AzkaBanned Books – Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom

Our Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon exhibit happily coincides with Banned Books Week, September 24-30. So what do Harry Potter and Banned Books have in common? Harry Potter has faced many challenges in school and public libraries over the past twenty years. Fortunately, in more recent years, critics have left Harry Potter alone, but other books have taken its place on the top ten challenged books of the year. Books receive challenges for a variety of reasons, the most common being religion, sex, language, or even just encouraging young readers to disrespect their elders.

Come to the Marvin Foyer to look at a variety of children’s titles that have been challenged over the years. Exercise your first amendment rights and check out a banned book.

  • Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn,
  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
  • 813 T911h
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  • Al Capone Does My Shirts
  • Choldenko, Gennifer, 1957-
  • 813 C453al
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  • Among the Hidden
  • Haddix, Margaret Peterson,
  • 813 H117aml
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  • And Tango Makes Three
  • Richardson, Justin, 1963-
  • 800 R394tan
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  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
  • Blume, Judy.
  • 813 B6255a
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  • Attack Of the Mutant Underwear
  • Birdseye, Tom.
  • 813 B532at
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  • Boy Who Lost His Face
  • Sachar, Louis, 1954-
  • 813 Sa14boy
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  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Paterson, Katherine.
  • 813 P273bri
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  • Call It Courage
  • Sperry, Armstrong, 1897-1976,
  • 813 Sp3c
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  • Censorship in Schools
  • Sherrow, Victoria.
  • 025.213 Sh57ce
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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Dahl, Roald.
  • 823 D1375c
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  • Crow Boy
  • Yashima, Tarō, 1908-1994.
  • 823.9 Y264cro
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  • Daddy’s Roommate
  • Willhoite, Michael, 1946-
  • 800 W669d 2000
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  • Drowning Of Stephan Jones
  • Greene, Bette, 1934-
  • 813 G832dro
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  • Eleanor & Park: [a Novel]
  • Rowell, Rainbow.
  • 813 R795el 2013
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  • Fat Kid Rules the World
  • Going, K. L. (Kelly L.)
  • 813 G561fat
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  • Girls and Sex
  • Pomeroy, Wardell Baxter.
  • 613.9 P7716g
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  • Halloween a B C
  • Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992.
  • 811 M551ha
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  • Heather Has Two Mommies
  • Newman, Lesléa.
  • 800 N465hea
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  • It’s Perfectly Normal: A Book About Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health
  • Harris, Robie H.
  • 613.9 H243i
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  • Mommy Laid an Egg!: Or Where Do Babies Come From?
  • Cole, Babette.
  • 649 C674m
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  • My Brother Sam Is Dead
  • Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-
  • 813 C69m
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  • My Darling, My Hamburger: A Novel
  • Zindel, Paul.
  • 813 Z66m
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  • Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep
  • Prelutsky, Jack.
  • 811 P915ni
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  • Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers
  • 813 B6255pl
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  • Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Taylor, Mildred D.,
  • 813 T2162r 2001
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  • Story Of Little Black Sambo
  • Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946.
  • 813 B22slbs
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  • Strega Nona: An Old Tale
  • DePaola, Tomie, 1934-
  • 800 D44s
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  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
  • Steig, William, 1907-2003.
  • 800 St33syl
  • summary | details
  • Teaching Banned Books: 12 Guides for Young Readers
  • Scales, Pat.
  • Z1019 .S33 2001
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  • Then Again, Maybe I Won’t: A Novel
  • Blume, Judy.
  • 813 B6255th
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  • There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom
  • Sachar, Louis, 1954-
  • 813 Sa14the
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  • Vegan Virgin Valentine
  • Mackler, Carolyn.
  • 813 M218veg
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  • What My Mother Doesn’t Know
  • Sones, Sonya.
  • 813 So57wha
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  • What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: The New Growing-up Guide for Parents and Sons
  • Madaras, Lynda.
  • 613.953 M261wha
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  • What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-up Guide for Parents and Daughters
  • Madaras, Lynda.
  • 613.955 M261wha
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  • Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems & Drawings Of Shel Silverstein.
  • Silverstein, Shel,
  • 811.54 Si394w 2004
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  • Where the Wild Things Are.
  • Sendak, Maurice.
  • 800 Se55w
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  • You Know You Love Me: A Gossip Girl Novel
  • Von Ziegesar, Cecily.
  • 813 V897yo
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Database of the Week: Kanopy Streaming Media

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Welcome to ‘Database of the Week,’ where we here at Booth, with the help of our invaluable Reference Librarians, will be shining a light on some of those lesser-known, but wonderfully valuable, databases we host at the library!

For the first database to showcase, we’re picking something that you can use for those film and history classes, but you can also use on your downtime from classes, too. And it’s educational, so you aren’t technically slacking.

Kanopy Streaming is one of the streaming databases you can find on on the database A-Z page (click on ‘K‘) linked from Booth’s website. You can also find it on the ‘Books and Movies’ search tab from the homepage. (Click on ‘Streaming Video’ under the search bar!)

