURE  Most books are now being collected for the annual Baby Brunch in January after which they will be available to all patrons.  Here are a few available for check out now: Cozy by Jan BrettSticks and Stones by Patricia Polacco.

YA BIOGRAPHY Never Caught – The Story of Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar.

JUNIOR NOVELS Wild Rescuers – Escape to the Mesa. Guardians of the Taiga by Stacy Plays;Life According to Og the Frog by Betty G. Birney; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume; The Trials of Apollo – The Tyrant’s Tomb, The Dark Prophecy,The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan; Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz; Framed, Vanished, Trapped by James Ponti.

JUNIOR NON*FICTION Migration – Incredible Animal Journeys by Mike Unwin;Nature All Around – Bugs by Pamela Hickman; Can You Hear the Trees Talking – Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest by Peter Wohlleben.

JUNIOR BIOGRAPHY Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi; Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton – Early Suffragists by Harriet Isecke; Women Who Broke the Rules – Mary Todd Lincoln by Kathleen Krull.

JUNIOR GRAPHIC I Am Gandhi by Brad Meltzer; The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan.

 

I CAN READ Fly Guy series:VS. Fly Swatter, VS Fly Girl Night Fright, And the Alienzz, Amazing Tricks, Big Family by Ted Arnold.

 

EARLY CHAPTER Dragon Masters – Future of the Time Dragon, Call of the Sound Dragon, Griffith’s Guide for Dragon Masters by Tracey West

The Last Fire Hawk – The Shadowlands, The Battle for Perodia, The Cloud Kingdom, The Silver Swamp, The Golden Temple by Katrina Charman

The Kingdom of Wrenly – The Thirteenth Knight by Jordan Quinn

The Secret Explorers – The Jurassic Rescue, Tomb Robbers by SJ King

 

 

 

JUNIOR NOVELS

Wild Rescuers – Escape to the Mesa. Guardians of the Taiga by Stacy Plays

Life According to Og the Frog by Betty G. Birney

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

The Trials of Apollo – The Tyrant’s Tomb, The Dark Prophecy,The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan

Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz

Framed, Vanished, Trapped by James Ponti

 

JUNIOR NON*FICTION

Migration – Incredible Animal Journeys by Mike Unwin

Nature All Around – Bugs by Pamela Hickman

Can You Hear the Trees Talking – Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest by Peter Wohlleben

 

JUNIOR BIOGRAPHY

Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton – Early Suffragists by Harriet Isecke

Women Who Broke the Rules – Mary Todd Lincoln by Kathleen Krull

 

JUNIOR GRAPHIC

I Am Gandhi by Brad Meltzer

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

 

I CAN READ

Fly Guy series:VS. Fly Swatter, VS Fly Girl Night Fright, And the Alienzz, Amazing Tricks, Big Family by Ted Arnold

 

EARLY CHAPTER

Dragon Masters – Future of the Time Dragon, Call of the Sound Dragon, Griffith’s Guide for Dragon Masters by Tracey West

The Last Fire Hawk – The Shadowlands, The Battle for Perodia, The Cloud Kingdom, The Silver Swamp, The Golden Temple by Katrina Charman

The Kingdom of Wrenly – The Thirteenth Knight by Jordan Quinn

The Secret Explorers – The Jurassic Rescue, Tomb Robbers by SJ King

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

ADULT FICTION  Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict; The Evening and the Morning – The Prequel to The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett; Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling); One By One by Ruth Ware; The Fatherland Files by Volker Kutscher.

ADULT NON-FICTION The Good, Good Pig – The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood by Sy Montgomery; Spring and All by William Carlos Williams; Wetland, Woodland, Wildland – 2019 by Elizabeth H. Thompson, Eric R. Sorenson and Robert J. Zaino; White Feathers – The Nesting Lives of Tree Swallows by Bernd Heinrich; Entangled Life – How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake; The Gift – How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World by Lewis Hyde.

PICTURE  Tractor Mac – Worth the Wait, Autumn is Here and School Day by Billy Steers; Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis;The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle by Anne Renaud; The Three Brothers by Marie-Louise Gay; With a Little Help From My Friends by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

JUNIOR FICTION  Grandfather’s Dance – Fifth Book in the Sarah Plain and Tall Series by Patricia MacLachlan;  Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott; Spy School – Goes South, British Invasion, Evil by Stuart Gibbs; The Demigod Diaries – Including New Short Stories, Games and More by Rick Riordan.

