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Creation Science Resources Available For Checkout

November 14, 2013 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

grandcanyonI recently was privileged to hear John Morris speak at a Creation Science event.  I was reminded of the many wonderful resources that we have in the media center on this topic.  Did you know that one of the main Dewey Decimal call numbers for Creation Science topics is:  231.765?  Parents, students, and faculty members are welcome to browse these resources and learn more about this subject.  Here’s a sampling of the some of the books:  Truth be Told: Exposing the Myth of Evolution by Kyle Butt and Eric Lyons, Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation by Dennis R. Peterson, The Wonder of Man by Werner Gitt, Evidence for Creation: Intelligent Answers for Open Minds by Tom DeRosa.  The last one that I will spotlight is:  Grand Canyon: A Different View, this book is beautifully illustrated and contains peer-reviewed contributions by twenty-three scientists.

Written by Bonnie Thompson, Westminster Academy Upper School Media Specialist.

Series Review Of Women Of Lancaster County

Women of Lancaster CountyI’d like to introduce the Christy Award Contemporary Series winner for 2012, Women of Lancaster County by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. By looking at the title of this series one would guess it has strictly to do with Amish women. It gets more involved than that and includes the Mennonite denomination as well. There’s a fascinating history of the Amish that is revealed in the series and the reader travels all the way to Switzerland. Hidden family secrets become uncovered throughout each novel and the reader begins to wonder how all will be resolved. Many have started this series at our library/media center and quickly return to checkout the next one in the series (the ultimate compliment for a series).

Written by Bonnie Thompson, WA Upper School Media Specialist

Book Review: The Underdogs

October 28, 2013 Posted in: Academics Tags: ,

the underdogsOne of our Lamplighter Nominees for this school year is The Underdogs by Mike Lupica. The main character, Will, lives in a depressed section of a small Pennsylvania town. The town has had to cut the city football league. This doesn’t stop Will. He finds a way to keep the football league going, but the next struggle is to compile a team. The team is coming along and then his best friend, the quarterback, has to move away because his dad has a new and better job. This is a great read for boys as there is much football lingo, but Lupica can keep the female audience interested as well.

Written by Bonnie Thompson, WA Upper School Media Specialist

 

 

Media Center & Book Reviews

The WA Media Center contains over 25,000 items available for checkout to our students, parents and faculty. These items are available in formats ranging from print to digital and audio to DVDs. We also have a robust collection of online resources. Occasionally we will spotlight current available resources and offer book reviews. Here is the first book review…

Book Review of Wonderland Creek

wonderland creekI’ve heard good feedback from patrons that read Lynn Austin novels that we have available in the Upper School Media Center. Wonderland Creek was the Christy Award Winner for the Historical category in 2012. For this reason, I began reading this book and was not disappointed. Maybe because my roommate in college was from Kentucky it interested me even more, but I found the story fascinating. The story begins in 1936 near Chicago. A single woman, librarian, decides to venture out to Kentucky to deliver five boxes of donated books. She ends up staying longer than she planned. In this depressed time period and location, librarians ride horses up the remote and steep trails to deliver library books. The story that unfolds is both touching and inspiring.

Reviewed by Bonnie Thompson, WA Upper School Media Specialist