Category Archives: Books

New Children’s Books for February

Fiction

I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

By Daisy Hirst
Call Number: PIC HIR
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Natalie and Alphonse REALLY like books. Picture books with Dad, scary stories with Mom, and especially stories they remember or make up themselves. So when it’s time for Natalie to learn to read, she thinks it will be exciting — she can have all the stories in the world now, and even read them to Alphonse. But when Natalie gets her first reading book, the letters look like squiggles and it isn’t even a good story; it’s just about a cat that can sit. “I do not like books anymore!” Natalie declares. But she still wants to make up stories. With Alphonse’s help, can she find a way to turn a love of telling stories into a love of reading stories?

Winter is Here

By Kevin Henkes
Call Number: PIC HEN / Winter
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Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings. Caldecott Medalist and award-winning author Kevin Henkes’s striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the winter season. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings beautifully capture the joyful wonders of winter.

Carmela: Full of Wishes

By Matt De La Pena
Call Number: PIC DEL
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When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true–she’s finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Together, they travel through their neighborhood, past the crowded bus stop, the fenced-off repair shop, and the panadería, until they arrive at the Laundromat, where Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. If only she can think of just the right wish to make . . .

Space Cows

By Eric Seltzer
Call Number: PIC SEL
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Space cows fly high. Space cows fly low.
Space cows dance three in a row.
Space cows are green. Space cows are blue.
Some of them quack (but most of them moo)!

Read all about space cows in this book for beginning readers who like to giggle!

Nonfiction

Sun! One in a Billion

By Stacy McAnulty
Call Number: QB 521.5 .M39 2018
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Meet Sun: He’s a star! And not just any star―he’s one in a billion. He lights up our solar system and makes life possible. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Sun in this next celestial “autobiography.”

Polka Dot Parade: A Book about Bill Cunningham

By Deborah Blumenthal
Call Number: TR140.C778 B58 2018
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Every day, Bill Cunningham pedaled his bike through New York City searching for beauty. As he took picture after picture, Bill found beauty not in people, but in their clothes. Drawn to bold and creative choices, Bill’s photos captured the attention of the New York Times. He traveled to Paris for Fashion Week, and admiration for his work grew. With his sense of creativity and daringness, his own personal style of photography came to be known as street art photography. His photos left a lasting impression on all those who came across his work and they continue to inspire creativity today.

Dreamers

By Yuyi Morales
Call Number: E 184 .M5 M67 2018
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In 1994, Yuyi Morales left her home in Xalapa, Mexico and came to the US with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn’t come empty-handed. She brought her strength, her work, her passion, her hopes and dreams…and her stories. Caldecott Honor artist and five-time Pura Belpré winner Yuyi Morales’s gorgeous new picture book Dreamers is about making a home in a new place. Yuyi and her son Kelly’s passage was not easy, and Yuyi spoke no English whatsoever at the time. But together, they found an unexpected, unbelievable place: the public library. There, book by book, they untangled the language of this strange new land, and learned to make their home within it.

Physical hazards of the workplace

516npunsu3l._sx313_bo1204203200_By Barry Spurlock, Esq., CSP
2nd edition
Call number: T55 .S74 2018
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The recognition and control of hazards in the work environment are the cornerstone of every company’s safety and health plan. Every workplace contains dangers, especially those devoted to technology, machinery, and potentially hazardous material. This book provides you with the information you need to understand the regulations that provide for facility safety and their successful implementation for profitable management of any business.

Economics : an A-Z guide

51elahxzojl._sx323_bo1204203200_By Matthew Bishop
Call number: HB62 .B57 2016
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Economics is all around us, crucial to every aspect of our lives. But how many of us know what an absolute advantage or a zero-sum game really is?

The Economist‘s A-Z guide to economics explains the most important economic terms and concepts. Written with the clarity and wit for which the newspaper is renowned, it features bite-sized overviews of essential economic ideas.

