by Dee Hare, Librarian
Whether you’re dreading it or counting down the days, back to school time is just around the corner! The library has lots of new materials to help both parents and children as you start the new school year. New additions include:
Homeschooling: Take a Deep Breath, You Can Do This! by Terrie Bittner gives advice and encouragement to anyone contemplating taking this option with their children’s education. It addresses the keys to success using a sequence of comprehensive and manageable steps as it challenges opinions about the skills and organization required by everyday parents for effective homeschooling.
365 Manners Kids Should Know by Sheryl Eberly gives clever and insightful advice using games, activities and other fun ways to help children and teens learn etiquette. It presents a variety of possible situations such as when and where it’s appropriate to text, how to write a thank-you note and how to behave at birthday parties, weddings, and religious services.
The Lunch Box: Packed with Fun, Healthy Meals by Kate McMillian offers the busy mom a selection of yummy recipes that makes use of common ingredients found in your refrigerator. It covers the basics- sandwiches, healthy snacks, salads and more and gives clever ideas for packing lunches that will appeal to kids as well as tips on how to accommodate allergies.
More new memorial and donation items we’ve recently received include:
Mrs. Ruth Carroll has donated two beautiful National Geographic coffee table books in memory of her husband, Larry. Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips showcases stunning photography, full-color maps, text by the magazine’s impressive writing staff, and expert advice on how to get to each destination, when to visit, and how to make the most of your trip.
Simply Beautiful Photographs features some of the most stunning photographs ever to be published in National Geographic. Award-winning photographer Annie Griffiths culled the images to reflect the beauty illustrated through the concepts of light, composition, gesture, emotion and motion. Each chapter begins with an introduction and brief essay about the featured concept but then lets the photographs speak for themselves, which each one enhanced only by lyrical quotes from scholars and poets.
Hidden Kitchen: Stories, Recipes and More from NPR’s The Kitchen Sisters by Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson was purchased with monies donated by the Booneville Woman’s Club in memory of Merril Cartwright. It tells the story of how communities come together through food as it explores the world of street corner cooking, legendary meals, kitchen rituals, and culinary visionaries as it interweaves stories and characters from the radio series with a wealth of new material from the enormous archive of interviews, photographs, and recipes gathered for the series.
Gardens in the Spirit of Place by Page Dickey was purchased in memory of avid gardener Virginia Smitherman with funds donated by Jessica LeCroy, Evelyn LeCroy Hootkins and Louise LeCroy Sanders. It takes us on an insider’s tour of some of the most beautiful examples of gardens across the United States, with featured text by renowned garden writer Page Dickey and more than 150 dazzling photographs by John M. Hall.
Children’s book titles donated by Bonnie Kemp include Eric Carle’s Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, given in memory of Hubert McDaniel; Disney’s Storybook Collection, given in memory of Bill and Helen White; Love Your Heart by Tim McGraw, given in memory of Zana Caver Hill and Say Please, Little Bear by Peter Bently, given in memory of Sara Cole Nelson.
We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.