Do you love safari animals?!? If you do, this oversize coffee book is for you!
Do you love dogs and puppies?!? Check out these two new books on dogs! They are super cute!
Puppies at six weeks! What could be cuter?
Dogs underwater! Crazy, funny photographs!
Kabloona by Gontran de Poncins
Review by: Fallon, Northwest Branch
101 Tees by Cathie Filian
Are you looking for an unique t-shirt? This book has 101 different ways to dress up a regular t-shirt. The book has excellent photos and good directions so you can make your very own unique t-shirt. If you are crafty and want to experiment with fashion design, check out this title at your local library!
Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer S. Holland
Review by Tiffany, Librarian, Sebastopol Branch
Do you like animals? Do you enjoy heartwarming stories? If so, this is the book for you. The chapters are small, only a page or two each, and the pictures are amazing. Holland has compiled forty-seven stories of different animals becoming friends with animals outside their own species. The stories take place in zoos, shelters, homes and in the wild. Each story is unique and interesting. It didn’t take me long to finish this book and it definitely put a smile on my face. My favorite story was about a dachshund and a piglet. You don’t want to miss this book!
Recyclo-gami by Laurie Goldrich Wolf
Want to make a Christmas gift for your loved one instead of buying one? Check out this new craft book for some ideas! This book has good ideas on how to make something out of nothing. Wolf gives step-by-step instructions with pictures to guide you along your project. Try a project from each chapter: Accessorize with Style, Ingenious Jewelry, Spice Up the Kitchen, Bedazzle Your Bedroom and Games, Gifts and Great Ideas.
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Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum
Book Review by Tiffany, Librarian, Sebastopol
What do you get when you combine Zombies with Poetry?!? Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum. Mecum creates a story told through haiku. A Haiku is a poetry form that consists of “three simple lines composed of five syllables, ten seven syllables, and another line of five syllables”. I wanted to keep reading because of how clever the haiku were even though I was extremely grossed out at the same time. The story follows someone who gets bitten by a zombie and you see the transformation from human to monster. When he is a zombie he is a monster, eating everyone and anyone, including his own mother. Between the haiku and the pictures this book isn’t for the faint at heart. Here are some examples of Mecum’s haiku:
“As I stumble out,
the sick people walk toward me
and I’m in trouble.
The only option
Is a nearby billboard sign,
which I quickly climb.
My town is broken.
From this view, I see the end.
Below, they gather.” (page 19)
“Turning on her road
and seeing the porch light on
makes me salivate.
What is that low growl?
I look around and notice
That moaning is me.” (page 37)
How They Croaked
By Georgia Bragg, Illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
Review by Tiffany, Librarian, Rincon Valley & Sebastopol
As the name would imply, this book tells the stories of the bitter end for some historically famous people. We all know that Julius Caesar, Christopher Columbus, and George Washington died, but how did it happen?
There are warnings all over the book telling you that if you can't take blood and guts then this isn't the book for you. From my experience, the first story, about King Tut, is very gory, but the other stories aren't that bad.
I don't consider myself a morbid person, but I couldn't stop reading about how all these people died. The introduction said it nicely, "There are nice things to say about everybody, but this book is full of bad news. There are funny crying parts and disgusting stupid parts and hideous cool parts, but it's pretty much one train wreck after another. And who can tear their eyes away from a train wreck?"
I also like how the author adds interesting details about the person's life and interesting historical facts at the end of each chapter. The sad part is that many of these people died simply because modern products like antibiotics did not exist.
I couldn't decide which story was my favorite, so you will have to read the book and decide for yourself.