Category Archives: adult

Review: Handmade Books for Everyday Adventures

Zamrzla, Erin. Handmade Books for Everyday Adventures. St. Paul, MN: Roost Books, 2013.                                                                                 I have read several books on bookmaking by hand. Most have standard ideas, and if you’ve read one you’ve pretty much read them all. Most will have … Continue reading

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Review: Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

O’Reilly, Bill and Martin Dugard. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever. New York: Holt, 2011. I have long been fascinated and appalled by the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. I have read many books and articles about it, … Continue reading

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Review: The Help

Stockett, Kathryn. The Help. New York: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 2009. (Grade 11-Adult) I waited almost a year for the chance to read this highly praised book. I studiously avoided the movie and conversations that might have spoilers. I finally decided … Continue reading

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Review: At Home with Handmade Books

Zamrzla, Erin. At Home with Handmade Books: 28 Extraordinary Bookbinding Projects Made from Ordinary and Repurposed Materials. Boston: Trumpeter, an imprint of Shambala, 2011. (Grades 9-Adult) Zamrzla presents clever and unique ways to create unusual books and booklets from common … Continue reading

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Review: Puppet Play

Schoenbrun, Diana. Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made with Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More. Riverside, NJ: Andrews McMeel, 2011. (Grades 4-Adult) Schoenbrun is an accomplished puppeteer as well as an author and illustrator. Detailed illustrations, color photographs, patterns, and … Continue reading

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