Kanopy Streaming has a Netflix-like interface, where you’re able to scroll though documentaries, foreign films, and even classic movies, and stream them at your leisure. You can watch off campus too (with your EIU login, of course)! Kanopy Streaming also has some pretty nice features, for instance:

Users who are hearing impaired (Or with really loud roommates) can run a transcript of the video while it plays. Just start the film, click the ‘More’ link, and then the ‘Transcript.’ If you don’t quite know where to start in Kanopy Streaming’s large collection of titles, the ‘Subjects’ link at the top of the screen can help you sort through films to find that one particular doc you need on women in media, or the over-arching effects of global warming.

Here are a few interesting titles to get you started:

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Before Stonewall (1984): a documentary focusing on the lives of LGBT peoples before the police raid on the Stonewall Inn in 1969, which opened the floodgates to the fight for equal rights for LGBT Americans.

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Stolen Education: The Legacy of Hispanic Racism in Schools (2013): another doc, but this one details the struggle of Hispanic-American children in the 1950s school system. Chronicling their struggles, from being held back in first grade for three years, to being discouraged to achieve academically because they spoke Spanish, this film gives a critical view to both racism and the education system.

And, for those times when you need a break from any and all academia:

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The BBC’s Emma: this four-episode series brings the comedic Austen novel about the beautiful Emma Woodhouse’s matchmaking abilities right into your dorm! This pick is best suited for a mini-binge before your chemistry homework.

The Blob (1958): a cult classic! This cheesy “horror” movie is perfect for a Friday night treat after a week full of classes.

That’s all for Kanopy Streaming. So please, enjoy some movies this weekend! See you next week for another featured Database of the Week.

I finished the Harry Potter Series. Now what?

You may or may not have shed a tear after finishing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As for me, I was ugly crying. Inevitably, any Potterhead worth their salt finds themselves wondering, “What now? I have read all the books six times. I have watched all the movies at least that many times. I couldn’t afford to go see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London. What’s a Potterhead to do?”

As someone who has searched high and low for a Harry Potter read-alike, I can say with reasonable confidence that there is nothing truly like it. However, you might want to try some of the titles below. You might just find a new favorite in their midst. You can find them on display in the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library.

  • Alchemyst: The Secrets Of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
  • Scott, Michael, 1959-
  • 813 Sco85a
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  • Amulet Of Samarkand
  • Stroud, Jonathan.
  • 823.911 St89amu
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  • Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
  • Colfer, Eoin.
  • 741.5 Ar759
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  • Beyond the Deepwoods
  • Stewart, Paul, 1955-
  • 813 St49bey
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  • Brisingr, Or, the Seven Promises Of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular
  • Paolini, Christopher,
  • 813 P196br
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  • Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
  • Nimmo, Jenny.
  • 823 N617cha
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  • Curious World Of Calpurnia Tate
  • Kelly, Jacqueline,
  • 813.54 K297cu
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  • Dealing with Dragons
  • Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-
  • 813 W925dea
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  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
  • Grabenstein, Chris.
  • 813 G7505es
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  • Evolution Of Calpurnia Tate
  • Kelly, Jacqueline.
  • 813.54 K297ev
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  • Extraordinary Education Of Nicholas Benedict
  • Stewart, Trenton Lee,
  • 813.6 St499ex
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  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Scamander, Newt.
  • 823 R797fan
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  • Golden Compass
  • Pullman, Philip, 1946-
  • 823 P967g 1995
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  • Golden Compass
  • Pullman, Philip, 1946-
  • 823 P967g 1995
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  • Gregor the Overlander
  • Collins, Suzanne.
  • 813 C696gre
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  • Heroes Of the Valley
  • Stroud, Jonathan.
  • 823.911 St89he
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  • Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again,
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973,
  • 823 T57h 1951
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  • Invention Of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures
  • Selznick, Brian,
  • 813 Se495in
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  • Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel
  • Venditti, Robert,
  • 741.5973 R479Lig
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  • Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963.
  • 823 L585Li 2005
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  • Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Stewart, Trenton Lee.
  • 813.6 St499m
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  • Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey
  • Stewart, Trenton Lee.
  • 813.6 St499mp
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  • Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma
  • Stewart, Trenton Lee.
  • 813.6 St499mpr
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  • Peter and the Starcatchers
  • Barry, Dave.
  • 813 B2795pst
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  • Peter and the Secret Of Rundoon
  • Barry, Dave.
  • 813 B2795pse
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  • Ptolemy’s Gate
  • Stroud, Jonathan.
  • 823.911 St89pto
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  • Quidditch Through the Ages
  • Whisp, Kennilworthy.
  • 823 R797qui
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  • Ruins Of Gorlan
  • Flanagan, John (John Anthony),
  • 823 F614ru
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  • Screaming Staircase
  • Stroud, Jonathan.
  • 823.911 St89sc
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  • Sorcerer’s Companion: A Guide to the Magical World Of Harry Potter
  • Kronzek, Allan Zola.
  • 823.914 K926so
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  • Tales Of Beedle the Bard
  • Rowling, J. K.
  • 823 R797ta
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  • Tales Of Beedle the Bard
  • Rowling, J. K.
  • 823 R797ta
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  • Tuesdays at the Castle
  • George, Jessica Day, 1976-
  • 813 G2935tu
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  • Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
  • Larson, Hope,
  • 741.5973 L3295wr
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The Ubiquity of Social Media in Education, Business and Politics

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Social media is everywhere we turn.  Education, business, and politics have been transformed by social media.  Read on for a sampling of Booth Library books that explore social media issues that we encounter in our daily lives.