If you need to understand why a country’s balance of payments is such a big deal, whether deflation is always a bad thing or exactly why John Maynard Keynes or Milton Friedman were so influential, then dipping into this guide will provide the answers.

Primer, glossary, dictionary and reference, this book offers everything you always wanted to know about economics but were afraid to ask.

Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s For Dummies

515gf7fncjl._sx397_bo1204203200_By Eric Tyson
Call number: HG179 .T982 2018
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Millennials often confront greater difficulties—including economic uncertainty and student debt—than those who came before them. This new financial responsibility can be intimidating, and many people are unsure where to begin. Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies will help Millennials to be confident about managing their finances and get on a clear path toward financial security.

Inside, trusted financial advisor Eric Tyson shows students and recent grads how to make smart financial decisions in order to pay off student loans, avoid any additional debt, and create a solid plan to ensure their financial success. From avoiding common money mistakes to making informed investment choices, Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies covers it all!

  • Build a foundation through smart spending and saving
  • Rent, buy, or sell a house
  • File taxes the right way
  • Protect your finances and identity in the digital world

Get ready to forge your own path to financial security!

Megatech

61tpj6nvkdl._sx311_bo1204203200_Technology in 2050

By Daniel Franklin
Call number: T174 .M44 2017
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In the not-too-distant future, we’ll be plugging our brains into the internet, replacing our worn-out body parts, and eating meat grown in a lab. If we’re lucky, we’ll be living in a world of more productivity, more energy, and more equality—and if we’re not, we’ll be facing the profound threat of nonexistent privacy, ecological collapse, and nuclear proliferation. Of course, we can’t know the future, but Megatech: Technology in 2050 is a mind-clearing guide to the possibilities.

In this bold new book, Daniel Franklin brings together today’s most innovative scientists, leaders, thinkers, and writers to imagine how future technology will develop and shape our lives. Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek expects a rapid acceleration of scientific discovery, and Melinda Gates envisions a smartphone in the hand of every woman. Meanwhile, Benjamin Sutherland warns of military robots, and Leo Mirani sees smart glasses on every person’s face. The result is a thought-provoking collection of insight and imagination that will inspire us to make the most of future opportunities just as it motivates us to tackle the environmental, economic, and social challenges ahead.

10 skills for effective business communication

51skcqgj1hl._sx331_bo1204203200_Practical strategies from the world’s greatest leaders

By Jessica Higgins
Call number: HF5718 .H52 2018
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Effective business communication is a skill that anyone can develop. From interview strategies to high-stakes negotiation tactics, 10 Skills for Effective Business Communication offers practical strategies to improve communication skills and help you succeed in your career.

Equal parts research and actionable advice, this book applies effective strategies from the world’s most successful professionals to common workplace scenarios. With step-by-step guidance and simple exercises, you’ll learn why, how, and when to use fundamental communication skills to successfully navigate any situation.

Learn how to listen from a Microsoft CEO, or gain the confidence to network your way into any room with advice from a renowned venture capitalist―10 Skills for Effective Business Communication teaches you these skills and more, with:

  • 10 essential communication skills that empower you to masterfully handle pivotal moments in your career
  • Actionable exercises to practice and improve your communication skills right away
  • Clear explanations of the social psychology behind communication skills
  • Inspirational success stories that highlight communication skills from some of the world’s greatest business leaders including Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, Tony Robbins, and more

Advance your career and set yourself up for success with effective communications skills from 10 Skills for Effective Business Communication.

Payroll management

41retpjz9sl._sx348_bo1204203200_By Steven M. Bragg, CPA
Call number: HG4028.P5 B63 2017
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This book shows the accountant how to improve the functions of the payroll department, enhancing efficiency and reducing error rates. Topics covered include time tracking, payroll processing, procedures, controls, and recordkeeping. The book also addresses the United States payroll regulations and reporting requirements related to compensation, benefits, payroll taxes, and tax remittances. It is updated annually for the latest payroll regulations. Payroll Management is ideal for anyone new to payroll, or who wants to enhance an existing system.