Short on time, but want to know what some of the new books available to borrow are about? Check out these rapid reviews. They give you a super quick overview of each book.
Never Fear Falling Again – fall prevention; simple and easy exercises for fall prevention that will make you feel safer in 28 days.
Self-love for Kids – a parent’s guide to raising independent, happy kids through the use of 100+ activities to help your child develop self-love.
Shout NO! – increase safety for our children without increasing fear.
Booth – a beautifully written look at a complicated family that failed to save one of their own from himself.
Neighbors with No Doors – book about the homeless that is grounded in a straight-forward sense of humanity and teaches us the role of advocacy.
Reading Magic – teaches us how children learn to read and how we can instill a lifelong love of reading.
Emotionally Resilient Tweens and Teens – a hands-on tool for parents and kids navigating social challenges and the instances of teasing, bullying, social exclusion and marginalization that unfortunately accompany them.
Children Under Fire – shines a light on America’s gun violence crisis and efforts to manage children’s trauma in the wake of shootings.
Stand Your Ground – teaches kids that they can build self-confidence and esteem and survive peer pressure and bullying.
The Monster’s Bones – the most important fact learned from dinosaurs is that “the climate always wins”. This book meticulously reseraches history and reads like a thriller.
Being There – traces the story of a man from nowhere, who has no qualities and rises to become an heir to a Wall Street tycoon and a media icon. His response to popular concerns is heralded as visionary but no one is sure what he is saying. This is a satiric look at the unreality of American media culture.
Cinderella Ate My Daughter – a wake-up call for parents that reveals the dark side of a pretty pink culture confronting girls at every turn as they mature into adults.
The Bickersons on CD – radio show from 1946 that portrays John and Blanche Bickerson as a married couple in a constant verbal war.