JUNIOR NON-FICTION  As Long As the Rivers Flow – Native American Child Re-Education by Larry Loyie; American Immigration – Our History, Our Stories by Kathleen Krull;  Nature All Around – Plants by Pamela Hickman; Nature All Around – Birds by Pamela Hickman; Mysterious Patterns in Nature – Finding Fractals in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell.

JUNIOR BIOGRAPHY  Women Who Broke the Rules – Coretta Scott King, Sacajawea by Kathleen Krull; DK Life Stories – Amelia Earhart, Florence Nightingale; Mother Theresa – A photographic Story of a Life by Maya Gold; Giants of Science – Marie Curie by Kathleen Krull; Shark Lady – The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating.

JUNIOR GRAPHIC  Big Nate – Payback Time, Hug it Out, Blow the Roof Off, The Gerbil Ate My Homework by Lincoln Peirce..

YOUNG ADULT  The Seeds of America Trilogy – Chains, Forge, Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson;  Minecraft Guide to Farming.

EARLY CHAPTER  A to Z Mysteries – 9, 10, 11, 12 by Ron Roy; The Secret Explorers – Lost Whales, Comet Collision by SJ King; Kitty and the Treetop Chase by Paula Harrison; Calendar Mysteries – New Year’s Eve Thieves by Ron Roy.

I CAN READ  Have No Fear! Halloween is Here!; Pup and Hound’s Big Book of Stories by Susan Hood; There’s a Fly Guy in My Soup by Tedd Arnold.

July 2020

 New Adult Fiction  All Adults Here by Emma Straub; Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner; 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand; The Dilemma by B.A. Paris; The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner; Trust Exercise by Susan Choi; Weather – A Novel by Jenny Offill; A Burning by Megha Majumdarun; Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley; The Moment of Tenderness by Madeline L’Engle; The Safe Place by Anna Downes; Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland; Cajun Justice by James Patterson; Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin; The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths; The Daughters of Erietown by Connie Schultz. 

Adult Non-Fiction  The Planthunter -Truth, Beauty, Chaos and Plants by Georgina Reid; Ingredients – The Strange Chemistry of What We Put In Us and On Us by George Zaidan; Skiing With Henry Knox – A Personal Journey Along Vermont’s Catamount Trail by Sam Brakeley; Growing Old – Notes on Aging with Something Like Grace by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas; How to Be a Good Creature – A Memoir in Thirteen Animals and The Curious Naturalist – Nature’s Everyday Mysteries by Sy Montgomery; Grassroots Rising – A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food and a Green New Deal by Ronnie Cummins; The Vaccine-Friendly Plan – Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health – from Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years by Paul Thomas; The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee – Native America From 1890 to the Present by David Treuer; The Elderberry Book by John Moody; The Ultimate Pet Health Guide – Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats by Gary Richter; The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy; Wilding – Returning Nature to Our Farm by Isabella Tree; Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debbie Irving; Farming While Black – Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman.

Picture Books Alba and the Ocean Cleanup by Lara Hawthorne; A New Kind of Wild by Zara Gonzalez Hoang; The Same But Different Too by Karl Newson; How To Be a Pirate by Isaac Fitzgerald; Fry Bread – A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard; The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder; My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano; The Seed of Compassion – Dalai Lama; Alphonse, There’s Mud on the Ceiling by Daisy Hirst; Box Turtle by John Himmelman; Nesting and One Little Bag – A Amazing Journey by Henry Cole; Papa, Daddy and Riley by Seamus Kirst; Taking Time by Jooring-Fisher; The Bug Collector by Alex G. Griffiths; Clem and Crab by Fiona Lumbers; You Can Do It, Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells; Gustavo – The Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago; Tad by Benji Davies.

Juvenile Fiction  The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate; Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker; Pie in the Sky by Remi Lai; Lu by Jason Reynolds; A Time Traveler’s Theory of Relativity by Nicole Valentine; The Hive Queen/Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland; Inkling by Kenneth Oppel; Exploring According to Og the Frog by Betty Birney; The Dark Prophecy, The Burning Maze and The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan; The Time Traveler’s Theory of Relativity by Nicole Valentine.

Juvenile Nonfiction  The Wondrous Working of Planet Earth – Understanding Our World and It’s Ecosystems by Rachel Ignotofsky; The Ocean in Your Bathtub by Seth Fishman; The Hyena Scientist by Sy Montgomery. 