 

Social Media in Education

image of a book cover#Republic: divided democracy in the age of social media
HM851 .S869 2017

Building a Professional Teaching Identity on Social Media: A constellation of selves
SpringerLink Electronic Book

Social Works: How #HigherEd uses #SocialMedia to Raise Money, Build Awareness, Recruit Students, and Get Results
LB2342.82 .S63 2013x

Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best PracticesBook Cover Image
LB1044.87 .J667 2012

Postsecondary Play: The Role of Games and Social Media in Higher Education
LB2395.7 .P68 2014

Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, and More
LB1044.87 .S46 2013

Social Media for School Leaders: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Most Out of Facebook, Twitter, and Other Essential Web Tools
LB1028.3 .D585 2012

Social Media and the New Academic Environment: Pedagogical Challenges
HM742 .S628193 2013

 

Social Media in Business

The Social Organization: managing human capital through social media
a SpringerLink Electronic Book

Social Media Marketing: The Next Generation of Business Engagement
CARLI eBooks

Advanced Social Media Marketing: How to Lead, Launch, and Manage a Successful Social Media Program
Electronic Book

Book Cover ImageThe Social Media Handbook: Policies and Best Practices to Effectively Manage Your Organization’s Social Media Presence, Posts, and Potential Risks
HM742 .F58 2012

The Art of Social Selling: Finding and Engaging Customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Other Social Networks
HF5415.1265 .B45 2014

Learn Marketing with Social Media in 7 Days: Master Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for Business
CARLI eBooks

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits
HD62.6 .M3676 2012

 

Social Media in Politics

 

Revolution in the Age of Social Media: the Egyptian Popular Insurrection and the Internet
Book Cover Image

Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics
Kerric Harvey (ed)
Sage Electronic Reference Book 

Social Media in Politics: Case Studies on the Political Power of Social Media
Bogdan Patrut, Monica Patrut, editors
Springer Electronic Book
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Social Media Go to War: Rage, Rebellion and Revolution in the Age of Twitter
Ralph D. Berenger (ed)
HM742 .S628196 2013x
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Rhetoric Online: The Politics of New Media
Barbara Warnick and David Heineman
P301.5.P67 W37 2012
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The Social Basis of the Rational Citizen: How Political Communication in Social Networks Improves Civic Competence
Sean Richey
JA85 .R54 2014
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Let Reference tell you about the birds, and the bees, and the flowers, and the trees, and the moon up above…

Can you name the official state bird of Illinois? Which bird was the runner-up? See horrifying segments of queen bee antennas in the “Scanning Electron Microscope Atlas of the Honeybee.” Can you name the official tree of the state you were born in? Did you know there’s maple tree with a chocolate colored trunk and peeling bark? Is a Rattlesnake Master a little man with a basket? Lastly, some ideas on how to get students interested in all things lunar in “Getting a Job on the Moon.” Reference has the answers to these and other questions on display in “Let Reference tell you about the birds, and the bees, and the flowers, and the trees, and the moon up above…”

Reference items are “in building use only” but Government Documents items circulate.

Stained & painted glass images by UK artist Stuart Low

BIRDS…

  • All the Birds Of the Bible: Their Stories, Identification and Meaning
  • Parmelee, Alice.
  • BS664 .P3
  • summary | details
  • Annotated Check-list Of the Birds Of Illinois
  • Bohlen, H. David.
  • Q11 .I353x v. 9
  • summary | details
  • Audubon Bird Guide; Eastern Land Birds,
  • Pough, Richard H. (Richard Hooper), 1904-2003.
  • QL681 .P68
  • summary | details
  • Bird Illustrated, 1550-1900: From the Collections Of the New York Public Library
  • Kastner, Joseph.
  • QL674 .K37 1988
  • summary | details
  • Birding in Illinois: A Reference to Some Of the Best Birding Areas in Illinois.
  • 598.07 BIRD
  • summary | details
  • Birds: Alternative Names: A World Checklist
  • Lodge, Walter.
  • QL677 .L735 1991
  • summary | details
  • Birds Of America: Prints from the Collection Of the Illinois State Museum
  • 709.73 BIRD
  • summary | details
  • Birds Of Illinois
  • Bohlen, H. David.
  • QL684.I3 B64 1989
  • summary | details
  • Birds Of Indiana
  • Mumford, Russell E.
  • QL684.I5 M86 1984
  • summary | details
  • Birds Of Missouri: Their Distribution and Abundance
  • Robbins, Mark B., 1954-
  • QL684.M8 R6 1991
  • summary | details
  • Birds Of Ohio
  • Peterjohn, Bruce G.
  • QL684.O3 P48 1989
  • summary | details
  • Birds’ Eggs
  • Walters, Michael, 1942-
  • QL675 .W32 1994
  • summary | details
  • Coastal Waterbird Colonies: Cape Elizabeth, Maine to Virginia
  • Erwin, R. Michael.
  • I 49.2:W 291 CA
  • summary | details
  • Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Birds Of the World
  • Alderton, David, 1956-
  • QL672.2 .A43 2006x
  • summary | details
  • Guide to Bird Finding East Of the Mississippi
  • Pettingill, Olin Sewall, 1907-2001.
  • QL683.E27 P47 1977
  • summary | details
  • Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings Of North American Birds
  • Baicich, Paul J.
  • QL675 .B163 1997
  • summary | details
  • Identify Yourself: The 50 Most Common Birding Identification Challenges
  • QL681 .I35 2005
  • summary | details
  • Illinois Breeding Bird Atlas
  • Kleen, Vernon M.
  • QL684.I3 K54 2004x
  • summary | details
  • Latin Names Explained: A Guide to the Scientific Classification Of Reptiles, Birds & Mammals
  • Gotch, A. F. (Arthur Frederick)
  • QL9 .G67 1996
  • summary | details
  • Migration Of Birds
  • Lincoln, Frederick Charles, 1892-1960.
  • I 49.4:16/2
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  • Migratory Bird Treaty Reform Act Of 1998: Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congr
  • United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works.
  • Y 4.P 96/10:S.HRG.105-947
  • summary | details
  • Seabirds Of the World: The Complete Reference
  • Enticott, Jim.
  • QL678.52 .E58 1997
  • summary | details
  • State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols: A Historical Guide
  • Shearer, Benjamin F.
  • E155 .S44 2002
  • summary | details
  • Wild Bird Conservation Act: Joint Hearing
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment.
  • Y4.M53:102-84
  • summary | details
  • World’s Vanishing Birds
  • Littlewood, Cyril.
  • QL676.7 .L58 1972x
  • summary | details

