A salute to our friends in the animal kingdom…

A salute to our friends in the animal kingdom…

We chose to pair two recent releases, The Genius of Birds and Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are, because each brings to light the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed, giving us pause to rethink everything we thought we knew about animal and human intelligence. The Genius of Birds By Jennifer Ackerman In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman Read more »
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July 04, 2016
How to Think about Exercise

How to Think about Exercise

By Damon Young How to Think about Exercise helps us, as participants in the modern world, appreciate a bigger world view of exercise and sport. We spend much of our lives in a body/mind division: we toil our minds away at work while our bodies sit idle and then we exercise while our minds go blank. Author Damon Young challenges this body/mind separation through an engaging, sometimes humorous, discussion of the Read more »
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May 10, 2016
PAX

PAX

By Sara Pennypacker Illustrated by Jon Klassen Recommended grade level – 3rd – 7th From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully written, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic that will be beloved for generations to come. Pax and his boy Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a wee kit. But one day, the Read more »
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March 07, 2016
In a Different Key The Story of Autism

In a Different Key The Story of Autism

By John Donvan and Caren Zucker Seventy-five years ago a young boy named Donald Triplett from Forest, Mississippi was the first diagnosed case of autism. Donvan and Zucker begin the story of autism from the very beginning in Mississippi with a most engaging narrative style, telling the story of many other families like the Tripletts who freed their children from institutions, fought for their rights as parents and the rights of Read more »
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March 07, 2016
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