Juvenile Graphic Novels Mr. Wolf’s Class, Books 1 – 3 by Aaron Nels Steinke; Middle School Misadventures by Jason Platt; Aster and the Accidental Magic by Thom Pico; Bug Boys #1 by Laura Knetzger. 

Early Chapter Books  Kitty – Girl by Day, Cat by Night Adventure Stories, Books 1-3 by Paula Harrison; Call of the Sound Dragon – Dragon Masters #16 by Tracey West; Our Friend Hedgehog – the Story of Us by Lauren Castillo Magic Tree House #34 – Late Lunch With Llamas by Mary Pope Osborne.

JUNE – JULY 2019

Adult Fiction

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong

The Second Worst Restaurant in France by Alexander mcCall Smith

The Tale Teller and Cave of Bones – A Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito Novel by Anne Hillerman

The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Confession of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

One Good Deed by David Baldacci

Non-Fiction

Seeds on Ice – Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault by Cary Fowler

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson

The Life in Your Garden – Gardening for Biodiversity by R. Manley and M. Peronto

Salt Fat Acid Heat – Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat

2018 Atlas of Conserved Land by The Vermont Land Trust (in Library use only)

The Pioneers – The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought The American Ideal West by David McCullough

The Moment of Lift – How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates

The Chicken Health Handbook by Gail Damerow

The Farm Bill – A Citizen’s Guide by Daniel Imhoff

Honey Plants of North America by Joh H. Lovell

Childhood and Nature – Design Principals for Education

Garden Plants for Honey Bees by Peter Lindtner

Pollinators of Native Plants and Bees – An Identification Guide and Native Plant Forage Guide by Heather Holm

Audiobook

Feuding Fan Dancers – Faith Bacon, Sally Rand, and the Golden Age of the Showgirl by Leslie Zemeckis

Picture Books

The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems

Bunny in the Middle by Anika A. Denise

If I Was the Sunshine by Julie Fogliano

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin

The Rough Patch by Brian Lies

What’s Your Favorite Food by Eric Carle and Friends

Juvenile Fiction

Theodore Boone – The Accomplice by John Grisham

Babymouse – Tales From the Locker – School Tripped by J. and N. Holm

Dinosaurs by the Numbers by Steve Jenkins

Juvenile Non-Fiction

Backpack Explorer – On the Nature Trail

Young Adult Fiction

Sophia, Princess Among Beasts by James Patterson

I Can Read

Pete the Cat’s Trip to the Supermarket by K. and J. Dean

Early Chapter Books

Magic Tree House #32 – To the Future Benjamin Franklin by Mary Pope Osborne

Dragon Masters – Books 1 – 6 by Tracey West

Mercy Watson – Somethng Wonky This Way Comes by Kate DiCamillo

April 2019

New Adult Fiction The First Lady and Miracles at St. Andrews by James Patterson; As Long as We Both Shall Live by Joanne Chaney; Tin Man by Sarah Winman; Rag and Bone and Blue Madonna – Billy Boyle World War II Mysteries by James R. Benn; Turbulence by Stuart Woods; About FaceThe Girl of His Dreams, Blood From a Stone and Sea of Troubles by Donna Leon; American Duchess by Karen Harper; The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff; The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo;The Cornwalls are Gone by David Patterson and Brendan Dubois; The Parade by Dave Eggers.

Adult Non-Fiction The Power of Eight by Lynne McTaggart; The Outside Story – Writers Explore the Nature of the Northeast; Women Rowing North – Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age by Mary Pipher; American Primitive and Long Life by Mary Oliver; Genesis – The Deep Origin of Societies by E.O. Wilson; 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste by Kathryn Kellogg; The Secret Wisdom of Nature – Trees, Animals and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things by Peter Wohlleben; Save Me the Plums – My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl.

Adult Audiobook Astrophysics for People in a Hurry; The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear.

Adult DVD The Miniaturist; My Mother & Other Strangers; Jamestown; Wyeth – American Masters – The Life of Andrew Wyeth in Bold Strokes.

Picture Books Vernon On His Way and Music For Mr. Moon by Philip C. Stead;

Sugar on Snow by Nan Parson Rossiter; P is for Pterodactyl by Raj & Chris Carpenter;

Because by Mo Willems; Why should I Walk? I Can Fly! By Ann Ingalls Tomie dePaola’s Cats and Kittens; Not Quite Narwahl and Love, Z by Jessie Sima; The King of Bees by Lester L. Laminack; Zen Happiness by Jon J. Muth; Right This Very Minute – A Table-to-Farm book about food and farming by Lisl H. Detlefson.