 

BEES…

  • Annotated Catalog Of the Halictid Bees Of the Western Hemisphere (hymenoptera, Halictidae)
  • Moure, Jesus S.
  • QL568.H3 M68 1987
  • summary | details
  • Bee Basics: An Introduction to Our Native Bees
  • Moissett, Beatriz.
  • A 13.2:B 39/7
  • summary | details
  • Bees Of the World
  • O’Toole, Christopher.
  • QL563 .O87 1992
  • summary | details
  • Bees Of the World
  • Michener, Charles Duncan, 1918-
  • QL566 .M53 2007
  • summary | details
  • Check-list and Bibliography on the Occurrence Of Insects in Birds’ Nests.
  • Hicks, Ellis A.
  • QL468 .H58
  • summary | details
  • Encyclopedia Of Natural Insect & Disease Control: The Most Comprehensive Guide to Protecting Plants–vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Trees, and Lawns–wi
  • SB974 .E53 1984
  • summary | details
  • Guide to Bumble Bees Of the Eastern United States
  • Colla, Sheila.
  • A 13.2:B 39/8
  • summary | details
  • Illinois Insects and Spiders
  • Macnamara, Peggy.
  • QL475.I3 M33 2005
  • summary | details
  • Insect and Spider Collections Of the World
  • Arnett, Ross H.
  • QL468.2 .A76 1993
  • summary | details
  • Nectar & Ambrosia: An Encyclopedia Of Food in World Mythology
  • Andrews, Tamra, 1959-
  • GR498 .A53 2000
  • summary | details
  • Rodale’s Color Handbook Of Garden Insects
  • Carr, Anna, 1955-
  • SB931 .C34
  • summary | details
  • Scanning Electron Microscope Atlas Of the Honey Bee
  • Erickson, Eric H., 1940-
  • QL568.A6 E75 1986
  • summary | details

 

FLOWERS…

  • Dictionary Of the Flowering Plants and Ferns.
  • Willis, J. C. (John Christopher), 1868-1958.
  • QK11 .W53 1973x
  • summary | details
  • English Names Of Wild Flowers;
  • Dony, John G.
  • QK13 .D66
  • summary | details
  • Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants Of Eastern and Central North America
  • Peterson, Lee.
  • QK98.5.U6 P47
  • summary | details
  • How to Know Wildflowers Near Your Camp.
  • A 13.36/2:W 64/4/999
  • summary | details
  • Identification Of Flowering Plant Families: Including a Key to Those Native and Cultivated in North Temperate Regions
  • Cullen, J. (James)
  • QK495.A1 C85 1997
  • summary | details
  • Life and Lore Of Illinois Wildflowers
  • Werner, William E. (William Ernest), 1925-
  • QK157 .W47 1988
  • summary | details
  • Medicinal Plants Of the Bible
  • Duke, James A., 1929-
  • QK99.A1 D84 1983
  • summary | details
  • Modern Roses Xi: The World Encyclopedia Of Roses: The Most Comprehensive Listing Of Roses in the World, over 24,000 Roses Described, Includes a Comp
  • SB411 .M62x 2000
  • summary | details
  • Nature’s Palette: A Guide to Wildflower Color in Illinois
  • Schwegman, John.
  • 582.13 NATU
  • summary | details
  • Poisonous Plants: A Color Field Guide
  • Woodward, Lucia.
  • QK100 .W66 1985x
  • summary | details
  • Scientific and Common Names Of 7,000 Vascular Plants in the United States
  • Brako, Lois.
  • QK96 .B68 1995
  • summary | details
  • Sedges
  • Mohlenbrock, Robert H., 1931-
  • QK495.C997 M63
  • summary | details
  • Stearn’s Dictionary Of Plant Names for Gardeners: A Handbook on the Origin and Meaning Of the Botanical Names Of Some Cultivated Plants
  • Stearn, William T. (William Thomas), 1911-2001.
  • QK11 .S56 2002
  • summary | details
  • Wild Flowers Of North America
  • Forey, Pamela.
  • QK112 .F67x 1998
  • summary | details
  • Wildflowers Of the Eastern United States
  • Duncan, Wilbur H. (Wilbur Howard), 1910-2005.
  • QK115 .D86 1999
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TREES…

