Champlin Library Staff's Profile
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|Champlin Library Staff's Book Lists|
|Happy Birthday, Shakespeare: Movies (14 titles)
In honor of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, we have put together a list of some of the best film versions of his work. As with the book list, some of the titles are works that were inspired by Shakespeare and his writings.
|Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! (22 titles)
In honor of the Bard's 450th birthday, we have put together a list of his works, and some of the many works inspired by his plays and his life. This list includes material for kids and adults. Also see Happy Birthday, Shakespeare: Movies for film versions of Shakespeare's work.
|Not Just Superheroes: Graphic Novels (32 titles)
|Nonfiction We Couldn't Put Down (25 titles)
|Non - Traditional Reads for Valentine's Day (21 titles)
Because we have 364 other days to read Jane Austen. Here are books about love in crazy circumstances, love in all kinds of relationships, and life after love.
|I Remember That Book! : Nostalgic Reads (20 titles)
|Check-Under-the-Bed Books (26 titles)
|11 Winter Experiences That Are Worse Than Ours (11 titles)
But Still Fun To Read About!
|Need a Mental Vacation? (18 titles)
Some of these books take you to another place, some to another time, but all of them submerge you completely into their world. You will end the book feeling like you have been in another world.
|Champlin Library Staff Favorites (20 titles)
Here are some of our tried and true favorites!
|Champlin Library Staff's Comments|
|Read this! : handpicked favorites from America's indie booksellers
This is the book for anyone who is looking for their next book to read! This book, edited by an employee of the Twin Cities' own Micawber's Books, is full of diverse recommendations posted Jul 15, 2014 at 6:58PM
|The fantastic flying books of Mr. Morris Lessmore |
by Joyce, William, 1957-
This gorgeous picture book was turned into an Academy Award - winnign short film. posted Jun 25, 2014 at 2:28PM
|The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society |
by Shaffer, Mary Ann.
A wonderful, heartwarming read, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society highlights the ways books can comfort and connect people in very hard times. A writer in postwar London corresponds with a circle of friends in the Channel Islands, learning about the ways they coped with the Nazi occupation. posted May 6, 2014 at 3:46PM
|The uncommon reader |
by Bennett, Alan, 1934-
The Queen of England discovers the pleasures of reading, and chaos ensues, in a highly British manner. A very fun, witty read. posted May 5, 2014 at 12:58PM
|Will in the world : how Shakespeare became Shakespeare |
by Greenblatt, Stephen, 1943-
Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Greenblatt creates a deep, breathtakingly vivid portrait of Shakespeare by analyzing his words and connecting them to the events of the day. This is not only an incredibly insightful biography, it is also a glimpse into the intense, complicated world of Elizabethan England, and and a magnificently accessible window into Shakespeare's plays. posted Apr 22, 2014 at 6:26PM