追踪白豚 Zhui zong bai ji tun 2001 Submitter: This double-take-inducing cover was found while weeding the Chinese language non-fiction section in our children’s department. Other than the cover, which does make me question the editor’s judgment, it appears to be
Why Do People Harm Animals? “Let’s Talk About It” Barton 1988 This is a youth book on animal cruelty issues. Questions posed throughout the book: Are zoos cruel? Should animals be used for testing? Why do people harm their pets?
Faithful Elephants: the Story of Animals, People and War Tsuchiya c.1988, 2009 Submitter: This is the story of a zoo in Japan during a war. City officials worry that if the city is bombed, the zoo animals may escape and
Cat Dependent No More: Learning to Live Cat-Free in a Cat-Filled World Reid 1992 Submitter: I am a brand new reference librarian, and I am weeding non-fiction for the first time. The non-circulation of this gem, as well as the
Here Come the Killer Bees Pringle 1986 I think they are already here aren’t they? A book in public libraries on this subject is definitely reasonable. I mean, killer bees are interesting! Boys might really dig something like this. I’m sure
Horny Emery and Le Blanc 1968 Submitter: Here is a book that we do not promote but intend to keep on our shelves forever in spite of its unfortunate title: Horny. It is actually a 1968 children’s book about a horned
Pleasure from Insects Tweedie 1968 Admit it, wasn’t your first thought on the title something a bit unsavory? Sure, people “enjoy” certain insects. Mainly butterflies, maybe dragonflies, and lady bugs are good for the garden. Praying mantises are pretty fascinating
Grandpa and Me: We Learn About Death Alex 1983 Submitter: I was a librarian at a church library for a while, and weeding was particularly hilarious/disturbing given the religious perspective of the materials. Don’t get me wrong, these types of