Taking care of your body
and your brain
Betty Crocker Cookbook for Women:
The Complete Guide to Women’s Health
and Wellness at Every Stage of Life, by
Betty Crocker editors. This collection not
only addresses women’s health concerns, but
also has family appeal with 130 recipes that
meet guidelines for reduced fat, calories, cholesterol and sodium while being high in fiber,
calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. Tips
throughout the book include how to cut calories, fat and portion sizes; how to make
healthy ingredient substitutions; and how to
tailor food to individual tastes.
look beneath the surface of their
lives. Barbara Delinsky captures the
workings of the human heart in a
way that few writers can.
ion about whether the
town will benefit or
suffer. Should they
keep the traditions of
the past, or should
they reach out for the
promises of the future? Father Flynn is especially concerned about the fate of St. Ann’s Well,
where for generations people have brought
their hopes, fears and prayers. Is it a magnet for
superstition or a sacred place?
More Than Friends, by Barbara Delinksy.
Friendship, love and forgiveness are the
themes masterfully explored in this moving
story. The Maxwells and the Popes have been
friends forever; the men are business partners, the women were college roommates.
The families share everything—until a terrible accident forces these close neighbors to
The Far Country, by Daniel Philip Hawley Jr.
Mason. Following the success of The Piano
Tuner, Mason once again tells the tale of a
journey of discovery. Born with the gift of
“seeing farther, hearing better,” 14-year-old
Isabel lives in an unnamed Third World
country. Circumstances have laid her village
low, so her parents send her to her brother
and cousin in the city in hopes of a better life.
But her brother is missing, the city is shabby
and polluted, and she fears for her life. Isabel
attempts to find her brother, meeting both
contempt and pity, but never losing her sense
Whitethorn Woods, by Maeve Binchy.
When a highway threatens to bypass the town
of Rossmore, everyone has a passionate opin-
Stigma, by Philip Hawley Jr. This thriller
from a debut author who writes as if he’s been
writing forever is sure to keep readers up, racing to the end. It’s the beginning of a series
featuring Luke McKenna, a former top-secret
special-ops member who is now a Los
Angeles pediatrician. His prior life still haunts
him, and when a boy arrives in his clinic from
Guatemala he is right back in that life—
except this time nothing is what it seems.
Big winners for little kids
ON JANUARY 19, at th e The winner of the Michael L.
American Library Association’s Printz Award for excellence in lit-midwinter meeting, winners of erature written for young adults is
several prestigious children’s American Born Chinese, by Gene
book prizes were announced. Luen Yang.
The winner of the John The four Printz Honor Books
Newbery Medal for the most are:
outstanding contribution to The Astonishing Life of Octavian
children’s literature is The Nothing, by M. T. Anderson
Higher Power of Lucky, by An Abundanceof Katherines, by
Susan Patron. John Green
Three Newbery Honor Surrender, by Sonya Hartnett
Books were named: The Book Thief, by Markus
Penny from Heaven, by Zusack
Jennifer L. Holm Check next month’s Book Look for
Hattie Big Sky, by Kirby Larson more award winners. C
Rules, by Cynthia Lord
The winner of the Randolph Caldecott
Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children is the wordless book Flotsam, illustrated by David Wiesner. signings
Two Caldecott Honor Books were
Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal
Alphabet, written and illustrated by
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her
People to Freedom, illustrated by Kadir
Nelson and written by Carole Boston
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