In this special Back to School episode of “Read This Book!,” Lisa Von Drasek discusses “The Pilot and the Little Prince,” by Peter Cis, “Park Scientists,” by Mary Kay Carson, and “The Story of Buildings,” by Patrick Dillon (Author) and Stephen Biesty (Illustrator).
Von Drasek is curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
University Libraries took part in Respect U Day, part of Welcome Week for incoming students, on August 29. Students who attended learned about programs, resources, and tools to help them succeed and also about resources to support equity and diversity on campus.
Watch the video and see what incoming students think about libraries.
Kate DiCamillo and Lisa Von Drasek discuss the value of reading aloud in this 25-minute video.
DiCamillo, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, said that she believes reading aloud is an important communal activity for people of all ages, not just kids. She and Von Drasek, head of the University of Minnesota’s Children’s Literature Research Collections, take turns sharing excerpts from some of their favorite books, both classic and contemporary.
Kaia Sievert, University of Minnesota Libraries, discusses books that are being turned into movies, in this episode of “Read This Book!” The books recommended by Sievert include: “Gone Girl” By Gillian Flynn, “In the Heart of the Sea” By Nathaniel Philbrick, “The Hobbit” By J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Jungle Book” By Rudyard Kipling, and “Unbroken” By Laura Hillenbrand.
In this installment of “Read This Book!” science librarian Carolyn Rauber recommends books about space. They are: “Rocket Girl” By George D. Morgan; “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” By Col. Chris Hadfield; “The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist” By Jim Longuski; and “Space Odyssey: The First Forty Years of Space Exploration” By Serge Brunier.
The yearlong project will digitize and provide online access to unique botanical, zoological, and geological material from archival collections that document the natural history of the state of Minnesota. The materials relate to the establishment of the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey in 1872 by the state legislature under the auspices of the University’s Board of Regents.