I had no idea that popcorn needed its own cookbook. Straight from the 1970s you can make all these cool popcorn snacks. Personally, I was only aware of some basic iterations of popcorn, like regular and kettle corn, but this book introduces grinding popped corn and using it as a filler or as a coating. All worthy ideas, but I keep thinking this is a lot of work.
This isn’t that “awful” in the grand scheme of cookbooks we have had on the site, but it certainly looks old and my particular copy was kind of sad looking. Maybe the cooks out there can give me some insider advice on having a cookbook devoted to popcorn. Is it overkill?
The Woman’s Day Book of Soft Toys and Dolls
Submitter: Craft books that are older than the librarian are very unlikely to circ in a middle school library. This one hasn’t left the shelves since 1987. I can’t imagine why my students don’t want to play with Little Women dolls, or small dolls with polka dot bloomers.
Holly: Collectors may have a reason to want this book, but a middle school is definitely not the place for it.
Computers: Their History and How They Work
This super current title was recently weeded from a public library youth nonfiction collection. How recently? How about autumn, 2013? I kept thinking certainly no other public or school libraries still have this in the collection. Well, I was wrong. WorldCat shows a bunch of libraries with holdings.
Please don’t give me the “but it’s historical” speech. An elementary school library is not the place for this little gem from the 1960s. I am not sure where this one would go, but I know its is not a current technology collection in a public library or school library.