Juvenile Fiction Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly; Sunny by Jason Reynolds.

Juvenile Audiobooks James Herriot’s Favorite Dog Stories; James Herriot’s Cat Stories.

FEBRUARY 2019

New Adult Fiction A Double Life by Flynn Berry; Liar Liar by James Patterson; So Much Owed by Jean Grainger; The Watercolourist by Beatrice Masini; Red Mountain – A Novel by Boo Walker; Living witht the Laird – A Love Affair with a Man and His Mansion by Belinda Rathbone; The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa.

Adult Non-Fiction Dare to Lead by Brene Brown; Soil 2017 – Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital by Woody Tasch; Oak – The Frame of Civilization by Willliam Bryant Logan; Going Up the Country – When the Hipppies, Dreamers, Freaks and Radicals Moved to Vermont by Yvonne Daley; Sacred Instructions – Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change by Sherri Mitchell;

How to Start a Worm Bin – Your guide to Getting Started with Worm Composting by Henry Owen; Vegetables Love Flowers – Companion Plantings for Beauty and Bounty by Lisa Mason Zeigler; Sugar Changed the World – A Stroy of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science by Marc Aronson; What’s Wrong with My Marijuana Plant by David Deardorff; Jefferson – Writings by Thomas Jefferson; Debate on the Constitution – Parts one and Two; Bread Earth and Fire – Earth Ovens and Artisan Breads by Stuart Silverstein; The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman; The Line Becomes a River – Dispatches From the Border by Francisco Cantu; The Boys in the Cave – Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand by Matt Gutman.

Adult DVD Poached – When Passion Becomes Obsession; Green Fire – Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethis for Our Time

Children’s Picture Books Many purchased for the Annual Baby Brunch are now available for checkout.

Junior Non-Fiction Finding Gobi – The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big Journey by Dion Leonard; The Titan’s Curse, The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters in graphic form by Rick Riordan; The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell.

ListenUp!Vermont/LIBBY Electronic books and audiobooks are available online with your library card at www.listenupvermont.org or meet.libbyapp.com Thousands of digital titles are supported through this website. All you need is a valid Huntington Library card! Ask your librarian if you have any questions.

JANUARY 2019

New Adult Fiction Promise by Minrose Gwin; Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield; The House Next Door and Liar Liar by James Patterson.

Adult Non-Fiction Reed Brown’s 1841 Journey – America Through the Eyes of a Vermont Yankee by Richard Allen; This Radical Land – A Natural History of American Dissent by Daegan Miller; The Meaning of Wilderness, Runes of the North and Listening Point by Sigurd E. Olsen; Fasting and Feasting – The Life of Visionary Food Write Patience Gray by Adam Federman; The Guide to Humane Critter Control by Theresa Rooney; Call of the Reed Warbler – A New Agriculture A New Earth by Charles Massey; Native Plants for New England Gardens by Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffee; Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern Untied States by Tony Dove and Ginger Woolridge; How To Move Like a Gardener by Deb Soule; Life Without Plastic by Chantal Plamondon

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.

Picture Books Picture Books will be available at the end of the m onth following the Annual Baby Brunch.

Junior DVD Magic School Bus – Season One; Plane, Trains and Trucks – PBS Kids.

Early Chapter Books The Kingdom of Wrenly – Books 1 – 11 by Jordan Quinn; Bad Kitty – Kitten Trouble by Nick Bruel; Geronimo On Ice by Geronimo Stilton; Magic Tree House – #31 Warriors in Winter by Mary Pope Osborne.

 

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About Adopt An Author

Our Adopt an Author Program enables patrons to ensure that the latest offerings from their favorite authors are available at the Library by having the Library purchase the books at library rate and then billing the patron donor for the price of the item which is then donated to the Library.  Those who participate in the Adopt an Author Program are given first right to the item and a special book plate is placed in the book acknowledging the donor.  There are currently over 80 adopted authors.

Stay tuned for a post dedicated to each adopted author!

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What’s New In August

New Books

June 2017

Adult Fiction  Murder in All Honor and Murder in Containment by Anne Cleeland; The Woman in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck;

Jilo, Shivaree, and The Void by J.D. Horn; Broken Wing by David Budbill.

