Automobiles of the Future
My favorite part of the auto show is the concept car. Over the years I have seen quite a few interesting cars and I know that around my neck of the woods, this type of book would fly off the shelves.
This is such a fun book and my car culture public would get a kick out of this. The kids might even think it was fun. I love looking the future from the past. You could make a nice argument around here for keeping this little beauty. However, for kids nonfiction, I want something that would be more modern as concept cars are all about the future.
I would hang on to this treasure for a display. It’s a keeper for nostalgia, but not for a kid section.
More Car Stuff:
All the Cool Kids Customize
….living in a van, down by the river
Baby You Can Drive My Car
Baby You Can Drive My Car (the sequel!)
Quick Workouts: Fitness Anytime, Anywhere
Submitter: This book is currently on the shelves at a local public library. Who knew people in the 1980’s were so busy that they had to fit in exercise while waiting for the commuter train or even an elevator? I guess I just assumed that they stayed fit & trim by lifting over-sized mobile phones. While a book on this topic could be useful to our modern day inactive office workers, it would really need updated pictures… it’s hard to take a good stretching technique seriously when the demonstrator is wearing giant should pads or a sleeveless sweater.
Holly: If you need me, I’ll be bench pressing the PDR, or maybe the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. That one’s got a good heft to it too. (After which, I will NOT look anything like these people. I’ll be all sweaty and red-faced.)
More 80’s Workouts:
Come for the Exercise, Stay for the Hair
Free Weight Workouts
Working Woman’s Workout
Rubber Band Man (or Woman)
Teeth and Braces
Submitter: Braces have changed a lot since the late nineties, so it’s time for an updated book on this topic. This book hasn’t moved from my small public library’s shelf in years, and it’s not hard to see why.
Holly: The bibliography (picture below) has no titles newer than 1987, two years before this book was written – and almost 30 years before now. Good topic for a public library, but too old to be helpful. They didn’t even have Invisalign™ back then!
More Dental Health:
Teeth are Fun
Your Future as a Dental Hygienist
Now This Won’t Hurt a Bit
Chomp On This One (“Brace” yourself for this one. See what I did there? But seriously.)
Taryn Goes to the Dentist