Sweet Maple: Backyard Sugarmaking from Tap to Table b
y (Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, 2019)
Local author Michelle Visser is a homesteader in New Hampshire’s lakes region.
"Did you know that there are nearly two dozen [types of] tappable trees across the United States? Chances are you have at least one in your very own backyard. Want to bring more healthy food and sustainability into your life? In Sweet Maple, sugarmaker Michelle Visser and her family guide you through every step of all-natural syrup production--with directions for tapping one tree or dozens. In addition to sugaring techniques, tips from sugar shacks, and fun stories of multi-generational family operations, she shares many of her own family's tried-and-true maple recipes while detailing the life-changing benefits of using maple products in place of refined sugar in the kitchen. Join Michelle on her family's sweet journey, from tap to table." --Publisher's blurb
Join Michelle at Gibson's Bookstore
on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 6 p.m. where she will present her new book.
The Augmented Man
by Joseph Carrabis
(Castroville, TX: Black Rose Writing, 2019).
The US Military concedes that any kind of combat leaves soldiers psychologically damaged and makes reintegration to society difficult. The solution is to find individuals who are already so psychologically damaged the most horrendous combat experience will seem trivial by comparison. Better, find individuals psychologically damaged who’ve also experienced massive physical insult and trauma. Best, individuals psychologically damaged, physically traumatized, and emotionally vacant.
But where to find such individuals?
Captain James Donaldson suggests using massively abused and traumatized children as the basis, arguing “...they’ve already experienced more at home than they’ll ever experience in the field. All we need to is help their bodies catch up to where their psyches and emotions already are.”
Nine individuals are selected for Augmentation and entered into combat.
And comes home. -- Publisher's blurb.
Join NH author Joseph Carrabis as he signs and discusses The Augmented Man
at The Toadstool Bookshop
in Keene on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 2 pm.
Experiment #256 b
y (Ann Arbor, Mich. : Sleeping Bear Press, 2019).
Local favorite children's author and illustrator, Marty Kelley has an exciting new book that is sure to catch the attention of anyone interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), experiments, or just plain fun with the imagination!
"Ian is wild about science experiments and for his latest (number 256) he's building a jet pack for his dog, Wilbur--the leftover parts shouldn't be anything to worry about, right? When Wilbur dons his new pack and blasts off, he leaves a swath of chaos in his wake and nobody is happy, Wilbur least of all. What's a budding inventor to do?" --Publisher's blurb
Join Marty at Gibson's Bookstore
in Concord, NH on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 11 a.m. where he will be presenting his newest book!
Over the past ten Fridays we have been posting information about all of the books nominated for the 2019 Ladybug Picture Book Award
. All of these posts have been compiled into a printable 2019 Ladybug Voting Guide
We hope this information will help you to plan great story times this fall and be ready to hold voting at your school or library by the end of November. All votes must be received before 4:30pm on December 13, 2019 to be counted.
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