Adult Non-Fiction  The Most Perfect Thing – Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg by Tim Birkhead; Human Scale Rivisited – A New Look at the Classic Case for a Decentralist Future by Kirkpatrick Sale; Nature’s Temples – The Complex World of the Old-Growth Forests by Joan Maloof; Senator Leahy – A Life in Scenes by Philip Baruth; Retribution – Tha Battle for Japan, 1994-45 by Max Hastings; Dawn Light – Dancing With Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day by Diane Ackerman; Acquiring Genomes – A Theory of the Origins of Species by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan; Whereas – Poems by Layli Long Soldier; Natural Treatment for Lyme Coinfections – Anaplasma, Babesia, and Ehrlichia and Healing Lyme – Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfections Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Rickettsioses by Stephen Harrod Buhner; Human Scale – Revisited by Kirkpatrick Sale; The Forest Garden Greenhouse by Jerome Osentowski; Becoming Wise – An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett.

Adult DVD  The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies; I’m Not There

Picture Books Thank You, Bugs! by Dawn Pape; Can You See What I See- Out if this World and Toyland Express, and I Spy Spectactular by Walter Wick; Found and Be a Friend by Salina Yoon; Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson; We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio; Global Baby Bedtimes; Ramadan Moon by Na’ima B. Robert; Moon Watchers by Reza Jalali;  A Band of Babies by Carole Gerber.

Junior Non-Fiction  Lost in the Pacific, 1942 by Tod Olson; Flight editedby Kazu Kibuishi.

Junior Fiction Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick; Orphan Train Girl by Christina Baker Kline; Spy Ski School by Stuart Gibbs.

MAY 2017

New Adult Fiction Two From the Heart and 16th Seduction by James Patterson; Celine by Peter Heller; The Fix by David Baldacci; My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith; Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout; Into the Water by Paula Dawkins; Trajectory by Richard Russo; The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan.

Adult Non-Fiction Climate of Hope – How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet by Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope; Reality Is Not What It Seems and Seven Brief Lessons on Physics – The Journey to Quantum Gravity by Carlo Rovelli;

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman; Irresistible – The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter; Nature Fix – Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative by Florence Williams; Mycorrhizal Plant – How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility by Michael Phillips;The Forest Garden Greenhouse – How to Design and Manage an Indoor Permaculture Oasis by Jerome Osentowski.

DVD Mysteries of the Unseen World – What We Can’t See is All Around Us; Life in the Underground; Victoria; Far From the Madding Crowd; Rachel Carson; Maya Angelou and Still I Rise; Planet Earth II; Homeland Season 1,2,3,4; Mysteries of the Unseen World; Moana.

Picture Books Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro; Grandpa’s Sugarbush by Margaret Carney; Bird, Balloon, Bear by Il Sung Na; Pretty Minnie in Paris by Danielle Steel; Sleepy Snoozy Cozy Coozy – A Book of Animal Beds by Judy Young; I Love You the Purplest by Barbara M. Joose.

Junior Fiction Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon; Kokopelli and the Butterfly by Michael Sterns; Rebellious Thieves – A Robin Hoodlum Adventure by Kekla Magoon.

*All the 2017 – 2018 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Books*

Junior Non-Fiction Drawing Book of Weirdos by Ed Emberly; Fairyopolis by Cecily Mary Barker; Hamster Princess – Giant Trouble by Ursula Vernon.

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Author Spotlight: Leo Lionni

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About Leo Lionni

Leo Lionni was born in Holland in 1910, and had a tremendously successful career in advertising in the United States before settling in Italy in 1959.

Lionni began his career as a children’s book author after he made up a story for his grandchildren using torn colored paper while riding on a train.  That story eventually became Little Blue and Little Yellow, and was the first of many treasures to come.

He wrote over 40 picture books for children, and recieved Caldecott Honor Awards for Inch By Inch, Swimmy, Frederick, and Alexander And The Wind-Up Mouse.

The messages in Leo Lionni’s books are simple and easy for children to understand.  They gently teach children about kindness, empathy, courage, and acceptance of others and yourself.

 

Some of Our Favorites

(descriptions via penguinrandomhouse.com)

9780679880844It’s Mine features three selfish frogs live together on an island in the middle of Rainbow Pond. All day long they bicker: It’s mine! It’s mine! It’s mine! But a bad storm and a big brown toad help them realize that sharing is much more fun. With characteristic clarity, simplicity and exuberance, Leo Lionni makes it possible for kids to see themselves through the antics of others who share our world.

