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Spence, Annie

Summary: This librarian's snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, and deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to books in her life is a perfect listen for book lovers.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 808.3 SPE

Spence, Annie

Summary: If you love to read, and presumably you do since you've picked up this book, you know that some books affect you so profoundly they forever change the way you think about the world. Some books, on the other hand, disappoint you so much you want to throw them against the wall. Either way, it's clear that a book can be your new soul mate or the bad relationship you need to end. In Dear Fahrenheit...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 808.3 Spence

Spence, Annie

Summary: This librarian's snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, and deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to books in her life is a perfect listen for book lovers.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 808.3 SPE

Schwalbe, Will

Summary: "For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHWALBE, WILL SCH

Schwalbe, Will

Summary: "For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 SCHWALBE, WILL Sch

Summary: "A collection of 121 letters by authors, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and philosophers about the impact reading has had on their lives. Every letter is accompanied by a full page illustration"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Ozma, Alice.

Summary: Named for two literary characters ("Alice" from Lewis Carroll and "Ozma" from L. Frank Baum), the author is the daughter of a Philadelphia-area elementary school librarian. Father and daughter embarked on a streak of reading-out-loud sessions every night before bed as Ozma was growing up--a "streak" that would continue for eight years straight.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Pub. 2012

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 028.9 Ozma 2011

Cousins, Lucy

Summary: When Maisy goes to the bookstore for the first time to buy a new book, she has a hard time choosing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Kids' Favorite Characters, Call number: JE MAI

Summary: When Curious George visits the library he becomes impatient waiting for the librarian to read the dinosaur book, and proceeds to gather all the books he wants to read and tries to leave.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2008

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Spufford, Francis

Summary: In this extended love letter to children's books, and the wonders they perform, Spufford goes back to his earliest encounters with books, exploring such beloved classics as "The Wind in the Willows, The Little House on the Prairie," and the Narnia chronicles.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2002

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 028.55 Spufford 2002

Miller, Shannon (Shannon McClintock)

Summary: "Finding the right book in a large library can be intimidating. But tips from a friendly librarian, along with catchy lyrics and colorful illustrations, present basic library search functions in a simple, kid-friendly manner"--Publisher's website.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J BLUE FIN

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J MIL

Grabenstein, Chris

Summary: "Mr. Lemoncello holds a contest for his young friends where they must race to bring interesting facts back to his library"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD GRA

Spacks, Patricia Ann Meyer.

Summary: After retiring from teaching literature, Patricia Meyer Spacks embarked on a year-long project of rereading dozens of novels: childhood favorites, young adult fiction, canonical works she didn't like, guilty pleasures. On Rereading records the surprising, fascinating results of her personal experiment and raises a number of intriguing questions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 028.9 Spacks 2011

Spence, Annie

Summary: The author presents a collection of love letters and break-up notes addressed to the books she's encountered throughout her career as a librarian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 808.3 SPE

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.3 SPE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 808.3 SPE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 808.3 SPE

Morgan, Ann (Ann Beatrice)

Summary: "A beguiling exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the author's year-long journey through a book from every country. Following an impulse to read more internationally, journalist Ann Morgan undertook first to define "the world" and then to find a story from each of 196 nations. Tireless in her quest and assisted by generous, far-flung strangers, Morgan discovered not...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810 MOR

Spence, Annie

Summary: This librarian's snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, and deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to books in her life is a perfect listen for book lovers.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 808.3 SPE

Schulze, Bianca

Summary: 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up provides a comprehensive list of kid-friendly books for children to read before they grow up. This must-read review list acts as an interactive journal where kids can document the books they read, why they like them, and how they rate them. Divided into sections by subject, from fairy tales and fantasy to sports and nonfiction, 101 Books to Read Before You...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Published by Walter Foster Jr., a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 028.5 SCH

Summary: Welcome to a library like no other! The doors swing open to reveal a magical place where characters pop off the pages of books, vowels sing, and words take on a life of their own.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Children's videos, Call number: J DVD Movie Between 2014

Grabenstein, Chris.

Summary: A twelve-year-old boy, worried that his parents may divorce, discovers that an island in the middle of the lake where he is spending the summer is the testing grounds of the mysterious Dr. Libris, who may have invented a way to make the characters in books come alive.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD GRA

Hopkinson, Deborah

Summary: "Carter G. Woodson was born ten years after the end of the Civil War, to parents who had both been enslaved. Their stories were not the ones written about in history books, but Carter learned them and kept them in his heart. Carter's father could not read or write, but he believed in being an informed citizen. So Carter read the newspaper to him every day, and from this practice, he learned...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree Publishers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WOO

Kuipers, Alice

Summary: Polly loves words, writing, and telling stories, so when she finds a fancy book on her doorstep labeled "Special Delivery from the Writing and Spelling Department for Polly Diamond" she is thrilled; and when she finds that anything she writes in it actually happens she is really excited--but Polly soon realizes that she has to be very careful what she writes because that kind of power can be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED KUI

Novak, B. J.

Summary: In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2019

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Willems, Mo

Summary: Geraldo y Cerdita descubren el placer de que los lean. Pero ¡¿qué va a pasar cuando se acabe el libro?!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books for Children, an imprint of Disney Book Group 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: JBR SPANISH WIL

Smokler, Kevin.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: What do the great books of your youth have to say about your life now? Smokler's essays on the classics are divided into ten sections, each covering an archetypical stage of life from youth and first love to family, loss, and the future. The author not only reminds you about the essential features of each great book but gives you a practical, real-world reason why revisiting it in adulthood is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 011.73 SMO