  • Allergy Plants: That Cause Sneezing and Wheezing
  • Jelks, Mary.
  • QK100 .J45x
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  • America’s Famous and Historic Trees: From George Washington’s Tulip Poplar to Elvis Presley’s Pin Oak
  • Meyer, Jeffrey G.
  • E159 .M53 2001
  • summary | details
  • Complete Encyclopedia Of Trees and Shrubs
  • QK474.87 .C66 2003
  • summary | details
  • Dirr’s Encyclopedia Of Trees and Shrubs
  • Dirr, Michael.
  • SB435 .D57 2011
  • summary | details
  • Forest Trees Of Illinois
  • Mohlenbrock, Robert H., 1931-
  • QK484.I3 M62
  • summary | details
  • Forest Trees Of Illinois ; How to Know Them.
  • Illinois. Department of Conservation.
  • QK157 .F67
  • summary | details
  • Illinois Tree City Usa Conference/awards Ceremony: Emerald Ash Borer Exclusive.
  • 635.977 ILLI 2007
  • summary | details
  • Illinois-grown Christmas Trees, 1987.
  • 634.975 ILLI 1987
  • summary | details
  • Muenscher’s Keys to Woody Plants: An Expanded Guide to Native and Cultivated Species
  • Cope, Edward A., 1948-
  • QK115 .C69 2001
  • summary | details
  • National Geographic Field Guide to the Trees Of North America
  • Rushforth, Keith.
  • QK110 .R78 2006
  • summary | details
  • Tree Key: A Guide to Identification in Garden, Field, and Forest: 77 Genera Including 235 Species
  • Edlin, Herbert L. (Herbert Leeson), 1913-1976.
  • QK477.2.I4 E34 1978
  • summary | details
  • Trees Are the Answer– to America’s Growing Environmental Concerns.
  • A1.68:1442
  • summary | details
  • Which Tree Is This?: A Key to Some Of the Unique or Commonly Found Trees Of Southeastern Arizona, Coronado National Forest.
  • A 13.2:T 71/60
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  • Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down?
  • Burzynski, Roberta,
  • A 13.2:T 71/65
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MOON…

  • Agreement Governing the Activities Of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies
  • Y 4.C 73/7:M 77/
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  • Geologic Map Of the Central Far Side Of the Moon
  • Stuart-Alexander, Désirée E. (Désirée Elizabeth), 1930-
  • I 19.91:I-1047
  • summary | details
  • Goldmanns Mondatlas: Astronomie, Astronautik.
  • Callataÿ, Vincent de.
  • QB595.C3x G6
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  • Lunar Atlas.
  • North American Aviation. Space Sciences Laboratory.
  • QB595 .N63 1968
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  • Lunar Science: Activities for the Elementary Student
  • Hartsfield, John W.
  • NAS1.2:L97
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  • Moon: Man’s Greatest Adventure.
  • Thomas, Davis.
  • Ref. Oversize Flat TL799.M6 T47
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  • Nasa: An Investment in America’s Future.
  • NAS 1.83:1999-05-247-HQ
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  • Next Steps for Mankind–the Future in Space: A Symposium …
  • Y 4.C 73/7:M 31
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  • We Have a Sporting Chance: The Decision to Go to the Moon: An Exhibition at the Library Of Congress, July 16-september 16, 1979
  • Bruno, Leonard C.
  • LC 33.2:C 36
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BTC Display Highlights: We Need Diverse Books

This display is inspired by the We Need Diverse Books™ movement.

We Need Diverse Books™ is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.”

Now more than ever, children need to be engaged in thoughtful discourse about differences and similarities they have with the people around them. Picture books and other literature are often a perfect springboard for such discourse. I hope you’ll come check out the selection of titles I have pulled for you, and find additional new titles on your own!

