There is a new buzz word in the Library Community: Satisficing. It means doing just enough to satisfy the need without always going the extra mile. It is believed to be a combination of the words satisfy and suffice. At first glance, this may be considered an excuse for simply sliding by. In reality, it seems to be just the right solution to many everyday occurrences. … Continue reading Pet Rescue Saga, an exercise in SATISFICING.
Speak Bibliography: Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak. 1999. New York. Farrar Straus Giroux. ISBN 9780374371524. Plot: Melinda Sordino enters the halls of Merryweather High School on the first day of 9th grade, and is herded into the auditorium. Looking around her, she identifies the usual cliques and knows that she will not fit into any of them. She has a secret. A secret that will keep … Continue reading Book Reviews: YA Fiction
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Penny from Heaven Bibliography: Holm, Jennifer L. Penny From Heaven. 2006. New York. Random House. ISBN 037583687X Plot: In 1953, 11-year-old Penny Falucci looks forward to her summer. She loves butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and is a huge Brooklyn Dodgers fan. Penny lives with her WASP mother and maternal grandparents, but splits her time with her late father’s family. The father’s Italian family has … Continue reading Book Reviews: Historical Fiction
Our Eleanor Bibliography: Fleming, Candace. Our Eleanor; A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt’s Remarkable Life. 2005. New York. Antheneum. ISBN 9780689865442 Plot: A very personal look at the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. This book not only chronicle’s the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, but provides a photographic journal and scrapbook of this remarkable woman’s America. Critical Analysis: It is apparent that Candace Fleming took the time … Continue reading Book Reviews: Biography
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Quest for the Tree Kangaroo; An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea Bibliography: Montgomery, Sy. Ill. Nic Bishop. 2006. Quest for the Tree Kangararoo; An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea. Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN 9780618496419. Plot: Scientist Lisa Dabek and her team of international explorers are accompanied by author Sy Montgomery and his photographer Nic Bishop on their journey … Continue reading Book Reviews: Informational Story Book