Staff book picks
arts & entertainment
My Kindergarten Learning Tub and My
Pre-Kindergarten Learning Tub, from
Scholastic. If there’s one thing I can’t say no
to, it’s buying books for the children in my
life. These are ideal collections for any child
age 3 or older. Both are filled with easy readers, skill-building storybooks, a workbook,
puzzles, a poster to personalize and 200 stickers to help track a child’s learning milestones.
And it’s all packed in a bright red reusable tub.
(Item #195934, 6/26) —Lindsay Bubitz
Nemesis, by Catherine Coulter. When
Special Agent Lacey Sherlock foils a terrorist
attack at JFK airport, she turns the reins over
to the New York FBI. However, the terrorist at
JFK refuses to speak to anyone but Sherlock.
Meanwhile, her husband, Dillon Savich, has
his hands full trying to track an elusive murderer who looks like a Hollywood Dracula.
Enjoy the ride while Savich and Sherlock race
against the clock. (Item #621688, 7/7)
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety, by Jimmy
Carter. In this memoir, Carter reflects on his
public and private life with unexpected candor. From his boyhood in rural Georgia to the
decisions that led him to the White House,
he writes with unflinching honesty and vivid
detail. There are things of which he is proud
and times that he remembers with regret. The
results of his ups and downs make for a fascinating read. (Item #621658, 7/7)—Scott Losse
Better Homes and Gardens Complete Canning Guide: Freezing, Preserving, Drying,
from Better Homes and Gardens. If, like me,
you are intimidated by canning, this book
will help you tackle your fears. It includes
step-by-step explanations of techniques,
ranging from the basics of canning to freezing, drying, fermenting and pickling. With
the basics covered, the book then moves to
inventive recipes, including low-sugar jelly.
It also includes printed labels to personalize
jars. (Item #448736, 7/6)—Alex Kanenwisher
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