If you are interested in finding book titles for PK-12 students highlight diverse families, check out this wonderful database created by the University of Central Florida called DIverse Families: http://stars.library.ucf.edu/diversefamilies

  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak out
  • Kuklin, Susan,
  • 306.76 K958be
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  • Circle Of Thanks
  • Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
  • 811.54 B83cir
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  • Civil Rights Movement in America: 1954-1968
  • Landau, Elaine.
  • 323.0973 L23ci
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  • Coming to America: The Story Of Immigration
  • Maestro, Betsy,
  • 304.8 M2687co
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  • Enrique’s Journey: The True Story Of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother
  • Nazario, Sonia.
  • 973 N236en
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  • Families: A Celebration Of Diversity, Commitment, and Love
  • Jenness, Aylette.
  • 306.85 J435fam
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  • Families, Families, Families!
  • Lang, Suzanne.
  • 800 L256fa
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  • First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial
  • Goodman, Susan E., 1952-
  • 344.744 R5441go
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  • Gay America: Struggle for Equality
  • Alsenas, Linas.
  • 306.76 AL783ga
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  • Great Big Book Of Families
  • Hoffman, Mary, 1945-
  • 306.85 H6755gr
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  • Heart and Soul: The Story Of America and African Americans
  • Nelson, Kadir.
  • King 2012a
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  • Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices
  • Swain, Gwenyth, 1961-
  • 304.8 Sw14ho
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  • I Have the Right to Be a Child
  • Serres, Alain, 1956-
  • 323.3 Se687i
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  • I Like Being American: Treasured Traditions, Symbols, and Stories
  • 973 I1
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  • I, Too, Am America
  • Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
  • 811.52 H874i
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  • Koreans in America
  • Patterson, Wayne, 1946-
  • 973 P277k
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  • Meet Christopher: An Osage Indian Boy from Oklahoma
  • Simermeyer, Genevieve.
  • 978.004 Si452m
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  • Milk and Honey: A Year Of Jewish Holidays
  • Yolen, Jane.
  • 296.4 Y78mi
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  • Muslim Next Door: The Qurʼan, the Media, and That Veil Thing
  • Ali-Karamali, Sumbul, 1964-
  • 297 AL415m
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  • My Grandfather’s Coat
  • Aylesworth, Jim,
  • 800 Ay44my
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  • My Name Is Sangoel
  • Williams, Karen Lynn.
  • 800 W6737my
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  • New York Public Library Amazing Hispanic American History: A Book Of Answers for Kids
  • Ochoa, George.
  • 973 Oc3ne
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  • Odetta, the Queen Of Folk
  • Alcorn, Stephen.
  • 782.42 Od28a
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  • One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads
  • Valentine, Johnny.
  • 800 V234one
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  • Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation
  • 811.608 P71
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  • Preaching to the Chickens: The Story Of Young John Lewis
  • Asim, Jabari, 1962-
  • 323.092 L5873as
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  • Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community
  • Stevenson, Robin, 1968-
  • 306.76 St487pr
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  • Salaam: A Muslim American Boy’s Story
  • Brown, Tricia.
  • 297.083 B815sa
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  • Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power Of a Protest Song
  • Golio, Gary,
  • 782.42165 H717go
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  • Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos Of Being Young and Black in America
  • Bolden, Tonya.
  • 973.0496 B637t
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  • We Are Americans: Voices Of the Immigrant Experience
  • Hoobler, Dorothy.
  • 304.8 H76we
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  • Youngest Marcher: The Story Of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist
  • Levinson, Cynthia,
  • 323.092 H3842Le
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Wonder Women! In Comics and Other Media

Following up on the success of the summer 2017 movie, Wonder Woman, Booth Library offers a display of some of its books and graphic novels on the history of women in comics and other media. Learn about the origins of not only Wonder Woman, but Batgirl, Catwoman, Madame Strange, Miss Fury, The Invisible Woman, Sheena, Black Canary, Nyoka the Jungle Girl, Ms. Marvel, Miss Masque, and the incomparable Betty Bates Lady-at-Law as well as many others…
Curated by Pam Farrell (assisted by Deb Fennema)
  • Action Chicks: New Images Of Tough Women in Popular Culture
  • P94.5.W652 U614 2004
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  • Comics As History, Comics As Literature: Roles Of the Comic Book in Scholarship, Society, and Entertainment
  • PN6714 .C653 2014
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  • Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture
  • Brown, Jeffrey A., 1966-
  • PN1995.9.W6 B76 2011
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  • Girls and Their Comics: Finding a Female Voice in Comic Book Narrative
  • Danziger-Russell, Jacqueline, 1979-
  • PN6725 .D196 2013
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  • Great Women Superheroes
  • Robbins, Trina.
  • PN6725 .R59 1996
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  • Heroines Of Film and Television: Portrayals in Popular Culture
  • PN1995.9.W6 H465 2016x
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  • Secret History Of Wonder Woman
  • Lepore, Jill, 1966-
  • PN6728.W6 L48 2014
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  • Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation Of Comic Book Culture
  • Maslon, Laurence,
  • PN6714 .M345 2013x
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  • Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation
  • Cocca, Carolyn, 1971-
  • PN6725 .C585 2016
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  • Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture
  • P94.5.W65 W615 2016
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  • Women in the Comics
  • Horn, Maurice.
  • PN6725 .H6 2001
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  • Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals
  • Pérez, George, 1954-
  • PS3566.E69132x W6 2004
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  • Wonder Woman: The Life and Times Of the Amazon Princess: The Complete History
  • Daniels, Les, 1943-2011,
  • PN6728.W6 D36 2000
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  • Wonder Woman Archives
  • Marston, William Moulton, 1893-1947.
  • PN6728.W6 M38 1998
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  • Wonder Woman Archives
  • Marston, William Moulton, 1893-1947.
  • PN6728.W6 M38 1998
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College Success! Find it at EIU

We welcome to EIU all you new students, and welcome back to our wonderful returning students! The Dean of Booth Library, Bradley Tolppanen, has selected a few titles from the Booth collections on success in college and getting the most out of your higher education experience. Explore them here by clicking on any of the links next to the book cover, or come in and check out any of the books from the display table in the 3000 level corridor near the circulation desk.

