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The Greatest Skating Race by Lousie Borden

The JIF (Juvenile Illustrated Fiction) Collection at TCPL is a treasure trove of provocative titles.  JIF may also be defined as ‘picture books for older audiences’ and I would like to suggest that these are great titles for adult to enjoy reading aloud and sharing as well as for families with school-aged children.  My eye [...]

More Than Sorrow by Vicki Delany

I am attracted to the settings in novels, and very much so when a book is set in a familiar place.  In this case, Vicki Delany’s More than Sorrow, is set in Prince Edward County, an island county in the province of Ontario Canada.  Now a very popular area for country homes for Toronto’s rich [...]

Mental Floss magazine

My new favorite magazine is Mental Floss, whose tag line is “Where Knowledge Junkies Get Their Fix”. This is a fun read filled with all kinds of random facts. The magazine covers topics about everything from Einstein to Coffee. If you like quirky information then you’ll appreciate this magazine. If you love learning interesting things [...]

The Magnificent Trees of the New York Botanical Garden by Larry Lederman

The Magnificent Trees of the New York Botanical Garden is an evocative walk through the seasons in this very special civic garden. The photographer, Larry Lederman, is a lawyer by profession, and landscape photographer by avocation. He spent over 10 years practicing in the garden after work and on weekends! His enthusiasm for photography is [...]

Settled in the Wild by Susan Hand Shetterly

The New York Times Book Review Essay is often a wonderful place to find titles of interest.  In an article devoted to the familiar essay, I stumbled on Susan Hand Shetterly’s  Settled in the Wild,  set in Prospect Harbor, Maine.  Shetterly left the New York city suburbs in June of 1971 and many of her [...]

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