Not in Room 204 Riggs 2007 Submitter: Once again this book was found in the last weeding of the children’s room collection. It was found located in the parenting section and not regular picture books, but that is no excuse.
Doctor: His Training and Practice: A Picture Story Engeman 1964 Submitter: I found this book lurking on my shelves AGAIN – I’ve worked at two middle schools in the past 5 years, and I’ve had to weed this same horrendous
Lee the Rabbit with Epilepsy Moss 1989 Submitter: This book was caught in a recent weeding project. I’m sure there’s a need for picture books on this topic and there aren’t too many available, but a quick scan of Amazon.com
Alzheimer’s Disease Landau 1988 Medical information this old is a slam dunk for weeding, especially if we are talking about material published over 20 years ago! Teen and youth nonfiction titles, in my opinion, actually need more vigilant weeding. Even
Let Me Explain A Story about Donor Insemination Schnitter 1994 I will be the first to admit I am no expert on this subject. Content aside, this book is probably not the friendliest for youngsters given the dense text and
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
This is just another example of a dated teen nonfiction choice. (My personal hot button for collection awfulness….seriously, does anyone weed teen nonfiction?) The information is outdated of course. The book was also more about admonishing people to not drink while pregnant rather than actually discussing FAS. This book was probably published to flush out this set of nonfiction. Mostly boring. I wasn’t sure the picture below was actually a girl AND pregnant. Evidently you also need a cigarette when you are pregnant and drinking.
A Look at Drug Abuse
Forrai and Anders
Submitter: Wow, you can abuse drugs too! So typical of the late 70’s classics…This was put into our book drop as a donation. How current!
Holly: This book is cataloged for a “juvenile audience.” It might not be the wisest idea to have books in the children’s department that show men smoking a doobie on the cover.
Treating Mental Illness Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs Byck 1986 Every time I think I have weeded all these monsters, another one shows up to prove me wrong. And what is with the cover art? I thought the giant head was