So many interests, like so many books, and so little time! That's why non-fiction books are usually my picks, because I try to keep up with my favorite subjects. As I heard once, "Act your shoe size!" We all need to slow down and see what there is to see. We need to reread some books, like Silent Spring. Sometimes it's children who help us grown-ups marvel at the wonders of the natural world, right in our own backyards. Stop and smell the flowers! But a good mystery is always interesting-for the other grey cells!

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Linda's Staff Picks:

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Wild Design: Nature's Architects By Kimberly Ridley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781648960178
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - November 9th, 2021

It is hard to imagine natural history reviewed in such a small BUT exquisite book.
Ms. Ridley covers many topics with tales of interesting details AND some of the illustrations are from hundreds of years ago. they were scientific, detailed and beautiful.
there is real science here with tantalizing descriptions of remarkable structures that are found and made-by the natural world of-fungi, plants, insects, birds and more!
 A book to relax with and dream along with the illustrations...

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Go as a River By Shelley Read Cover Image
ISBN: 9781954118232
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - February 28th, 2023

Watch a river: it flows-fast & slow, it's interrupted by rocks & plants and so it changes course. It deposits & carries away, but it keeps flowing.
Victoria's life is the same-as a river. There tragedy, hardship, unsettled family life and the love which comes unexpectedly & true.
And Victoria's life cycles again with tragedy.
what keeps her going is love of her family's  peach farm, her trees, the mountains and hope-that one day she will find a special joy...
A sensitive & emotional tale telling the details of Victoria's life. Be prepared with tissues.
Author blends emotions, environment and LIFE-

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The Storytellers Rule By Christy Mandin, Christy Mandin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Christy Mandin, Christy Mandin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063047358
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Published: HarperCollins - March 21st, 2023

Bookseller: Linda 

Title: The Storytellers Rule

OH, poor Birdie. she has to write a paper for school but doesn't know what to do! where to start?
Luckily, her 'desk friends' come to her rescue with how to get started.
They have 3 Rules to help Birdie (or ANYONE) to begin writing.
1) pay attention-marvel at the world around you-things BIG & small
2) done is better than perfect-put some words down & keep writing
3) only YOU can write your story-keep ideas going!

Begin with wonder, imagination and YOU=Magic will happen!!!