For Book Lovers http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:23:04 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Mythology and Folklore http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5877-mythology-and-folklore http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5877-mythology-and-folklore

Have you ever been interested in mythological creatures or characters? We've compiled a combination list of informative and fictional books that might pique your interest. Check out the following titles at your hometown library!

Gardner book coverSir Gawain and the Green Knight: In a Modern English Version by John Gardner

The adventures and challenges of Sir Gawain, King Arthur's nephew and a knight at the Round Table, including his duel with the mysterious Green Knight, are among the oldest and best known of Arthurian stories. Here the distinguished author and poet John Gardner has captured the humor, elegance, and richness of the original Middle English in flowing modern verse translations of this literary masterpiece. Besides the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, this edition includes two allegorical poems, "Purity" and "Patience"; the beautiful dream allegory "Pearl"; and the miracle story "Saint Erkenwald," all attributed to the same anonymous poet, a contemporary of Chaucer and an artist of the first rank.

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Virtual Library) Reader Services Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:00:00 -0500
Exploring a Laugh http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5876-funny-books http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5876-funny-books

Sometimes life gets stressful and can be kind of a downer. We all need a good laugh, so we've compiled a random list of books that some people have found humorous. Feel free to explore the books that have been suggested and check them out at your hometown library.

Kaling book coverIs Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck-impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence "Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I'll shut up about it?" Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages).

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Virtual Library) Reader Services Thu, 15 May 2014 14:00:00 -0500
2015 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award List http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5855-2015-oklahoma-sequoyah-book-award-list http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5855-2015-oklahoma-sequoyah-book-award-list

The Sequoyah Administrative Team and the Pioneer Library System are proud to announce the following books for the 2015 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award Masterlists. Voting for the winner begins in February, so check out these great books before voting begins.

Children’s (Grades 3-5)

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Virtual Library) Reader Services Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0500
2014 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award Winners http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5854-2014-oklahoma-sequoyah-book-award-winners http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5854-2014-oklahoma-sequoyah-book-award-winners

The winners of the 2014 Sequoyah Book Awards have been announced! Take a look at these winning books at your hometown library.

2014 Children's Sequoyah Award Winner

Sidekicks by Dan Santat

Captain Amazing, superhero and savior of Metro City, is getting old. He's out all hours battling arch-villains, catching thieves, and helping little old ladies cross the street. He doesn't even have time for his house full of pets. He needs - a SIDEKICK! Captain Amazing's four pets agree. But each one of them thinks HE should get the sidekick spot - and a chance for one-on-one time with the Captain. Get ready for sibling rivalry royale as pets with superpowers duke it out for the one thing they all want - a super family.

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Asia Perkins) Reader Services Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:40:29 -0500
Understanding Weather for Kids http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5849-understanding-weather-for-kids http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5849-understanding-weather-for-kids

Spring brings a time with different kinds of severe weather. Weather can sometimes be scary, especially when you don't know much about what's happening or what causes weather changes. We've provided a few titles below to help explain the different types of weather to children. Feel free to check them out!

Weather by Catriona Clarke

What makes the wind blow? How can rain sometimes be red? Why are tornadoes like vacuum cleaners? You'll find out the answers and lots more about weird and wonderful weather in this fascinating book.

Weather by Tamra Orr

Provides step-by-step instructions for performing experiments designed to answer such questions about the weather as what makes it rain, how do scientists measure air pressure, and how does temperature affect air movement.

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virtuallibrary@pls.lib.ok.us (Asia Perkins) Reader Services Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0500
2014 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award List http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5663-2014-oklahoma-sequoyah-book-award-list http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/blblog/5663-2014-oklahoma-sequoyah-book-award-list

The Sequoyah Administrative Team and the Pioneer Library System are proud to announce the following books for the 2014 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award Masterlists. Voting has already begun, so check out these great books before you vote.

Children's (Grade 3-5)