Category Archives: Books

Read me, I’m Irish

Great Irish authors you may have missed.  Ask a librarian for more authors and titles.

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail
rss

Leave a Comment

Filed under Books, Fiction, New Books

New chapter books for young readers

Here are some of Librarian Lisa’s favorites for 2016 to try.  Click on the books or titles to find them in the catalog; the catalog record of the books has reviews and short descriptions to learn more about each title.

Image of item Image of item Image of item

More titles –

The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox

Click here to Start by Denis Markell

The Best Worst Thing by Kathleen Lane

My Life with Liars by Caela Carter

As always – Ask Us

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail
rss

Leave a Comment

Filed under Books, For Children, New Books

New Graphic Novels at the Burlington Public Library

A new larger collection of graphic novels are available at the Burlington Public Library for all ages.  The art of some amazing artists and illustrators are featured in these visual journeys told on the pages of a book.  We have a bit of everything from classics to contemporary, from Superman and Batman to Lynda Barry, Will Eisner, Brian K Vaughan, Frank Miller, Alison Bechdel, Joe Sacco, Bryan Talbot and more! Visit and check out our growing collections.

Mooncopy by Tom Gauld Neil Gaiman's Teknophage ImaDC Comics encyclopedia

But beware they are not for faint of heart

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail
rss

Leave a Comment

Filed under Books, Reading

Happy Birthday Alice Walker

Today happens to be author Alice Walker’s birthday and in honor of African American History Month we are featuring  her influential books and other writings.  In 1982 her  book “The Color Purple” came out.  It won both the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award in 1983 and was made into a successful movie.

For more information about her and her other books, click here.

 

-Karen

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail
rss

Leave a Comment

Filed under Authors, Books, History

Books for African American History Month

(Click the covers to place a hold; for more Ask us!)

Image of item Image of item Image of item

Image of item Image of item Image of item

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail
rss

Leave a Comment

Filed under Biography, Autobiography & Memoir, Books, Celebrations & holidays, History

Looking for Betty Macdonald – The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I

Looking for Betty Macdonald Tuesday afternoon, January 17th 2017

Tuesday afternoon, January 17th 2017 2 p.m.

Program “Looking for Betty MacDonald – The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I
Speaker : Paula Becker, Seattle Author and Historian
January 17th 2017
Tuesday afternoon, 2 p.m.
Burlington Public Library
820 E. Washington Ave
Burlington WA
www.burlingtonwa.gov/library

Join us for a slide presentation and reading from the new biography “Looking for Betty MacDonald – The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I” by the author Paula Becker.

This new book is the story of the life of Betty MacDonald, one of only a few nationally celebrated authors from Washington State in the 1940s and early 50s. Biographer Paula Becker chronicles MacDonald’s vibrant, close family life, writing career, her books and her era.

Material from letters, personal accounts, and her own writing made it possible for Becker to explore what drove this unconventional often irreverent woman. MacDonald’s first bestselling success “The Egg and I” (1945) evolved from stories she told and re-told of her experience chicken farming as young wife on the rural Olympic Peninsula. She followed her unexpected success with the children’s book “Mrs. Piggle Wiggle” (1947), another memoir “The Plague and I” (1948) and more of the children’s stories, articles and memoirs until her untimely death at the age of 49 in 1958.

Join us to hear Becker share her observations about MacDonald’s humorous writing style and the world as Betty saw it.  Q & A to follow.

For more information, contact the Burlington Public Library at 820 East Washington Avenue, call 755-0760, or visit the Burlington Library

More links:

http://crosscut.com/2016/12/the-best-northwest-non-fiction-of-2016/

http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/BECLOO.html

http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/books/looking-for-betty-macdonald-finds-comedy-and-tragedy/

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail
rss

Leave a Comment

Filed under Adult programs, Authors, Books, Library events, New Books, Non-fiction, Washington

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and other new Christmas books!

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Christmas Craftes, Recipies, ActivitiesThe Ugly Christmas Sweater Party – Christmas Crafts, Recipes, Activties by Brandy and Matt Shay

 

A Very Vintage Christmas - Holiday Collecting, Decorating and Celebrating

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Very Vintage Christmas – Holiday collecting, decorating and celebrating by Bob Richter

One Hundred Little  Christmas Gifts to Make One hundred Little Christmas Gifts to Make

Check with us for more suggestions!

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail
rss

Leave a Comment

Filed under Books, Celebrations & holidays, New Books, Non-fiction

Tell me about Banned books

Books are banned for a wide range of reasons, click the image for an article that give examples of titles that have been banned and why. For more of the lists, click here

bannedbooks

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail
rss

Leave a Comment

Filed under Books, Intellectual freedom

Tales about man’s best friend

Tales about man's best friend for the Dog Days of Summer

Click on the book covers below for more information on the book!  

Animals make us human by Temple Grandin
Chaser - unlocking the genius of the dog who knows a thousand words by John W. Pilley
Pet Sitting for Profit by Patti J. Moran
One Nation Under Dog by Michael Schaffer
Rin Tin Tin - The life and the legend by Susan Orlean
Good dog  by Graham Chaffee
The Dog Who Knew Too Much
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail
rss

Leave a Comment

Filed under Books, Reading, What we're reading

Olympic Reads

More movies and books on the Olympics like “The Boys in the Boat”?  Here are a few titles:

Triumph : the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics by Jeremy Schaap.

Triumph : the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics by Jeremy Schaap.

Tumbling : a novel by Caela Carter.

Tumbling : a novel by Caela Carter.

Rising from ashes - a T.C. Johnstone film

Rising from ashes – a T.C. Johnstone film

The Three-year Swim Club : the untold story of Maui's Sugar Ditch kids and their quest for Olympic glory by Julie Checkoway.

The Three-year Swim Club : the untold story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch kids and their quest for Olympic glory by Julie Checkoway.

Gold by Chris Cleave

Gold by Chris Cleave

Image of item

The vision of a champion : advice and inspiration from the world’s most successful women’s soccer coach by Anson Dorrance

Grace, gold and glory : my leap of faith : the Gabrielle Douglas story

Grace, gold and glory : my leap of faith : the Gabrielle Douglas story

Image of item

Chariots of Fire [Movie / DVD]

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail
rss

Leave a Comment

Filed under Books, Movies, Non-fiction, What we're reading