 

 

9780385753586Swimmy
Deep in the sea lives a happy school of fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger.Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Honor, this beloved tale of a brave little fish has been a favorite to generations of readers.

 

 

9780375836978A Color of His Own
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.

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Author Spotlight: Jan Brett

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Jan Brett lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts with her husband, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Buffy, her pet hedgehog. To find out more about Jan
Brett, visit her Web site. Meet some of her charming characters, and enjoy all her wonderful online and offline activities.

From Jan Brett

“When I was I child, I decided to be an illustrator. I spent many hours reading and drawing. I remember the special quiet of rainy days, when I felt that I could enter the pages of beautiful picture books. Now I try to re-create that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I’m drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real.

As a student at the Museum School in Boston, I spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. It was overwhelming to see room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain. I’m delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting.

Illustrating children’s books always seems like a big adventure because as an artist I must explore and give thought to my subject — an artist needs to know everything about their subject. I try to get a feel for the country and times my characters live in, and I get many ideas from traveling to different countries, where I research the architecture and costumes that appear in my work. After a trip to Norway, I was inspired to write three books! I’ve found that the details and the odd little things one notices help make a story convincing. In my mind, the story comes alive. And for me, the best part about telling a story is drawing the pictures.”

 

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Playgroup and Story Time

***All programs are suspended until further notice.

We can’t wait to see you all again

IN PERSON!

 

Join our Huntington Playgroup on Fridays from 10:00 am – noon.

Also join our Story Time on Fridays 10:45 am.

Babies and toddlers learn pre-literacy skills by listening to stories, rhymes, and singing songs. We also do crafts to work on our fine motor skills!

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10 Ways To Explore Nature With Your Kids This Winter — Heart Healthy Abundance

via 10 Ways To Explore Nature With Your Kids This Winter — Heart Healthy Abundance

It can be extremely hard to be motivated to get outside during our cold VT winter months, but exploring the outdoors is just as important during the winter months, if not more so than spring/summer. Winter blues and boredom can easily be fought off with some TLC with mother nature.

Getting outside can be hard, but below are 10 simple and fun activities to get your family outside and soaking up some of that nature vitamin we all need so desperately. (Stay tuned for a follow up post about the importance of nature).
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1. First and foremost just get outside and play like a kid! Throw snowballs, build forts, decorate a silly snowman. The other day we had our first snowfall and my 3 year old was absolutely ecstatic. It dawned on me that at some point snow stopped becoming magical, but it hasn’t lost it’s magic for my son.

2. Explore properties of snow. How does it feel without gloves? How does it taste? What if we poured some maple syrup on it and tried it? Can we freeze snow? What if we add cold water to it? Hot water?

3. Catch snowflakes. Grab a piece of black paper and catch snowflakes. Snowflake Bentley by VT’s own Wilson Bentley is a great way to extend snowflake discovery.

4. Paint snow! This is a fun activity that has so many different possibilities. You can use different paint mediums: food coloring and water mixed into a spray bottle or even better, a squirt gun, 123Homeschool4Me has a great tutorial. Cups of paint and paint brushes work just as well. Too cold outside? Bring some snow into the bath tub or even a large container and paint!

5. Take a nature quest. Over at the Melissa and Doug website there is a great winter scavenger hunt printable that would be perfect for this.

6. During your nature quest/scavenger hunt you will probably find animal tracks! Take pictures and try to match them up to figure out what animals are visiting you!  Babble, by Disney, has a great printable animal track guide!

7. Play with ice. Much like playing with snow, explore the ice. Break off icicles; taste them, break them, paint them! Again, if it is really too cold outside explore ice indoors. Freeze different things around your house; watch the ice melt to find what is inside OR better yet break it open. You can freeze paint in ice cube trays and paint with ice! We can’t forget about ice skating. Ice skates can tend to be pricey, so slip and slide around in your shoes if you need!

8. Make bird feeders, this is a great too cold to go outside activity. Over at Happy Hooligans you’ll find 32 easy homemade bird feeders that you and your kids can make! When it does get warmer, go outside and see what kind of birds visit your feeders!

9. GO SLEDDING! Even if you don’t have a hill, “sled” around the yard. Have your kids use their imaginations as to what the sled could be; a chariot? a horse? the possibilities are endless.

10. Lastly, but certainly not least important, READ. Talk to your kids about nature in the winter, the changes that happen, and how important it is for us.
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Share with us the ways your family connects with nature in the winter and ENJOY these activities. 

 

 

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