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Your brain injured child

What to do About your Brain-Injured Child
Doman
1974

What you should do is get a newer book.  This was submitted to ALB from 3 different people and I found a copy locally.  This is such a serious subject and I cannot believe that it is still on the shelves in quite a few public  libraries. Brain injuries and other areas of neuroscience have had quite a bit of progress since this book was published.  Is it me or is the ultra “cheerful” colors and graphics a bit odd?  This one is a slam dunk, folks.  Weed it please!

Waxing poetic

wax

Wax in our World
Russell
1966

Wax as a topic for a medium public library juvenile nonfiction section has got to be one of the oddest ideas ever.  Just so you all know, I have no bias against the subject of wax.  Hey, wax as a part of a craft or in candle making, I would be all over that.  Waxing as hair removal, I might be interested in that for my collection.  (Okay, I might have to be sold on that idea.   Can you imagine the illustrations when they get to discussing the bikini line?)  What makes me laugh is the idea that somewhere a publisher was in a meeting saying  “I think the kids are looking for a good book on wax”.

Mary

Cool and Cordless!!!

GetTheMessagesm

Get the Message
Skurzynski
1993

Thanks to the anonymous submitter for this catchy title from her  juvenile nonfiction section.  I wonder what the message is?  How about “this library is SO irrelevant!”

Mary