Monthly Archives: July 2015

He gave his child a favorite book, but Carrie scared her to pieces; Neil Gaiman learned to allow his daughter to read at her own pace

 “I remember my own childhood vividly… I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew. It would scare them.” Maurice Sendak, author of Where The Wild Things Are You can be a world-class procrastinator and … Continue reading

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Ann Rule

Ann Rule decided to write a book about a Seattle serial killer just a few months before discovering that he was her coworker. Ted Bundy went on to die in the electric chair. True-crime writer Ann Rule passed away this … Continue reading

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Can neatnik Little Oink keep his room as messy as his sloppy parents demand? And old fans and new will cheer the return of the Baby-Sitters Club

Long-suffering parents and babysitters, let’s be honest: Sometimes it seems like board books are, well, bored books. Those square, thick cardboard constructions feature a couple of words on each page and, always, big splotches of beautiful colour. They are perfect … Continue reading

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Munro stamp

Nobel Prize-winner Alice Munro has her own stamp! Canada Post released it this month, in honour of the Canadian author’s 84th birthday. Find Munro’s work in the Lennoxville Library in Audio, Large-Print and Adult Fiction. A biography is filed in … Continue reading

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Cartoonist in residence

Scott Chantler has just been named the University of Windsor’s first cartoonist-in-residence. Chantler is an award-winning graphic novelist, and his work is well worth your time. Find his books in the C-400A shelves, and in Graphic Novels. New Arrivals (to … Continue reading

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Last dance

American historical fiction writer E.L. Doctorow died this month, at 84. His award-winning novels include Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March. From the New York Times: “[H]e consistently upended expectations with a cocktail of fiction and fact, remixed in book … Continue reading

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Shhh! Don’t awaken the Kraken from its deep sleep; and nerds, you will want to devour the endnotes as well as the book itself…

Below the thunders of the upper deep, Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee About his shadowy sides; above him swell Huge sponges of millennial growth and height; And … Continue reading

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