Among the Dolls Sleator 1975 Submitter: The book is called “Among the Dolls,” and along with the illustrations, it’s probably one of the more disturbing children’s books that I’ve seen– if I was a kid, I’d have nightmares from this
Submitter: We found this book in our collection, looking very worn over its 21 years of use. When I looked at the name on the school of this teen horror book, however, it was just too creepy! Who knew that nine years later, a school with the same name would go through something much, much worse.
Holly: School name zoomed in below. Creeee-pyyyyy!
Duck Shack Agreement
Submitter: My husband has the unfortunate habit of dragging home insane books that he gets for free from the library (basically they’ve been “weeded”). Now we finally have a use for them. This is one of our favorites: “The Duck Shack Agreement”. The Ballooney Tunes sweatshirt refers to her booming balloon delivery service.
Holly: What a bizarre title for a romance novel. Makes you want to light some candles and read, doesn’t it?
Papito Messed Up
Submitter: Cataloged this today for my university library’s Africana section (so we’re keeping this, not weeding), and the cover was awful enough that I had to get a quick photo to submit. I think the cover artist was going for some kind of optical illusion or glass reflection thing with the airplane and buildings, but it just doesn’t work. This book is written for school children and is intended to teach them about the pitfalls of criminal activity and drug use. It even includes a glossary and exercise questions.
Holly: I don’t even know what to say about this. Interesting choice…can’t find any reviews of it… It is cataloged as fiction and regional to Ghana, and a lot of university libraries own it. Anyone want to weigh in on how college students or faculty are using it? I agree – it does have a bizarre cover.
The Librarian’s Passionate Knight Gerard 2003 It is still the 16th, so I think I need to make one more post for National Library Week. Call it a bonus post! I totally dig these romance titles! Of course I had
The Librarian’s Secret Wish Grace 2000 I didn’t realize that as a profession we are more prone to secrets than the rest of the working world. From yesterday’s secret scandal to today’s secret wish. As we read on the inside
The Librarian’s Secret Scandal Morey 2010 Bad girl turns responsible librarian! Lily is flirting with danger and now Sheriff Wes Colton is getting involved. Gossip is everywhere. Just so you know, I just purchased (at retail!) this myself and will
What the Librarian Did Bliss 2010 My oh my! I am dying to know what the librarian “did”! What shame is she hiding? Extending computer time to rogue patrons? Did she forget a subfield delimiter? Bun too tight? I am