“Grass don’t get no respect, ” to paraphrase the famous comedian. When we go out to commune with nature, we look at the tall trees, the forbs, the large areas of cultivated fields and pastures planted to non-native forage grasses, .
Summertime is almost here. It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to the smell of the open fire, the sizzling of grilled meat, and the joys of outdoor cooking. The word barbecue derives from “barabicu,” a word .
In 1993, Lois Lowry wrote “The Giver,” which won a Newberry Medal. Since then, she has written three other books in the series. In 2012, Lowry wrote the last installment, “The Son,” which overlaps the time period in which Jonas, the protagonist .
When did the fighting of the Civil War really start? The Kansas border wars in the latter 1850s? John Brown’s raid at Harper’s Ferry, Va., on Oct. 21, 1859? The attack on Fort Sumter, S.C., on April 12, 1861? The First .
On May 8, area librarians took part in the North Central Kansas Libraries Systems Annual Book Fair. This was a grand opportunity for public librarians throughout the system to learn about and purchase some of the better books published during the .
This book is the latest offering by the mother-son writing team of Charles and Caroline Todd (writing as “Charles Todd”). Their 22 previous books are mostly murder mysteries set in Britain in the post-WWI period. A majority of them, .
“The Exiles Return” is a story about Austria, more specifically, Vienna, that begins in the spring of 1954 and ends in the spring of 1955. As its title suggests, it’s a story of individuals who fled Austria before or during World .
This is a new book by the prolific and wildly popular author of the “Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency” series set in Botswana, the “Isabel Dalhousie” and “44 Scotland Street” series set in Scotland, and the “Portuguese Irregular Verbs” series set in .
Many of you probably think that all Young Adult literature is fluff, with love triangles, mean girls, vampires, and overwrought drama. While there is plenty of fluff to go around, there are a number of books dealing with serious issues .
With his third episode of the “On This Day” series of daily devotionals, Paul Barkey has once again produced a truly fine and wonderfully readable blend of Scriptural meditations, historical people, events and episodes with his own thought-provoking commentary and .
Anita Shreve writes a novel, “Stella Baine,” that is part mystery and part romance, but is entirely entertaining. In 1916, a 40-year-old woman awakens in a hospital in northern France. She can’t remember her name or how she got there. .
For me, the fast-approaching summer calls up childhood memories of lounging on my jungle gym, drinking gallons of sweet, sticky lemonade, and devouring book after book. I’ve since traded the jungle gym for a porch swing and lemonade for .
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