Monday, May 18, 2009

The enterprise of knowledge, by John L Tomkinson

The Enterprise of knowledge by John L Tomkinson from Anna Kagedal on Vimeo.

Hear what Bryan Plymale has to say about this book that we recently got for the HS library.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Good Neighbors 1, Kin by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh

"From Booklist
Rue Silver’s everyday life with her professor father and ethereal mother comes crashing to a surreal end when her mother one day simply disappears. As Rue starts noticing oddities in her little town—people with wings or animal faces, or vines that seem to sprout up over everything at night—she tries to tell herself that such things would be crazy. When her extended family appear and claim that she is part of a hidden faerie world, Rue finds herself embroiled in a magical fight for power. The first volume in a series, this book goes a long way in setting up a foreboding, darkly mysterious atmosphere while giving the reader quick details for characterization. Black, one of the authors of the Spiderwick Chronicles, does a wonderful job of weaving an alien faerie world through Rue’s urban landscape, and Naifeh’s art, rich with shadows, is expressive and angular and pulls the reader into the story with a solid sense of place. Urban-fantasy readers of Neil Gaiman, Charles de Lindt, and Terri Windling will be immediate fans of this title. Grades 10-12. --Tina Coleman"

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The compassionate classroom by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson

"This book is a practical How To Guide for creating emotionally safe learning environments. The same principles used in the classroom can be applied to the entire school community to transform it into a lab for learning to live responsibly, effectively, and compassionately in all areas of life."

Public Speaking for dummies

For all of you who don't like to speak in public, but have to do it anyway.

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Maran Illustrated computers