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New Materials at CALMAR

Recent Library Acquisitions by Fiscal Year and Subject Area
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Selected Library Acquisitions for 2016-2017

In Plain Sight

Sophie lives with Mama and Daddy and Grandpa, who spends his days by the window. Every day after school, it's Grandpa whom Sophie runs to. -Here I am, Grandpa!- -Ah, Sophie, how was your day?- As Sophie and her grandpa talk, he asks her to find items he's -lost- throughout the day, guiding Sophie on a tour through his daily life and connecting their generations in this sweet, playful picture book from Richard Jackson, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist and Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Jerry Pinkney.

Is it big or is it little?

A cat and mouse chase demonstrates such concepts as deep and shallow, scary and scared, and beginning and end.

Isabella for real

When Isabella Antonelli becomes an overnight YouTube sensation in a documentary detailing her REAL, non-royal Italian American family, she needs to figure out a way to tell everyone at her fancy new school the truth about her family--or come up with some better lies

Anywhere Farm

All it takes for an anywhere farm is one farmer, plus soil and sunshine, some water, and a seed.
Target Audience: Preschool -- Ages 3-6.

Cast-Iron Cooking

Get the most from your cast-iron cookware with 40 fabulous recipes especially designed for cast iron. You'll also learn how to buy the cast-iron pots and pans that are right for you and how to care for them successfully.

Following the Wild Bees

Following the Wild Bees is a delightful foray into the pastime of bee hunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practiced widely but which few people know about today. Thomas Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, vividly describes the history and science behind this lost pastime and how anyone can do it.

The Art and Science of Grazing

As Sarah Flack explains in The Art and Science of Grazing, the pasture/livestock relationship is incredibly complex. If a farmer doesn't pay close attention to how the animals are grazing, the resulting poorly managed grazing system can be harmful to the health of the livestock, pasture plants, and soils.

The Hope Chest [sound recording]

The Hope Chest is a deeply emotional novel about three people who have seemingly lost all hope until one woman's heirloom hope chest is rediscovered in the attic, along with its contents and secrets.Mattie is a fiercely independent woman battling ALS; Don, her deeply devoted husband is facing a future without his one true love; and Rose, their struggling caregiver, is a young, single mother who feels trapped in her life. With each item that is discovered - including a beloved doll, family dishes, an embroidered apron, and an antique Christmas ornament - the hope chest connects Mattie, Don and Rose to each other and not only helps them find hope again in the face of overwhelming life challenges but also brings new meaning to family.

Hidden Figures [DVD]

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

Standing Firm [DVD]

After the death of his wife, reluctant churchgoer David Corwin finds his life in pieces. While his bitterness with God grows, so does strife with his son Steven, the only Christian remaining at home. With his faith unwelcome, and anger pushing them apart, Steven seeks advice and prayer from others around him. Can he reach his father before grief destroys what's left of their family? - Container.

Ordinary Goodness

People often struggle to find a life filled with passion, happiness-and just plain goodness. This struggle drives many to depression and addictive tendencies. Author and New Thought minister Edward Viljoen argues that the struggle need not be an arduous or painful one-that through everyday acts of kindness, faith, and compassion we can create peaceful and contented lives. Using personal stories, practical tips, and exercises, this book shows us that regardless of our circumstances, we can create meaning and beauty in our lives and in the world.

Polished Game Development

Learn the things you need for a complete game, such as translations and tutorials, and improve the things you've already written to raise their standard to a professional level. This is a practical guide covering every discipline: art, music, writing, and code.

The Gift

Scan down a list of essential works in any introduction to anthropology course and you are likely to see to see Marcel Mauss's masterpiece, Essay on the Gift.

Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2018

Organized alphabetically by generic drug name, Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2018 provides essential information on more than 1,000 generic and 4,000 trade name drugs.

