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Nonfiction

Hungry Girl: 200 Under 200: 200 Recipes Under 200 Calories

Author
Lisa Lillien

Staff Comment
Stay healthy - not hungry with these filling low-cal recipes. If you like to eat, you'll like this book.

Suggested by
Deidre and Desiree, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

All Creatures Great and Small

Author
James Herriot

Staff Comment
A wonderful memoir from a world-renowned country vet. Warm, wonderful and inspiring.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Everyday Easy Cheap Eats

Author
DK Publishing

Staff Comment
I love food and cookbooks as well. They help me with new ideas and different ways to make stuff. You don't have to spend a lot of money to make good, delicious food. This is why I love these cheap recipes books.

Suggested by
Monique, Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library

The Children's Book of Virtues

Author
edited by William J. Bennett

Staff Comment
An excellent collection of fables, stories and poems that teach good character.

Suggested by
Mary, East Shore Area Library

Dewey's Nine Lives

Author
Vicki Myron

Staff Comment
Wonderful true stories of cats and how they changed their owners' lives.

Suggested by
Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

Giant George

Author
Dave Nasser

Staff Comment
A wonderful memoir of a 'little' blue-eyed dog. Funny, heartwarming, entertaining.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Holy Ghosts

Author
Gary Jansen

Staff Comment
A beautiful memoir about the connection between religion and the paranormal.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Little Heathens

Author
Mildred Kalish

Staff Comment
1st time author at the age of 80+! An interesting look at growing up during the Great Depression … with wonderful recipes!

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Only One Woof

Author
James Herriot

Staff Comment
A delightful TRUE story from world famous country vet. Great for all ages.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Saving Simon

Author
Jon Katz

Staff Comment
Best-selling author, Katz, discovers surprising personal growth when he rescues a neglected donkey.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

The Birch & Bark House

Author
Nick Neddo

Staff Comment
Omakayas learns courage, sadness happiness & her true family history.

Suggested by
Glenda, East Shore Area Library

A Little Book of Sloth

Author
Lucy Cooke

Staff Comment
Too cute for words! A wonderful look at an interesting, unique creature.

Suggested by
Susan, East Shore Area Library

Fifty plants that changed the course of history

Author
Bills Laws

Staff Comment
A great collection of tales dealing with the plants and their impact.

Suggested by
Meg

The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world

Author
Peter Wohlleben

Staff Comment
Enchanting and intriguing. Illustrates how trees communicate, protect and care for each other.

Suggested by
Diane

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder

Author
Claudia Kalb

Staff Comment
A fascinating look at the mental health problems of famous people.

Suggested by
Alyssa

Abandoned America : dismantling the dream

Author
Matthew Christopher

Staff Comment
Interesting stories about places and buildings that have been neglected.

Suggested by
Theresa

The road not taken : finding America in the poem everyone loves and almost everyone gets wrong

Author
David Orr

Staff Comment
Speculates on what Robert Frost meant in this poem.

Suggested by
Alyssa

The free state of Jones : Mississippi's longest civil war

Author
Victoria E. Bynum

Staff Comment
Compelling story of a not to typical Southern Family. Tells of the families impact on the USA over the past 200 years. Highly recommended!

Suggested by
Daniel, East Shore Area Library

The free state of Jones : Mississippi's longest civil war

Author
Victoria E. Bynum

Staff Comment
Compelling story of a not to typical Southern Family. Tells of the families impact on the USA over the past 200 years. Highly recommended!

Suggested by
Daniel, East Shore Area Library

A square meal : a culinary history of the Great Depression

Author
Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe

Staff Comment
One needs to be a history buff to be drawn to a unique book like this. That and having parents who lived the experience helps too. A great book but not one to take to the beach with you.

Suggested by
Daniel, East Shore Area Library

Men with cats : intimate portraits of feline friendship

Author
David Williams

Staff Comment
Proof that almost anything can get published. Good photography too.

Suggested by
Daniel, East Shore Area Library

Lair of the Lion : A History of Beaver Stadium

Staff Comment
Having been a fan of PSU football since the early 1960s and having attended many games at Beaver Stadium this book was a fabulous read detailing the history and development of the Lions lair. Filled with many photos, past and present, of the stadium and of those who were instrumental in its development the book is a must edition to your love and understanding of Penn State Football.

Suggested by
Daniel, East Shore Area Library

Undefeated, untied, unscored upon : the story of Pennsylvania's 1957 Cass Township football team

Author
Jim Droskins

Staff Comment
I am a Pennsylvania high school football junkie. This book by Jim Droskins adds another piece to the mural of the sport in Pennsylvania. It doesn't matter what sport, what age level or what competition to accomplish what these young men did is amazing. If you enjoy high school football or amazing feats, this read is time well spent.

Suggested by
Daniel, East Shore Area Library

Killing England: the Brutal Struggle for American Independence

Author
Bill O'Reilly

Staff Comment
A great addition to Bill O'Reilly's "Killing" series. Many local connections found in this story of the struggle for American Independence.

Suggested by
Dan, East Shore Area Library

Walking with Peety: The Dog who Saved My Life

Author
Eric O'Grey

Staff Comment
Eric lost 150 pounds after adopting a shelter dog & a plant based diet.

Suggested by
Meg, East Shore Area Library

Adnan's Story

Author
Rabia Chaudry

Staff Comment
A muslim kid is wrongfully accused of murder.

Suggested by
Alyssa, East Shore Area Library