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Dec 8
libraryjournal:

Check out Library Journal’s picks for Best Books 2012 in Core Nonfiction, including: 
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libraryjournal:

Check out Library Journal’s picks for Best Books 2012 in Core Nonfiction, including: 


Feb 9
(via Awful Library Books)
From the original post: 

Holly: Well, folks? What do you think?  This is a  seemingly nice book that explains homosexuality in a way a child can  understand.  There is an unpleasant section where a woman on the street   says something about wishing gays would stay home so no one else had to  see them, and Jenny’s reaction to  hearing such a thing.  It is honest  and realistic, and shows Jenny in a loving family that even has contact  with Jenny’s mom.
Is it out of date or classic?  This one is tough for me to judge.   It’s old enough that the pictures are a little dated, but still relevant  enough to be useful.

Click thru for the discussion.

(via Awful Library Books)

From the original post: 

Holly: Well, folks? What do you think?  This is a seemingly nice book that explains homosexuality in a way a child can understand.  There is an unpleasant section where a woman on the street  says something about wishing gays would stay home so no one else had to see them, and Jenny’s reaction to  hearing such a thing.  It is honest and realistic, and shows Jenny in a loving family that even has contact with Jenny’s mom.

Is it out of date or classic?  This one is tough for me to judge.  It’s old enough that the pictures are a little dated, but still relevant enough to be useful.

Click thru for the discussion.


Dec 8
I Could Have Really Used This Children’s Book About Calculus In High School
"Written by Omi M. Inouye, a programmer and admitted average math student, Introductory Calculus For Infants follows a couple of characters as they discover the ‘wonders’ of calculus.”
(ThinkGeek via Laughing Squid via Gizmodo)

I Could Have Really Used This Children’s Book About Calculus In High School

"Written by Omi M. Inouye, a programmer and admitted average math student, Introductory Calculus For Infants follows a couple of characters as they discover the ‘wonders’ of calculus.”

(ThinkGeek via Laughing Squid via Gizmodo)


Aug 31