So You Want to Join the U. S. Peace Corps

Joining the Peace Corps can seem like a daunting task. However, if you've ever been interested or have entertained the thought of it, this book is the all-inclusive guide you need.  When you turn 18, you can join the more than 220,000 Americans who have served in 63 countries. This book contains many interviews with young people who have served in the Peace Corps; they tell their stories and give practical advice about joining. You will learn how to apply, the specific qualifications to join, and what you can do to boost your chances of submitting a winning application. We also cover everything that comes after the application process, such as the countries served, the languages spoken, and the vital medical and safety information that you will need to remain safe during your travels, all explained simply.

He Said, She Said : Gender, Language & Communication [DVD]

Live video presentation of Deborah Tannen's seminal contributions to the understanding of gender, language and communication. Produced, edited and paced for curricular use in communication, linguistics, psychology, sociology and other social sciences classes.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy : techniques for retraining your brain [DVD]

"Explore the methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and learn why it is successful and how it can be of value in your life." -- Container

Our Night Sky [DVDs & Guidebook]

Presents 12 lectures by Edward M. Murphy on astronomy. You'll learn how to use a star map and how to read coordinates to locate planets, constellations and other objects in the night sky.

Woodworking 101 : techniques & everyday projects [DVD]

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking with techniques & tips from a master.

Understanding the Universe: an introduction to Astronomy (DVDs & Guidebook) 2nd ed.

Ninety-six lectures, divided into ten sections, are designed to provide a non-technical description of modern astronomy, including the structure and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole. Updated edition integrates discoveries reported in the 2003 course and includes recent findings (through mid-2006).

The High Graders [sound recording]

The story was that Eli Patterson had died in a gunfight, but Mike Shevlin knew it couldn't be true: the man who'd been like a father to him had been a Quaker. But when Shevlin rides back to Rafter Crossing to uncover the truth, he finds that the quiet ranching community has become a booming mining town.

Fusion Workouts

Welcome to Fusion Workouts: Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, and Barre, the program shaped around your preferences, needs, and goals. You'll discover an approach combining four disciplines that will help you gain strength, muscle definition, flexibility, balance, and overall mind-body health.

The Little Book of Backyard Bird Songs

Being able to identify just a handful of bird songs is a skill that will stay with you for the rest of your life. However, being able to tell a house finch from a song sparrow is not that easy. That is where this enchanting introduction to backyard birds comes into its own. Keep it on your windowsill for the whole family to enjoy and see who becomes the bird-song expert first. --Back cover.

Thunder in the Mountains

Recreating the Nez Perce War through the voices of its survivors, Daniel J. Sharfstein’s visionary history of the West casts Howard’s turn away from civil rights alongside the nation’s rejection of racial equality and embrace of empire. The conflict becomes a pivotal struggle over who gets to claim the American dream: a battle of ideas about the meaning of freedom and equality, the mechanics of American power, and the limits of what the government can and should do for its people. The war that Howard and Joseph fought is one that Americans continue to fight today.

Soccer on Sunday

"Jack and Annie search for the fourth secret of greatness for Merlin the Magician in Mexico City at the 1970 World Cup Games. They hope to learn something new from soccer player great, Pele"--Provided by publisher.

Thanksgiving on Thursday : Magic Tree House 27

It's a time for giving thanks when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to 1621 on the first Thanksgiving Day. The Pilgrims ask them to help get things ready. But whether it's cooking or clamming, Jack and Annie don't know how to do anything the Pilgrim way. Will they ruin the holiday forever? Or will the feast go on?

Christmas in Camelot

On Christmas Eve, Jack and Annie's tree house transports them to King Arthur's castle at Camelot, where they undertake a quest to the castle of the Otherworld.

Just When I Needed Her Most

Just When I Needed Her Most is an inspirational, emotional, and heartwarming story that connects two women at critical moments in life. Their journey together reveals the struggle of overcoming loss, the reality of facing terminal illness, the importance of family and friends, and the treasure of embracing love. --Back Cover (Author was NICC Dean of Arts and Sciences)

The Source

A history of the role of rivers in shaping American politics, economics, and society draws on experts from diverse backgrounds to explore how the natural and human transformations of rivers have made a significant impact on the nation.