The PPL is offering several new non-fiction titles requested by our patrons. How about getting on the road this summer with some new books on travel?
Public parks make great travel destinations. America’s National Parks: Our Best Idea contains beautiful photography and surveys the history of our greatest national landmarks. Those who like to stay closer to home might check out the Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites. Those who travel to our state or national parks will want to take a look at Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of Texas and the Peterson Guide to Field Birds of Western North America.
We won’t discuss gas prices, but there is something to be said about traveling locally instead of cross-country this summer. Two new titles by Texas authors explain how to explore the Texasback roads or how to take a weekend trip from the Metroplex every week. Check out Backroads & Byways of Texas and Day Trips from Dallas/Fort Worth, which offers details on where to eat, sleep, and sightsee on excursions north, south, east, or west of DFW.
If traditional travel is just too boring, how about catching on to the travel game craze? Get out your GPS and catch on to the new craze of geocaching with The Joy of Geocaching. This book boasts that people “find health, happiness, and creative energy” by participating in treasure hunts worldwide.
If you feel the need for a really wild journey, read Tracking the Man-Beasts: Sasquatch, Vampires, Zombies, and More, a book that discusses speculation and folklore about man beasts around the world. If you prefer to chase down animals, check out the Guide to Trapping Animals and Wild Pigs in the United States.
Another side of summer is spending more time with our kids who are home from school. Let’s Go Outside offers a variety of outdoor activities and projects for kids. When you’re kids are done playing outside, you’ll be prepared to talk with them and spend time after reading Reaching Boys Teaching Boys, Six Ways to Keep the Little in Your Girl, and Bringing up Girls by Dr. James Dobson.
Raising a special needs child can be a challenge, but also a blessing. Kathryn and Lynard Snoper present two of our new titles that show appreciation for the contributions these kids make in Gifts: mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives and Gifts 2: How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World.
Don’t forget that teenagers are special people, too. The AmericanAcademyof Pediatrics has published an authoritative guide, Caring for Your Teenager.
Come see the PPL in our permanent new location. We have relocated to the Palestine Mall, inside near the VA Clinic. Our address is 2000 South Loop 256 Suite 42,Palestine,Texas75801-5930. Call the library at 903 729-4121 or go online to the website at http://www.palestine.lib.tx.us to search for or suggest a title.