Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018
Hannah Jane Weber
Rated by Helen H.
At Johnson County Library, we love local authors. And when that local author is one of our own, we can't help but celebrate! Before transferring to our Leawood Library to work in the Youth Services Department, Hannah Jane Weber was active in our writing programs. We are proud to share that Hannah Jane had been awarded the 2017 Dylan Thomas American Award for the poem "Scenic Rail Tour" which is published in issue 63 of Rosebud.
Sunday, Dec 10, 2017
Rated by Hannah Jane C.
This is a superb collection of Mary Oliver's poetry. I believe there is a poem for every person in this volume. Interestingly, from Oliver's books I like least (Thirst and Felicity, for example), the chosen poems for this collection are strong and really resonate with me. I plan on reading those collections again, thanks to Devotions. On the flip side, my favorite books by Mar
Sunday, Oct 1, 2017
Rated by Maryana K.
Richard Preston’s work of narrative nonfiction transported me to a place rarely seen by humans. Invisible from the ground, in the canopy of giant redwoods, exists a forest within a forest.
Friday, Dec 9, 2016
Howard Frank Mosher
Rated by Maryana K.
“They lived in a house at the end of the road and were friends to mankind”- Kinneson family motto.
Monday, Feb 15, 2016
Clare Walker Leslie
Rated by LeeAnn B.
In The Curious Nature Guide, author Clare Walker Leslie uses beautiful photographs and exquisite illustrations to entice us to rediscover the wonders that surround us in the natural world. Filled with easy-to-follow prompts and exercises, Walker inspires readers to reduce stress by spending time in nature. Her book includes simple suggestions for reconnecting with the outside world.
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015
For fans of the Planet Earth series by BBC, Earth: A New Wild, co-produced by National Geographic and PBS, is a must-see film series.
In five episodes ("Home," "Plains," "Forest," "Oceans" and "Water") hosted by conservationist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the series covers the interaction between wildlife and humans.
Friday, Feb 20, 2015
Rated by Megan C.
Stunning! This series offers a sweeping panorama of the African continent. However, the stories presented here are often intimate, following individual animals through both ordinary and special events in their lives. Many of the animal behaviors this series captures are firsts in wildlife filmmaking. Even the series narrator, David Attenborough, who boasts a lifetime of wildlife observation, is surprised by these unexpected dramas.
Thursday, Nov 7, 2013
Rated by Bryan V.
David Rothenberg's Bug Music is a highly readable and eccentric investigation into an aspect of nature too easily taken for granted. Bugs produce very mathematical sounds based on natural cycles. What human ears are able to delineate is really only the tip of a very large iceberg connected to other icebergs. Delving deeply into the sounds of cicadas, crickets and katydids, Rothenberg is not afraid to suddenly go big-picture on his readers. He aims for nothing less than a direct connection between a cricket’s chirp and jazz band’s rhythm section.
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013
Rated by Sarah A.
Love this author – love this illustrator – love this author and illustrator combo – love this book. That’s a lot of love, but if you read this book I think you’ll agree with me. I don’t remember how I came across the illustrator Mark Hearld, but my guess (and hope) is that we will be seeing and hearing a lot more from this talented British artist. His mixed media work reminds me of Eric Carle, but colorful and vibrant in a fresh new way.