Study hard and make the most of your college education with the help of knowledgeable librarians and friendly staff at Booth Library!

 

  • 10 Best College Majors for Your Personality
  • Shatkin, Laurence.
  • LB2361.5 .S528 2011
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  • Basic College Research Skills
  • Bookman, Steven.
  • LB2369 .B58 2007
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  • Best Four Years: How to Survive and Thrive in College (and Life)
  • Shepard, Adam.
  • LB2343.32 .S525 2011x
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  • Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs, and Challenges Of Black Fraternities and Sororities
  • Kimbrough, Walter M., 1967-
  • LJ51 .K56 2003
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  • Campus Confidential: The Complete Guide to the College Experience by Students for Students
  • Miller, Robert H. (Robert Harrax)
  • LB2343.32 .M55 2006
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  • College Life
  • Rosenberg, Ellen.
  • LB2343.32 .R67 1992
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  • College Rules!: How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College
  • Nist-Olejnik, Sherrie, 1946-
  • LB2343.32 .N57 2002
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  • College Success Guaranteed: 5 Rules to Make It Happen
  • Gauld, Malcolm, 1954-
  • LB2343.3 .G39 2011
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  • Critical Reading, Critical Thinking: Focusing on Contemporary Issues
  • Pirozzi, Richard C.
  • LB2395.3 .P56 2012
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  • Foundations: A Reader for New College Students
  • LB2343.32 .F68 2002
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  • How to Study in College
  • Pauk, Walter.
  • LB2395 .P3 2001
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  • How to Survive Your Freshman Year
  • LB2343.32 .H68 2010
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  • How to Write a Better Thesis
  • Evans, David (David G.)
  • LB2369 .E92 2002x
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Back to School at the BTC

Ready or not . . . school is back in session! If you’re looking for back-to-school books, check out our new display area located on top of the short shelving units in the BTC. I have pulled great read alouds, graphic novels, chapter books, and non-fiction titles for your reading pleasure. Find a select list of titles below. Coming soon . . . a new Common Core Spotlight display.

  • Berenstain Bears and the Excuse Note
  • Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005.
  • 800 B451exc
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  • Big New School
  • Hastings, Evelyn Belmont,
  • 800 H279b
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  • Chubs: Another Day at School
  • Lane, Melaina.
  • 800 L242ch
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  • Crayon Box That Talked
  • DeRolf, Shane.
  • 800 D4473cr 1997
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  • Dog Came to School.
  • Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.
  • 800 L548d 1955
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  • Elizabeti’s School
  • Bodeen, S. A. (Stephanie A.), 1965-
  • 800 St98eli
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  • Froggy Goes to School
  • London, Jonathan, 1947-
  • 800 L846fgs
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  • Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown
  • Danziger, Paula, 1944-2004.
  • 800 D2382ge
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  • Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown
  • Danziger, Paula, 1944-2004.
  • 800 D2382ge
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  • I Want to Be a Teacher.
  • Greene, Carla, 1916-1991.
  • 800 G83it
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  • Last to Finish: A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class
  • Esham, Barbara.
  • 800 Es33La
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  • Let’s Find out About Fall,
  • Shapp, Martha.
  • 800 Sh23Lf
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  • Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
  • Henkes, Kevin,
  • 800 H3885Li
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  • Little Cliff’s First Day Of School
  • Taulbert, Clifton L.
  • 800 T191Lit
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  • Little Hippo Starts School
  • Macdonald, Maryann.
  • 800 M14572L
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  • Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
  • Slate, Joseph.
  • 800 SL14mbg
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  • Miss Malarkey Doesn’t Live in Room 10
  • Finchler, Judy.
  • 800 F4918md
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  • Oh, How I Wished I Could Read!
  • Gile, John.
  • 800 G39oh
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  • Pete the Cat: Too Cool for School
  • Dean, Kim, 1969-
  • 800 D3452ptc
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  • Seven Froggies Went to School
  • Duke, Kate.
  • 800 D8854se
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  • Splat and the Cool School Trip
  • Scotton, Rob,
  • 800 Sco79spc
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  • Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys
  • Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald.
  • 800 H832vir
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  • Yoko Writes Her Name
  • Wells, Rosemary.
  • 800 W462yowr
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Harry Potter: Interpretation and Exploration

Go beyond the Harry Potter books to find other books by J. K. Rowling. Or, explore critical literary theory through the Harry Potter books. Like the movies? We have cinematic analysis as well.

  • Albus Dumbledore: Cinematic Guide
  • Baker, Felicity,
  • PN1995.9.H364 B347 2016x
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  • Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences: Harry Potter and Beyond
  • Dempster, Steven,
  • LC149 .D39 2016
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  • Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter
  • PR6068.O93 Z62 2009
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  • Deathly Hallows Lectures: The Hogwarts Professor Explains the Final Harry Potter Adventure
  • Granger, John, 1961-
  • PR6068.O93 Z455x 2008
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  • Ethics and Form in Fantasy Literature: Tolkien, Rowling and Meyer
  • Guanio-Uluru, Lykke,
  • PN56.F34 G83 2015x
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  • From Homer to Harry Potter: A Handbook on Myth and Fantasy
  • Dickerson, Matthew T., 1963-
  • PN56.F34 D53 2006
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  • From Here to Hogwarts: Essays on Harry Potter Fandom and Fiction
  • PR6068.O93 Z66 2016
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  • Harry Potter & Imagination: The Way Between Two Worlds
  • Prinzi, Travis.
  • PR6068.O93 Z833x 2009
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  • Harry Potter: Cinematic Guide
  • Baker, Felicity,
  • PN1995.9.H364 B35 2016x
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  • Harry Potter: Page to Screen, the Complete Filmmaking Journey
  • McCabe, Bob.
  • PN1995.9.H364 M33x 2011
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  • Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault
  • Revenson, Jody,
  • PN1995.9.H364 R475 2016x
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  • Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants Of the Harry Potter Films
  • Revenson, Jody,
  • PN1995.9.H364 C73 2014x
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  • Harry Potter: The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants Of the Harry Potter Films
  • Revenson, Jody,
  • PN1995.9.H364 C73 2014x
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  • Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts
  • PR6068.O93 Z69 2004
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  • Harry Potter and the Classical World: Greek and Roman Allusions in J.k. Rowling’s Modern Epic
  • Spencer, Richard A. (Richard Albert),
  • PR6068.O93 Z8874 2015
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  • Harry Potter’s World: Multidisciplinary Critical Perspectives
  • PR6068.O93 Z73 2003
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  • Hermione Granger: Cinematic Guide
  • Baker, Felicity,
  • PN1995.9.H364 B353 2016x
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  • Hermione Granger Saves the World: Essays on the Feminist Heroine Of Hogwarts
  • PR6068.O93 Z73226 2012
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  • Heroism in the Harry Potter Series
  • PR6068.O93 Z538 2011
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  • Hidden Key to Harry Potter: Understanding the Meaning, Genius, and Popularity Of Joanne Rowling’s Harry Potter Novels
  • Granger, John, 1961-
  • PR6068.O93 Z677 2002
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  • Ivory Tower and Harry Potter: Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon
  • PR6068.O93 Z734 2002
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  • J.k. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013
  • Errington, Philip W.
  • PR6068.O93 Z775 2015x
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  • J.k. Rowling: A Biography
  • Kirk, Connie Ann.
  • PR6068.O93 Z739 2003
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  • Legilimens!: Perspectives in Harry Potter Studies
  • PR6068.O93 Z537 2013x
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  • Lexicon: An Unauthorized Guide to Harry Potter Fiction and Related Materials
  • Vander Ark, Steve.
  • PR6068.O93 Z889 2009
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  • Mapping the World Of Harry Potter: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Explore the Best Selling Fantasy Series Of All Time
  • PR6068.O93 Z7635 2006
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  • Muggles and Magic: An Unofficial Guide to J.k. Rowling and the Harry Potter Phenomenon
  • Beahm, George W.
  • PR6068.O93 Z53 2007x
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  • Playing Harry Potter: Essays and Interviews on Fandom and Performance
  • PR6068.O93 Z8275 2015
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  • Quidditch Through the Ages
  • Whisp, Kennilworthy.
  • PR6068.O93 Q53 2001x
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  • Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays
  • PR6068.O93 Z84 2003
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  • Riddles Of Harry Potter: Secret Passages and Interpretive Quests
  • Weiss, Shira Wolosky, 1954-
  • PR6068.O93 Z945 2010
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  • Ron Weasley: Cinematic Guide
  • Baker, Felicity,
  • PN1995.9.H364 B357 2016x
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  • Skill Of a Seeker: Rowling, Religion and Gen 9/11
  • Pukkila, Marilyn R.,
  • PR6068.O93 Z82 2015x
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  • Sorcerer’s Apprentice: An Anthology Of Magical Tales
  • GR75.S67 S67 2017
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  • Tales Of Beedle the Bard
  • Beedle (Bard)
  • PR6068.O93 T2 2016x
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  • Teaching Harry Potter: The Power Of Imagination in Multicultural Classrooms
  • Belcher, Catherine L., 1968-
  • PR6068.O93 Z535 2011
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  • Unlocking Harry Potter: Five Keys for the Serious Reader
  • Granger, John, 1961-
  • PR6068.O93 Z955x 2007
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  • Wisdom Of Harry Potter: What Our Favorite Hero Teaches Us About Moral Choices
  • Kern, Edmund M., 1963-
  • PR6068.O93 Z735 2003x
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  • Wizard Of Their Age: Critical Essays from the Harry Potter Generation
  • PR6068.O93 Z955 2015
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  • Wizards Vs. Muggles: Essays on Identity and the Harry Potter Universe
  • PR6068.O93 Z958 2016
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